Learning communities

At UNB Saint John you can join a Learning Community or register for University 1003 and discover how to get the most out of your university experience.

Any first year student can participate in a Learning Community. If you also want to claim up to 5 bonus marks in your course, you have to be enrolled in a course which is participating in the Learning Communities pilot project. There will be 6 tutorial sessions in the Fall 2017 term.

With other students you can:

  • Attend tutorials led by successful senior students
  • Develop skills which are essential for your university degree
  • Learn about the various resources and services at UNB
  • Earn up to five bonus point in one of your courses

If you attend 5 or 6 tutorials you can claim 5 bonus points in one of your courses which is participating in this pilot project. If you attend 4 tutorial sessions you can claim 4 bonus points. The tutorial sessions do not involve any preparation or homework. Each of the tutorial sessions will focus on a different aspect of student life.

Tutorial schedule

  • Getting to know UNB Saint John
    • Sept. 18, 3-4 pm, HWK G16
    • Sept. 19, 3-4 pm, IH 105
    • Sept. 20, 3-4 pm, WCL 31
    • Sept. 21, 3-4 pm, WCL 31
  • Your Student Services
    • Oct. 2, 3-4 pm, HWK G16
    • Oct. 3, 3-4 pm, IH 105
    • Oct. 4, 3-4 pm, WCL 31
    • Oct. 5, 3-4 pm, WCL 31
  • Learning About the Library
    • Oct. 16, 3-4 pm, HWK G16
    • Oct. 17, 3-4 pm, IH 105
    • Oct. 18, 3-4 pm, WCL 31
    • Oct. 19, 3-4 pm, WCL 31
  • Mid-Term Stress Busters
    • Oct. 30, 3-4 pm, HWK G16
    • Oct. 31, 3-4 pm, IH 105
    • Nov. 1, 3-4 pm, WCL 31
    • Nov. 2, 3-4 pm, WCL 31
  • Professor Research
    • Nov. 13, 3-4 pm, HWK G16
    • Nov. 14, 3-4 pm, IH 105
    • Nov. 15, 3-4 pm, WCL 31
    • Nov. 16, 3-4 pm, WCL 31
  • End of Term Wrap-up
    • Nov. 27, 3-4 pm, HWK G16
    • Nov. 28, 3-4 pm, IH 105
    • Nov. 29, 3-4 pm, WCL 31
    • Nov. 30, 3-4 pm, WCL 31



UNIV 1003

We want to make sure you get the most out of your university years. UNIV 1003 is a course designed to help you become part of the scholarly community while providing you with the tools you need to succeed at university.

UNIV 1003 is offered in the fall term and is recognized by all faculties at UNB Saint John as an elective. Each class will be capped at thirty students, and in these small classes we will focus on educational methods to help you better understand your new role as a university student and how to get the most out of your degree program.

How to join a Learning Community

1. Determine whether one of your courses is participating in the Learning Community Project. You can attend the tutorials even if your courses are not part of the project, but you won't be able to claim the bonus points. Remember, you can only claim your bonus points in a class which you are already passing. Bonus points may help you get a better mark in a course, but they cannot help you pass a class you would otherwise fail.

2. Find a tutorial time on the schedule that fits your timetable. You can attend any tutorial which is scheduled in the course of the week, but the process will work better if you select the tutorial which works best for you and then stick with it.

3. Select the tutorial which is best for you. When you attend for the first time, please email Melissa Kolody, your Learning Community Leader. Include your name, student number, UNB email, and the course (or one of several) where you plan to use your bonus points. She will make sure your name is added to the master list.

4. Attend the tutorial sessions offered in order to learn everything you can about how to succeed as a first year student at UNB Saint John. If you attend 5 or 6 of the different tutorial sessions you will qualify for 5 bonus points in one of your classes which is participating in this pilot. If you attend 4 different tutorials you will qualify for 4 bonus points. If you attend less than four tutorials you will not qualify for any bonus points.

5. At the end of the term, if you have attended 4 or more sessions, we ask that you email Melissa Kolody again with your name, student number, the course to which you want to apply your bonus points, and the name of your professor. The 4 or 5 points must be applied to a single course. You cannot divide your bonus points between two or more courses. Your bonus points can only be applied to a course which is participating in this pilot project. Your Learning Community Leader will be responsible forwarding your bonus points to your professor.

6. Please note that this project is being run by the Retention Officer and the Learning Community Leaders. Their decisions regarding attendance are final. There is no appeal process and no excuses for an absence will be considered. The professors and advisors are not involved in any way with the day-to-day running of the Learning Community and will not be involved in any part of the attendance or tutorial procedures. If you are uncertain about your attendance it is your responsibility to check with the Learning Community Leaders outside the normal tutorial time.

Courses participating in Learning Communities

Note that this list is subject to change. Be sure to confirm with your professor that the course is participating in this program.

Faculty of Science

  • BIOL*1105 | Biological Prin. I | Houlahan, J. | MWF 01:30PM-02:20PM
  • CHEM*1041 | General Chemistry I | Granger, A.D. | MWF 09:30AM-10:20PM
  • NURS*1032 | Prof. Relationships | Hamilton, C.A. | M 01:30PM-04:20PM

Faculty of Business

  • BA*1501 | Introduction to Business | Flanagan, G. J. | TTh 08:30AM-09:50AM
  • BA*1501 | Introduction to Business | Collings, B. L. | TTh 11:30AM-12:50PM
  • BA*1501 | Introduction to Business | Flanagan, G. J. | Th 04:30PM-06:50PM
  • ECON*1023 | Intro Econ Macro | Ibn-Boamah, M. | T 04:30PM-06:50PM

Faculty of Arts

  • ENGL*1001 | Intro to Study of Literature | Henderson | MWF 09:30AM-10:20AM
  • ENGL*1001 | Intro to Study of Literature | Jones, M. F. | TTh 11:30AM-12:50PM
  • ENGL*1001 | Intro to Study of Literature | Moore, R. J. | MWF 11:30AM-12:20PM
  • ENGL*2003 | Introduction to Prose | Smith, M. A. | MWF 12:30PM-01:20PM
  • ENGL*2101 | Literature in English I Bell, S. | MWF 10:30AM-11:20AM
  • FR*1203 | Comm. in French I | Loutfi, F. | MWF 1 2:30PM-01:20PM
  • FR*1203 | Comm. in French I | Loutfi, F. | M 04:30PM-06:50PM
  • FR*1304 | Fren for Imer Stud I | Belanger, L. | TTh 10:00AM-11:20AM
  • FR*1304 | Fren for Imer Stud I | Loutfi, F. | MWF 11:30AM-12:20PM
  • HIST*1101 | European Experience | Fury,C. A. | MWF 10:30AM-11:20AM
  • HIST*1301 | Cdn Historical Issues | Marquis, G. | MWF 09:30AM-10:20AM
  • ICS*1001 | History of Communications | Madeley, J.M. | MWF 11:30AM-12:20PM
  • ICS*1002 | Foundations of I.C.S. | Hansen, W. | TTh 11:30AM-12:50PM
  • SPAN*1203 | Intro Spanish I | Serrano, P. | MWF 09:30AM-10:20AM
  • SPAN*1203 | Intro Spanish I | Serrano, P. | MWF 10:30AM-11:20AM
  • SPAN*1203 | Intro Spanish I | Serrano, P. | W 04:30PM-06:50PM