Events & Workshops

The Chapman Learning Commons offers workshops and events throughout the year to guide all current UBC students through their university experience. Keep an eye on this page for more sessions coming up!

How to Focus

Are you looking to get off to a fresh start in term 2? Attend our “How to Focus” workshop and change the way you think about focus. You’ll learn the benefits of becoming more focused, which parts of your life are damaging your focus, and what you can do to increase your ability to focus.”


Upcoming Session
January 22nd, 2021, 11:00AM – 12:00PM PST – Register Here

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Time Management When Learning Online

With online learning, some of us are taking classes that have both asynchronous (on our own time) and synchronous (“live”) learning elements. In this session you will learn how to separate your “work space” from your “home space” when you can’t physically come and go from class. You will also get tips on time management as a remote learner to set you up for success when taking classes online.

Upcoming Session
February 4th, 2021, 4:00PM – 5:00PM PST – Register Here

Online Communication Skills

As online learners, we constantly communicate with others using a variety of platforms. Which platforms are best suited to different types of communication? How might you engage effectively online with a professor, a classmate, or a colleague? This session helps you build your communication confidence by considering best practices and recommendations when communicating online, using a variety of methods- from email, to instant messaging, to video chat.

Upcoming Session
February 11th, 2021, 4:00PM – 5:00PM PST – Register Here

Balancing Life and Learning Online: Self-Care and Productivity

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We’ll consider how to make space for your personal wellbeing when working and studying from home. Drawing from advice and experiences of CLC Assistants, you will develop approaches to working remotely that keep your wellbeing in mind and consider how your unique context might impact your work-life balance. You’ll leave with resources to support your success.

Upcoming Session
March 1st, 2021, 1:00PM – 2:00PM PST – Register Here

Group Presentations Online

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As students learning and connecting online, there is a lot to consider—especially when working with others. You will leave this workshop with knowledge on how to prepare and give effective group presentations online, from working with each other to engaging a class with technology.

Upcoming Session
March 18th, 2021, 6:00PM – 7:00PM PST – Register Here

Live: Study with Me Session


Looking for someone to keep you company while studying or prepping for your next final? The Chapman Learning Commons has you covered! We will be holding an open session so students can study together and keep each other accountable. It will be led by CLC Assistant Tiffany, who will be around to help if you have questions about prepping for finals, effective studying, and more! Turning on mics and cameras are optional.

Upcoming Session

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