Upcoming Workshops & Events

Prepare for university with these upcoming workshops. I’ve spent over 20 years as a student, staff member, and instructor at Canadian universities. Now I’m ready to share everything I’ve learned with you! See my full bio here.

Workshops & Events

Register for the upcoming workshops by Chooseyouruni.ca below.

All webinar registration is through Eventbrite and will be held on Zoom, with the Zoom link provided after you sign up. Make sure you have downloaded Zoom before the workshop, and you can show up early if it’s your first time using it and you want to try everything out.

If you have any questions, please reach out! email@chooseyouruni.ca

Building Confidence For University Studies

Thursday, October 14, 2021 – 7-8pm EDT (Toronto)/4-5pm PDT (Vancouver) – free

Are you a new university student who is still finding their way? If you’ve been struggling to get into the groove of university so far, this webinar is for you!

I’m leading a free, online webinar to help new uni students and their supporters (parents, family, friends, etc) understand the university environment.

I’ve been on university campuses for over 20 years as a student, instructor, and in staff roles in academic advising and curriculum, and I’d like to share what I’ve learned with new and future university students and their supporters.

I’ll be helping students and their supporters:

✅ understand university culture and expectations

  • What new terms and vocabulary do you need to know?
  • What exactly is university culture anyways?
  • What are the unspoken expectations at university?

✅ manage your time and assignments

  • How far ahead should you be planning?
  • How can you get all your assignments done on time when you’re so busy?

✅ employ appropriate study skills

  • What does it mean to “study smarter, not harder”?
  • What kinds of study skills will be useful at university?

✅ find help on campus

  • Where can I go to get more help on campus?
  • What kinds of supports does my university campus offer?

✅ ask questions

  • Bring any questions you have about adjusting to university!
  • There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

You’ll also receive a PDF workbook that contains the slides and other info when you attend the webinar.

This workshop is for new and future students at Canadian universities and their supporters (parents, friends, family, etc). Join us to learn more about what is expected at university and how you (or the student in your life, if you’re a supporter) can adjust.

Registration is on Eventbrite (click here) and the workshop will be held on Zoom.

Time & Priority Management for University Students

Thursday, October 28, 2021 7-8pm EDT (Toronto)/4-5pm PDT (Vancouver) – free

Are you or someone you know a new university student who is still finding their way?

I’m leading a free workshop, online to help new uni versity students and their supporters (parents, family, friends, etc) understand how university students can manage their time.

I’ve been on university campuses for over 20 years as a student, instructor, and in staff roles in academic advising and curriculum, and I’d like to share what I’ve learned with you. I completed my Masters while working full-time, and I’m currently a PhD student with a couple of part-time jobs, so I’ve had to get good at managing my time.

In this workshop, I’ll be helping students and their supporters:

✅ understand how to schedule course & homework time

✅ see the difference between high school and university schedules

✅ manage your time and assignments

✅ prioritize your work in order to get numerous assignments done on time

This webinar is for new and future students at Canadian universities and their supporters. Join us to learn more about what is expected at university and how you (or the student in your life, if you’re a supporter) can adjust.

Registration is on Eventbrite (click here) and the workshop will be held on Zoom.

For more information on Time Management and Prioritization for Students, see this post.

Study Club Webinar Series

Mondays from November 8 – December 6, 2021, 7-8pm EDT (Toronto)/4-5pm PDT (Vancouver) – $100

University orientation often leaves some gaps in terms of what students need to know when they are starting out. This series of 1-hour webinars complements the two free workshops from October and helps students fill some of those gaps:

✅ November 15: How to do academic research

✅ November 22: Course & program selection

✅ November 29: Beginning career research

✅ December 6: Communication skills for university students

This webinar is for new and future students at Canadian universities and their supporters. Join us to learn more about what is expected at university and how you (or the student in your life, if you’re a supporter) can intentionally plan your education and career and build the skills you need.

Registration is on Eventbrite (click here) and the workshop will be held on Zoom.

How to Choose a University and Major

December, 2021 – details coming soon.

Parents and Supporters Facebook Group

Connect your parents and supporters with other parents and supporters of new university students by sending them to our Facebook Group!
They’ll be able to share tips for how they’ll support the students in their lives. This is for parents, guardians, grandparents, cousins, friends… anyone who is supporting a university student that they care about.

They can also ask questions about how to best support the new students that they know.

Send them these links:

Join the Facebook group for parents and supporters here.

Check out our supporters corner here.

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