Learning Enhancement Programmes
Through a number of short courses and structured activities, students may actively enhance their learning capabilities. Most of the learning programmes offered train participants to employ a number of organizational techniques to comprehend and, later, to recall important concepts. Specific programmes offered through the Centre apply these ideas to the areas of Speed Reading and Comprehension, Organizing Ideas for Term Papers and Essays, and Oral Communication.
An appropriate career choice appears to be a major contributor to students' satisfaction with their performance in university. The Career Planning Centre (T 3035) serves as a drop-in centre designed to help students in such areas as gathering information relevant to educational and career goals, performing self-exploration of career-related interests, clarifying values, acquiring more effective decision-making strategies, and developing both short- and long-term career plans. The Centre is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in summer) and is staffed continuously by counsellors and student paraprofessionals. Students are encouraged to stop in and acquaint themselves with the Centre's resources.
Individual and Group Counselling For Other Personal Concerns
In addition to individualized personal counselling, the Centre offers specialized group and/or training programmes. For many students such concerns as fear of testing, fear of asserting one's self, and continued mental and physical stress can lead to poor academic performance or personal problems. These, and other such difficulties, can be dealt with on either an individual or a group basis, depending upon the student's wishes. Therefore, programmes such as Test Anxiety Management, Relaxation Training, Biofeedback Training and Assertiveness Training are routinely offered. Other programmes include behaviour modification (Smoker's Clinic, Weight Control) as well as Growth Groups in areas such as Personal Growth, Sexuality, Men's and Women's Awareness Groups, and Assertiveness Training.
The Counselling Centre and the Career Planning Centre are located on the 3rd Floor, Thomson
Student Centre, and are open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (4:30 p.m. in summer), Monday through
Friday. All services are free of charge to students and appointments can be made in person (T
3019) or by telephone (737-8874).
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