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The Student Learning Centre offers students with shared academic goals the opportunity to participate in collaborative, supported learning communities that promote independent learning. 

The Learning Communities available are:

  • Chem Corner, for students to get drop-in support with chemistry.
  • Conversation Café, for students who speak English as an Additional Language to practice conversation skills.
  • Math Study Hall, for students to get drop-in support with math.
  • Physics Space, for students to get drop-in support with physics.
  • SLC Reads, for students to read, meet, and chat about a common book.
  • Writing Room, for students to get drop-in support with writing.

Learning Communities

  • Chem Corner

    Chem Corner offers a place for students to work on chemistry problems individually or with a group and receive support from a Chemistry Specialist or Peer Tutor as needed. Registration is not required – just drop in.

    Where: Student Life Building, East Hub

    When: Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (starting the week of May 14, 2018)

    For more information please contact Stephanie.Rufh@uoit.ca.
  • Conversation CafĂ©

    Conversation Café is open to all UOIT students, both graduate and undergraduate. Students drop in and meet together in an informal setting at the north Oshawa location in the Learning Lab, Student Life Building, every Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and every Thursday from 4:30 to 6 p.m, starting the week of September 12, 2018. The Café provides multilingual students with an opportunity to practice English-speaking and listening skills. Speakers of English as a first language have a chance to meet international students and learn about other cultures. Coffee, tea and cookies are provided. No advanced registration is necessary, just drop by anytime.

    Conversation Café is recognized by UOIT as part of the Involvement Record. Students who attend 13 or more sessions will receive recognition on the Involvement Record.

    Where: Student Life Building, the Learning Lab (Room 69)

    When: Wednesdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m (starting the week of September 12, 2018)

    If you need further details, please contact studentlearning@uoit.ca or call 905.721.8668 ext. 6578.

  • Math Study Hall

    Drop in at the Math Study Hall to receive support from a Math Specialist or Peer Tutor. Math Study Hall offers a place for students to work on math problems individually or with a group while getting help as needed from a Specialist or Tutor.

    Where: Student Life Building, East Hub

    When: Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m. - July 3 through August 1

    For more information, contact Mathematics Specialists Sarah Coombs or Olga Bulakh.
  • Physics Space

    Physics Space offers a place for students to work on physics problems individually or with a group and receive support from a Physics and Engineering Specialist or Peer Tutor as needed. Registration is not required – just drop in.

    *Please note, there are no physics courses running in the Spring semester, so there will be no Physics Space. This Learning Community will be up and running for Fall 2018 term. If you need any help during the Spring/Summer, please book a one-on-one appointment with our Physics and Engineering Specialist*

    Where: Math Study Hall, UL 13/14 (enter outside at south side of building)

    When: Physics space begins again in the fall.

     

    For more information please contact Eda.Aydin@uoit.ca

  • SLC Reads

    Do you want to read something other than a textbook? How about meeting new people? Why not chat about something other than grades?

    You should participate in the Student Learning Centre (SLC) Reads program.

    SLC Reads will be reading the novels Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel or Ru by Kim Thuy.

    REGISTER FOR SLC READS

    Register for a session that works with your schedule. Sign out a copy of the book at the Student Learning Centre. Then, read the assigned pages as scheduled and meet as planned to chat about the book.


    Read. Meet. Chat. It's that easy.

    SLC Reads is a Common Reading Program with the goal of providing an opportunity for you to critically read and discuss a common book with peers informally outside of the classroom environment. 


    We hope to see you there!


    For more information, please contact studentlearning@uoit.ca

  • Writing Room

    Drop in at the Writing Room for a 15-minute appointment with a Writing Specialist and Peer Tutor, then continue writing in our space.  Receive help and advice on any stage of your writing assignment.  Participants are expected to bring everything they need to make real progress with their writing, be it a proposal, essay, thesis chapter, article for publication, etc. After your 15-minute appointment, the Writing Specialist may suggest a follow up appointment to provide further support.


    North Oshawa schedule, Student Life Building, The Writing Room, Room 1 (April 30, 2018 to August 24, 2018):

    Monday               10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Tuesday               10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Wednesday         10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Thursday             10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Friday                  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    No advance registration is needed. For more information, please contact Mark.Neville@uoit.ca.

    Downtown Oshawa schedule, 61 Charles Street Building, Student Life, Room 120 (April 30, 2018 to August 24, 2018):

    Monday               1 to 4 p.m.

    Tuesday               1 to 4 p.m.

    Wednesday         11 a.m. to noon
                                 1 to 4 p.m.

    Thursday             1 to 4 p.m.

    Friday                  1 to 4 p.m.

    No advance registration is needed. For more information, please contact Tessa.Troughton@uoit.ca.


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