Welcome to our FREE workshops | Fall 2020 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 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.


11 Mindful Minutes at 11am

Join Sammy, Merike and Jamie for 11 Mindful Minutes at 11am again in the Fall semester! This workshop series was started in Summer 2020 to support our students and community through the stress of navigating school and work during the pandemic. Take this time to connect with yourself, relax the nervous system, and become more present. Starting September 15, we will meet at 11am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through out the semester until the last week of classes. Just click the link below to join us!

From September 15 – December 3, 2020:
Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – https://langara.zoom.us/j/95890644416


*New* Career Exploration through Active Engagement (60 minutes)
Lulin Zheng (MA, RCC)
Come and join Lulin on Zoom for an hour 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 that career development is a process, and not always your first choice. 

Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/92833789081

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/96015290514

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/91560763700

Resilience During Covid Times (30 minutes)
Merike (MA, CCC) and Sammy (MA, CCC)
In this workshop you will learn about stress, resilience and strategies to help you bounce back from difficulty, persist during a challenge, and experience personal and academic success!

Thursday October 8th at 11:30 a.m. (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/95958915546

Wednesday November 4th at 11:30 a.m. (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/96126824208

Staying Motivated in Covid Times (30 minutes)
Merike (MA, CCC) and Sammy (MA, CCC)
In this workshop you will learn about motivation, what impacts motivation and strategies and supports that help us stay motivated!

Tuesday October 6th at 11:30 a.m. (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/93806659168

Tuesday November 3rd at 11:30 a.m. (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/91305909410

Applying the Science of Happiness during Covid-19 Times (20 minutes)
Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)
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.

Tuesday, September 29 at 4:00 pm (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/94267253348
Meeting ID: 942 6725 3348

Monday October 5 at 4:00 pm (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/91227167726
Meeting ID: 912 2716 7726

Thursday, October 15 at 3:00 pm (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/92883601032
Meeting ID: 928 8360 1032

Monday, October 19 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/95102787039
Meeting ID: 951 0278 7039

Wednesday, October 28 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/96191536123
Meeting ID: 961 9153 6123

Tuesday, November 3 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/98191878506
Meeting ID: 981 9187 8506

Thursday, November 19 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/92725751532
Meeting ID: 927 2575 1532

Wednesday, December 2 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/95935098777
Meeting ID: 959 3509 8777

Tuesday, December 8 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/94917346901
Meeting ID: 949 1734 6901

Learning-Memory & Academic Success Strategies for Online Learning (20 minutes)
Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)
This workshop provides you with the latest scientifically researched techniques to enhance your focus, concentration, learning and memory for your online courses.

Tuesday, September 15 at 4:00 pm (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/98548725004
Meeting ID: 985 4872 5004

Wednesday, September 16 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/91834492061
Meeting ID: 918 3449 2061

Thursday, September 17 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: CANCELLED
Meeting ID: 940 4869 5499

Tuesday, September 22 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/96111830085
Meeting ID: 961 1183 0085

Wednesday, September 23 at 4:00 pm (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/97815187773
Meeting ID: 978 1518 7773

Thursday, September 24 at 3:00 pm (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/99649915672
Meeting ID: 996 4991 5672

Wednesday, September 30 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/94276265182
Meeting ID: 942 7626 5182

Wednesday, October 14 at 4:00 pm (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/94716746667
Meeting ID: 947 1674 6667

Tuesday, October 20 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/92351496365
Meeting ID: 923 5149 6365

Monday, October 26 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/96370470021
Meeting ID: 963 7047 0021

Wednesday, November 4 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/98816230692
Meeting ID: 988 1623 0692

Monday, November 9 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/99110808047
Meeting ID: 991 1080 8047

Tuesday, November 17 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/91644047892
Meeting ID: 916 4404 7892

Friday, December 4 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/98413114879
Meeting ID: 984 1311 4879

Mid-Term Test Preparation Tips for Your On-Line Courses (20 minutes)
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.

Monday, October 5 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/93621834495
Meeting ID: 936 2183 4495

Tuesday, October 6 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/99038404919
Meeting ID: 990 3840 4919

Wednesday, October 7 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/95541165449
Meeting ID: 955 4116 5449

Thursday, October 8 at 3:00 pm (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/95807166874
Meeting ID: 958 0716 6874

The Science of Unleashing Your Genius For Success (20 minutes)
Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)
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 mindset research.

Wednesday, October 7 at 4:00 pm (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/98083526281
Meeting ID: 980 8352 6281

Thursday, November 5 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/92590674655
Meeting ID: 925 9067 4655

Time Management and Online Learning (20 minutes)
Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)
Learn tips on managing your time for online learning, studying, and leisure activities. Topics such as procrastination, attitudes toward studying, and study tips are discussed.

Tuesday, September 15 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/92779146480
Meeting ID: 927 7914 6480

Wednesday, September 16 at 4:00 pm (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/94917737120
Meeting ID: 949 1773 7120

Thursday, September 17 at 3:00 pm (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: CANCELLED
Meeting ID: 965 9097 7990

Tuesday, September 22 at 4:00 pm (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/98190909175
Meeting ID: 981 9090 9175

Wednesday, September 23 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/92966252114
Meeting ID: 929 6625 2114

Tuesday, September 29 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/95231941778
Meeting ID: 952 3194 1778

Tuesday, October 13 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/96595824050
Meeting ID: 965 9582 4050

Wednesday, October 21 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/91055553686
Meeting ID: 910 5555 3686

Tips for Preparing For Final Exams for Your Online Courses (20 minutes)
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.

Monday, November 23 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/94838243077
Meeting ID: 948 3824 3077

Tuesday, November 24 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/92036686616
Meeting ID: 920 3668 6616

Wednesday, November 25 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/99795861340
Meeting ID: 997 9586 1340

Thursday, November 26 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/92923313537
Meeting ID: 929 2331 3537

Tuesday, December 1 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/99581883919
Meeting ID: 995 8188 3919


Your Brain and Your Mental Wellness (20 minutes)
Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)
This workshop explores the relationship between your brain, emotions, and mental health.

Wednesday, September 30 at 4:00 pm (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/93368991625
Meeting ID: 933 6899 1625

Tuesday, October 6 at 4:00 pm (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/91841758613
Meeting ID: 918 4175 8613

Monday, October 12 at 4:00 pm (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/95422288507
Meeting ID: 954 2228 8507

Thursday, October 22 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/94802728153
Meeting ID: 948 0272 8153

Tuesday October 27 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/98347071243
Meeting ID: 983 4707 1243

Monday, November 2 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/98931505510
Meeting ID: 989 3150 5510

Tuesday, November 10 at 11:30 am
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/94132861264
Meeting ID: 941 3286 1264

Wednesday, November 18 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/97710730442
Meeting ID: 977 1073 0442

Thursday, December 3 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/95435636796
Meeting ID: 954 3563 6796

Monday, December 7 at 4:00 pm (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/99730369253
Meeting ID: 997 3036 9253

Your Smartphone, Your Health, and Your IQ (20 minutes)
Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)
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).

Thursday, October 1 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/99347799084
Meeting ID: 993 4779 9084

Thursday, October 29 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/98354221243
Meeting ID: 983 5422 1243

Monday, November 16 at 11:30 am (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://langara.zoom.us/j/97744840740
Meeting ID: 977 4484 0740


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.

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).