FSS Student Experience Week

Be informed. Be present. Take charge.

September 16th to 20th, 2019

The FSS Student Experience Week showcases a series of workshops, conferences and events on various topics related to university life and brings to light enriching opportunities offered exclusively to you as FSS Students. This is a chance to come together! Whatever your year, your program or your ambitions, we invite you to join us!

To register for the workshops, please follow the event link to login to your uoZone account.  This will take you to the event page.

Space is limited. Register today!

Mark Your Calendars: Time Management Workshop!

Student showing her watch

Monday, September 16th

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (FSS 4004)


Wednesday, September 18th

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (FSS 6032)

Courses, readings, assignments, work, volunteering, being fit, getting involved, and yes…SLEEP!! Today’s students are busier than ever. Faculty of Social Sciences student mentors will show you best practices for time management.

Bring your agenda and your course outlines. This hands-on workshop will help you get organized and draw up a plan to achieve your academic and personal goals for the session.

Format: Interactive workshop

BONUS: All students who participate will receive a FSS Erasable Wall Planner!

*voir la page en français pour l'atelier en français

Noteworthy: Effective Note-Taking Strategies for FSS students

Close up of a hand writing with a pen

Tuesday, September 17th

10 - 11:30 a.m. (room changed to FSS 1006)

Fact: Thirty minutes after attending class, you have already forgotten approximately 50% of the information provided to you.

This workshop will help you recognize what is important in readings and in class and offer simple strategies to help you develop your note-taking skills, including how to take concise, well-organized and well-worded notes. You’ll also get useful tips to help you retain information and maximize study time. Join us — let’s talk!

* voir la page en français pour l'atelier en français

Coffee Break at the Mentoring Centre

drinking coffee

Tuesday, September 17th

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (FSS 3023)

Come and enjoy a break in your day to grab a coffee or juice and meet your Faculty mentors.

Who are your mentors? They are third and fourth year students who are very involved in their program and committed to helping students get the most out of their University experience!

Research and Essay Writing Workshop

Two students working together on a laptop

Wednesday, September 18th

11:30 - 1:00 p.m. (Change of room, now in FSS 4004)

You have a paper due? You want to develop your writing skills? You do not know where to start?

The Mentoring Centre, the Academic Writing Help Centre (AWHC) and the Social Sciences Library are getting together to talk about the structure of papers, research, the writing process and referencing. This workshop will provide you with resources and tools to master the task.

Join us and put your brilliant ideas onto paper!

Job Search Strategies and Tools in Social Sciences

Wednesday, September 18

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (change of room, now in FSS 4004)

This presentation will give you all the tips and tricks you need to start your career in the field of Social Sciences. Through extensive research, the Career Development Centre has identified 7 global key competencies that employers seek in potential employees. You will learn about them and will be asked to reflect on your own strengths and weaknesses, which will allow you to create an action plan geared toward developing these skills and turning your weaknesses into assets.

Become a Change Maker

Finger pointing at options

Thursday, September 19th


11:30 - 1:00 p.m. (FSS 7003)

Are you interested in using your skills to become a change maker? This session will share the story of local change makers who are using their skills to make a difference! Two local change makers will chat with students about their story, how you can make a difference now and what’s available on campus to help you on your path!


Breakfast with the FSS Community

Friday, September 20th

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (FSS 4007) (bilingual event)

Join the FSS community for a free  crêpes breakfast! 

Take advantage of the breakfast to stop by the Career Development Centre and the Michaëlle-Jean Centre for global and community engagement kiosks. They will help you find a job or volunteer opportunity that will lead to the development of new skills.

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