Campus Food Bank Cooking Class
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Register »
Hosted by the Campus Food Bank, Campus Kitchens offer various food skills, such as how to prepare quick, low-cost meals, in a judgement-free and social environment. Participants will practice their cooking skills, make new friends, and enjoy a free, warm meal. Be sure to bring a container to take home any leftovers!
Studying Abroad On A Budget
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Register »
Going abroad may seem like it could break the bank, but there are many ways to go abroad on a budget! This workshop will give you helpful information on the different funding opportunities that you could take advantage of for your time abroad. Find out how you can make the most of the funding we offer! In this workshop we discuss university and external funding available to students who are interested in studying or working abroad!
It’ll Cost You: Loans to Avoid
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. | Register »
Find out the true cost of borrowing! This session will focus on the true consequences of bad loans, including payday and pawn shop loans, as well as help you understand the real costs of using credit card cash advances.
Give Yourself Some Credit: Building a Strong Credit History
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Register »
We’ve all heard the terms “credit score” and “credit report”, but what do they really mean? Find out why your credit history matters and learn what steps you can take to build a strong credit score.
Inconsistent Income? No Problem
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Register »
Irregular income can come in many different forms including self-employment, contracting, casual work/hours, fluctuating hours, commissions, tips, and even bonuses. One of the major challenges with irregular income is the lack of predictability, making budgeting very difficult. It is very easy to get caught in a cycle of relying on credit to supplement lean months, which can lead into a downward spiral of credit and debt. It also requires discipline to not overspend when the income is high. Attend this session and learn how to manage irregular income!
Scholarships 101: Applying for UAlberta Undergraduate Scholarships
5 - 6 p.m. | Register »
Are you wondering how to write a strong scholarship application? Our expert staff will walk you through the scholarship application process, providing you with all the information you need to make a strong application!
Educated Wallet: Investing Under 40 for a Lifetime of Financial Security
6 - 8 p.m. | Register »
If you think investing is something done only by your parents or people in power suits, think again. No matter how much money you have, the best time to make a financial plan is before you turn 40. Don’t let the thought of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and portfolios intimidate and overwhelm you. Hear from millennial finance expert Bridget Casey, who shares how to harness the power of investing while you’re still young to maximize your returns later in life.