These workshops are free for Langara students to attend.  No registration is required, but please be on time.

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

Monday, Sept. 10, 11:30-12:30       Room A276

Monday, Sept. 10,  3:30-4:30          Room B029

Monday, Oct. 1,  11:30-12:30          Room L216

Monday, Oct. 1,  3:30-4:30              Room L216

Wednesday, Nov. 7,  11:30-12:30   Room L216

Wednesday, Nov. 7,  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, Sept. 11,  3:30-4:30         Room B027 CANCELLED

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 11:30-12:30          Room L216

Tuesday, Oct. 2,  3:30-4:30             Room L216

Thursday, Nov. 8,  11:30-12:30       Room L216

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 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, Sept. 12  3:30-4:30          Room B026  CANCELLED

Wednesday, Oct. 3  11:30-12:30          Room L216

Wednesday, Oct. 3  3:30-4:30              Room L216

Friday, Nov. 9, 11:30-12:30                   Room L216

Friday, Nov. 9, 2:00-3:00                       Room L216



Concentration for Better Performance (Kaveh)

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

Thursday, Sept. 20,  11:30-12:30     Room L216

Friday, Oct. 12,  11:30-12:30            Room L216

Tuesday, Nov. 20,  11:30-12:30        Room L216


Resilience 101: From Stress to Success      (Merike)

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!       

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 11:00-12:00         Room L216      

Tuesday, Oct.16, 11:00-12:00            Room L216



Staying Motivated  (Merike)

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

Thursday, Sept. 27, 11:00-12:00     Room L216



Brain, Emotions, Health (Kaveh)
We will explore the relationship between the brain and emotions, and how this relationship affects health. 

Thursday, Sept. 20,  2:00-3:00     Room L216

Friday, Oct. 12 , 2:30-3:30            Room L216

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 3:30-4:30         Room L216






Improve Your Thinking - Improve Your GPA (Kaveh)
This workshop will introduce students to styles of thinking that can help improve grades.

Friday, Sept. 14,  11:30-12:30           Room B029

Monday, Sept. 17,  11:30-12:30        Room L216

Wednesday, Oct. 10,  11:30-12:30    Room L216

Thursday, Oct. 11,   11:30-12:30       Room L216

Thursday, Nov. 15,  11:30-12:30       Room L216

Friday, Nov. 16,  11:30-12:30             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, Sept. 13,  11:30-12:30     Room A256

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2:00-3:00          Room B022

Thursday, Oct. 4,  11:30-12:30         Room L216

Thursday, Oct. 4,  2:00-3:00             Room L216

Wednesday, Nov. 14,  11:30-12:30   Room L216

Wednesday, Nov. 14,  3:30-4:30       Room L216




Overcoming Procrastination (Tim)
During this workshop, we will discuss the causes for procrastination and explore strategies for overcoming this problem.

Tuesday, Sept.18, 1:30-2:30        Room L216

Thursday, Sept. 27, 1:30-2:30     Room L216

Monday, Oct. 15, 1:30-2:30         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

Friday, Sept. 28,  2:30-3:30        Room L 216

Friday, Oct. 26,  2:30-3:30          Room L 216


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.

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 1:30-2:30      Room L216     

Monday, Oct. 1, 1:30-2:30                Room L216  

Thursday, Oct. 18, 1:30-2:30           Room L216

Staying Motivated (Kaveh) 

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

Thursday, Sept. 27, 11:00-12:00     Room L216

Super-Learning Strategies for Better Grades (Kaveh)

This workshop introduces students to the latest techniques for Superlearning to achieve higher grades.

Friday, Sept. 14,  2:30-3:30            Room B027

Monday, Sept. 17,  3:30-4:30         Room L216

Wednesday, Oct.10,  3:30-4:30      Room L216

Thursday, Oct.11,  2:00-3:00          Room L216 

Thursday, Nov. 15 at 2:00-3:00      Room L216 

Friday, Nov. 16 at 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, Sept 21,   2:30-3:30         Room L216

Friday, Oct. 19,  2:30-3:30           Room L216

Friday, Nov. 23,  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.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2:30-3:30        Room  L216

Wednesday, Oct.3, 1:30-2:30       Room  L216                              

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2:30-3:30          Room  L216

How to Learn Math & Physics (Kaveh)

This workshop will cover the latest research on the most effective learning and study strategies for Math and physics courses.

Tuesday, Sept. 18,  3:30-4:30             Room L216

Wednesday, Sept. 19,   3:30-4:30      Room L216

Monday, Oct 15,  3:30-4:30                Room L216

Monday, Nov.19,  3:30-4:30               Room L216




How to Learn Biology (Kaveh)

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 18,  11:30-12:30        Room L216

Wednesday, Sept. 19,  11:30-12:30   Room L216

Monday, Oct 15,  11:30-12:30            Room L216

Monday, Nov.19,  11:30-12:30            Room L216



Meditation Techniques for Higher Grades (Kaveh)

This workshop will examine the latest research on the positive impact on course work with respect to three meditation techniques (Mindfulness, Focused Observation & Distraction Management).                                 

Friday, Sept 21,  11:30-12:30         Room L216

Friday, Oct. 19,  11:30-12:30          Room L216

Friday, Nov. 23,  11:30-12:30          Room L216


Final Exams & 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, Nov. 26,  11:30-12:30       Room L216

Monday, Nov. 26,   3:30-4:30          Room L216

Tuesday, Nov. 27,   11:30-12:30     Room L216

Tuesday, Nov. 27,  3:30-4:30          Room L216