Webinars

Pre-Arrival Webinars organized by Campus Life & Engagement for newly admitted Winter 2021 students!

Want to hear from some McGill experts, while you sit in the comfort of your own home? 
Then you should look into joining a McGill pre-arrival webinar that's designed to help you both before and after your arrival at McGill! 

To register for any of these webinars, please log in with your McGill credentials.

Webinar Date Description
University 101: Course Registration November 27, 4pm EST This online session is designed to introduce you to course registration and McGill, walk you through the scheduling building process, and give you some tips and tricks to help the process go smoothly. You will also have the opportunity to get your general course registration questions answered by McGill staff! Click here to watch a recording.
University 101: Academic Culture & Expectations November 30, 10am EST You’ve made it to McGill! This is a huge accomplishment for you and all your peers. Maybe you’re used to a straight-A average, but now, so is everyone around you! And things can get competitive. What does it mean to hit the books at one of the top universities in the world? What happens if you fail an assignment or even a class? How do you balance your GPA and your well-being? We’ve created this webinar to help you feel confident and comfortable learning in a university environment by demystifying McGill's Academic Culture. Click here to watch a recording.
Know Your (Student and Legal) Rights! December 2, 11am EST The webinar presentation will explain the services that the Legal Information Clinic at McGill offers to students as well as answer common questions on residential leases and employment law in Quebec. Click here to watch a recording.
Dollars and Sense December 7, 10am EST Time to talk money with Financial Aid Counsellor Alison Mackay, who will highlight the services, resources and day-to-day budgeting basics needed as you prepare for your studies at McGill. Hosted by Scholarships and Student Aid. Click here to watch a recording and here for the webinar slides.
Fostering Inclusive Spaces December 9, 10am EST What is anti-oppression? What is anti-racism? What is netiquette? How can I leverage my curiosity to create more inclusive communities? In this webinar, participants will learn about terminology related to equity centered education. They will then use that knowledge, as well as their previous experiences, to discuss how they can help create inclusive virtual communities. This session will not be recorded.
Social Connections December 14, 10:30am EST Social Connections: We have all heard about the importance of social connections. This interactive webinar will cover some tips on making connections during the online semester and give you a chance to connect with one another virtually. We'll also talk about some self-care strategies for when you start feeling Zoom fatigue!
Learning with Zoom  December 16, 10am EST

Interested in learning the basics of Zoom for engaging in your Winter courses? This interactive webinar hosted by TLS will let you explore and familiarize yourself with Zoom, a reliable web conferencing tool that allows instructors to convene online meetings with students, chat with or without video enabled, and deliver presentations. We will go over how to use Zoom as a student, practice using some common features, and give you tips and techniques to support your remote learning success. 

Goals: 1) Become familiar with how to use Zoom as a remote learner; and 2) Practice using some of Zoom’s interactive features.

MTL Health Care Community December 21, 10am EST Do you have questions about your healthcare options while studying at McGill? Find out about student health and wellness services available on campus, learn how to navigate off-campus health resources, and familiarize yourself with the Quebec healthcare system. Remote care options in the COVID-19 era will also be discussed.
Remote Learning Success December 23, 10am EST

This one-hour webinar will introduce you to practical tips to enhance your academic success as a remote learner. Get effective learning strategies, time management skills, exam prep tips, and more to boost your success as a remote learner! No matter where you are in your first-year journey, this workshop will help you on the path to achieving your academic goals.

Goals: Identify activities to facilitate your learning; become familiar with how to be strategic in your approach to studying; use active learning strategies to empower your academic success.

All webinar times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST). Use TheTimeZoneConverter.com if you need to calculate the time for your time zone.

New international students can also get more information on pre-arrival webinars from International Student Services (ISS). To view the schedule and to register click here. For webinars on Montreal, they are also accepting interested domestic students to attend. Check out their website for more information. 

Important to note: Webinar instructions will be delivered to your official McGill email address. 


Previously Recorded Webinars

Here are recordings of recent webinars, which you can watch if you are unable to attend one of the Winter 2021 sessions.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION and Links
University 101: Academic Culture & Expectations

You’ve made it to McGill! This is a huge accomplishment for you and all your peers. Maybe you’re used to a straight-A average, but now, so is everyone around you! And things can get competitive. What does it mean to hit the books at one of the top universities in the world? What happens if you fail an assignment or even a class? How do you balance your GPA and your well-being? We’ve created this webinar to help you feel confident and comfortable learning in a university environment by demystifying McGill's Academic Culture.

You can access a recording of the November 30, 2020 session here.

University 101: Course Registration

This online session is designed to introduce you to course registration and McGill, walk you through the scheduling building process, and give you some tips and tricks to help the process go smoothly. You will also have the opportunity to get your general course registration questions answered by McGill staff!

You can access a recording of the November 27, 2020 session here.

Dollars and Sense

 

Time to talk money with Financial Aid Counsellor Alison Mackay, who will highlight the services, resources and day-to-day budgeting basics needed as you prepare for your studies at McGill. Hosted by Scholarships and Student Aid.

Slides: PDF icon Dollars and Sense: Planning for your time at McGill

Click here for the recording.

Housing

Topics for this webinar include services, resources, and communities available to McGill students living off-campus (i.e. NOT in a McGill Residence). Whether an off-campus first-year, transfer student of any age, or an exchange student, there is something for everyone in this webinar, and you'll be thankful you have this introduction to living in Montreal as a McGill student! Hosted by Kirsten Vanderlinde, Off-Campus & Commuter Programming Coordinator at Campus Life & Engagement and Amanda Rosenberg, Off-Campus Housing Coordinator at Student Housing & Hospitality Services.

Slides: PDF icon Housing Living Off Campus

Click here for the recording.

MTL Healthcare Community

Do you have questions about your healthcare options while studying at McGill? Find out about student health and wellness services available on campus, learn how to navigate off-campus health resources, and familiarize yourself with the Quebec healthcare system. Remote care options in the COVID-19 era will also be discussed.

Slides: PDF icon MTL Healthcare Community

Click here for the recording.

University 101: Academic Culture & Expectations

You’ve made it to McGill! This is a huge accomplishment for you and all your peers. Maybe you’re used to a straight-A average, but now, so is everyone around you! And things can get competitive. What does it mean to hit the books at one of the top universities in the world? What happens if you fail an assignment or even a class? How do you balance your GPA and your well-being? We’ve created this webinar to help you feel confident and comfortable learning in a university environment by demystifying McGill's Academic Culture. Presented by Gilbert Lin, New Student Advisor and Caitlin Mehrotra, Undergraduate Orientations Programs Coordinator at Campus Life & Engagement.

Slides: PDF icon University 101: Academic Culture & Expectations

Click here for the recording.

Getting Involved at McGill! 

The most frequent advice our upper-year students offer to the entering class is to get involved. Research has also shown that getting involved can help university students transition successfully into their first year since it allows them to connect with peers and to their new community. Early connections are key because when you feel that you have made a successful transition to your new school, you are more likely to thrive! This webinar aims to help students discover what opportunities for learning and development exist beyond the classroom and lecture hall. We designed this webinar to enrich students' university experiences by providing information on the benefits of getting involved and how to take those first steps towards engagement. We'll also tell you about our resources for getting involved and share tips and tools on how to manage your time and better appreciate the value of getting involved. This webinar is hosted by Joan Butterworth, Leadership Training Facilitator at Campus Life & Engagement.

Click here for the recording

Additional Material

An additional archive of webinars for newly admitted students is available on the I've Been Accepted website.

New international students: Pre-Arrival Webinars from International Student Services (ISS) provide information for everything you need to know about immigration, health insurance, and how various systems work in Canada (banking, cell phones, public transit, etc.).

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