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Choose UCalgary Podcast

Welcome to Choose UCalgary, the University of Calgary’s prospective student podcast! 
Season 5 Episode 3: In this episode, season 5 host Aidyn Vanattan chats with Cayley Hodgson, a current student in our Community Rehabilitation and Disabilities Studies (CRDS) program in the Cumming School of Medicine. Cayley explains what makes the CDRS program unique and shares all of the amazing opportunities she’s been able to become involved with at UCalgary.

Cayley Hodgson Highlight on the BCR Program

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Catch up with Denise Banaag

I'm currently a full-time student in the Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Program.

I am also the co-president of the Senior Wellness Association (SWA) at the UofC which is a non-profit organization that advocates and promotes the mental and physical well-being of the local senior population.

Today, I work as a Supportive Living Practitioner for Vecova & as a Therapy Aide for Families of Alberta for Conductive Education (FACE). Additionally, you can find me on the COVID unit at South Health Campus or in the ICU as a Health Care Aide. 

I absolutely love my journey and I know that what I do, does create a positive impact on the lives of many. With such purposeful education in the CRDS program, it has guided me to see life through various lenses which has strengthened my views and who I am as a person. Being in this program truly does open up many exciting opportunities for students!

A portrait of Denise Banaag. She is seated with a coffee in front of a wall of white flowers

CRDS Student Association 2021/2022

A group phot of the CRDS SA. There are 4 students in the back standing, and three students seated in the front

A Message from the President

The CRDSSA mission is to advocate on behalf of the needs of CRDS students, and to work in partnership with students and faculty to continually promote and implement positive change in the CRDS program. We approach our jobs with passion and commitment so that we may continue to provide support and opportunities for students to facilitate relationships amongst themselves and the faculty. Lastly, we strive to enhance the CRDS student experience and support students on their journeys to successfully completing their degrees.- Hazel Diaz

A Portrait of Hazel Diaz

Hazel Diaz

President
4th Year CRDS Student

A Portrait of James

James Idowu

VP Administration
5th Year CRDS Student

A Portrait of Athina

Athina Spiropoulos

VP Finance
4th Year CRDS Student

A Portrait of Souad

Souad Abdalla

VP Events and Communications
4th Year CRDS Student

A Portrait of Jenna

Jenna Procyshen

Junior Executive
4th Year CRDS Student

 A Portrait of Nimo

Nimo Mohamed

Junior Executive
4th Year CRDS Student

 A Portrait of Chiara

Chiara Salvatore

Junior Executive
3rd Year CRDS Student