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Academic Support: Learning Skills Workshops

Each term, free workshops are scheduled in the Learning Centre (Room 120); they can also be requested by instructors for in-class facilitation. Students can also request workshops by contacting Student Affairs: 250.746.3509

 

Study Strategies

Note Taking & Mind Mapping

Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017; 12 - 1pm in Room 168

  • How to use notes effectively to enhance memory
  • Cornell notes, mind mapping, styles of engagement, right brain & left brain study

    Facilitator: Albert Seinen, Educational Advisor

Don't Read Every Word: Reading Texts

Wednesday, Sept 27, 2017; 12 - 1pm in Room 168

  • Reading to retain information
  • PSQ3R; Purpose, Survey, Question, Read, Review, Recite

    Facilitator: Albert Seinen, Educational Advisor

What? It's Due Today?: Time Management

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017; 12 - 1pm in Room 115

  • Juggling school, work and family. Tips to make it through the times you need a 25-hour day!
  • Your ability to manage time is a major predictor of your success in university. When you say you don't have enough time, you might be saying that you are not spending the time you do have in the way that you want. Explore some ways to manage your time, make it work to your advantage, achieve success

    Facilitator: Albert Seinen, Educational Advisor

Exam Preparation

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017; 12 - 1pm in Room 115

  • Basic strategies in preparing for exams
  • Learning material, strategies, managing time on exams, stress & exams
  • Different types of exams, input and output of information

    Facilitator: Albert Seinen, Educational Advisor

Health & Wellness

Jitters, Nerves, and Overwhelm - Prevention and Resolution

Thursday, Sept 21, 2017; 12 - 1pm in Room 115

  • Learn to assess and address stress
  • Strategies to promote your "wisest mind" under stress
  • Nipping anxiety patterns in the bud

    Facilitator: Irene Champagne, Educational Advisor

Four Minute Fitness - Anywhere & Anytime Wellness

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017; 12 - 1pm 3rd floor on the Roof

  • Learn a "whole person" wellness strategy that can be practiced in 4 minutes
  • Chi Gong and Tai Chi techniques, combined with mindfulness and focusing meditation
  • Improve physical and psychological "balance"

    Facilitator: Irene Champagne, Educational Advisor

The Black Dog of Depression

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017; 12 - 1pm in Room 115

  • YouTube video by World Health Organization
  • Impacts of depression
  • How it can teach you through embracing your problems
  • Asking for help

    Facilitator: Albert Seinen, Educational Advisor

How to Make Stress Your Ally

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017; 12 - 1pm in Room 115

  • Kelly McGonigal, TED talk
  • How stress is good for you
  • Positive impact of stress hormones
  • Discussion

    Facilitator: Albert Seinen, Educational Advisor

Brain Sculpting for Intelligence

12 - 1pm in Room 115

Part 1: Thursday, Oct 26, 2017

Part 2: Thursday, Nov 9, 2017

  • Learn a "whole person" wellness strategy that can be practiced in 4 minutes
  • Chi Gong and Tai Chi techniques, combined with mindfulness and focusing meditation
  • Improve physical and psychological "balance"

    Facilitator: Irene Champagne, Educational Advisor