Workshops

The Learning Commons and its partners offer a variety of workshops to help students with their academic work and career planning.  Check out the calendar for an up-to-date schedule of offerings.  Below are examples of popular workshops.

Some Popular Workshops

Library Workshops

Current Omni Workshops for Graduate Students and Faculty

Omni is York University Libraries’ new discovery layer and academic search tool providing fast and easy access to a vast collection of high-quality, academic material from York and the ability to search and request materials from 13 other Ontario university libraries.

We invite graduate students and faculty to attend tailored workshops featuring:

  • tips and information on how to use and search Omni for academic research.
  • pointers on how to Omni to find and integrate readings within Moodle and other course management systems using easy linking options

Workshop Details:

  • Omni Workshop for graduate students and faculty (English). Mon, Feb. 24th, 2-3 p.m. Location: Frost Library, Rm. LF 207D. To attend, please reserve your seat

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Ateliers de formation OMNI additionnels pour les étudiants des cycles supérieurs et les membres du corps enseignant

Omni, le nouveau outil de recherche universitaire des Bibliothèques de l’Université York, permet aux utilisateurs d’accéder rapidement et facilement à une vaste collection de ressources académiques de haute qualité. Grâce à Omni, il est maintenant possible de découvrir les collections des 13 bibliothèques participantes et de faire des demandes d’emprunt.

Nous invitons les étudiants des cycles supérieurs et les membres du corps professoral de participer à des ateliers de formation présentant:

  • Des astuces et des instructions détaillées sur l’utilisation d’Omni pour la recherche académique.
  • Des conseils pour vous aider à trouver des documents et à intégrer des lectures dans la platforme Moodle (ou d’autres systèmes de gestion des cours).

Détails des ateliers:

  • Lundi le 24 février 2020 (*en anglais seulement) 14h00 – 15h00 Bibliothèque Leslie Frost (Glendon) salle LF 207D. Pour réserver votre place, veuillez utiliser le formulaire en ligne.

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Omni Workshops for Graduate Students and Faculty

Omni is York University Libraries’ new discovery layer and academic search tool providing fast and easy access to a vast collection of high-quality, academic material from York and the ability to search and request materials from 13 other Ontario university libraries.

We invite graduate students and faculty to attend tailored workshops featuring:

  • tips and information on how to use and search Omni for academic research.
  • pointers on how to Omni to find and integrate readings within Moodle and other course management systems using easy linking options

Keele Campus Workshop Details [expired]:

  • Wed, Jan. 15th, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Rm. 530, Scott Library. To attend, please reserve your seat; or
  • Tue, Jan. 21st, 4-5 p.m., Rm. 530, Scott Library.To attend, please reserve your seat

Note: A minimum of five registrants is needed for workshops to proceed.

 


  • LEARNING SKILLS WORKSHOPS
  • How to Develop a Thesis
  • This session will help you get a good start on your essays. Learn how to develop an effective thesis statement that tells the reader where you are headed.
  • Essay Writing: A Review of the Basics
  • What is the purpose of an introduction? What should you put in your conclusion? How can you use evidence to effectively support your arguments? What does your TA mean when she says your thesis is “unclear”? What does a “clear” thesis look like? This workshop will cover common questions such as these to help demystify the academic writing process.
  • Effective Editing
  • Do you lose precious essay marks due to grammatical and stylistic errors? Learn to analyze your work logically and systematically to improve the quality of all your academic assignments. You will learn to assess content, correct common errors and proofread for accuracy. This is a hands-on workshop, so if you have a writing sample, bring it to the session and be ready to use what you learn right away.

Learning Skills Workshops

  • Time Management
  • Where does the time go? Are you having trouble balancing school, work and life? How much study time is enough? Learn practical, personalized approaches to managing your time that work for you.
  • Exam Prep
  • Multiple choice, short answer, calculations or essay style – which exam format is your personal nemesis? Whatever the format, and whether it’s midterms or finals, if you could use some help in preparing for exams then this workshop is for you.
  • Reading & Note-taking
  • Many students find keeping up with the readings and lecture notes at university to be a real challenge. Learn more effective reading and note-taking techniques to help you stay on top of your course work.
  • Career Centre Workshops

  • Getting Started: What Can I Do With My Degree?
  • Are you wondering how your degree may relate to your career direction? This introductory workshop provides an overview of career exploration and is an important starting point for Career Exploration workshops. Learn how the skills you are developing in your degree and the experiences you are gaining help build a foundation for your future. Identify resources for exploring possible career options.
  • Selecting a Post-Grad Program
  • Choosing where to continue your education is a critical element in ensuring it is a positive step forward. Learn about resources and strategies for selecting a post graduate program that fits best with your expectations, interests and resources.
  • Organizing Your Post-Grad Application
  • Learn about common elements required in many application packages and get tips on how to make sure yours is as competitive as possible.

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