What is SIR?
The Student Involvement Recognition Program is meant to recognize actively involved students in many facets of school life. This includes sports teams, clubs, student government (SUJAC, Congress, Committees), or other volunteerism & fundraising activities, done either internally or externally, during your time at John Abbott College. SIR recognizes all this hard work for your official academic transcript. This can help your chances for university admissions and scholarship applications.
By being involved you are enriching your life as well as the lives of others. You are also developing valuable skills, values, and competencies which complement your academic achievements here at John Abbott College!
To be recognized, you must meet the following criteria:
What activities can you be involved in?
Take a pick!
Includes activities to improve the quality of life of a community, provide a type of support or assistance and contribute to developing citizenship.
Examples: active participation in clubs/student government, implementing environmental projects, volunteering.
Includes activities that put students at the heart of a business project;:
starting, managing and/or networking a business.
Examples: starting up a small student business,
creating and managing a major, self-funded activity, actively participating in a student entrepreneur club, being involved in a project at SandBox.
Includes activities that focus on defending the rights of students or other social groups through participating in national and international societal debates, being a representative or active member of student government, or any activity whose goal is to influence other students, college decision makers,
Examples: being an active member of SUJAC (as Congress member or Executive), being involved on an ongoing basis in the local chapter of a political party, organizing awareness weeks on political issues.
Includes activities that result in the public display of work, that involve creating, producing, organizing or exhibiting work in order to enrich cultural life.
Examples: organizing a talent show, being part of a musical group, organizing an exhibit or a play.
Includes scientific and technical activities that involve research, testing or communication and that raise the level of interest and knowledge in science and technology.
Examples: competing in a science competition, designing and constructing a meaningful extra-curricular experiment, preparing and presenting research at a science conference.
Includes co-curricular activities that are an extension of the student’s program of study and career path such as peer learning programs, activities that complement the program of study or emphasize academic achievements and that foster a culture of learning.
Examples: involvement in “non-credit” upgrading activities, starting up projects that showcase academic achievements, volunteering as a tutor in a support centre.
Includes activities that go beyond merely practicing a sport for recreation; they concern student-athletes as well as members of sports clubs and committees.
Examples: being a member of an intercollegiate/intramural team, the Outdoor Adventure Club, organizing sports activities on a regular basis.