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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Registration for workshops can be done on the Orientation Website


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*Please check at a later date for more details

Workshop Descriptions

Making the Grade
Dr. Edith Zorychta, Director of Graduate Studies, in the Department of Pathology, also teaches extensively to undergraduate students.

Come and get useful tips to help ensure that you make the most of your class time, and discover the range of resources available to you.  Find out some of the things that your professors do when they’re not in class and what you can reasonably expect of them.  Consider how to learn most effectively by using your individual talents and how to decide if a course is right for you.

Untangling the Academic Web
Cathy Martin, Liaison Librarian, Marvin Duchow Music Library
Andrea Miller-Nesbitt, Liaison Librarian, Life Sciences Library

Feeling overwhelmed by the idea of doing academic research?  The library can help!  Come learn about the extensive resources and services available to you at the McGill Library, from study spaces and computers to millions of books and journal articles.  In today’s session, you will learn strategies for finding and citing academic information and, most importantly, you’ll discover how to find your own subject-specialist librarian—a resource person who can help you navigate the world of information.

Simple Strategies for Successful Students
Evelyn Rodinos, Counsellor – Counselling & Tutorial Services

You have been accepted into McGill because you have all proven yourselves to be successful students. This session hopes to keep you staying successful by introducing strategies and resources to create the work/life balance necessary to have you master the adjustment to the challenges of university life.

McGill’s Frugal Scholar Money Management Program / Facts on Fees
Scholarships & Student Aid Office and Student Accounts Office

  • McGill’s Frugal Scholar Money Management Program
    At this session the Frugal Scholar Money Management Program will be highlighted. McGill's Scholarships and Student Aid Office (SSAO) shares the concerns of students who worry about managing their finances successfully over the course of their degree. That's why SSAO has worked directly with students for students to create a comprehensive program designed to help students budget effectively and graduate with manageable debt.
  • Facts on Fees
    This session will provide newly admitted students with information about e-billing, guest access, billing dates and the consequences of non-payment. Find out about payment procedures, fee policies, how and when you will be billed, explore the Minerva menus related to fees and discuss how to set up banking in Montreal.

Academic Honesty:  How You Can Get it Wrong
Sara Holder, Interim Head Librarian

  • Are you sure you know…
  • what plagiarism is...and how McGill defines it?
  • what McGill considers cheating?
  • how to share your work without getting into trouble?
  • Do you know what can happen...
  • if you plagiarize?
  • if you cheat?
  • if you share your work inappropriately?

Be sure! Attend this session and get it right!.

Join us for a day of planning for your future success at McGill University!
You’ll be glad you did!