Workshops

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 - Webinar

A picture of a desk with the text "work hard, play hard"

Participants of this 90-minute webinar learn principles on how to set, maintain, and achieve academic goals while maintaining a healthy student-life balance. Participants gain organization and time management skills.

Winter 2018 dates:

  • Friday February 9th, 10:00 - 11:30 am. Cancelled
  • Wednesday February 21st, 2:00 - 3:30 pm.
  • Monday February 26th, 2:30 - 4:00 pm.

To register, simply complete the online registration form.

How do I learn best? - Webinar

Pencils with text: How do I learn best?

Participants of this 90-minute webinar gain self-awareness about their learning strengths and how to enhance their personal learning styles. Strategies such as memory, concentration, study organization, solutions to procrastination, study environments, note taking, and self-talk are explored to improve learning.

Winter 2018 dates:

  • Friday March 16th, 10:00 - 11:30 am.
  • Monday March 26th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm.

To register, simply complete the online registration form.

Mindset for academic success - Webinar

Toolbox

Participants of this 90-minute webinar learn about how to approach exams and academic tasks with a mindset that would help students achieve academic success.  Students will learn about how stress impacts their learning, how to apply stress-management strategies and attain a well-balanced student life.

Winter 2018 dates:

  • Wednesday April 4th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm.
  • Tuesday April 10th, 10:00 - 11:30 am.

To register, simply complete the online registration form.

Disability, access and universal design

This interactive workshop for undergraduate students, will provide an overview of the fast changing notions of disability, impairment and access. A series of interactive tasks structured around recent statistics concerning disability on campus will lead the participants to re-examine certain preconceptions about the nature of disabilities in higher education, the models for services and best designs for universal access. Using case studies and discussion, participants will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of emerging notions of disability, to identify obstacles to inclusion, and to begin a personal reflection as to how best facilitate universal access as members of the McGill community.

Winter 2018 dates:

To register, simply complete the online registration form.

Beyond Microsoft Office

Notepad and Paper

For practical skills and tips on how to navigate alternative applications available to enhance your writing skills, please explore the slides from the File Beyond Microsoft Office. If you have any questions or would like to review this information with the OSD Technologist, please contact timothy.swiffen [at] mcgill.ca (Timothy Swiffen).

Organizing your digital cluter

Lightbulb sketch

To learn how to manage and organize information such as course notes, readings, office hours, due dates, exams, etc. please explore the slides from the File Organizing your digital clutter. If you have any questions or would like to review this information with the OSD Technologist, please contact timothy.swiffen [at] mcgill.ca (Timothy Swiffen).