Welcome to our FREE workshops | Schedule

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 experience.

Please note: These workshops will be offered in-person or online through Zoom and are free for Langara students to attend. No registration is required, but be respectful of the time of others and please arrive to the online workshop on time.

Topics include:


Applying the Science of Happiness during Covid-19 Times
Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)

This workshop provides the latest scientifically-based research on happiness and how these can be applied during Covid-19.

Wednesday, January 26, 3:30 pm (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 659 6258 8484
Passcode: 102199

Monday February 28, 3:00 pm (in-person): B023

Learning, Memory & Academic Success
Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)

This workshop provides you with the latest scientifically researched techniques to enhance your focus, concentration, learning and memory for your on-line courses.

Wednesday, January 12, 3:30 pm (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 636 5968 8153
Passcode: 121220

Thursday, January 13, 9:30 am (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 653 1072 8922
Passcode: 700671

Monday, January 17, 12:00 pm (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 647 0568 9598
Passcode: 415917

Thursday, January 20, 11:30 am (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 617 6087 6709
Passcode: 788537

Tuesday, January 25, 11:30 am (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 678 9589 2445
Passcode: 983831

Monday, February 14, 1:30 pm (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 611 4149 8667
Passcode: 019690

Mid-Term Test Preparation Tips 
Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)

This workshop provides you with the most effective and efficient strategies to help prepare for and write exams for on-line courses.

Wednesday, February 2, 11 am (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 622 4784 2719
Passcode: 011009

Thursday, February 3, 2 pm (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 617 2501 9352
Passcode: 130690


Speed-Reading 
Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)

This is a practical hands-on workshop that teaches you to read faster and to master larger ‘chunks’ of information in shorter periods of time. This workshop incorporates the latest research in reading strategies. Exercises will include eye movement training, “chunk” reading, scanning, probing techniques, etc. Note that students MUST bring their own classroom textbooks.

Wednesday, January 19, 3:00 pm (in-person): B026

Wednesday, February 9, 3:00 pm (in-person): B026


Take Better Notes, Get Better Grades
Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)

In this workshop, we will focus on a variety of strategies for taking good notes. We will also briefly discuss how our memory system takes in information and how effective note taking can facilitate the learning process.

Tuesday, January 18, 11:30 am
(20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 610 0417 3932
Passcode: 238548

Wednesday, January 26, 12:00 pm (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 638 7864 4060
Passcode: 004814



Time Management for Success

Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)

Effective tips on managing your time for on-line learning and how to budget time for classes, studying and “off time” (non-study/school time).

Wednesday, January 12, 11:30 am (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 644 3971 5573
Passcode: 133553

 

Thursday, January 13, 12:00 pm (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 634 9912 7807
Passcode: 538651

 

Monday, January 17, 3:30 pm (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 654 3522 3139
Passcode: 214397

 

Thursday, January 20, 2:00 pm (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 659 7713 9912
Passcode: 510230

 

Tuesday, January 25, 1:30 pm (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 665 3384 3155
Passcode: 931648

 

Tuesday, February 8, 11:30am (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 644 0600 6904
Passcode: 275269


Tips for Preparing For Final Exams
Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)

This workshop provides the latest tips and strategies for how to prepare most effectively for final exams as well as tips for taking exams online. 

Tuesday, March 29, 3:30 pm (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 650 2741 1950
Passcode: 657230

Wednesday, March 30, 11:00 am (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 658 2568 4233
Passcode: 801395

Thursday, March 31, 2:00 pm (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 697 2144 7163
Passcode: 079372


Your Brain and Your Mental Wellness
Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)

This workshop will explore the relationship between the brain and emotions, and how this relationship affects health.  Various techniques have been developed by researchers which can result in greater concentration and emotional focus. These techniques will be reviewed in the workshop.

Thursday, January 27, 3:00 pm (20 minutes)   Note: rescheduled from January 24th

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Meeting ID: 652 3671 3753
Passcode: 559427

Your Smartphone, Your Health and Your IQ
Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)

Description: 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).

Wednesday, February 16, 3:30 pm (20 minutes)
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Meeting ID: 678 7487 4787
Passcode: 658510




Other Student Success Workshops Offered 

Join Counselling Services for a variety of free Student Success workshops offered throughout the year. The full list of workshops include:

Applying the Science of Happiness during COVID-19 – 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.

Brain, Emotions, Health – This workshop will explore the relationship between the brain and emotions, and how this relationship affects health. Various techniques have been developed by researchers which can result in greater concentration and emotional focus. These techniques will be reviewed in the workshop. Concentration and "emotional intelligence" can have profoundly positive effects on overall health.

Career Exploration through Active Engagement – Come and join Lulin on Zoom for 90 minutes of fun for an engaging session of career exploration. You will be asked to reflect on your experiences from the positive psychology perspective. Dynamic self-exploration techniques will be introduced. You will also participate in an online self-assessment and watch a video of an information interview. The concept of positive uncertainty and planned happenstance will be explored to help your career decision-making. Finally, we will finish with a poem written by a UBC professor to showcase his career development.

Concentration & Mastery Learning – This workshop focuses on the latest research findings with respect to student attitudes to learning goals and ability (or ‘intelligence’). Students are given specific techniques (e.g. Mastery Learning) that can enhance focus and concentration, leading to a significant increase in academic performance.

How to Learn Biology – This workshop will cover the latest research in the field of biology learning and focus on the most effective learning and study strategies for biology courses.

How to Learn Math & Physics – This workshop will cover the latest research on the most effective learning and study strategies for math and physics courses; study and learning strategies for other lab courses and computer science will also be discussed.

Improve Your Thinking-Improve Your GPA – This workshop will introduce students to styles of thinking that can help improve grades. Examples of techniques used will be the S.I.P.A.R. method, thinking strategies (such as the use of analogies for learning difficult concepts), and the Big Picture-Details technique.

Learning & Memory – Learn about the most recent research on the human brain, the process of memory, and how it can help you study. There will be some general techniques and exercises to improve your memory for your course work and exams. Specific memory tips are also provided for students enrolled in Math/Sciences as well as the Humanities/Social Sciences. Please bring notes and books that give you the most difficulty.

Meditation Techniques for Higher Grades – This workshop will examine three of the most effective meditation (e.g. focused awareness, mindfulness) and emotional management strategies that improve your GPA. Students will also be introduced to the impact of Growth Mind strategies and their potential for expanding brain capacity.

Mid-Term Exam Preparation – This workshop prepares you for mid-term exams notably with respect to online learning. Topics discussed are the most effective exam-preparation techniques and how to perform effectively in online exams.

Preparing for Final Exams & Coping with Exam-Anxiety – In this workshop, participants learn how to deal with stress and exam anxiety notably with respect to online learning, as well as specific techniques for taking multiple-choice, true and false, and essay type exams. Topics covered include review tips for exams in a number of subjects, including math, science, and the social sciences.

Speed-Reading – This is a practical hands-on workshop that teaches you to read faster and to master larger ‘chunks’ of information in shorter periods of time. This workshop incorporates the latest research in reading strategies. Exercises will include eye movement training, “chunk” reading, scanning, probing techniques, etc. Note that students MUST bring their own classroom textbooks.

Super-Learning Strategies for Better Grades – This workshop introduces students to the latest techniques for Superlearning to achieve higher grades such as the Rose & Nicholl 6-step Plan, the Deporter Quantum Learning System, and the Ehrenburg Technique.

Take Better Notes. Get Better Grades – In this workshop, we will focus on a variety of strategies for taking good notes. We will also briefly discuss how our memory system takes in information and how effective note taking can facilitate the learning process.

Time Management – Learn tips on managing your time for the semester and how to budget time for classes, studying, and leisure activities. Topics such as procrastination, attitudes toward studying, and study tips are discussed.

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.

Your Smartphone, Your Health, and Your IQ – 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).