The Science Student Success Centre helps all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science define and achieve their academic, career, and social goals.
The Science Student Success Centre is the student hub of the Faculty of Science. It connects students with each other, with faculty and staff, and with professionals who have careers related to degree programs in the Faculty of Science. At the core of the SSSC is the belief that a positive university experience is deeply rooted in developing strong one-on-one relationships and continuing successes. All programming in the SSSC is designed to encourage relationship building and personal growth through the sharing of knowledge. Peer mentoring is the primary vehicle that the SSSC uses to accomplish the collective transference of knowledge and skills from one Faculty of Science student to another.
The SSSC fills gaps in support for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science by actively listening to students, faculty, staff, and the SSSC student volunteer team, and then creating and maintaining programming that addresses the specific needs of Faculty of Science students. By utilizing its location in the Faculty of Science, the SSSC continuously evolves and anticipates the needs of students to provide timely, up-to-date support.
The SSSC team is built upon a volunteer funding model where staff employees and student volunteers function as a single unit. Top students in the Faculty of Science join the SSSC team and are held to the highest possible standards of professionalism and integrity. Student team members are challenged to accept ownership of the SSSC – to take creative risks, collaborate, lead, and push their limits in order to positively impact the lives of individuals and the Faculty of Science community as a whole.
The SSSC Strategic Plan (17/18): Supporting Science Students in Achieving Their Goals outlines the SSSC's goals and activities for the upcoming years.
So What Do We Really Do in the SSSC?
The SSSC has a one-word mission: elevate! This is done in tons of ways - by running workshops that help students learn about how to get into medical and other health-related schools, by mentoring students one-on-one and pushing them to set goals and benchmark their success, and by bringing in speakers to help Faculty of Science students get connected to careers. Our student volunteers are in charge of identifying ways in which we can better serve students within the Faculty of Science and then helping us to provide the best services possible.
Our current services include: