Welcome to our FREE workshops | Spring 2020

SUMMARY: Learn fundamental skills and get valuable tips carefully tailored to improve your productivity and results during your time at Langara and for your future workplace experienc

Please note: These workshops are free for Langara students to attend. No registration is required, but be respectful of the time of others and please arrive on time.

Description and Schedule

Time Management (Kaveh)
Learn tips on managing your time for the semester and how to budget time for classes, studying and leisure activities.

Monday, Jan. 13, 11:30-12:30    Room L216

Monday, Jan. 13, 3:30-4:30        Room L216

Monday, Feb. 3, 3:30-4:30          Room L216

Monday, March 2, 3:30-4:30       Room L216


Learning & Memory (Kaveh)

There will be some general techniques and exercises to improve your memory for your course work and exams.  Bring notes and books that give you the most difficulty.

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 11:30-12:30   Room L216

Tuesday, Jan. 14,  3:30-4:30      Room L216

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 3:30-4:30         Room L216

Tuesday, March 3, 3:30-4:30      Room L216


Speed -Reading (Kaveh)

This practical, hands-on workshop will teach you to read faster and to master larger ‘chunks’ of information in shorter periods of time. 

*Note that students MUST bring their own classroom textbooks.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 3:30-4:30   Room L216

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 3:30-4:30     Room L216


Your Smartphone, Your Health and Your IQ (Kaveh) [NEW WORKSHOP!]

This workshop focuses on the most recent scientific studies examining the relationship between the use of smartphones, social media and all Wifi-based devices – and their impact on Your Mental and Physical Health and IQ (especially school performance).

Friday, Feb. 14, 2:30-3:30       Room L216

Friday, March 20, 2:30-3:30    Room L216


Take Better Notes, Get Better Grades (Kaveh) 

In this workshop, we will focus on a variety of

strategies for taking good notes.

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2:00-3:00     Room L216

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2:00-3:00       Room L216


Unleash Your Genius & Become an A+ Student


This workshop will present the latest research findings in Learning and Motivation that pertain to achieving maximum success in school as well as work and relationships. The primary focus of this workshop will be on Dweck's Growth Mind-Set research

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 3:30-4:30   Room L216


Concentration and Mastery Learning (Kaveh)

Students are given specific techniques (e.g. Mastery Learning) that can enhance focus and concentration, leading to a significant increase in academic performance.                                                                   

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 3:30-4:30   Room L216


Brain, Emotions, Health (Kaveh)

We will explore the relationship between the brain and emotions, and how this relationship affects health. 

Friday, Jan. 24, 2:30-3:30     Room L216


Stress Management (Tim)                                    

During this workshop, you will learn about the process that causes stress, and about how you can reduce and manage the stress in your life.                                      

Monday, Feb.10,  2:30-3:30      Room L216

Tuesday, March 3, 1:30-2:30    Room L216


Overcoming Procrastination (Tim)

During this workshop, we will discuss the causes for procrastination and explore strategies for overcoming this problem.

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2:30-3:30    Room L216

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1:30-2:30           Room L216


Self-Care (Merike)

This workshop will explore different aspects of self-care; why it is important and what stands in its way. You will be asked to apply material to your own life

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2:30-3:30    Room L216


Exploring Your Career (Lulin)

In this workshop, you will receive an overview of available career resources and career planning strategies.                                                                        

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2:30-3:30    Room L216

Friday, Feb. 28, 2:30-3:30         Room L216


Meditation Techniques for Higher Grades (Kaveh)

This workshop will examine three of the most effective Meditation (e.g. Focused Awareness, Mindfulness) and emotional management strategies that help improve mental health and contribute to achieving a higher GPA.              

Friday, Jan. 31, 2:30-3:30     Room L216

Friday, March 6, 2:30-3:30    Room L216


Happiness: Learn about You & Become Happy (Kaveh)

This workshop focuses on the scientific basis of Happiness and the latest and most practical research findings that are now being applied to help participants elevate their level of Happiness on a day to day basis.                                          

Friday, Feb.7, 2:30-3:30           Room L216

Friday, March 13, 2:30-3:30     Room L216


Resilience 101: From Stress to Success  (Merike and Sammy)

This workshop will discuss the strategies and mindsets that will help you bounce back from difficulty, persist during a challenge, and experience personal and academic success!                                                     

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1:30-2:30    Room L216

Monday, March 9,  2:30-3:30        Room L216


Staying Motivated  (Merike and Sammy)

This workshop will explore motivation, its salient aspects and numerous ways we can generate and maintain motivation in our daily lives.                                                       

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1:30-2:30         Room L216

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2:30-3:30    Room L216


Final Exams and Test-Anxiety (Kaveh)                  

In this workshop, participants learn how to deal with stress and exam anxiety, as well as specific techniques for taking multiple-choice, true and false and essay type exams.

Monday, Mar. 23, 11:30-12:30      Room L216

Monday, Mar. 23, 3:30-4:30          Room L216

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 11:30-12:30     Room L216

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 3:30-4:30         Room L216