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Student Life Events at St. George

Get Started Club

Oct 19, 2022 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Accessibility Programming Space - 455 Spadina Ave, Suite 401 and MS Teams

Registration Deadline: Oct 19, 2022 01:00 PM

Is anxiety making it difficult to get started on your assignments? Is it difficult to find the energy to follow through on academic tasks? This 3-part series of workshops introduces calming and energizing movement, creative exercises, helpful strategies, and peer connections to support progress. Bring an academic task or assignment you've been avoiding and take steps towards completion in this safe, FUN, and encouraging environment. If you have paper, coloured pens, or other tools that help you express your ideas creatively, feel free to bring them (though they aren't necessary for participation!). 
 
        Explore the different strategies that can be used towards initiating academic work
        Topics on initiating academic tasks include: mindfulness, grounding and movement, learning strategies, connection, and peer support
 
Format: Get Started Club will be offered simultaneously in-person and virtually via MS Teams. Students are encouraged to attend for the full hour. The session will be run by an Accessibility Services Learning Strategist. Students are welcome to take breaks during the session as needed.
 
Participation: Being on camera, using your mic, or participating in the chat are all optional when attending virtually. We welcome you to participate in a way that works for you. There will not be breakout rooms. Students are welcome to bring their own questions to the event. Participation in person is encouraged, though not required.
 
Materials: Bring an academic task or assignment you are working on or avoiding. If you have paper, coloured pens, or other tools that help you express your ideas creatively, feel free to bring them (though they aren't necessary for participation!). Slides will be sent to attendees via email after the session. If attending in person, we encourage you to bring a laptop, tablet, smartphone, and/or notebook/agenda.
 
Platform Access Information: If attending online, this event will be delivered using MS Teams. Please ensure your MS Teams access is up to date to make the most of this session. To learn about the accessibility features on MS Teams and how to use them, you can read more about the overview of accessibility features and watch the MS Teams video tutorials. If attending in person, this event will take place in the Accessibility Programming Space (455 Spadina Ave, suite 401).
 
Technology & Sound: If attending online, this event will be taking place over the MS Teams, and will require a computer or device with this platform installed, with speakers or connection to a headset. The majority of session will use PowerPoint slides, which will be available after the session. If attending this event in person, TV screens and speakers will share the PowerPoint slides and sound, respectively. 

 
The workshops/events hosted by Accessibility Services on CLNx are geared to students who self-identify as living with a disability. If you require any accommodations to fully participate in this event, please connect with as.learning@utoronto.ca in advance of the date. Please note that some accommodations may require at least 12 business days' advance notice. 
 
Questions: If you have other questions about this event, please feel free to contact us at as.learning@utoronto.ca 
 
Please note: the information you provide by signing up for this Accessibility Services event through CLNx is held confidentially, in line with FIPPA standards. Only limited Accessibility Services staff and 2 CLNx administrators will have access to it. If you have any questions or concerns, please connect with as.learning@utoronto.ca

No spaces remaining OR Registration is currently not available. Please check back 2-3 weeks before the event start date.