The University Library is here to help you get started smartly! Our Smart Start event will give you a boost as you reach for academic success.

Start Smartly!

Smart Start Workshops

Smart Start is an annual event that occurs at the beginning of term. It's a series of workshops to help you develop the academic skills every student needs to be successful in university.  All levels of students are welcome to attend and our sessions are short, helpful and FREE. With topics on learning strategies, take-away resources, and tips from other students, Smart Start workshops are led by your peers, academically strong upper-year students, including PAL Peer Mentors and SLS Tutors.

All Smart Start workshops will be listed below, starting the first week of classes. Additional workshops will continue throughout the year and are listed in these categories:

Attend a session during Smart Start, and you will have an opportunity to give your feedback in October. Survey participants will be entered in a prize draw.

Are you a new student?

Here's some useful info for you...

We asked upper year students, "What do you know now that you wish you knew in your first year of university?"

We were given some great tips.  Advice from small town students, out-of-province students, mature students, along with links to other resources and units on campus and more.  Feel free to check out all the categories that relate to you.