Previous Announcements

Murray Building Closure!

The Murray Building is closed for the rest of Monday, September 29th due to plumbing issues. The building will reopen once the problem has been resolved.

MATH HELP:  Temporary location today in ARTS 206 available until 8:00pm
WRITING HELP:  Online assistance is still available.

Workshops have been cancelled today.  Check back for update tomorrow if the issues continue for new locations.

Please check PAWS or the Library website for further updates.

Date posted - September 29, 2014

Smart Start Academic Orientation

During your first few weeks of classes you will be creating a new routine, meeting new people and enjoying Orientation and Welcome Week events. By the third week of classes you might be looking for some direction on how to find academic success in university and that's where Smart Start can help. Join us during the week of Sept 22nd - 26th for our series of free 50 minute workshops, aimed to set you in the right direction. 

The University Learning Centre offers Smart Start, a week long series of academic workshops in the following categories:

  • study skills
  • writing help
  • technology help
  • graduate student help

Workshop topics and dates with times are available here. Register today!

Date posted - August 29, 2014

Become and Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Peer Mentor

Are you looking for a leadership opportunity and want to build your facilitation skills to add to your resume?   Volunteer with the PAL Program for the 2014-2015 school year.We are seeking academically strong students from all colleges and academic backgrounds to apply for this rewarding opportunity. Deadline for applications has been extended to Sunday, March 30th, 2014. For more information about the PAL program, visit www.usask.ca/ulc/pal

Speed Scrabble Tournament

The Speed Scrabble Tournament for Literacy will take place on February 12 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Ground Floor Learning Commons in the Murray Library. MLAs, city councillors, senior administrators, student groups, unions etc. will be competing.  It's a lively event co-hosted by the Library and the ULC’s Writing Centre, and in support of READ Saskatoon's and the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association's literacy initiatives.

Talk About Sessions

Study Skills Talk-About Sessions provide information and resources on study skills topics which is a FREE drop-in service open to students at the U of S. This is an especially valuable source of support for students who are unable to commit to attending one of our 50 minute study skills workshops.

For more informations about topics and when these sessions are held, visit http://www.usask.ca/ulc/studyskills/resources

Date posted - October 23, 2013

University of Saskatchewan Undergraduate Research Journal

USURJ is a new online, peer-reviewed journal welcoming submissions of research articles, reviews, and papers written by University of Saskatchewan undergraduate students.  Submissions for the first issue will be accepted until October 24th, 2013.  The projected publication date for the first issue is February 27th, 2014.  For more information visit www.usask.ca/urj

Date posted - October 17, 2013

Smart Start - September 23rd-27th

Welcome (back) to the U of S. If you are new here, take some time to meet new people and learn the layout of campus. Come and join us in a few weeks and we'll share some tips on how to study in university.  Attend Smart Start September 23rd-27th and begin the year off right.  At each event you attend during that week, you can enter to win the grand prize of a $500 gift certficate from the U of S Bookstore.

Date posted - September 3, 2013

Are you a new student at the U of S?

Want to feel more at home on campus? Would you like to get some advice from people who come from a similar background as you?
The University Learning Centre has created a series of webpages to ease your transition to the university lifestyle and make it a smooth one.

Date posted - July 17, 2013

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day here at the U of S.   Come to the North Concourse in Upper Place Riel 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. on Friday June 21st for music and refreshments.  Guest speakers include Candace Wasacase-Lafferty - Director of First Nation and Métis Engagement, Max FineDay- USSU President, and  Dr. Sheila Harding - Professor and Associate Dean from the College of Medicine.  For more information, contact Val Arnault Pelletier at valerie.arnault@usask.ca

Date posted - June 17, 2013

 

Learning Communities Sign Up Deadline Extended

Haven't signed up for a Learning Community yet?  The deadline for signing up for a Learning Community has been extended to June 21st at noon. www.usask.ca/lc

Date posted - June 17, 2013

Learning Communities Sign Up

Sign up for a First Year Learning Community starting on Friday May 10th at 12:00 p.m.  Seats are limited.  www.usask.ca/lc

Date Posted - May 8, 2013

Graduation Powwow - May 29th, 2013

The annual Graduation Powwow will take place on Wednesday May 29th in the Bowl.  If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please visit http://students.usask.ca/current/aboriginal/powwow/   Grade 12 graduates will be honoured in an 11:00 a.m. Grand Entry and there will be a second Grand Entry at 5:00 p.m. to honour U of S graduates. Can't make it to the Powwow? Watch the livestream at the same link above!.

Date Posted - May 8, 2013

Tech Help Workshops

The University Learning Centre is pleased to partner with IT4U to provide Technology Help workshops led by PAL Peer Mentors.  Examples of workshops include - "Make your Smartphone Smarter" and "Blogging Unleashed".  To register for these workshops, visit www.usask.ca/ulc/workshops

We are currently looking for Peer Mentors for the fall. If you are interested in being a Tech Help Peer Mentor (or for one of the other 6 programs within the PAL program), visit www.usask.ca/ulc/pal

Application deadline is Saturday March 23rd, 2013

Date posted - March 8, 2013

PAL info session

Have you seen our posters around campus showcasing some of this year's Peer Mentors including a quote about how they feel about the program?  Perhaps you've heard about this program through a friend or your professor.  If you would like to learn more, stop by our information session on Monday March 11th from 2:30-3:30 (come-and-go) in Murray 145. We hope to see you there!  Application deadline is March 23rd, 2013.  www.usask.ca/ulc/pal

Date posted - March 1st, 2013

Speed Scrabble Tournament

The second annual Speed Scrabble Tournament for Literacy will take place from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. on February 13th in the Murray Learning Commons.  The event is organized by the Learning Commons partners (the ULC, DSS, IT4U, and the Library) and the USSU.  Competitors for teams, including MLAs, city councilors, journalists, professors, students, and staff, gather to play this fast-paced variant of the traditional board game.  The teams raise money for READ Saskatoon's and Sask. Intercultural Association's literacy programming.  The event builds awareness about the literacy gap in our growing city. For more information, contact Liv at liv.marken@usask.ca or visit http://www.readsaskatoon.com/events/speed_scrabble.htm

Date posted - February 8th, 2013

Project Serve Winter

Project Serve is a one day Community Service-Learning event held on Saturday January 19th.  This opportunity allows you to meet new people, help out at a local community organization for a few hours and gain experience for your classes and resumé. You get to choose your top three choices for where you will be placed and you can sign up with a friend. The deadline to register has been extended to Monday January 14th, 2013.

Date posted - January 10th, 2013

Dynamics of Community Involvement

Do you want to make real and lasting change in your community? Have you ever you wanted to get involved but didn’t know how? Dynamics of Community Involvement (INCC 201.3) explores how individuals experience and work to effect change within local and global communities, and it gives you an opportunity to get involved—for credit! Check out http://www.usask.ca/ulc/csl/dynamics-community-involvement for more information.

Date posted - December 12th, 2012

Road Trip Nation Learning Community

Interested in discovering and defining your own road in life? Join the Roadtrip Nation Learning Community in Term 2 and find the open road. Roadtrip Nation Learning Communities are open to all undergraduate students at the U of S who are interested in exploring career options by engaging with the broader community. You will have the opportunity to interview someone in the community who inspires you, and learn about how to move toward where you want to go in life. University is a chance to find what you love to do; this Learning Community is a chance to figure out how to continuing doing it once you've graduated!

Date posted - December 3rd, 2012

Community in a Day

What does community mean to you? Hit record on December 5th to share your story with the world through the 2012 Learning Communities' term-end project: "Community in a Day". We hope to collect a diverse set of stories for this collaborative video project focused on community health, and inspired by Saskatchewan Population Health Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU). Please spread the word about this project because anyone can submit their story! One story at a time, we can make our community healthier.

Date posted - December 3rd, 2012

Physics 115 Mock Midterm

Join Peer Mentors Bailey, John and Mandeep on Thursday November 29th at 7:00 p.m. in Physics 103 for a special Structured Study Session, where they will work through a mock midterm that they have developed. *space is limited!

For more information about other offerings of Structured Study Sessions, visit www.usask.ca/ulc/sss

Date posted - November 29th, 2012

 

Math and  Stats Help hours during the Remembrance Day long weekend

Math help will be closed on Sunday, November 11th but will be open on Monday, November 12, from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Date Posted - November 8th, 2012

 

Study Abroad and Experiential Learning Expo

This month International Education Week will be held from November 13-16th and brought to you by the International Student and Study Abroad Centre and the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness.  The ULC will be participating in the Study Abroad and Experiential Learning Expo which will be held on two days.  
Tuesday November 13th on the 2nd Floor of Arts Building from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. This session will have a focus on Study Abroad.  The second session will be held on Wednesday November 14th in the North Concourse of Upper Place Riel from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Once we have confirmed our list of exhibitors, we will post them on the event website. www.usask.ca/ulc/saele

Date Posted - November 1st, 2012

 

Upcoming Panel Discussions

These multi-disciplinary panel discussions are organized and hosted by the Learning Communities and are held on the Ground Floor of the Learning Commons at Murray. Monday October 31st, 12:30-1:20 p.m. - Is Internet Access a Human Right? and Wednesday November 2nd 11:30 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. - Political Representation & Aboriginal Justice.

Date posted - October 27th, 2012

 

Academic Integrity Awareness Week 2012

 

Is it 'common knowledge' or plagiarism?

Is it collaboration or cheating?

What is a "fair dealing" copy?

 

Take responsibility and learn about Academic Integrity.

See more about our events by viewing our web page!

 Academic Integrity Awareness



Academic Integrity Awareness Week

October 15th-19th, 2012

Check out our events, informative sessions, and discussion panels.

www.usask.ca/integrity

#AIAW2012

 

 

Pick up your own Academic Integrity Awareness  button from the ULC or The Gwenna Moss Centre.

Take responsibility and learn about Academic Integrity.

Date posted - September 29th, 2012

 

ULC Workshops

Did you know that the University Learning Centre offers FREE WORKSHOPS on Study Skills and common Writing Help topics?

Check out our current offering of workshops and register today! Spaces are filling fast!

 

Note:  Due to high demand some of our more popular workshops will be offered more than once in a month or in a term. Please look for repeated workshops if you are unable to attend a certain date or if registration is filled.

Date posted - September 20th, 2012

 

Are you interested in working with youth?

Would you like to work with youth and make a real difference?

Connect with youth during this academic year, learn about and help address societal issues that affect our youth - especially in their education (don't worry - you don't have to be in Education - any student at the U of S is very welcome to join!). By working directly with youth (18 and under) through organizations like Frontier College and Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming (SCYAP) Inc., you will learn more, help bring about real and lasting change, and have a great time while doing it!

Sign up for this free program that runs during this academic year, excluding exam and break periods, or learn more here: www.usask.ca/ulc/youthandcommunity

Deadline to apply is Monday, September 24th.

We hope to have you join us!

Date posted - September 19th, 2012

 

Celebration of Teaching

On September 19th, the President, Provost, Vice-Provost Teaching and Learning, along with the Gwenna Moss Centre, will host the 2012 University of Saskatchewan Celebration of Teaching. This event will include a message from President Ilene Busch-Vishniac and Provost Brett Fairbairn. The event will culminate in presentation of the Provost's teaching awards for 2012 and special recognition of the University’s award-winning teachers during the past academic year. A reception to follow in the Private Dining Room in Marquis Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Date posted - September 12th, 2012

 

ULC Open House

Join us on Monday September 10th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Murray 102 and Murray 145 (Collaborative Learning Lab) for an open house. Learn about the services, programs, and supports the ULC has to offer, and stay for refreshments, friendly faces, and stimulating discussion!  During your visit, please join us for a multidisciplinary panel discussion on the Ground Floor of the Learning Commons, hosted by the Learning Communities.  The topic that day will be Health and Sustainability and will take place from 12:30-1:20 p.m.

Date posted - August 31st, 2012

 

Health and Sustainability Multidisciplinary Panel

Join us on Monday September 10th, from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in the Ground Floor of the Learning Commons for a panel discussion on Health and Sustainability. This event is the first of many multidisciplinary panel discussions hosted by the Learning Communities.  Feel free to visit the ULC open house before or after the discussion.

Date posted - August 31st, 2012

 

ULC Open House

Join us on Monday September 10th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Murray 102 and Murray 145 (Collaborative Learning Lab) for an open house. Learn about the services, programs, and supports the ULC has to offer, and stay for refreshments, friendly faces, and stimulating discussion!  During your visit, please join us for a multidisciplinary panel discussion on the Ground Floor of the Learning Commons, hosted by the Learning Communities.  The topic that day will be Health and Sustainability and will take place from 12:30-1:20 p.m.

Date posted - August 31st, 2012

 

Project Serve

Project Serve is a one day Community Service-Learning event held on Saturday September 15th.  This is an opportunity allows you to meet new people, help out at a local community organization for a few hours and gain experience for your classes and resumé. You get to choose your top three choices for where you will be placed and you can sign up with a friend. Participating community based organizations this year include Habitat For Humanity Saskatoon, Canadian Diabetes Association, and Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre

Date posted - August 30th, 2012

 

Are you an international student new to the U of S?

Are you an undergraduate international student NEW to the U of S this fall?

Register soon for U-Start International, a hands-on program for new international students August 17th-31st. Get real practice with lectures from award-winning professors, class discussions, communication, writing, research and presenting. Connect to academic support services, meet Canadian students, take field trips and experience meaningful community interactions. Spaces are limited!

Date posted - July 28th, 2012

 

Are you a new student at the U of S?

Want to feel more at home on campus? Would you like to get some advice from people who come from a similar background as you?
The University Learning Centre has created a series of webpages to ease your transition to the university lifestyle and make it a smooth one.

Date posted - June 19th, 2012

 

PAL Peer Mentors Wanted

REWARDing EXPERIENCE offered. The University Learning Centre is seeking Peer Mentors for the Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Program in the 2012-2013 academic year.  Visit www.usask.ca/ulc/pal to learn about the seven different opportunities within PAL and how YOU can become a peer mentor. The application deadline has been extended.

Date posted - March 12, 2012

Experiential Learning Expo

Hear from faculty and other students how you can work toward your degree while doing an internship, community service-learning, study abroad, undergraduate research, or field school.

The expo will be held on March 15, 2012, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, and will take place in the North Concourse of Upper Place Riel. For a listing of participating exhibitors, visit www.usask.ca/ulc/experiential-learning-expo.

Date posted - March 1st, 2012

 

Speed Scrabble Tournament

 

image and title for scrabble tournament March 7

Date posted - February 24th, 2012

 

U of S Hosts Earth Summit Dialogue

The University Learning Centre (ULC) and University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU) will be hosting We Canada in their cross-Canada tour on Monday, March 12th at 4pm in Arts 241. The purpose of the tour is to engage young Canadians and civil society in dialogues and action for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Earth Summit 2012 or Rio+20.
Tickets for the event are free but limited and must be reserved via Eventbrite. If you are interested, please reserve your spot immediately and encourage everyone you know - both on and off campus, the young and the old - to do the same. Additionally, stay informed and spread the word via:
Facebook , Twitter - follow @wecanada and tweet about the event using the hashtag #cndtour
For more information about the tour, please visit We Canada's "We Canada Tour" webpage.

Date posted - February 17th, 2012

 

U of S Hosting CACSL 2012 Conference

The University Learning Centre is hosting the Canadian Alliance for Community Service Learning (CACSL) 2012 Conference from May 10-12, 2012.   More information can be found at the conference website: http://www.usask.ca/cacsl2012/.

Date posted - January 4th, 2012

 

Learning Communities in Term 2

Interested in exploring current sustainability issues, enriching your global experience and exploring study abroad opportunities, learning about academic and/or community-based research, or discovering your passions and defining your own road in life? Join a Term 2 Learning Community open to all U of S undergraduate students! Spaces are limited, so sign-up today by following the links to what interests you most.

Date posted - November 8th, 2011