Free Student Workshops

Free Workshop Every Wednesday for the Winter Term

These 1-hour in-person workshops are open to Dalhousie undergraduate and graduate students every Wednesday from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in the Mona Campbell Building Room 1110. 

Canadian Culture and Languages

Date Location Topic
February 2 Mona Campbell Building Room 1110 Canadian Culture and Languages

In this interactive workshop, focused on communication, learn about and discuss the elements of Canadian culture and history and their contribution to the rich repertoire of languages in Canada, in addition to the English language.

Effective Oral Presentations

Date Location Topic
February 9 Mona Campbell Building Room 1110

Effective Oral Presentations

The goal of this interactive workshop is to cover important tools and strategies you can use in your oral presentations. It will provide a plan preparing and delivering presentation in class.

The Secret Life of Nouns and Verbs

Date Location Topic
February 16 Mona Campbell Building Room 1110

The Secret Life of Nouns and Verbs

In this workshop, we will examine how nouns and verbs interact with syntactic structure to create meaning. You will learn how form, function, meaning, and message are intertwined within the language. In the end, you will leave with more control over your grammar and a better understanding of how English creates meaning through form.

Winter Study Break: February 21 to 25

Strategies for Effective Online Learning

Date Location Topic
March 2 Mona Campbell Building Room 1110 Strategies for Effective Online Learning

While moving from the traditional classroom to a virtual one presents many opportunities to students, such as more schedule flexibility, it also presents unique challenges, which is what this workshop aims to address. Over two hours, we will outline several research-based practices that have been seen to contribute to successful online learning, from organizing an effective study space and schedule to fit your needs to making meaningful connections with your course and collaborating with classmates.

The Writing Process

Date Location Topic
March 9 Mona Campbell Building Room 1110

The Writing Process

This workshop will examine The Writing Process in-depth, a process that skilled writers often employ in order to successfully complete their writing projects. We’ll explore key considerations and advice, as well as look at various ways to engage with each stage of The Process. Participants will have an opportunity to share their own writing-related ideas, experiences, and resources.

Adapting to Life in a New Culture: Academically and Socially

Date Location Topic
March 16 Mona Campbell Building Room 1110 Adapting to Life in a New Culture: Academically and Socially

Moving to a new country is challenging due to the necessity to adjust to a new culture. This interactive workshop will explain the difficulties of cultural adaptation and provide you with practical advice on how to successfully live and study in Canada.

Intercultural Communication

Date Location Topic
March 23 Mona Campbell Building Room 1110 Intercultural Communication

In terms of cultural communication, an argument that is made is that our minds are pre-conditioned, NOT pre-determined, through our social, cultural and historical contexts, and this becomes the basis of the knowledge we produce about ‘others’. This workshop will explain possible positions and frames of reference we hold in an intercultural communication situation. Participants together with the presenter will explore these positions through interesting theory and practical examples.

Email Writing: Making Emails Count

Date Location Topic
March 30 Mona Campbell Building Room 1110

Email Writing: Making Emails Count

This highly interactive session will take a practical approach to improving your professional email-writing skills. The workshop will involve practice and individual feedback on your writing focusing on importance of effective email writing skills.