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The OSD's holistic approach

 
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Though the first appointment and the ongoing dialogue with the Access Advisor will focus on removing barriers, the OSD is part of student services and also has the complimentary role of providing a holistic approach to student well-being and success.  As such it deploys part of its resources to providing ancillary resources which students should feel free to explore if these respond to their specific needs or situations.

Workshops  

There are a number of workshops offered by the OSD.  The list below highlights workshops currently offered and is updated each semester.  All our workshops are free.  To register, simply complete the online registration form.


Work Hard Play Hard

Are you interested in kicking-off the semester by creating a working schedule that works for you? Do you want to learn how to balance school while having fun? Have you ever felt you don't have enough hours in the day to finish up all your assignments?  If so, please register and find new strategies that will teach you how to create and implement a working schedule, and show you how to create a conducive learning environment! Students will leave with a working schedule and strategies that will be beneficial for the weeks to come in the semester, but most importantly, for their career as students!

Fall 2015 Workshops

To be announced!

To register, please complete the online registration form.


Graduate Student Writers' Group

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Every other Wednesday from 4.30 to 6pm, Graduate students who are in the process of completing their Masters or PhD theses meet to share their experiences, discuss their progress report, explore solutions to the barriers they are experiencing and create a peer network.  For more information concerning the Writers' Group, please contact jessica [dot] giles [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Jess Giles).  There is no formal registration for this workshop; simply email us to inform us of your intention to join the group. 

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What is Universal Design for Learning? 

How does it affect my inclusion on campus?

Universal Design for Learning

This interactive workshop (duration: 1.5h) is offered twice a semester and seeks to introduce students to the concept of Universal Design.  The content covers theory and the notion of Social Model of disability, but also investigates the tangible impact of the adoption of this framework in Disability service provision on the classroom experience. Please register here.

Fall 2015 Workshops

To be announced!

To register, please complete the online registration form.


Beyond Microsoft Office

Apps to Help Your Writing

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Whether you’re frustrated with writing your essays in Microsoft Word or you’re simply looking for new strategies to improve your composition skills it’s worth trying something new. However, there are literally hundreds of applications to help you with your writing, it can be overwhelming to know what is worth trying?

This workshop will provide an overview of inexpensive and free applications that can help you improve your writing depending on your specific needs. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop, though loaner laptops can be provided as needed.

Fall 2015 Workshops:

To be announced!

To register, please complete the online registration form.


Organizing Your Digital Clutter

Apps for the Busy Student

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One of the major challenges that students face is managing the overwhelming amount of information that they receive over the course of the semester. Course notes, readings, due dates, office hours, and exams, can easily be lost track of without some form of organizational tools.

This workshop will be dedicated to various study apps that will help you organize and make use of this wealth of information. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop, though loaner laptops can be provided as needed.

Fall 2015 schedule

To be announced!

To register, please complete the online registration form.


Navigating the Challenges

Internships, Stages and Real-World Evaluations

This workshop is designed to help students with a variety of complex identities and needs to feel better prepared to successfully navigate the transition from professional program to the field (internship, clinical) component of their program.

The workshop addresses particular challenges that students might face in the field, provides a safe and relaxed forum for the sharing of experiences, encourages discussion and offers strategies for transitioning successfully from program to field. In addition, the workshop offers concrete supports and resources that students can access during their time in the field. Jointly offered by the OSD, the Office of Student Teaching (OST), and the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology. Facilitation to be shared among Frederic Fovet, Fiona J. Benson, Tara Flanagan and Jess Giles.

Fall 2015 Schedule to be announced

To register, please complete the online registration form.


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