FSS Student Experience Week

Be informed. Be present. Take charge.

September 21st - 25th, 2020

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!

Join a webinar by clicking on the link below the title of the workshop.

Mark Your Calendars: Time Management Workshop!

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Monday, September 21st

MS Teams Webinar: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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 online workshop

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

Noteworthy: Effective Note-Taking Strategies for FSS students

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Tuesday, September 22nd

MS Teams Webinar 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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

This workshop will help you recognize important concepts from your readings and course notes. Our team will 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

1 in 5 Initiative: How to make the best of stress


Wednesday, September 23rd

Zoom Webinar 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

This workshop is focused on identifying signs of stress and practicing a variety of

research-based methods for stress management, including mindfulness and relaxation, meeting one’s basic needs, physical activity, time management, priority-setting, and finding meaning in day to day activities. You will also be provided with a package of resources that will be referenced throughout the presentation and accessible at the start of the webinar.

How to manage your Finances as a university student

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Wednesday, September 23rd

MS Teams Webinar: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Good financial planning can help you to focus on your studies and graduate with as little debt as possible. As a university student, there are new financial factors to consider: rent, meal plans/groceries, and textbooks. The financial aid and awards office will offer this virtual workshop to help you adapt to these new financial obligations and challenges. Please join us to learn some helpful tips on how to develop a good financial plan and continue these habits during your studies.

How to thrive as an online student?

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Thursday, September 24th

MS Teams Webinar: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Does transitioning to online classes worry you? This workshop will give you the information you need to know on the software being used by your professors this semester as well as tips and tricks to succeed in this new classroom environment.


Exam Preparation

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Friday, September 25th

MS Teams Webinar: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Preparing for your exams may seem like an overwhelming task. With this online workshop you can learn how to manage your stress, refine your study skills, and manage your time while learning some tips for effectively preparing for exam period.

Simple, effective study techniques

Strategies to enhance your confidence in exam writing

Effective ways to schedule and prepare for exams

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