The Academic Skills Development program provides learning opportunities throughout the academic year and changes as the term progresses. To get the help they need, when they need it, students can participate in orientations, workshops, and find online resources related to the topics below.

Jump Start Your Learning

August to September
Take a step in the right direction by preparing for the transition to university life and university-level learning. We’ll help you get started!  Tours of the Murray Library will be available starting in September.

For Undergraduate Students

  • Lifelong Learning: Mindset, Neuroplasticity & Habits of Mind
  • Stick-to-it-ness: GRIT & Resilience
  • University-level study: your grades, courses, professors & supports

For Graduate Students

  • Adaptive Skills: Mindset, Grit, and Resilience
  • Academic Skills

Smart Start for Success

September 17 to 28
Learn these essential skills to set yourself up for a strong academic start. All levels of students are welcome to attend. Throughout the month of September, tours of the Murray Library will also be available.

For Undergraduate Students

  • Self/Personal Management
  • Research & Writing Basics
  • Study Techniques
  • Note-taking Skills
  • Reading Skills

For Graduate Students

  • Time Management
  • Research & Writing Basics
  • Professional Skills
  • Seminar & Reading Skills

Keeping on Track

The term keeps going and you can too! Keep on track by developing more skills to manage and complete your academic work ahead.

For Undergraduate Students

  • Self / Personal Management
  • Communicating Research
  • Reading Methods
  • Research & Writing
  • Study Techniques
  • Note-taking Skills
  • Exam Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Group Work Skills

For Graduate Students

  • Personal Management
  • Time Management
  • Presentation Skills
  • Research & Writing

Gearing Up to Finish Up

Take advantage of the academic support we offer to complete your assignments/projects, and finish the term with flare!

For Undergraduate Students

  • Study Techniques
  • Exam Skills
  • Research & Writing

For Graduate Students

  • Personal Management
  • Time Management
  • Presentation Skills
  • Research & Writing
  • Professional Skills
  • Seminar & Reading Skills

For Instructors and Staff

Student service units and course instructors may request orientation and/or instruction sessions on topics that fall within the Academic Skills Development program. Please contact Amy St-Jacques, our Library Orientation and Academic Transition Assistant.