On Tuesday, September 3 more than 200 first-year students chose to Start Smart. The day-long event was designed to help first-year students with their transition to university by introducing them to the many support services available at CBU.
Students were welcomed by CBU President David Wheeler and Unama'ki College Principal Stephen Augustine. A highlight of the day was the presentation by Mark Black. A double lung and heart transplant survivor whose message to students was to embrace the positives in their lives.
Students started the day with a number of activities that helped break the ice and introduce them to their new classmates. As well, students were able to take in sessions on topics that ranged from effective note taking to time management, and they heard from a panel of professors on various topics related to university life.
This first time program was a huge success and proved that is makes sense to Start Smart.