These workshops are free for Langara students to attend.  No registration is required, but please be on time.
WORKSHOPS SPRING 2018

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. 15, 11:30-12:30         Room L216

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

Monday,  Feb. 5, 11:30-12:30          Room L216

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

Monday, March 5, 11:30-12:30        Room L216

Monday, March 5, 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. 16, 11:30-12:30              Room L215

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 3:30-4:30                  Room L216

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 11:30-12:30                Room L216

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 3:30-4:30                    Room L216

Tuesday, March 6  11:30-12:30             Room L216

Tuesday, March 6  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. 17, 11:30-12:30       Room L216

Wednesday, Jan. 17,  3:30-4:30          Room L216

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

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 3:30-4:30             Room L216

Wednesday, March 7, 11:30-12:30      Room L216

Wednesday, March 7, 3:30-4:30          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.

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 11:30-12:30            Room L216

Thursday, Feb. 22, 11:30-12:30               Room L216

Wednesday, March, 14, 11:30-12:30       Room L216

 

 


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

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 3:30-4:30             Room L216

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

Wednesday, March 14, 3:30-4:30         Room L216

 

 

Building and Maintaining Strong Relationships (Merike)

This workshop will focus on the components of a healthy relationship, its building blocks and maintenance. We will also learn how to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy relationships and reasons to end connection.

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1:30-2:30                           Room L216

 

 


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

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

Monday, Jan. 22, 11:30-12:30          Room L216

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

Friday, March 9, 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, Jan. 18, 11:30-12:30                 Room L216                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday, Jan. 18, 2:00-3:00                    Room L216

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

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2:00-3:00                      Room L216

Thursday, March 8, 11:30-12:30               Room L216

Thursday, March 8,  2:00-3:00                  Room L216

 

 


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

Monday, Jan. 22, 1:30-2:30                Room L216

Thursday, March 1, 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.

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

Monday,  March 5, 1:30-2:30               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. 23, 1:30-2:30                 Room L216         

Monday, Feb. 26, 11:30-12:30              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!

Thursday, Jan. 11, 1:30-2:30               Room L216

 

 



Super-Learning Strategies for Better Grades (Kaveh)

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

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

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

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

Friday, March 9, 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.

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1:30-2:30            Room L216

Monday, Feb. 19, 1:30-2:30                  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, Jan. 23, 11:30-12:30             Room L216

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 3:30-4:30                 Room L216

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

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

Monday, March 12, 11:30-12:30           Room L216

Monday, March 12, 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.

Thursday, Jan. 25, 11:30-12:30          Room L216

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2:00-3:00              Room L216

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 11:30-12:30      Room L216

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 3:30-4:30          Room L216

Tuesday, March 13, 11:30-12:30         Room L216

Tuesday, March 13, 3:30-4:30             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, Jan. 26, 2:30-3:30                 Room L216

Friday, Feb. 23, 2:30-3:30                 Room L216

Friday, March 16, 2:30-3:30              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. 

Thursday, April 5, 11:30-12:30         Room L216

Thursday, April 5, 2:00-3:00             Room L216

Friday, April 6, 11:30-12:30              Room L216

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