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The OSD's holistic approach

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 2016 Schedule:

Wednesday,  September 14th, from 11:00am-12:30pm. Brown Building 4300

Wednesday, September 21st, from 3pm-4:30pm. Webinar

Monday, November 14th, from 11am to 12:30pm. Webinar

To register, please complete the online registration form.


Graduate Student Writers' Group

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Every other Monday from 3:30 to 5:00pm, 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 patricia [dot] diazdelcastillo [at] mcgill [dot] ca.  There is no formal registration for this workshop; simply email us to inform us of your intention to join the group. 

 


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 2016 Schedule:

To be announced!

To register, please complete the online registration form.


Beyond Microsoft Office

Apps to Help Your Writing

Notepad and Paper

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 2016 Schedule:

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 2016 Schedule:

To be announced!

To register, please complete the online registration form.


How do I Learn Best?

Pencils with text: How do I learn best?

Have you found yourself studying and not obtaining the results you would want to?  Have you considered that you might be studying in a way that is not the most effective for you?  If so, attending this workshop can enable you to identify how you learn best.  You will learn different strategies according to your learning style and you will be able to master them in order to obtain the academic results you want.

Fall 2016 Schedule:

Wednesday, October 12th, 11am-12:30pm. Brown Building 4300

Tuesday, November 8th, 11am-12:30pm. Webinar

To register, please complete the online registration form.


Creating Your Toolbox to Manage Academic Anxiety

Toolbox

Do exams give you the chills? Do your thoughts get in the way of succeeding?  Do you manage stress or is stress managing you?  Participants will be able to acquire strategies to manage academic anxiety and  be able to lead a well-balanced school life.

Fall 2016 Schedule:

Tuesday, November 22nd, 11:00am-12:30pm. Brown Building 4300

Tuesday,  November 29th, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Webinar.

Friday, November 25th, 10am-11:30am. MacDonald Campus MS2-084

To register, please complete the online registration form.


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