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Student Success Centre

This month, the Student Success Centre blog will feature a series of videos discussing personal experiences with asking for help. We hope it gives you a chance to reflect on your own help-seeking stories and reminds you that everyone asks for help from time to time!

Watch Estefania, a PhD student, remember the moment she realized that it was okay to get help navigating education in a new country.

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Volunteer as a graduate peer helper


Are you at least two years into your graduate program? Would you like to give other graduate students the benefit of your graduate school experience? If so, consider volunteering as a graduate peer helper. Along with earning a credit on your co-curricular record, as a graduate peer helper you’ll have the opportunity to develop your leadership and communication skills. 

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Everyone needs to ask for help sometimes

For many of us, asking for help can be a difficult step. Hear about the experiences of others and take a moment to reflect on your own help-seeking stories. 

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Creating a Meaningful Balance

University students are faced with many demands on their time. Trying to juggle classes with everything else can be overwhelming. Often I hear students say things like, “I don’t have time for a social life” or “I’ll worry about taking care of myself when the semester is over.” If you can relate to those statements, this blog may be for you!

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Academic Time travel

Ever wish you could go back in time and remind yourself to start studying? Science may not have unlocked the secret of time travel just yet, but there is a way to move smoothly through time and space this semester – it’s called Backwards Planning – and the best time to start is now.

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How to work when you don’t want to

SSC Blog: Motivation 101

Motivation is a hot topic among post-secondary students. I have heard many students say things like, “I know what I need to do, but I just cannot motivate myself to do it!” 

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Top 3 tips to make sense of your university journey

SSC Blog: Student to Student

At the beginning, I thought my university path would be a straight line. Start my program, take the classes, reach the finish. 

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