Student Learning Services Partnerships
When Student Learning Services began in 2007 (named University Learning Centre at the time), space was provided within the Learning Commons at Murray for staff offices as well as the Writing Help Centre and the Math and Stats Help Centre. The partners within the Learning Commons at Murray work together to provide services and study space to support students. For example, students who are writing papers could work with a reference librarian, use the computers, then go to the Writing Help Centre all at one central location.
Drop-in Writing Help is available at the ASC throughout Term 1 and 2 at specific times. Student Learning Services also partners with the ASC for events such as National Aboriginal Day celebration and Missing and Murdered Indiginous Women Awareness Week.
Peer Mentors and Tutors from Student Learning Services receive additional training via DSS, to better understand the needs of some of the students that are registered with their unit.
Tech Help workshops on topics such as using Microsoft Office software, the PAWS portal or apps that can help students are offered by our Tech Help Peer Mentors. These Peer Mentors are trained and supported by an ICT staff member who shares office space within Student Learning Services.
We have participated in Stress Less events each term by providing study skills resources. Peer Health Mentors share their News You Can Use frames in Marquis Hall and other locations, giving us an opportunity to share some of our tips.
We have offered workshops with Student Counselling Services. They have also offered support in information development for our Peer Mentors.
Our units work support each other on week-long events such as Smart Start academic orientation and Mental Health Awareness Week. The Take a Stand (against racism) campaign was founded by our two units as well as the ASC.