Do you ever feel like an imposter or that you don’t belong at university? Have you experienced a barrier that led to you feel self-doubt about your academic ability?
Identity & Learning workshops offer an informal, inclusive space to have conversations about how identity impacts learning. Students can share their experiences navigating the University and better understand how feelings of exclusion may impact their learning and academic engagement.
Our programming focuses on building community, strengthening self-awareness, integrating mindfulness and offering practical learning strategies to help students feel supported and empowered.
Register for individual workshops under PROGRAM REGISTRATION.
All undergraduate, graduate and second-entry professional students
How The Program Works
Identity & Learning workshops include:
How Identity Impacts Learning
This workshop is a collaboration with equity offices on campus, such as the Anti-Racism, Diversity and Culture Office (ARDCO), Accessibility Services and the Sexual Gender Diversity Office (SGDO) to explore how you have been impacted by feelings of exclusion on campus, and discuss learning strategies so you how you can feel supported and thrive
How to Navigate Academics as a Racialized Student
The sessions will be a safe space for students to speak about their own experiences, led by student peer facilitators on topics such as feeling like an imposter and microaggressions.
How Feeling Like an Imposter Impacts Learning
This interactive workshop is an opportunity for students to share how they have been impacted by feeling like an imposter, how it impacts their feelings about their academic ability, and what strategies can help lessen the impact of these feelings.
Mindful Reading Workshop Series
This is a three-part workshop series where we will use evidence-based learning strategies and mindfulness practices to help you settle and focus your mind for university-level reading.
Journaling for Academic Well-Being: Finding Joy in Daily Moments
Journaling is a practice of creating space each day for self-care. The student experience often involves navigating difficult emotions, feeling of failure, or at times feeling like an imposter. Journaling can help you better understand your experiences to feel empowered and whole as you work towards your academic and personal goals.
Search Inside Yourself
In our current global reality, many of us are experiencing stress, fear and isolation. The Search Inside Yourself program (SIY) is an opportunity to engage in deep self-reflection with the support of community. This program explores the intersections of mindfulness, emotional intelligence and neuroscience.