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 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


11 Mindful Minutes at 11

Join Sammy and Jamie for 11 Mindful Minutes at 11am again this Spring! 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 again January 19, 2021, 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!

Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – Join Zoom Meeting

 

These sessions will run in the Spring 2021 semester from January 19 through to April 8.
Please note: 11 Mindful Minutes at 11 will not run during Spring Break (Feb. 15-20) to honor the break for both students and staff.


Career Exploration through Active Engagement (90 minutes)
Lulin Zheng (MA, RCC), Counsellor
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.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021  at 2:00 – 3:30 pm. (PST): Join Zoom Meeting 
Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 10:00 – 11:30 am (PST): Join Zoom Meeting

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, Jan. 26, at 4:00pm (PST)
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Meeting ID: 689 6956 7997
Passcode: 964001

Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 11:30am (PST)
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Meeting ID: 679 9303 6624
Passcode: 822583

Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 4:00pm (PST)
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Meeting ID: 620 3718 9386
Passcode: 054277

Wednesday, Mar.10, at 12:30pm (PST)
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Meeting ID: 640 7216 0381
Passcode: 684134

Tuesday, Mar.23, at 12:30pm (PST)
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Meeting ID: 658 3262 1415
Passcode: 367708

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.

Monday, Jan. 18, at 4:00pm (PST)
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Meeting ID: 680 3308 7391
Passcode: 902214

Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 4:00pm (PST)
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Meeting ID: 671 8587 4892
Passcode: 325700

Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 4:00pm (PST)
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Meeting ID: 673 0881 9731
Passcode: 082123

Thursday, Jan. 21, at 11:30pm (PST)
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Meeting ID: 632 4317 5355
Passcode: 987992

Monday, Jan. 25, at 4:00pm (PST)
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Meeting ID: 612 5157 5812
Passcode: 911051

Thursday, Jan. 28, at 3:00pm (PST)
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Meeting ID: 621 5119 5639
Passcode: 909254


Mid-Term Test Preparation Tips for Your On-Line Courses (20 minutes)
Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)
Description: This workshop provides you with the most effective and efficient strategies to help prepare for and write exams for on-line courses.

Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 4:00pm (PST)
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Meeting ID: 656 3202 3177
Passcode: 010449

Thursday, Feb. 4, at 11:30am (PST)
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Meeting ID: 646 6583 4014
Passcode: 590558

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, Mar.29, at 11:30am (PST)
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Meeting ID: 610 8226 6752
Passcode: 268647

Tuesday, Mar.30, at 11:30am (PST)
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Meeting ID: 625 8613 5996
Passcode: 676426

Wednesday, Mar.31, at 11:30am (PST)
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Meeting ID: 647 4772 4766
Passcode: 623191

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

Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 11:30am (PST)
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Meeting ID: 670 1717 4879
Passcode: 281501

Monday, Feb.1, at 11:30am (PST)
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Meeting ID: 660 0417 0261
Passcode: 768277

Tuesday, Feb.16, at 4:00pm (PST)
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Meeting ID: 647 7356 7606
Passcode: 758819

Tuesday, Mar.9, at 4:00pm (PST)
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Meeting ID: 670 0950 4461
Passcode: 334384

Wednesday, Mar.24, at 12:30pm (PST)
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Meeting ID: 655 5823 7088
Passcode: 854006

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).

Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 11:30am (PST)
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Meeting ID: 681 0719 6956
Passcode: 045034

Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 4:00pm (PST)
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Meeting ID: 668 6848 2073
Passcode: 746282

Wednesday, Mar.17, at 12:00pm (PST)
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Meeting ID: 697 3931 7484
Passcode: 494231

Time Management and On-line Learning (20 minutes)
Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)
Description: 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).

Monday, Jan. 18, at 11:30am (PST)
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Meeting ID: 676 0230 1973
Passcode: 501207

Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 11:30am (PST)
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Meeting ID: 665 1090 5371
Passcode: 330436

Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 11:30am (PST)
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Meeting ID: 697 6261 7337
Passcode: 275381

Thursday, Jan. 21, at 3:00pm (PST)
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Meeting ID: 633 0938 2991
Passcode: 701009

Monday, Jan. 25, at 11:30am (PST)
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Meeting ID: 619 2275 1845
Passcode: 588094

Thursday, Jan. 28, at 11:30am (PST)
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Meeting ID: 640 2508 3387
Passcode: 852629

 

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).