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The Academic Success Centre is serving the Ted Rogers School of Management community virtually in the 2020/21 academic year. 

Train to Learn (T2L) Workshops

What is T2L?

Train to Learn (T2L) is an academic preparedness series of workshops designed to support all TRSM students taking management courses, regardless of their academic standing. T2L seeks to equip students with the necessary tools to enhance the online student learning experience. This is in response to the current worldwide shift in higher education to an online delivery model.

Come ready to participate! Each workshop is facilitated by our Peer Academic Coaches, upper-year students trained in learning support.


While T2L Workshops are open to all students in TRSM, first-year students are highly encouraged to register!

T2L Workshops require registration and will be hosted on Zoom

Students on academic probation, please refer to the Guided Academic Planning Program (GAPP) webpage.


Please contact us in advance of your attendance to let us know if we can make any accommodations to ensure your inclusion in the Workshops.

Cancellation Policy

All students are required to cancel their ticket through their Blackthorn confirmation email if they are unable to attend a workshop. This ensures you will not be put on the no-show list.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Workshops & Registration

A Sigh of Relief: How to Give Yourself a Break in Trying Times

Supportive facilitated discussion about the grief and burnout that we may be experiencing living through physical distancing during COVID-19. Join us to talk about how you’ve been feeling and the changes you’ve experienced in your life. Together we will discuss ways of coping, managing emotional burnout, and building hope. This is intended as an open and safe space, so participants are asked to turn on their camera and share. 

Facilitated by Dr. Andrea Martin of the Centre for Student Development and Counselling, and Nina Sulkin of the TRSM Academic Success Centre.

Register for February 11, 2021 at 11am

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Back to Basics (I): Goal-setting & motivation in times of uncertainty, external link, opens in new window

Finding motivation to perform everyday activities may seem an ordeal in these challenging times. Not to mention studying and learning! Participants will get useful tips to develop healthy routines and adopt simple but effective strategies to carry on with their lives and succeed in the university environment.

Workshop - 1 hour

Back to Basics (II): Time management as a tool for motivation, external link, opens in new window

How we manage our time is of essence when our daily routines have been disrupted by world-wide events. Participants will learn about useful time management tools which can serve to motivate us to stay productive and healthy while achieving academic goals.

Workshop - 1 hour

Reading with a Purpose: Strategic approaches to course content, external link, opens in new window

Reading in an academic setting is much different from reading for pleasure; undergraduate courses include a great deal of reading. What are some ways that students can study smarter, not harder? Join us for this workshop to learn more! 

Workshop - 1 hour

Train your Brain: Learning strategies for productivity, external link, opens in new window

Online learning requires a great deal of self-direction and strategy, which means choosing the learning strategies that are more efficient, according to their course content. Students will use metacognition to identify the effectiveness of specific learning techniques, according to their course outline or textbook learning outcomes, to improve their study skills.

Workshop - 1 hour

Beat the Blank Page: Writing for university success, external link, opens in new window

Now that written assignments are increasing in popularity, it is key to sharpen your writing skills. Students will learn about writing requirements in the post-secondary context, and learn how to cite properly and avoid plagiarism when writing their work.

Workshop - 1 hour

Fit for Finals: Gain the edge on your online exams, external link, opens in new window

In the same way an athlete trains for a race and adapts to different environmental conditions, university students need strategy and focus to prepare for online exams. Participants in this workshop will learn how to best prepare and plan for tests, and successfully write remote open-book exams.

Workshop - 1 hour