Ressources de transition pour étudiantes et étudiants universitaires
La présente liste de ressources vise à renforcer les connaissances et les compétences nécessaires pour assurer le succès des études universitaires. Les programmes suivants sont accessibles à celles et ceux qui fréquentent une université de l’Ontario.
Il ne s’agit pas d’une liste exhaustive, puisque les universités apportent régulièrement des ajustements à ces services.
Vous avez des questions ou vous avez besoin d’information? Communiquez directement avec l’université en question.
Université de Hearst
Communiquer avec l'Université de Hearst
- C’est important de commencer l’année du bon pied. Le personnel de l’Université de Hearst (UdeH), l’équipe de mentorat ainsi que vos collègues de classe s’assurent de vous accueillir chaleureusement et de vous faire vivre une expérience enrichissante et inoubliable.
- Cette grande aventure débute avec une séance d’orientation pour :
- vous souhaiter la bienvenue;
- vous présenter la grande famille UdeH;
- vous informer sur les différents services et les dates importantes;
- vous initier au fonctionnement et aux divers règlements;
- vous intégrer à la vie universitaire et
- répondre à vos questions.
- Présent sur chacun des campus, le Carrefour d’apprentissage vise à créer un environnement qui favorise votre réussite scolaire et professionnelle. Pour ce faire, il regroupe à 1 seul endroit plusieurs services qui peuvent faciliter et enrichir votre vie d’étudiante ou d’étudiant :
- Service de mentorat personnalisé
- Assistance informatique
- Initiation aux méthodes de recherche
- Stratégies d’études
- L’équipe de mentorat est disponible gratuitement sur chacun des campus pour vous appuyer à tous les niveaux et faciliter votre transition. En première année, le jumelage à une étudiante ou un étudiant mentor assure entre vous des suivis réguliers pour une intégration réussie.
- Leur mandat est :
- de vous assister dans l’atteinte de vos objectifs académiques;
- de vous aider à vous adapter à la vie universitaire;
- de vous offrir un accompagnement personnalisé sur le plan du mieux-être et
- d’organiser des activités parascolaires de tout genre sur les campus.
- Si vous éprouvez des problèmes physiques, psychologiques ou d’apprentissage, notre service d’accessibilité peut vous permettre d’obtenir des outils et du soutien personnalisés pour votre réussite et votre participation à la vie universitaire.
- Notre équipe est là pour vous fournir l’aide nécessaire et des mesures d’accommodements pour l’atteinte de vos objectifs. Une consultation peut faire toute la différence.
- Des stages crédités sont offerts dans tous nos programmes et les avantages sont multiples. Ils vous permettent entre autres :
- d’explorer des choix de carrière;
- d’appliquer en milieu travail des éléments théoriques vus en classe;
- de développer des habiletés de travail;
- de gagner en expérience;
- de vous aider à trouver de l’emploi;
- de rehausser votre niveau de confiance et votre autonomie;
- de croitre sur le plan personnel et
- de vous engager au sein de la collectivité.
- Le Volet professionnel est un programme complet qui vous prépare à faire la transition entre vos études et le marché du travail.
- Par l’entremise de multiples activités, de rencontres, d’expériences professionnelles et de stages, vous remplirez votre bagage de connaissances et mettrez en pratique vos compétences. Vous aurez une préparation supplémentaire pour affronter les défis et les exigences du monde de l’emploi.
Centre d’excellence universitaire
- Programme de navigateurs-pairs :
- Dans les mois précédant le début des études, chaque nouveau étudiant et nouvelle étudiante est jumelé(e) à un(e) étudiant(e) d’année supérieure de leur programme, afin qu’il ou elle puisse répondre à leurs questions.
- On encourage les nouveaux étudiants et les nouvelles étudiantes à communiquer avec leur navigatrice ou leur navigateur pour demander des renseignements sur le programme et des conseils sur la vie étudiante à l’Université Laurentienne.
- Calendrier à l’intention des parents :
- Pendant la fin de semaine d’emménagement, les parents reçoivent un calendrier de 8 mois qui souligne les dates importantes de l’année universitaire afin qu’ils et elles puissent suivre le déroulement avec leur étudiant(e).
- Pour chaque mois, le calendrier fait valoir des moyens d’appuyer leur étudiant(e) aux études et comprend les coordonnées des services étudiants.
- Publié en français et anglais.
- Séances d’orientation :
- Plusieurs séances sont tenues en français et en anglais au cours des semaines précédant le début de chaque trimestre.
- Pendant ces séances, les étudiant(e)s s’initient aux règlements scolaires, aux majeures et aux mineures, et aux services qui leur sont offerts.
- Pour plus de renseignements, communiquez avec le bureau d'Orientation.
- ACEX 1006 – Compréhension, apprentissage et enquête :
- Ce cours de 3 crédits vise à améliorer les compétences de rédaction, de calcul, d’études et de recherche.
- Ce cours examine les habitudes et comportements personnels et l’incidence qu’ils ont sur l’apprentissage.
- Rédaction universitaire :
- Devenus auteurs et chercheurs à l’université, les étudiant(e)s ont l’occasion d’améliorer leurs aptitudes à la rédaction avec un répétiteur ou une répétitrice tout en affirmant leur liberté universitaire.
- Il ne s’agit pas d’un service de correction.
- Recevez de l’aide avant, pendant et après la rédaction.
- Recevez de l’aide pour faire les références selon les styles APA, MLA, Vancouver ou Chicago et pour le formatage des travaux.
- Tutorat :
- Les étudiant(e)s et tutrices et tuteurs sont jumelés selon le code du cours.
- Les tutrices et tuteurs ont réussi le cours avec une moyenne minimale de 75 %.
- Toutes les tutrices et tous les tuteurs ont reçu une formation en matière de tutorat.
- Conseils aux études :
- Des rencontres privées et confidentielles sont disponibles sur rendez-vous ou à l’improviste.
- Explorez les grades et la combinaison de diplômes.
- Recevez de l’aide avec le changement de cours et de programme.
- Rapprochez les études à une carrière.
- Réalisez des connaissances sur l’obtention de majeures, de mineures et de spécialisations.
- Accédez la défense des droits et l’aide avec les appels de la population étudiante.
- Programme de transition (« LIFT ») :
- Ce programme de transition gratuit de 3 jours comprend une simulation de cours, une discussion de groupe avec la population étudiante et le corps professoral, des activités sociales et un aperçu des services de soutien.
- S’adresse aux étudiant(e)s qui suivent un programme d’enseignement individualisé.
- Tout au long de l’année, vous pouvez participer à des ateliers afin d’acquérir des compétences et stratégies rehaussant l’expérience d’apprentissage :
- Stratégies de réussite de tests
- Techniques pour la prise de notes efficaces
- Techniques d’étude
- Outils de gestion du temps
- Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, communiquez avec le programme « LIFT ».
- Date limite pour l’inscription : Août.
Université de l'Ontario français
Centre de réussite étudiante (CRÉ)
- Le CRÉ est un guichet unique où l’on retrouve tous les services offerts quant au soutien à l’apprentissage et à la vie universitaire.
- Le Service de soutien à l’enseignement et à l’apprentissage a pour mission de venir en aide aux membres du corps professoral et aux étudiantes et étudiants en organisant des ateliers sur diverses méthodes d’enseignement et d’apprentissage. Cela signifie que vous pourrez être accompagné-e en vue d’améliorer diverses compétences comme vos méthodes de travail, la lecture rapide, l'organisation du travail d’équipe et l'utilisation des outils pour l’apprentissage à distance.
- Le Service de l’expérience étudiante se charge quant à elle du parcours étudiant à l’UOF. Une personne sera toujours disponible pour répondre à vos questions sur l’un ou l’autre des aspects de votre expérience à l’UOF, que ce soit vos études, les services à votre disposition, les possibilités de bourses, vos questions par rapport aux débouchés professionnels et les activités socio-culturelles, notamment.
- Notre page web C’est parti! est une ressource de premier plan pour tout ce qui est en lien avec la vie étudiante pour débuter votre parcours universitaire du bon pied et continuer d’avoir du succès tout au long de vos études. Vous y trouverez de l’information sur :
- l’obtention de votre première carte étudiante
- gestion de vos études
- Service d’aide à l’inscription aux cours, ainsi que des ateliers et des séances d’information sur le campus.
Centre de mentorat international
- Soutien pour les étudiantes internationales et étudiants internationaux et en échange, y compris des ateliers pour s’adapter à la culture canadienne et l’apprentissage de techniques d’étude efficaces.
- Les mentors régionaux vous aident à trouver les services de soutien dont vous avez besoin, que ce soit sur le plan scolaire ou personnel.
Événements pour futures étudiantes et futurs étudiants
- Portes ouvertes et soirées d’informations. Venez nous rencontrer. Nos représentantes et représentants seront sur place pour répondre à vos questions.
Faculté des sciences – Ateliers, cours d’appoint, Centre d’aide et groupes d’étude
- Appui en mathématique et en sciences pour les étudiantes et étudiants du secondaire et du cégep lors de leur transition à l’université. Cours d’appoint offerts l’été.
- Appui en chimie, biochimie, mathématiques, biologie et physique pour les étudiantes et étudiants de première et deuxième année de la Faculté des sciences durant leur transition à l’université.
- Réseau de services et programmes gratuits pour bonifier l’apprentissage en classe des étudiantes et étudiants, y compris :
- les ateliers
- le Centre d’aide à la rédaction de travaux universitaires
- les groupes d’étude
- le mentorat
Mashkawazìwomagig : Centre des ressources autochtones
- Soutien pour les étudiantes et étudiants membres des Premières Nations, Métis et Inuits.
- Pour réussir, il faut bien se sentir. L’Université d’Ottawa tient à contribuer à votre santé physique et mentale et à tous les aspects de votre mieux-être global.
- Clavardez avec un pair
- Visitez le Salon du mieux-être
- Obtenez des services de counselling et santé mentale
- Participez à des activités de mieux-être
Service d’accessibilité – Service d’accommodements scolaires
- L’Université s’engage à offrir aux étudiantes et étudiants et aux futures étudiantes et futurs étudiants en situation de handicap des mesures d’adaptation académique pour leur assurer des chances égales d’accéder et de participer pleinement au milieu d’apprentissage dans la dignité et de façon autonome.
- Appui à la recherche, réservation de salles d’étude en groupe et appui à la publication.
- Le Syndicat Étudiant de l’Université d’Ottawa est aussi disponible pour vous aider :
Violence sexuelle : soutien et prévention
- L’Université d’Ottawa est résolue à cultiver un campus qui favorise le respect à l’égard de la dignité de chaque personne et une communauté universitaire exempte de harcèlement, de discrimination et de violence. Nous visons à faire de l’Université un milieu où chaque personne traite les autres avec respect, où la population étudiante, le corps professoral et le personnel se sentent en sécurité et où les survivantes de violence sexuelle obtiennent le soutien nécessaire en cas de besoin.
Université d'Ottawa – Université Saint-Paul
- Des conseillères et conseillers en rédaction et aux travaux scolaires vous présentent des stratégies et vous apprennent comment structurer, présenter et formater vos travaux, et éviter le plagiat.
- Des psychothérapeutes sont à votre disposition pour des consultations individuelles et personnelles dans un environnement strictement confidentiel afin de vous accompagner dans la résolution de vos difficultés.
- Offerts par la bibliothèque, ces ateliers vous aident dans la transition à l’université et dans la préparation d’examens, dissertations, etc.
- Information pour les nouvelles étudiantes et les nouveaux étudiants internationaux à l’Université Saint-Paul.
- Le bureau du recrutement vous offre une variété d’activités, tel que la Journée portes ouvertes et la semaine Votre avenir passe par l’USP, pour vous aider à naviguer nos programmes, nos conditions d’admission, le processus d’admission et nos services.
- Cette semaine remplie d’activités et de ressources vous aide à bien vous intégrer à la vie universitaire de l’Université Saint-Paul.
- Les accommodements scolaires offerts contribuent à la création d’un milieu inclusif par le développement de stratégies et la mise en œuvre de mesures visant à réduire l’impact des obstacles sur l’apprentissage des étudiant(e)s qui ont un problème de santé mentale ou physique, un handicap ou un trouble d’apprentissage.
Service des initiatives autochtones
- Le Service travaille à mettre en place un espace sécuritaire et pertinent afin de soutenir les étudiant(e)s autochtones (Premières Nations avec statut, sans statut, Métis et Inuits) tout au long de leur parcours.
Campus Glendon de l’Université York
Centre de carrière et de développement de compétences
- Conseils de recherche d'emploi
- Préparation aux études supérieures
- Sessions pratique d'entrevue
- Orientation professionnelle
- Rétroaction sur le CV ou la lettre de motivation
Centre de rédaction et de compétences
- Aide avec la grammaire
- Amélioration de vos aptitudes générales en français
- Aide individuelle aux travaux et aux devoirs en personne et en ligne
- Intégrité scolaire et le travail de citations
- Ateliers sur la rédaction académique en ligne
- Accompagnement dans le processus d'élaboration d’un texte écrit
- L’ÉE en salle de classe :
- L’accès au théâtre, aux ateliers d’art et aux laboratoires
- Les études de cas
- Les conférenciers
- Les activités de simulation
- L’ÉE dans la communauté :
- La recherche communautaire participative
- L’apprentissage par le biais du service communautaire
- L’ÉE en milieu de travail :
- L’ÉE à l’international :
- Les pôles expérientiels à Glendon :
- Free, 3-day program for university-bound students.
- Designed to ease the transition.
- Especially beneficial for students with learning disabilities.
- Help you reach your academic potential.
- Topics include: Note-taking, time management and studying.
- Open for 14 weeks in fall and winter semesters.
- Offers free writing instruction to help you improve your writing skills.
CHEM1P00 Introductory Chemistry
- Assists those with an insufficient background in chemistry to succeed in required year 1 CHEM 1F92.
- Can be applied toward degree as an elective credit.
- Tuition fees apply.
ExperienceBU and the Campus Wide Co-Curriculum (CWC)
- Through ExperienceBU, you can find and connect to clubs and organizations, events, workshops, communities, services and supports, and co-curricular experiences.
- The CWC is a collection of opportunities that are designed to help you make the most of your Brock experience.
- The CWC offers a "First Year Experience Track", designed to provide you with a starting point for getting involved outside of the classroom.
Hadiyaˀdagénhahs First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Centre
- Provides a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment for Aboriginal students and visitors to our campus.
- Assists all Aboriginal students, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit, make the transition to the Brock community, and provides support and resources to enhance academic success and cultural identity.
International Student Services
- Offers assistance to all international students at Brock through one-on-one appointments, webinars, virtual events and more.
- Provides guidance through all stages of applying to Brock, travelling to Canada and making the most of life on campus.
- Skills workshops, academic drop-in support, and tutoring throughout academic term. Available in-person and online.
- Online interactive skills tutorials and tip sheets in areas, such as essay writing, exam preparation, note-taking and time management.
- Free, drop-in help for students registered in first-year math courses.
- Discuss questions about course concepts or material with course-specific teaching assistants, who are available at select times each week.
Brock's Student Success Centre
- Offers online interactive skill tutorials on academic writing, grammar, numeracy and science that engage you through video, examples and game-like exercises. Includes modules that provide you with the fundamental skills needed for successful academic writing and mathematical operations.
- Free Academic-Zone that provides academic support to help you achieve your full potential in university and beyond (non-credit, registration required).
- Free workshops that support academic learning and study skills (non-credit, registration required).
- Tutoring (fees apply, non-credit, registration required).
- First-year orientation programs include: Smart Start, LEAP, BaseCamp and BU101.
- Incoming students learn about student supports and services, ways to be successful, how to make the most of campus life and the community, course registration support and more.
- Non-credit; registration required.
- A week of scheduled orientation activities, programs and supports that welcome you to the Brock community.
- Non-credit; registration and drop-in.
Centre for Indigenous Support and Community Engagement
- Provides a culturally safe space for dialogue and learning by nurturing a sense of belonging for Indigenous students.
- The Ojigkwanong Indigenous Student Centre, housed within the CII, is a space where First Nation, Métis and Inuit students can study, socialize and participate in academic and cultural programming.
Centre for Student Academic Support (CSAS)
- Free services for developing academic skills.
- Offers a variety of support programs to improve your academic performance.
- Available online.
- A week-long course designed to help prepare students coming into CHEM 1001.
- Summer delivery.
- For fees and registration details, consult our website.
- A 1-week course for first-year students developing and practicing problem solving skills in a computer science context.
- Summer delivery. Registration opens in June.
- For fees, consult our website.
- Connects you to online services that help you succeed professionally, personally and academically.
First-Year Engineering Support
- Free online tutoring via the Elsie MacGill Learning Centre for first-year engineering students, including help with core engineering, math and science courses.
- Free learning support workshops and one-on-one sessions on topics like note-taking, research skills, citation and referencing, lab reports, learning strategies, balancing school and work, and time management.
- Topics offered online.
Mathematics and Statistics Learning Assistance Program
- Free support of first-year mathematics and statistics courses.
- Provides learning support and solutions to homework questions through assistance videos.
- A 1-week online refresher course for first-year students entering degree programs at Carleton with a math component.
- Summer delivery.
- For fees and registration details, consult our website.
- An online resource designed to help guide you through each phase of your undergraduate degree along a path to graduation that is right for you.
- Free online and in-person group sessions for individual subjects.
Science Student Success Centre
- Provides a wide range of support for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science, including mentoring, workshops and activities to help improve academic performance and enhance personal success.
- One of your first stops when you arrive at Carleton University! Supports your successful transition to university life by preparing you to achieve personal, social and academic goals.
- Offers CU 1001 - Your Start to Student Life at Carleton, a free online bundled mini-course experience that provides you with a focused introduction to the Carleton community and prepares you for your journey as future Ravens.
- Offers continued support through your time at Carleton through leadership development, transitional support programming and events that encourage your engagement (programs offered online, some require registration).
- Offers summer, fall, winter and academic orientation (virtual programming, registration required).
- Free service that supports your academic writing.
- In-person and online appointments available.
University of Guelph
- Science Commons, a dedicated space for chemistry and physics teaching assistants (TAs) to help students enrolled in UG CHEM and PHYS courses.
- The library offers many resources to help you prepare for and write exams.
- Provides assistance to help you enhance your skills and academic performance.
- Our professional staff, peer helpers and student athlete mentors provide information, individual and small group assistance, workshops and in-class sessions dealing with:
- Time management, project management and balancing life and academics
- Presentation and speaking skills, including poster presentations
- Controlling procrastination and perfectionism
- Exam preparation
- Working in groups
- Critical reading and learning from texts
- Learning in large lectures
- Concentration and memory enhancement
- Collaborative programs and partnerships:
- Engineering Peer Helpers
- Indigenous Learning Peer Helpers
- Learning Support for Science Students (LS3)
- Residence Life Staff Academic Support
- Studying Support
- Supported Learning Groups (SLGs)
- Peer-led study groups in historically challenging courses. They give you a more in-depth understanding of the course content as you learn in a small online group format.
- Academic Action Program
- A one-to-one academic coaching program to help you enhance your academic potential.
- Student Athlete Mentorship (SAM):
- Book an appointment for advice and information about developing effective strategies and study approaches for different types of courses and for ideas on how to create an Academic Action Plan.
- Appointments are free and confidential.
- The Math & Stats Learning Centre is a drop-in space where a team of tutors can help you understand and solve course work problems.
Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
- Facilitates a variety of programs and services to assist students with disabilities to participate fully in university life and maximize campus accessibility.
- SAS is for students who experience all types of disabilities, including (but not limited to) ADD/ADHD, hearing, learning, medical, mobility, psychological/emotional and vision.
- Available to full-time or part-time, graduate and undergraduate students.
- The SAS also has a number of services available to students with temporary disabilities.
- You become eligible for our programs and services when you register with the SAS and provide documentation to support your disability.
- We are with you from start to finish during your time as a Gryphon. We focus on you as a person, helping you to leverage your skills and strengths to live and learn at university. Some of our programs include:
- Bounce Back – An optional program for first- and second-year students who struggled with their academics in their first semester.
- STARTonTrack – For you if you want to start your first semester off right by planning ahead.
Supported Learning Groups (SLG)
- Free course-specific support outside of classes that is available for regular or drop-in attendance.
- Depending on the course, SLGs may be offered virtually, face to face, or a hybrid of both formats.
- University staff and trained upper-year undergraduate students help you succeed in historically challenging courses.
- Sessions are peer-led study groups that review course material and demonstrate new approaches to difficult concepts.
- We offer writing appointments, workshops and help in all aspects of writing:
- Citations and bibliographies
- Grammar and style
- Writing specific types of papers
- Writing papers in different disciplines
- We offer free, confidential, individual and group writing appointments to help you improve your writing.
- Writing appointments can be pre-booked or you can drop in for a same-day writing appointment.
- English as an Additional Language Support.
University of Guelph-Humber
Services are offered by the University of Guelph-Humber and Humber College.
- Speak with a program-specific Career Services Coordinator for personalized career advice.
- Whether you are looking for a job, working on your resumé, developing networking skills or defining your career goals, we can help.
First Year Experience (FYE) Program
- Your FYE Leader will mentor and support you as you adjust to being a university student.
- Throughout the summer, receive information about important dates, campus resources and tips for success.
- Meet other first-year students in your program, both online and at Orientation, and attend social events and FYE sessions to make the most of your first year.
- Sessions that help you,your family members and supporters with the transition from secondary to postsecondary education.
- Topics include: Course selection, financial services and wellness supports.
- LSPs are current students who are available to offer support and provide general information about programs, assist with course selection, provide direction in the area of academic resources and personal support services and inform you of policies and procedures.
- LSPs also offer a series of Learning Skills Workshops, such as:
- Exam preparation
- Reading and note-taking
- Time management
- Memory strategies
- Stress management
- Presentation skills
- You can receive support in math, including specific resources, workshops and related activities.
- Connect with other incoming students at this fun, students-only, official welcome to life at the University.
- We will get you set for classes and show you how to get involved.
- Offers one-on-one assistance for students having difficulties in specific courses.
- Meet with your program-specific Placement Coordinator to help with your questions and plans for your placement or internship.
- Provides new students with disabilities with resources and information to assist in transitioning to postsecondary studies.
- Students can explore services, learn about accessing academic accommodations and meet returning students registered with Accessible Learning Services.
- Whether you want to work on your thesis development, essay structure, research skills or points of grammar, our friendly staff offer personalized instruction on an appointment basis.
- Free undergraduate tutoring and writing support services in a wide variety of academic disciplines.
- Drop-in hours and appointment times available throughout the academic year.
- Seminars and workshops on academic writing, avoiding plagiarism, referencing and citations take place throughout the year.
- Offers resumé and cover letter review, interview and job searching assistance, career exploration services and assessments, and mentorship programs.
- Offers 6 career fairs serving a variety of disciplines between both campuses.
- Provides networking opportunities with employers.
- Free pre-orientation program that helps you get a head start on preparing for the transition to university.
- Work one-on-one with our advisors to get personalized assistance with course registration and prepare for the start of the new year.
- Register or drop in.
- Located in the heart of the Thunder Bay campus.
- Find English-language classes and all international student services.
- Connect with other students in the International Lounge, where you can relax between classes.
Orientation Activities (Students)
- Participate in free, comprehensive, interactive and fun events at Orientation.
- Topics include: Academic success from day 1, accessing student support services, health and safety, and opportunities to get involved.
- No registration required.
Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
- Coordinates services and facilitates the provision of reasonable academic accommodations for students with permanent or temporary disabilities and/or medical conditions.
- SAS staff collaborate with students, staff and faculty to develop strategies for a successful learning experience while maintaining the academic standards and integrity of the University.
- A convenient way to conduct all academic business and receive the best advice on achieving an academic goal.
- Get help with course selection, navigating the student portal, myInfo and more.
- Dedicated Student Central Professionals are available to answer all your questions from the start of your academic journey through to graduation.
- Drop in and book a session on most days.
- Includes Orientation and transition programming.
- Connect with a Student Success Advisor to discover resources and strategies to help you achieve academic success.
- Connect with the Co-op Officer for support with the co-operative education program.
- Academic skills workshops: Note-taking and time management, reading textbooks effectively, exam preparation and study strategies.
- Free student support fairs that encourage and connect you with the wide variety of on-campus services available to support your success.
- Fairs happen throughout the academic year.
- Register in advance or drop in.
- Academic Skills Workshops:
- Being an Online Learner
- Reading Academic Articles and Textbooks
- Note-taking for University
- Time Management and Beating Procrastination
- Setting Goals for Success
- Study Smarter, Not Harder
- Mastering the Multiple Choice Test
- Mastering Short Answer Questions
- Communication Skills Workshops:
- Improved Presentations
- Effective Group Work
- Online Learning Support:
- A comprehensive web page featuring information, guidance, tips, tools and resources to support your academic performance online.
- SSC Virtual Front Desk Live Chat:
- Get answers to questions about SSC programs and services. The live chat is open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 2 pm.
- Writing Skills Workshops:
- Making the Most of Your Sources
- University Essays 101
- Writing a Clear, Concise and Contentious Thesis Statement
- Strategies for Essay Revision
- Taking Research Notes
- How To Write a Lab Report
- Connects you with resources, staff and strategies to help you achieve academic success.
- As a registered participant, you are connected with a dedicated member of the Academic Success Team to help you develop a personalized Academic Success Plan. Together you will review your successes and challenges, and be connected to appropriate support services.
- The program offers workshops and opportunities to reflect on your success and ongoing challenges with the goal of positively impacting your university experience.
- Registration required.
- Supports students with permanent and temporary disabilities and strives to provide an accessible, barrier-free learning environment.
BIOL 1911 – Introduction to Biology
- First-year biology course equivalent to SBI4U.
- You can count this course for credit.
- Tuition fees apply.
CHEM 1911 – Introduction to Basic Chemistry
- First-year chemistry course equivalent to SCH4U.
- You can count this course for credit.
- Tuition fees apply.
- Student Learning Coordinators available for same-day, 15-minute appointments about math, statistics, academic writing and citation/referencing skills, time management tools, note-taking tips, and research, organization, test/exam and general study strategies.
- Academic Dons available for drop-in appointments if you live in residence. They are trained to help you on a one-on-one basis with general academic skills, such as study strategies, note-taking and time management skills, and more.
- Registration required.
- Provides support, programming and orientation to both international degree-seeking students and short-term exchange students who choose to study at Nipissing.
MATH 1911 – Finite Mathematics
- First-year math course equivalent to a 4U Math.
- You can count this course for credit.
- Tuition fees apply.
MATH 1912 – Elementary Calculus
- First-year math course equivalent to MCV4U.
- You can count this course for credit.
- Tuition fees apply.
MATH 1922 – Mathematics of Data Management
- First-year math course equivalent to MDM4U.
- You can count this course for credit.
- Tuition fees apply.
- A full-day orientation program that introduces you and your supporters to the academic expectations of Nipissing University, highlights the services and programs available to you and integrates you and your supporters into the Laker community.
- Fees may apply, registration required.
- The NU Gateway program ensures that you feel connected to the Lakers community and have a successful transition to university life.
- The program is currently being updated. Visit the website for the most up-to-date information.
- Is a campus-wide outreach and prevention program focused on your mental and emotional well-being.
- Aims to increase your understanding of mental and emotional challenges you may face during your time at university and your knowledge about support services available.
- Engages you in awareness services and skill-building events that are designed around campus needs.
- Enriches your student experience by helping you navigate life as a Laker and your university journey.
- Provides a Student Success Coordinator to help you navigate the 3 core pillars that you will engage with: Academic Success, Engagement and Self-Development, and Career Development.
- Invites you to return, tuition-free, for up to 30 additional credits if you are an active participant in the NU Promise Program and 6 months after completing your 4-year undergraduate degree program with a 70% GPA and all required elements of the program, you have not secured career-related employment.
- Includes an outreach campaign that provides you with the opportunity to let the University know if you would like support or information about a service on campus.
- Includes an early alert program that provides timely support to students who may be facing challenges that are negatively impacting their success.
- Provides opportunities for student appreciation, community development and engagement.
- Facilitates the provision of one-on-one peer-led tutoring sessions for course-specific help.
- Pairs you with a peer who has demonstrated competence in that particular course in the past.
- Fees may apply.
- Available specifically for varsity athletes.
- Provides each team with a REAL TALK point person to connect with if you are struggling and need to discuss and connect with available supports.
Sexual Violence Prevention and Education
- Builds awareness about sexual violence and gender-based violence on campus.
- Provides accessible supports and services for those affected by sexual and/or gender-based violence.
- Provides access to training and workshops.
- Works to support you in achieving positive mental and emotional wellness.
- Provides you with a supportive, non-judgemental, goal-oriented relationship to collaboratively develop a service navigation plan while focusing on your goals and individualized needs.
- Referral-based service.
Student Learning and Transitions
- Offers services and programs to help you engage in your academic studies and student life.
- Teaches essential academic skills and study techniques that will help you effectively express your intelligence, apply your knowledge and communicate your ideas.
- Facilitates activities and programs to build a peer support network and engaged Laker community, and to support you throughout your multiple transitions in, through and out of your academic career.
- Staff, student leaders and faculty advisors collaborate to create a series of workshops on various topics relevant to your success.
- Focuses on relaying best practices to support you in your successful transition to Nipissing University.
- Topics may include:
- Time management
- Exam preparation
- Stress management
- Career development
UNIV 1011 – Academic Success: Theory and Practice
- Introductory course that helps you understand and integrate effectively in to the university environment, through the development of attitudes, skills and knowledge that promote success in higher education.
- You can count this course for credit.
- Tuition fees apply.
- Provides support for students in the exploration of ideas and approaches for writing, research, critical thinking, studio process and academic study.
- Provides comprehensive information and tutorials with respect to OCAD University’s mandatory laptop programs and various technology platforms, including student email, print accounts and the course learning management system (Canvas).
- Participate in orientation to technology, as well as online technology training.
- The Dorothy H. Hoover Library offers one-on-one research assistance and conducts seminars and workshops to help you find, retrieve and evaluate information sources.
- Orientation activities welcome you to the OCAD U community.
Planning Your Courses and Preparing to Register
- These information sessions will teach you how to use your program guide, plan courses and register, and orient you to our student portal, website, student information systems and other tools and services you’ll be using during your time at OCAD U.
Student Accessibility Services
- In addition to providing year-round learning support and academic accommodations to students with disabilities, Student Accessibility Services offers transition programs for new students with disabilities who will be attending OCAD University.
Ontario Tech University
Accessibility Summer Transition Programming
- Program for incoming students with documented disabilities.
- Understand the real differences between high school, college and university.
- Learn about self-advocacy and how to use your strengths.
- Become immersed in the software you will use every day in our technology-enriched learning environment.
- Learn tried-and-true strategies to make the most of your university experience.
- Meet key staff who will provide academic and learning support.
- Become familiar with the campus and the Oshawa area.
- Offered throughout August.
- Registration required.
Faculty Registration Information Sessions
- Registration for our unique programs is not the same for every student; we offer faculty- and program-specific information sessions.
- Designed to give you all the information you need to successfully register for your courses.
- Live sessions are offered throughout the summer and are run by your faculty’s academic advising team.
- Promotes academic and personal success by providing insight about what it will be like to be a student at our university.
- Meet fellow classmates, faculty and staff, learn strategies for attending university lectures and discuss what makes your university experience unique.
- Free, interactive sessions that provide you with a recap of foundational academic concepts for your program.
- Learn about study skills and time management, and develop effective strategies to be successful in university.
- Non-credit; registration required.
- We strongly recommend the sessions and offer specialized programming for all programs.
- Offered in the summer.
- Fosters a culture of inclusivity and support throughout your postsecondary journey and beyond.
- The program ensures you have the opportunity to connect with the mentorship community, receive support and engage with your peers.
- Peer Leader Mentoring program goals include:
- Establishing an inclusive and welcoming community of peers that cultivates a network and culture of mentorship.
- Providing support and guidance through various transitions in your postsecondary journey, from acceptance to post-graduation.
- Engaging you in personal growth, lifelong learning and leadership opportunities through flexible, experiential programming that leverages the development of interpersonal, academic and professional skills.
- Creating a unified mentorship network that fosters respectful, interdisciplinary connections between individual peer programs and provides opportunities for collaborative programming.
- Ontario Tech’s largest transition program, geared toward students who are beginning classes in September.
- Prepare for success in your first year by learning from upper-year students who volunteer their time to welcome you to the university community.
- Ridgeback Orientation will provide you with opportunities to:
- familiarize yourself with the campus.
- learn how to get the most from your university experience.
- meet new friends, faculty and staff.
- participate in engaging activities and traditions, unique to Ontario Tech.
- Offered at the beginning of September.
Academic Counselling and Tutoring Resources
- Information about academic support through counselling and tutoring resources.
Q Success: A First-Year Experience Program
- Offers regular events and one-on-one mentoring aimed to help you develop the skills you need to succeed academically, personally and socially.
Student Academic Success Services
- Offers academic support to help you develop your skills in critical thinking, reading, learning, studying, writing and self-management.
Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources
- Helps you:
- Prepare effectively for new academic expectations.
- Prepare for potential personal stresses and academic pressure points during first year.
- Make the most of services and resources to support student learning and academic success.
- Anticipate important academic dates and deadlines.
- Navigate administrative processes, including academic registration and financial accounts.
- Get tips for staying healthy and getting involved in the campus community.
- You participate in a 1-day program in summer; there are specific dates for each faculty.
Welcome and Orientation for International Students
- 1-day program for international students new to Queen’s.
Welcome Day for Indigenous Students
- Offers incoming students a chance to meet other Indigenous students by allowing first-year and transfer Indigenous students the opportunity to move in to residences 1 day early.
University of Toronto
Engineering Academic Success Centre
- Free academic assistance for Engineering students.
- For first-year students.
- Variety of options for all interests.
- Academic and extracurricular opportunities.
- For all registered students.
- Drop-in centres for all Arts and Science students.
- Tutors available on a one-on-one basis.
- During the school year.
- Free service.
- This course teaches the material required for first-year calculus.
- In-class instruction, 2 times/week.
- Fee: $600.
- Takes place your first week on campus.
- Includes a variety of events to help familiarize yourself with all the programs and services U of T has to offer.
- A fun way to get involved and meet new people.
- Starting Point, previously known as the Blueprint program, is a build-your-own-experience program that introduces you to all that U of T has to offer and will set you up for success during your first year.
- My First Six Weeks is a workshop series designed to help you transition smoothly to life as a U of T student. The program features 6 weekly workshops that will help you develop your academic skills, learn about helpful campus resources, explore exciting involvement opportunities and gain new insights about yourself.
University of Toronto – Mississauga
Academic Culture and English Program
- For students who require additional English-language skills training.
- Discover the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) campus and meet new friends as you become prepared for your first week of classes.
- Interactive sessions featuring senior student panels, course instructors and simulated classroom experiences that introduce you to university expectations.
- EagleConnect pre-arrival transition program
- LAUNCH mentorship sessions
- Parent & Family Program
- A comprehensive guide outlining all of the necessary steps to prepare you for a successful start to your university experience.
- A program for parents and families of new UTM students to learn about the transition into life at UTM.
Pre-Arrival Information for International Students
- Information and resources for international students transitioning to life in Canada.
- An annual week of LGBTQ-focused programming across all 3 campuses of U of T during the month of September.
- Get to know your new home, neighbours and residence community.
Summer Academic Skills Institute (S.A.S.I.)
- Comprehensive learning skills program for students with disabilities.
- Academic & International Learning Supports
- Assistance & Services
- Equity & Inclusivity
- Leadership & Involvement
University of Toronto – Scarborough
- English-language development for students whose first language is not English.
First Year Learning Communities
- The First Year Learning Communities Program is a registered program that groups you with other students by your program of study to help you find a sense of community within your academic programs or shared identities. Available for first-year Arts and Science students.
First Year Learning Integration Program (FLIP) for Management Students
- FLIP is for incoming Bachelor of Business Administration students looking to get a head start in their first year. We have a great program lined up for you. This is a free program open to all first-year Management students.
First Year Transition Program: Summer StartUp
- AccessAbility Services offers a summer transition program and monthly Traction Sessions to support incoming students with disabilities. This immersive program aims to help students in navigating their first year at the University of Toronto Scarborough, as well as build academic and learning strategies that are beneficial in university, such as reading, note-taking and time management.
- An engaging and interactive virtual academic orientation hosted by the Academic Advising & Career Centre to help you transition to studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
Math & Statistics Learning Centre
- Aims to improve your proficiency in various subjects of mathematics and statistics.
Next Steps to Inclusive Excellence
- Provides resources as you prepare for the fall of your first year at U of T Scarborough.
Self-guided Online Learning Resources
- Take advantage of our self-guided online learning resources to prepare for your first-year courses.
- Modules include:
Toronto Metropolitan University (anciennement Ryerson University)
- The First-Year Engineering Office hosts transition and orientation initiatives throughout the summer to promote the successful transition from high school to Toronto Met Engineering.
- Meet with upper-year engineering students from across all 8 Engineering disciplines to help guide you before the start of school.
- Engineering Boost courses in Physics, Math and Computer Programming to introduce you to concepts taught in your first-year courses (not for credit).
- Pre-orientation events and campus tours to meet and connect with fellow incoming engineering students.
- Game nights, sports competitions, scavenger hunts and more — numerous social events offered throughout the summer and academic year.
- Get Ready: Summer Jumpstart is a summer transition program that takes place between July and August for incoming Toronto Met students that features 5 key modules:
- Community Ready
- Math Ready
- Study Ready
- Wellness Ready
- Writing Ready
- Get Ready: Summer Jumpstart’s main goal is to help all incoming Toronto Met students feel confident and prepared for their first semester.
- With students from more than 140 countries, International Student Support (ISS) helps the international community at Toronto Met in reaching their academic, personal and professional goals.
- ISS works to:
- welcome and support newcomers in adjusting to life in Canada.
- build a sense of belonging for the international community at Toronto Met.
- connect international students and newcomers to the Toronto Met and Toronto communities.
- Our team offers:
- one-on-one personal development appointments.
- group or one-on-one immigration advising.
- programs tailored to community building, exploring and learning about new cultures.
- health insurance for international students.
- We offer a wealth of learning support services in written and oral communication, literacy, numeracy and academic skills through one-on-one appointments, group tutoring, peer support, workshops and events for all students at Toronto Met.
- You can access the following resources through Learning Support:
- Math & Computer Science Support
- Study Skills & Transition Support
- Writing & Language Support
- Graduate Student Support
- Examples of programs include:
- Our Academic Edge program will help you to build core learning skills and set academic and personal goals in an encouraging and supportive peer community.
- Supported Learning Groups for traditionally difficult first-year courses.
- Peer Academic Coaches, upper-year students who deliver one-on-one academic skills support.
SHIFT: Transition Program for Incoming Students with Disabilities
- Summer transition program for students with disabilities who are heading to any postsecondary institution in Ontario.
- We provide information to students and parents/support persons about navigating Academic Accommodation Support (AAS).
- You can connect with students with similar experiences, explore the learning strategy and assistive technology support resources available, and more.
- Parent/support persons information sessions are also available.
- Register on the SHIFT website.
Spanning the Gaps – Access to Postsecondary Education
- Holistic and innovative transitional programming with accessible pathways to postsecondary education.
- Designed for adults and young people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience postsecondary education.
- Pathways build academic capacity through a strong community of students, staff and alumni, built on the principles of academic foundations, holistic support, diversity, inclusion and community engagement.
- Programs that cater to learners who have the motivation, potential and stability required to be successful in postsecondary education but have educational gaps and/or lack the formal admission requirements.
Ted Rogers School of Management – Fit For Business
- Fit for Business (FFB) is a transition program that helps first-year Ted Rogers School of Management students get connected, stay informed and become engaged. Making friends can feel daunting when starting your first year at university, and that is why FFB includes TedPacks.
- In the first semester of university, first-year students are individually placed into a TedPack.
- TedPacks are small groups of about 45 students that all share the same class schedule with one another, creating a community for you to connect and make friends from around the world.
- You will have the opportunity to gain student leadership experience in your first year by applying to become a TedPack Leader for your own TedPack and receiving mentorship from upper-year students.
Academic Skills Resources
- Offering in-person and online instruction and resources in writing and the study skills required for success at university. These include:
- Grammar and composition
- Critical reading and thinking
- Listening and note-taking
- Time management
- Essay writing
- Science writing and laboratory reports
- Research and citation
- Exam preparation
- Academic Skills Resources - Peterborough Campus
- Academic Skills Resources - Durham GTA Campus
- Supports your career development through free appointments, workshops, online resources and opportunities to connect with employers and recruiters.
- Careerspace - Peterborough Campus
- Careerspace - Durham GTA Campus
- Trent Counselling Services offers confidential, individual therapy appointments and crisis counselling, and group drop-in workshops for students interested in accessing emotional and mental health support from counsellors.
- Counselling Services - Peterborough Campus
- Counselling Services - Durham GTA Campus
- Online resources to help you navigate building your timetable.
- Course Registration - Peterborough Campus
- Course Registration - Durham GTA Campus
First Peoples House of Learning (Indigenous Student Resources)
- Cultural services and supports for a diverse community of Indigenous learners (First Nations Status, Non-Status, Métis and Inuit).
- Offers a collaboration with students to support academic success, personal development and leadership potential.
- First Peoples House of Learning - Peterborough Campus
- First Peoples House of Learning - Durham GTA Campus
- Academic and social integration sessions for all incoming students.
- Specialized sessions and partnerships with Academic Skills, Colleges, First Peoples House of Learning and Trent International.
- With the use of an online app, upper-year students act as peer mentors.
- Peterborough Orientation
- Durham GTA Orientation
Peer Supports and Academic Mentoring
- Exploring services and resources on campus
- Discovering strategies for success
- One-on-one mentoring
- Study groups
- Peer Supports and Academic Mentoring - Peterborough Campus
- Peer Supports and Academic Mentoring - Durham GTA Campus
Student Accessibility Services
- Individualized accommodation planning and advising.
- Referrals to on- and off-campus services and supports.
- Consultation to students, faculty and staff on disability, accessibility and accommodation matters.
- Student Accessibility Services - Peterborough Campus
- Student Accessibility Services - Durham GTA Campus
- List of student resources:
- Supporting international students with academic advising, housing, finances, health insurance, cultural transition, immigration and many other challenges.
- Workshops and advising to support the hundreds of international students who choose to study at Trent each year.
University of Waterloo
- Designs and facilitates academic accommodation plans if you have a permanent, temporary or suspected disability.
- Removes barriers and builds your capacity for personal success by working with you, your instructor and others to ensure your accommodation plan is successfully implemented.
- Provides confidential primary medical care and mental health services using an inclusive, connected and collaborative approach.
- A fun opportunity to connect with your classmates, experience the unique traditions of Waterloo and your faculty, get familiar with your new community and learn more about what Waterloo has to offer.
- We offer programming and events for international students.
- Parents and supporters are invited to a live chat as part of Waterloo Ready.
- Our parent and supporter guide offers tips for parents about what to expect when their child starts university.
- A monthly email newsletter is available for parents and supporters of first-year students.
- Your UWaterloo life is just 1 click away. Find all the resources and supports you need to be successful at UWaterloo.
- The road to success isn’t a straight line. The Student Success Office provides resources to help you reach your goals.
- Boost your academic skills with peer success coaching, Warrior study halls and online learning resources.
- Lead with confidence and build more than just your resumé with the Student Leadership Program.
- Feel at home in Canada with the international peer community and free immigration consulting.
- Connect to the world through an international exchange.
- Waterloo Ready is a transition program for new Waterloo students.
- It gives you the opportunity to connect with other students, learn insider tips and access resources to successfully navigate your first year – and all before the school year begins!
Writing and Communication Centre
- Appointments, online workshops, English conversation circles and more to help you work through all stages of the communication process.
Brescia University College, Huron University College, King’s University College
Academic Support and Engagement
- Academic Support and Engagement supports your academic, personal and professional growth. When you participate in our programming and receive support from our team, you:
- discover and develop your strengths,
- establish your academic identity,
- engage in leadership and learning opportunities and
- build the confidence and competence you need to thrive.
- Careers & Experience helps you deepen your academic learning and actively plan for personal and professional growth through:
- Health & Wellness Services provides professional and confidential services, free of charge, if you need assistance meeting your personal, social and academic goals. Services include consultation, referral, groups and workshops, and brief, change-oriented psychotherapy.
- Health & Wellness Services offers an appointment-based medical clinic for all registered part-time and full-time students at Western and affiliated colleges.
Student Affairs (King’s University College)
- Student Affairs is concerned with the quality of student life and learning outside the classroom. Some supports we offer include:
Student Life Centre (Brescia University College)
- Focuses on student development and learning at Brescia.
Student Life and Support Services (Huron University College)
- Focuses on student development and learning at Huron.
- The Scotiabank Career Accelerator Program is a multi-tiered program that enables you to earn a designation after completing training modules, workshops and hands-on experience that will distinguish you as a workforce-savvy, emerging leader.
- The Writing Services Centre supports your writing and communication development, as well as targeted academic course support through free, one-on-one writing and content tutoring guided by peer tutors, English-language learning specialists and graduate fellows.
Student Support & Case Management
- The Office of Student Support & Case Management helps students, who are experiencing challenges, thrive by facilitating a coordinated response at the individual and community level. We support students with navigating resources and making informed decisions.
Summer Academic Orientation (SAO) (Main Campus) and Other Transition Programming
- Through SAO, you will:
- Receive one-to-one course advising and personalized assistance with timetabling and course registration.
- Through Community Connections, you will:
- Meet other first-year and upper-year student leaders from your faculty.
- Learn about important campus resources and supports.
- Complete an individualized assessment to help you understand your strengths and areas of improvement pertaining to the academic transition to university.
- Through SmartStart, you will:
- develop and enhance learning skills and strategies.
- reinforce key concepts from high school courses to set you up for success in first year.
- Through the Academic Success Program, you will:
- be matched with upper-year peer leaders who provide mentorship, wayfinding and academic skills development.
Summer Academic Orientation (SAO) (King’s University College)
- SAO at King’s is a program for new students that runs from June-August each year. During this appointment, you will:
- learn about course selection, graduation requirements and support services available on campus.
- receive one-on-one course/program selection counselling.
- receive assistance with preparing your timetable and course registration.
Summer Orientation Days (SOD) (Brescia University College)
- Brescia’s SOD will prepare you for the transition to university. We want to help you and your family get a better sense of the changes, challenges and bold new experiences that await you in September.
- During your SOD, you will have the chance to learn about academic choices, student services and financial aid. You will attend a first-year course advising appointment to select your courses and map out your timetable.
Summer Orientation and Academic Registration (SOAR) (Huron University College)
- SOAR sessions help you select your courses for September, tour campus and acquaint yourself with faculty, staff and current students. Registration will begin in May for these sessions that occur in June and July.
- Through these sessions, you can learn more about residence, student life and all the resources available to you at Huron.
- Provides transformative educational opportunities for all students.
- Through intentional educational opportunities, Western contributes to a more supportive, inclusive and thriving campus that empowers you to achieve your full potential.
- Resources and education/training programs include:
- International & Exchange Student Centre
- English Conversation Program
- Global Cafe, where international and Canadian students connect, share and learn.
- Immigration, Visas and Permits
- International Orientation & Arrival Activities, including a Welcome Centre, where you can receive information and support from upper-year students and city resources for settlement.
- International Peer Guide Program
- International Student Advising
- Social Events and Trips
- International Learning collaborates with international partners and the Western community to develop, promote and support a broad range of activities that cultivate global-ready graduates, and a community of globally engaged faculty and staff.
- Global and Intercultural Engagement Honour
- Global at Home
- Go Abroad
- International Learning Funding Opportunities
- Leadership and Learning Opportunities
- Domestic and international student connections.
- Inter-cultural skill development for all students through volunteer and student leadership positions.
- Safe Abroad
Wilfrid Laurier University
- Accessible learning support is available to full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students who have a permanent or temporary disability. Build your academic accommodation plan and learn more about the various programs and services available to you as a Laurier student by participating in the Golden Hawk’s Orientation to Accessible Learning (GOAL).
Laurier 101: New Student Orientation & Transition
- Laurier 101 is a campus-wide, incoming student program that supports you from the time you accept your offer until the first week of classes and beyond.
- The Laurier 101 program includes:
- Registration Webinars: Hosted every year in early June, the webinars provide guidance and support as you choose your courses and design your first-year class schedule.
- Summer Webinar Series: Offered throughout the summer, the webinars will highlight the differences between high school and university. Sessions will provide you with an opportunity to connect with senior students, staff and faculty, and learn more about campus resources and extracurricular opportunities.
- Hawk Talks: Chat with senior students to gain insights about what it is really like to be a Laurier Golden Hawk.
- Orientation Week: Helps you navigate your first week at Laurier. Through a combination of academic and social activities, Orientation Week introduces you to your program, campus resources and extracurricular opportunities, and shows you what it means to be a Golden Hawk.
- Math & Statistics Learning Support: Aids you in the transition from high school to university-level mathematics. Supports include weekly homework sessions, drop-in help, mock tests, exam reviews and diagnostic and review services to refresh your knowledge of fundamental math skills.
- TriAGe: Helps prepare you if you plan to enroll in an entry-level university calculus course by reinforcing fundamental skills in trigonometry, algebra and geometry. TriAGe is available online throughout the summer and both in class and online throughout the summer.
- Writing Services: Help you develop the writing skills needed to succeed in your academic studies. Writing support includes one-on-one writing appointments with a student or professional staff member, on-campus, in-class and online writing workshops, and online writing resources.
- Study Skills & Course Support: Enhances your academic life through the promotion of effective learning strategies and study skills that you need to succeed academically. Services include individual and small-group consultations, on-campus, in-class, in-residence and online workshops, and academic success programs for varsity athletes, Indigenous students and academically at-risk students.
- A centralized resource for all student wellness services and support, including physical health services, mental wellness support and counselling. Laurier’s student health care plan covers services provided through appointment and drop-in hours.
- Located centrally on campus within steps of student residences and academic buildings.
University of Windsor
- Bounce Back is a program designed to support you if you are struggling to find success during your postsecondary experience.
Bridge to University for Individuals with Learning Disabilities (BUILD)
- BUILD is a 5-day, pre-fall semester program that eases the transition to university for students with documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD.
- Explore the unique opportunities and challenges faced by students with learning disabilities.
- Learn about the services and supports available through Student Accessibility Services.
- Discover valuable techniques, strategies and technologies to help maximize learning potential.
English Language Improvement Program
- The Centre for English Language Development is your hub for academic, professional and recreational language training.
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Mentorship Program
- Student mentors receive training to act as peer-learning facilitators in certain first-year classes.
- Transform First Year: Transform provides you with the academic skills that you will need to start first-year through a series of modules relating to academic success.
Faculty of Engineering: WINONE
- Through the WINONE office, we will promote a positive learning experience and environment for all of our first-year students.
- Whether your transition is from high school, a local or international college or university, our WINONE first-year office is here to guide you in this new and demanding environment.
- Dedicated, highly skilled faculty, clinical instructors, staff and an enthusiastic student body enhance the education experience of UWindsor nursing students by offering a variety of support services, which include, but are not limited to:
- Peer mentors (Nursing Lab)
- First-year support and tutoring
- Academic and career advising
- Student counselling services
Head Start Orientation – Student Success Centre
- Summer orientation for incoming undergraduate students starting their studies in September.
- Learn about the differences between high school and university and the skills needed to be successful in a university environment.
- Become acquainted with physical campus and the location of your first year classes.
- Connect with other incoming and upper-year students in your program.
- Interact with faculty and program advisors within your faculty.
- Finalize course registration.
- Take UwinCARD photo.
- Buy a parking pass.
- Purchase your first piece of campus swag!
- Sign the Class of 2024 banner.
- Enter the daily draw to win a $500 tuition award.
- Separate parent and family orientation.
Human Kinetics: Kin-One First Year Experience Program
- First-year Human Kinetics students are automatically members of the Kin-One First Year Experience Program.
- The KinOne First Year Experience program is designed to help you get comfortable on campus, connect with other students, and start to think of Kinesiology as a home away from home. The KinOne program helps first-year students transition to university by providing an instant network of peer support.
- Suitcase to Backpack is a 6-week transition program run each semester for newly arrived international students. It runs 9 am-noon on Fridays and covers areas of interest and importance for new students in Canada including employment, police services, landlord-tenant issues, academic integrity, etc.
- Mentoring program for new students runs each semester.
- Softlanding is a transition arrival program where newly arrived students learn about being a UWindsor student and are provided a guided campus tour by current international student volunteers.
Learning Centres – Faculty of Science
- Various Learning Centres are a valuable resource for students taking science courses at the University of Windsor:
- Chemistry & Physics Resource Centre
- Computer Science Resource Centre
- Earth and Environmental Sciences Resource Centre
- Economics Help Centre
- Math Resource Centre
- Science Tutor/MySci Advisor program
Math and Stats Learning Centre
- The Math and Stats Learning Centre offers assistance if you are in first-year math and statistics courses.
Odette School of Business: Odette Student Success Centre
- Provides you with a team of highly skilled advisors who are available to help you throughout your university career.
- The Outstanding Scholars Program provides Outstanding Scholars candidates with mentoring and leadership curriculum during their first year. Outstanding Scholars candidates are invited to apply for the Outstanding Scholarship program at the end of their first year.
- Outstanding Scholars are paid to do research outside class, working for faculty members. This unique opportunity lasts for 3 years, during your second, third and fourth years of undergraduate study.
- The Peer Support Centre is a drop-in centre where you can find a supportive peer to talk to.
- Safe and inclusive space where trained peer support volunteers offer peer counselling to all University of Windsor students.
Skills to Enhance Personal Success (STEPS) – Student Success Centre
- STEPS offers workshops throughout the semester to introduce practical methods that can help you improve learning and study skills across disciplines.
Student Accessibility Services
- If you are seeking academic accommodation for a diagnosed disability (permanent or temporary), Student Accessibility Services will support you.
- Register with Student Accessibility Services.
- Meet with an Intake Advisor.
- The Student Counselling Centre provides free, confidential counselling as well as consultation and referral services.
- Psychologists, clinical therapists, a registered nurse and master’s-level graduate students provide services.
Student Leadership Conferences
- Each year the Student Success and Leadership Centre offers Student Leadership Conferences. You will have the opportunity to learn about student leadership opportunities, meet peers and learn about interpersonal leadership, organizational leadership and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
- The UWill Discover Conference is an opportunity for you to share your research, in-class assignments and creative work. You can publish your work on the Scholarship at UWindsor website and compete for cash prizes.
- Short, non-credit prep courses designed to refresh learners' skills and provide a taste of what classes will bring. Take one, a few or all of these prep classes to get ahead and be prepared for the beginning of your UWindsor classes.
- Each course is designed to provide a review of Grade 12 curriculum and build the skills learners will need in first-year classes.
Windsor Welcome Week – Student Success Centre
- New student orientation is provided just prior to the start of September classes.
- Find communities and opportunities to become involved in campus life.
- Make friends with other incoming and upper-year students in your program.
- Academic program orientation.
- Welcoming Celebration.
- River Games and other social activities.
- Annual Welcome Back Concert.
Writing Support for Students – Student Success Centre
- Advisors provide help with various aspects of academic writing at any stage of the writing process.
Black Excellence at York University (BE YU)
- BE YU provides Black students with supports to transition to university and maximize their student experience on the path to graduation.
- Through workshops, specialized events, mentoring, academic advising and more, BE YU champions the academic, professional and personal success of York’s Black student community.
Career Education & Development
- Access workshops, programs, one-on-one appointments, networking events, career fairs, an online job board and other resources to help you clarify career goals and find professional opportunities up until 2 years after graduation.
Centre for Indigenous Student Services (CISS)
- CISS provides a safe community space that offers culturally appropriate support services and programming to a diverse Indigenous student population, helping to facilitate your success throughout your postsecondary studies.
- Community Safety works closely with other departments and community partners to maintain safe and inclusive campuses through the goSAFE program, Emergency Preparedness, Security Services and the York U Safety App.
Student Accessibility Services
- Student Accessibility Services provides support and accommodations to students living with mental health, physical, sensory, medical and/or learning disabilities (who might have had an individualized education plan in high school).
- Pre-University/Transition Programs help students with disabilities, their families and educators plan and prepare for the transition from high school to postsecondary.
Student Community & Leadership Development (SCLD)
- SCLD is here to help you get the most out of your university experience. SCLD offers an array of tools, guidance, programs and workshops to ensure your growth and engagement in student life.
- You will find first-year orientation programming, student organizations, community building events and leadership development workshops.
Student Counselling, Health & Well-being
- Student Counselling, Health & Well-being offers walk-in counselling, education and counselling groups, workshops, crisis support, mental health consultation and community referrals.
- York’s 3 Writing Centres offer in-person and online one-on-one writing support, English as a Second Language (ESL) support, disability support, workshops and group sessions.
- York International will help you gain valuable international experience and enrich your education. Global learning opportunities include study abroad, summer programs, exchanges, work abroad, research abroad and more.
- York's 5 libraries offer you a wealth of in-person and online learning resources and support, and 3,300+ quiet or collaborative study spaces.
- Visit the Learning Commons for help with learning skills, ESL, library research, writing and career planning supports.
- Access the Student Papers & Academic Research Kit (SPARK) for support with online research, writing and critical skills development.
- YU Connect helps you find out what is happening on campus, connects you with student organizations and enables you to track your involvement in co-curricular activities.
- YU Prep is a series of online modules and workshops designed for incoming first-year students, developed and taught by York University instructors and student services professionals.
- Modules are open to students of any program and provide a mix of academic instruction, skill-building and personal development opportunities. Choose subjects that support your interests and individual learning goals.
- YU START is an award-winning transition program for new students that supports you as you make your way into and through your first year at York. You will enroll in courses, connect with fellow classmates and student leaders, become familiar with campus resources, and sign up for orientation activities.