Learning communities

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

UNIV*1003

UNIV*1003: Everything I Need to Know in First Year is a course designed to help you adjust while providing you with the tools you need to succeed at university. This course is offered in both the fall and winter terms. Each class is capped at thirty students.

Learning Communities

Any student can participate in a Learning Community.

If you also want to claim up to 5 bonus marks in one course, you have to be enrolled in and passing a participating course.

With other students you can:

  • Attend tutorials led by senior students
  • Develop skills essential to university success
  • Learn about various resources and services on campus
  • Earn up to five bonus points in one eligible course

Each of the 6 tutorial sessions focuses on a different aspect of student life. No preparation or homework is involved.

Tutorial schedule

Getting involved & making friends

Explore opportunities on campus. Create social connections.

  • Sept. 17, 3-4 pm, Irving Hall 101
  • Sept. 18, 3-4 pm, Whitebone Lounge (above the cafeteria)
  • Sept. 19, 3-4 pm, Whitebone Lounge (above the cafeteria)
  • Sept. 20, 3-4 pm, HWK Commons G16

Understanding UNB

Learn about university norms, support services, and how to figure out regulations.

  • Oct. 1, 3-4 pm, Irving Hall 101
  • Oct. 2, 3-4 pm, Whitebone Lounge (above the cafeteria)
  • Oct. 3, 3-4 pm, Whitebone Lounge (above the cafeteria)
  • Oct. 4, 3-4 pm, HWK Commons G16

Learning about learning

Discover better approaches to studying and learning.

  • Oct. 15, 3-4 pm, Irving Hall 101
  • Oct. 16, 3-4 pm, Whitebone Lounge (above the cafeteria)
  • Oct. 17, 3-4 pm, Whitebone Lounge (above the cafeteria)
  • Oct. 18, 3-4 pm, HWK Commons G16

Self-care and stress-busting

Unwind and share tips for self-care and me-time.

  • Oct. 29, 3-4 pm, Irving Hall 101
  • Oct. 30, 3-4 pm, Whitebone Lounge (above the cafeteria)
  • Oct. 31, 3-4 pm, Whitebone Lounge (above the cafeteria)
  • Nov. 1, 3-4 pm, HWK Commons G16

Career connections and academic skills

Find out how your degree can help you find related and unrelated work.

  • Nov. 12, 3-4 pm, Irving Hall 101
  • Nov. 13, 3-4 pm, Whitebone Lounge (above the cafeteria)
  • Nov. 14, 3-4 pm, Whitebone Lounge (above the cafeteria)
  • Nov. 15, 3-4 pm, HWK Commons G16

End of Term Wrap-up

The themes of the final sessions are up to our leaders.

  • Nov. 26, 3-4 pm, Irving Hall 101
  • Nov. 27, 3-4 pm, Whitebone Lounge (above the cafeteria)
  • Nov. 28, 3-4 pm, Whitebone Lounge (above the cafeteria)
  • Nov. 29, 3-4 pm, HWK Commons G16

How to join a Learning Community

Show up! No registration is required.

There are four different time slots per week. These session have the same topic but may vary.

Sticking to one time slot throughout the program increases you chances of making closer connections with other students, while attending on other time slots can make it easier to meet more people.

Bonus points

You can get up to 5% added to your final grade in a participating course based on your attendance:

  • 5 or 6 different tutorial sessions: 5 bonus points
  • 4 different tutorial sessions: 4 bonus points
  • 3 or fewer tutorial sessions: no bonus points

Apply your bonus points by emailing the program co-ordinator your name, student number, the course you want to apply your points in and your instructor’s name.

Points must be applied to a single participating course. You cannot divide your bonus points between two or more courses. They cannot be used to move from a failing grade to a passing grade.

If you are uncertain about your attendance it is your responsibility to check with the Learning Community Leaders outside the normal tutorial time. Decisions regarding attendance are final. Instructors and advisors are not involved in any way with the day-to-day running of the Learning Community and will not be involved in attendance or tutorial procedures.

Participating courses

This list is subject to change. Confirm with your professor that the course is participating in this program.

Faculty of Science

  • BIOL*1105 | Houlahan, J. | MWF 1:30-2:20
  • CHEM*1041 | Granger, A. D. | MWF 9:30-10:20
  • CS*1073 | Tasse, J. | MWF 12:30-1:20
  • GEOL*1044 | Wilson, L. | MWF 10:30-11:20

Faculty of Business

  • BA*1501 | El Maghlawy,S. S. | TTh 8:30-9:50
  • BA*1501 | Hayes, C. | TTh 10-11:20
  • BA*1501 | Hayes, C. | Th 11:30-12:50
  • ECON*1013 | Moir, R. J. | TTh 1:00-2:20
  • ECON*1023 | Ibn-Boamah, M. | M 4:30-6:50
  • HTM*1103 | Jolliffe, L. E. | MW 1:30-2:50

Faculty of Arts

  • ENGL*1001 | Henderson,S. M. | TTh 10:00-11:20
  • ENGL*1001 | Moore, R. J. | MWF 9:30-10:20
  • ENGL*1001 | Moore, R. J. | MWF 10:30-11:20
  • FR*1203 | Loutfi, F | MWF 12:30-1:20
  • FR*1203 | Loutfi, F | M 4:30-6:50
  • FR*1304 | Loutfi, F | MWF 11:30-12:20
  • FR*1304 | Belanger, L. C. | TTh 10:00-11:20
  • POLS*1201 | Lewis, J. | TTh 8:30-9:50
  • POLS*1301 | Tate, T. | MWF 12:30-1:20
  • SOCI*1001 | Weissman, E. | TTh 8:30-9:50
  • SOCI*1001 | Woodhall-Melnik, J. | MWF 2:30-3:20
  • SPAN*1203 | Serrano, P. | MWF 9:30-10:20
  • SPAN*1203 | Serrano, P. | MWF 10:30-11:20
  • SPAN*1203 | Serrano, P. | W 4:30-6:50