Instructor: Leesa Fawcett
Experiencing, appreciating and recognizing the biodiversity of the tropical forests in the Las Nubes area, while considering the political ecology of the region is the intention of this course. By studying the beliefs, theories and practices of naturalists (e.g. Darwin, Alexander Skutch and contemporary Costa Rican scholars), we will critically interpret differing historical narratives and images of nature. In the field, with close observation, students will describe and document the lives of mammals, amphibians, birds, plants, and insects in the Las Nubes area, the greater corridor, and its watershed. The over-arching course goal is to continue to build place-based eco-social knowledge and to translate that learning into critical environmental education initiatives and citizen science for the surrounding, interdependent human and more-than human communities.
Drop-in and Guided Writing Room – S312 Ross
Drop-in sessions are 15 minutes in length. No appointment necessary!
Can’t get an appointment? Only need a little help? Need a place to write? Have no fear – the WC’s New Drop-In and Guided Writing Room is here!
Beginning the week of September 25, our new Drop-in and Guided Writing Room in Ross S312 will be open Monday to Friday from 10:30-3:30 for students who have no appointment, but would like a short (15 minute) consultation with an instructor, have a specific question or two, or just want to work on their writing in a supportive, resource-rich environment.
Our resource room may occasionally be used for other activities such as workshops – in which case drop-in will take place by going to the reception desk and checking for drop-in availability with our staff.
Just come to S312 Ross sign in – take a number and get to work.
An instructor will check in with you to offer assistance, to guide you toward resources, or to facilitate consultation with others on similar issues or assignments.
Find out how to effectively target your résumé and cover letter. Present your experiences, education and skills in a way that showcases your assets and piques employers’ interest in you!
Please note: Once you have completed this workshop, you may book a one-on-one Résumé or Cover Letter Feedback session.
Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre’s online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).
Meet with a career educator for a 15 minute drop-in session to:
- ask a career question
- get advice and feedback about your job search
- find out about career development and job search resources and supports you can access
- get quick tips for your resume OR cover letter
You may also call our office at (416) 736-5351 to speak to a career educator.
No registration is required. This service will be on a first come, first served basis and is not meant to replace the variety of one-on-one appointments we offer. In the event we have several students waiting, students may be asked to discuss only one main concern.
Are you looking for individual support to help you achieve your academic and personal goals? If so, Peer Academic Coaching might be just what you need! Meet with a Learning Skills Peer for a 30-minute session to discuss learning skills-related strategies that will help you succeed in university. From how to develop and stick to a realistic time management plan to how to effectively prepare for specific presentations, academic papers, and exams, Learning Skills Services can help you become a more prepared, confident, and well-rounded student.
Peer Academic Coaching sessions will be available by appointment only. For step by step instructions for how to make an appointment, visit How to Book An Individual Learning Skills Session.