Social Sciences in Action Week

Be informed. Be present. Take charge.

September 17th to 21st, 2018

Promoting self-actualisation, "Social Sciences in Action" Week will showcase a series of workshops, conferences and events on various topics related to university life and will bring 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 17th

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (FSS 4004)

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 18th

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (FSS 4004)

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

Stretch and Unwind: Yoga to manage stress and maximize energy!

zen pose

Wednesday, September 19th

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., FSS 4007 (bilingual event)

To handle the responsibilities that come with a quick thirteen week session, you need self-care, wellness and stress management techniques.

Join us for a FREE yoga session offered by your friends at Sport Services. Bring your mats!

Open to all students and staff.

Wellness Wednesday: Coping with stress

Wednesday, September 19th

2:30 - 4:00 p.m. (FSS 4004) (Workshop in English, with bilingual question period)

Come take part in a discussion on simple healthy strategies you can easily apply to your day-to-day life. We will discuss mental health and wellbeing, healthy eating, exercise, sleep, mindfulness, self-care and stress management. At the end of the workshop, you will leave with concrete steps and resources to make positive changes in your life and to keep you well throughout the school year.

Offered by Dr. Valerie Hertzog, family physician, medical advisor, registered yoga teacher and a new mother with a lifelong interested in holistic health.

Workshop in English, with a bilingual question period.

A World of Ideas: International Engagement and Opportunities in Social Sciences

student on a mountain

Thursday, September 20th

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. FSS 4007 (bilingual event)

As Social Sciences students, you have opportunities to take part in field research, internships, a Model United Nations course, many experiential learning opportunities. Hear about the life-changing experiences of current students who have done so and meet with key staff who can guide you. Is this for you? Absolutely. Join us and learn more!

Format: Student panel and poster presentations and networking.

Breakfast with the FSS Community

Friday, September 21st

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

Professors, students and staff, join us for a crêpes breakfast with the FSS community!


Launch of the "Meet the Future You" talk series

Luc Beaudoin

Friday, September 21st

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. FSS 4006 (event in English, with a bilingual question period

Students in Psychology, come and meet the future you!  

Dr. Luc Beaudoin, a PSY grad, who specializes in applications of psychology to improve cognitive productivity and well-being. He is an avid entrepreneur who co-founded CogSci Apps, founder of CogZest, who's work has been featured in Forbes Magazine, The New York Times, Lifehacker, Popular Science Magazine and many others.

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