Workshops Overview

Student Learning Services offers workshops regularly. These workshops - led by faculty, staff and Peer Mentors - can help you to improve a variety of academic skills, from general study tips to graduate thesis writing.  

Check back to this page often for updates on upcoming workshops!

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If you experience difficulties registering for an event, please contact the SLS


How to Graph a Scatter Plot on Excel

Tech Help Workshop with Davin T., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM


Struggling with making a graph for your classes? Join me and learn how to construct a scatter plot graph, complete with titles, axis, and legends!

How to graph data
Add in titles, axis, legends
Teach how to put two y-axis on one graph


Introduction to SPSS

Tech Help Workshop with Asad S., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM


SPSS is one of the most popular and widely used programs for statistical data analysis in social sciences. This workshop intends to provide a basic introduction of how SPSS works and how to run a simple statistical analysis of your data.

Learning objectives:

    • Understanding the layout and interface of SPSS
    • Introducing the main menus
    • Opening / fetching datasets from different sources
    • Analyzing data using descriptive statistics, cross tabs, etc
    • Re-coding the variables

The Impostor Syndrome

Grad Help Workshop with Jocelyn B., Peer Mentor, PAL Program & Vicki H., Student Counselling - SESD
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM


The impostor syndrome is a real phenomenon. It's the fear of being 'found out' as a fraud, or an inability to internalize personal successes. It's the lack of confidence and self-worth that fuels the creative processes and risk taking that's central to graduate school. It's that little voice in the back of your head that says "you're not good enough."Graduate school is fraught with new experiences and feelings of insecurity. Rarely do graduate students have the opportunity to candidly talk about their fears, nor do they know how to frame their thinking. or deal with this part of the graduate student experience. 

These feelings of professional self-doubt run rampant in academia, but rarely are they verbalized. Join Student Counselling Services and the University Library for a discussion for graduate students who identify with the imposters syndrome. We aim to create a space where these barriers can be brought down for people to listen and/or share, and, learn about ways to cope.