Workshops Overview

The University Learning Centre 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!

Instructors and faculty may also be interested in teaching workshops run by The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness.

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

Mar
Mon
2

Research Paper Planner Workshop

Library Skills Workshop
1:30 PM to 2:20 PM

MURRAY 145

Want to impress your profs with reliable and scholarly sources?  Have you ever heard of the Research Paper Planner?  This tool allows students to enter the due date of their research assignment and receive recommended steps to complete the paper, within a specified time frame.  This hands-on workshop will be led by Library Skills Peer Mentors.
Mar
Tue
3

How to Apply for a Master's Program

Grad Help Workshop with Cathy Q., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
1:00 PM to 1:50 PM

MURRAY 145

Applying to grad school can feel like a full-time job. Join Grad Help peer mentor, Cathy, for a discussion on how to ease this process with some helpful tips. All students are welcome but this might be of most interest to those applying to a master's program in the near future.
Mar
Tue
3

Procrastination in Grad School

Grad Help Workshop with Stacy Y., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
2:00 PM to 2:50 PM

MURRAY 145

Many graduate students have large research projects after they have finished their course requirements. The research usually requires a lot of study and planning. Many of these projects have deadlines that are far into the future, which contributes to the problems faced by graduate students with procrastination.
In this workshop Grad Help peer mentor, Stacy, will talk about time management and other strategies on how to overcome procrastination. She will share her own experiences at the graduate level. This workshop is open to all students but will be most relevant to students who are conducting large research projects, such as a thesis or dissertation.
Mar
Tue
3

Get Your Research Paper Done

Writing Workshop with Koryn Hare & Maryann Scott
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

MURRAY 145

Writing Help peer mentors present a group writing session! Bring your laptop and work on your essay, research paper, or assignment at any stage in the writing process.  

We are on hand to answer any writing questions you have. Join us for the whole session or drop in for an hour. If you haven't begun your writing yet, this is the perfect time to start.  

Refreshments provided.

Mar
Wed
4

Exam Prep and Writing

Study Skills Workshop with Zunaira J., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
12:30 PM to 1:20 PM

MURRAY 145

Worried about how to study for exams and how to actually write them? Come and join Zunaira for a crash course on exam prep and writing! Topics covered in this workshop include tips for preparing for exams, managing stress as well as tips on how to tackle with multiple choice, short and essay-type questions on an exam.
Mar
Wed
4

Exam Prep and Writing - 2nd Offering

Study Skills Workshop with Zunaira J., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
1:30 PM to 2:20 PM

MURRAY 145

Worried about how to study for exams and how to actually write them? Come and join Zunaira for a crash course on exam prep and writing! Topics covered in this workshop include tips for preparing for exams, managing stress as well as tips on how to tackle with multiple choice, short and essay-type questions on an exam.
Mar
Wed
4

Undergraduate Research Posters

Undergraduate Research Workshop with Dilshan D., Peer Mentor, PAL Program & Stephen P., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
3:30 PM to 4:20 PM

MURRAY 145

Gain skills and ideas to effectively exhibit your research through this popular visual aid.
Mar
Thu
5

Revision

Graduate Writing Workshop with Professor Ron Cooley, Arts & Science
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

ARTS 241

Many of us are afraid to truly revise our work.  We tinker with phrasing but never consider the larger changes that would lead to real improvements.  In this session, we'll work with drafts of graduate-student writing, considering the kinds of changes to sentence and paragraph structure that make a piece of writing clearer and more persuasive.
Mar
Fri
6

SPSS Introduction

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

Agric 2D15

With SPSS predictive analytics software, you can predict with confidence what will happen next so that you can make smarter decisions, solve problems and improve outcomes. This course will examine the introductory concepts of SPSS for use in an academic environment.
Mar
Fri
6

End Note

Grad Help Workshop with Bassey B., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
1:30 PM to 2:20 PM

MURRAY 145

Are you writing a thesis/dissertation or other academic paper and want a way to organize your citations and notes?  Join Grad Help peer mentor Bassey as he discusses this useful software. This workshop is appropriate for both graduate and undergraduate students.
Mar
Mon
9

Presenting with Poise

Study Skills Workshop with Anika M., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
10:00 AM to 10:50 AM

MURRAY 102

Join this workshop, where Anika will present strategies and provide tips on how to prepare for and give presentations. During this workshop you'll have a chance to share your experiences and ask questions of Anika and the group.
Mar
Mon
9

Time Management

Study Skills Workshop with Masooma B., University Learning Centre
1:30 PM to 2:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Does it seem like there is never enough time in the day to accomplish your goals and especially during the midterms? This workshop is designed to give you an overview of the tips and strategies that can be used to achieve effective time management. Some of the ideas that will be covered include creating a schedule, goal setting and techniques to de-stress during exams so that you can work smarter and improve productivity!
Mar
Mon
9

Time Management - 2nd offering

Study Skills Workshop with Masooma B., University Learning Centre
2:30 PM to 3:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Does it seem like there is never enough time in the day to accomplish your goals and especially during the midterms? This workshop is designed to give you an overview of the tips and strategies that can be used to achieve effective time management. Some of the ideas that will be covered include creating a schedule, goal setting and techniques to de-stress during exams so that you can work smarter and improve productivity!
Mar
Wed
11

Focusing Your Researcher

Undergraduate Research Workshop with Stephen P., Peer Mentor, PAL Program & Ramy T., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
2:30 PM to 3:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Find your research ideas and topics are too broad? Learn to concentrate your plan and execute research with focus by turning your curiosity into scholarly gains.
Mar
Thu
12

Research Paper Planner Workshop

Library Skills Workshop
11:30 AM to 12:20 PM

MURRAY 145

Want to impress your profs with reliable and scholarly sources?  Have you ever heard of the Research Paper Planner?  This tool allows students to enter the due date of their research assignment and receive recommended steps to complete the paper, within a specified time frame.  This hands-on workshop will be led by Library Skills Peer Mentors.
Mar
Thu
12

Mendeley Reference Manager – Introduction

Tech Help Workshop with Dmitriy C., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
2:30 PM to 3:20 PM

MURRAY 145

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device.

Workshop objectives/content to be covered
What is Mendeley?
Building your profile in Mendeley
Creating your library
Managing your documents & references
Inserting citations & generating bibliographies
Sharing references using groups

Mar
Fri
13

Student-Supervisor Relationships

Grad Help Workshop with Kumkum A., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
11:00 AM to 11:50 AM

MURRAY 145

Are you unclear about the how to interact with your supervisor?  If so, then join Grad Help Peer Mentor Kumkum as she offers some tips and guidelines on student-supervisor relationships.  All students are welcome, but this workshop is intended for master's students.
Mar
Mon
16

Writing University Exams

Study Skills Workshop with Anika M., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
10:00 AM to 10:50 AM

MURRAY G3

Join Study Skills Peer Mentor Anika in this workshop to learn some tips and strategies to prepare for and write university exams.
Mar
Wed
18

Improving your memory and metacognition

Study Skills Workshop with Stephanie P., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
1:30 PM to 2:20 PM

MURRAY G3

In this workshop we will take a look at memory, attention, cognition, and metacognition, and learn how it making simple study habit changes can help to improve your performance on exams. During the workshop, a number of concepts will be covered including shallow and deep processing, sensory, working, and long term memory and mnemonics.
Mar
Wed
18

Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Courses for You

Undergraduate Research Workshop with Dilshan D., Peer Mentor, PAL Program & Jillian G., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
3:30 PM to 4:20 PM

MURRAY G3

Hundreds of undergraduate classes around campus contain practical learning components such as research experiences, community-connections and other ways of learning-by-doing. Join us to find out about these types of classes in your discipline, discuss benefits for you, and share your ideas for getting a good education in and out of the classroom and lab.
Mar
Thu
19

Get Your Research Paper Done

Writing Workshop with Koryn Hare
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

MURRAY 145

Writing Help peer mentors present a group writing session!   Bring your laptop and work on your essay, research paper, or assignment at any stage in the writing process.  

We are on hand to answer any writing questions you have.  Join us for the whole session or drop in for an hour. If you haven't begun your writing yet, this is the perfect time to start.  

Refreshments provided.

Mar
Fri
20

Editing and Proofreading

Graduate Writing Workshop with Professor Ron Cooley, Arts & Science
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

ARTS 241

Preparing a thesis or article for submission requires extreme attention to detail. In this session, we'll workshop some samples of student writing, focusing on the steps necessary to turn a good draft into an error-free final text.
Mar
Wed
25

Transferable skills: from research to the working world

Undergraduate Research Workshop with Jillian G., Peer Mentor, PAL Program & Stephen P., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
3:30 PM to 4:20 PM

MURRAY 145

Got research experience but need help getting ready to convince potential employers of your value in the work force? Get and share ideas about framing your research skills as professional skills and work experience on your resume and in preparation for interviews.
Mar
Thu
26

Evaluate your Exam Preparation

Study Skills Workshop with Sehar P., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

MURRAY 102

Do you want to get a head start on finals or just prepare for those concept challenging quizzes? Are you able to set up a schedule for your study time this weekend? Can the way you study be improved? Attend this interactive workshop and learn some effective and efficient step-by-step ways to enhance your study skills and get you ready for any exams!
Mar
Tue
31

Get Your Research Paper Done

Writing Workshop with Koryn Hare & Maryann Scott
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

MURRAY 145

Writing Help peer mentors present a group writing session!   Bring your laptop and work on your essay, research paper, or assignment at any stage in the writing process.  

We are on hand to answer any writing questions you have.  Join us for the whole session or drop in for an hour. If you haven't begun your writing yet, this is the perfect time to start.  

Refreshments provided.

Apr
Wed
1

Coaching Undergraduate Research in First-Year Classes

Undergraduate Research Workshop with Dilshan D., Peer Mentor, PAL Program & Ramy T., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
4:00 PM to 4:50 PM

MURRAY 145

In-class research experiences call for upper-level undergraduate students to serve as paid research coaches. Find out about this new position on campus through first-hand accounts, and details on where are the upcoming opportunities; then, let us know if you'd be interested in such a role.