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


Online Tutorial

Developed by Instructional Design- and Learning Specialists, JumpStart Your Learning is an interactive online tutorial developed for new students transitioning into university and takes approximately one hour to complete. Topics include: differences in the expectations between high school and university, what it means and skills needed to join and contribute to an academic community.

Smart Start for Success

September 
Learn these essential skills to set yourself up for a strong academic start. All levels of students are welcome to attend. We offer a wide variety of workshops.

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.