SciLearn is a program for incoming McGill science students to help with the transition to learning at the university level.
Through the program, you'll learn more about how your brain works and explore learning strategies that will work best for you!
Register for the 2021 SciLearn Bootcamp!
New this year, all incoming students are invited to attend a 2-hour version of SciLearn. Using feedback from our previous participants, we've handpicked the best learning strategies and content to set you up for a great first year at McGill. The Bootcamp is only the beginning – stay tuned for more activities during the Fall semester!
Select one session date from the following:
- Monday, August 23, 2021, 10 am - 12 pm
- Monday, August 30, 2021, 10 am - 12 pm
- Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 10 am - 12 pm
Why participate in the SciLearn Bootcamp?
Set Yourself Up For Success
With an emphasis on self-awareness and metacognition, the program provides you with various strategies to personalize your approach to learning. We also focus on the importance of healthy lifestyle habits, and the impact that sleep, exercise, meditation, and diet, have on learning.
Learn How The Brain Works
Under the guidance of our two neuroscientist-facilitators, you'll learn how neuroscience underlies and motivates a variety of approaches to learning. For example, we show you how you can hack your brain by understanding the basics of memory retention.
Join Our Community
When you participate in SciLearn, you join a community of over 200 like-minded students! Every term, we invite our participants (past and present) to exclusive academic and social events, and to our Facebook and Instagram communities.
Develop Your CV
Participating in SciLearn demonstrates dedication to your own personal and academic growth. SciLearn participants receive Co-Curricular Record (CCR) recognition and are encouraged to include SciLearn on their CV.
Feedback From Our Past Participants
"I enjoyed being able to hear from neuroscientists about the best ways to learn and I hope this program continues to be useful to other students!”
"Thinking about my study and daily habits has been key to improving my academic performance. I have learned many things, most importantly the importance of breaks between study sessions, the impact of sport and meditation on our mental health and the effectiveness of study groups to understand a subject.”
“I knew that exercise and meditation were good, but it was really cool learning about the science behind them!”
“The facilitators were always kind, open, understanding, and funny! There was never a moment of thinking 'Oh, I don't understand this and I'm worried to ask about it' or ever a lack of respect. I felt like I could say anything in the chat and it was always a positive environment that encouraged positivity, healthy habits, and thoughtfulness.”