Learning communities

Any student can participate in a Learning Community. Professors who are interested in having their course participate are asked to email unbsjreg@unb.ca.

How to participate

The Winter Learning Community program is right around the corner and will be brought to you face-to-face on campus! Should we need to, Microsoft Teams will be used to connect with our students.

The Winter program will have four modules delivered over 8 weeks (schedule and modules below). Each module will be delivered three times—you only need to attend one session for each module to be considered as attended the module.

Over the term, if you wish to change from one-time slot to another, you are free to do so. Attendance is tracked and combined for all four sessions for each module.

Modules and times

Sometimes knowing where to start can be the hardest part. Get off on the right foot when you begin the writing process – begin by knowing what the professor is looking for in the assignment, how to get the most from a brainstorming session, and how a thesis statement helps you focus.

  • Tuesday, Feb 7, 9 a.m. | Irving Hall 104
  • Wednesday, Feb 8, 2:30 p.m. | Irving Hall 107
  • Thursday, Feb 9, 12 p.m. | Irving Hall 107

Many students in high school never have really had to work that hard--But suddenly things are different. This module will give students some tips on how to approach academic learning. Notetaking, study skills, and test-taking strategies are all skills that can help you both in school and in life.

  • Tuesday, Feb 21, 9 a.m. | Irving Hall 104
  • Wednesday, Feb 22, 2:30 p.m. | Irving Hall 107
  • Thursday, Feb 23, 12 p.m. | Irving Hall 107

Have you ever found yourself in a test situation where you are staring at a question, knowing that you know the answer, but just cannot recall it? Have you been in this situation and been upset because you studied it but still cannot recall the answer? Then this is a great session. The Method of Loci memorization strategy can help you learn how to retrieve things from your longer-term memory through a simple technique you can add to your study routine.

  • Tuesday, March 14, 9 a.m. | Irving Hall 104
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2:30 p.m. | Irving Hall 107
  • Thursday, March 16, 12 p.m. | Irving Hall 107

Experiential Learning helps supports both personal and professional pathways to success. Learn how you can make a difference through internships, co-ops, and other learning opportunities. This can open doors to careers later in life and can help provide a deeper understanding of your program through valuable field experience.

  • Tuesday, March 28, 9 a.m. | Irving Hall 104
  • Wednesday, March 29, 12:30 p.m. | Irving Hall 107
  • Thursday, March. 30, 12 p.m. | Irving Hall 107

How to join a Learning Community

Show up! No registration is required. Just attend the meetings and participate at the posted times.

There are three different time slots per week. These sessions have the same topic but may vary in approach. You are welcome to attend more than one session if you wish.

Should we be forced to deliver the program virtually, the Learning Community Program Teams Channel meeting links will be available on the day of the session in the appropriate “day” channel – but the time and day of the week will not change.

Teams will only be used if we need to go online, and you will be able to join a meeting posted on the channel which will correspond with the session schedules listed.

Sticking to a time slot throughout the program increases your chances of making deeper connections with other students, while attending different time slots can make it easier to meet more people—the choice is yours!

Bonus points

You can get up to 4% added to your final grade in a participating course based on your attendance:

  • 4 different modules: 4 bonus points
  • 3 different modules: 3 bonus points
  • Fewer than 3 mandatory modules: no bonus points

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 Arts

  • ABRG 1002 | Bryant, R.
  • FR 1203 | Bolen, L.
  • HIST 1101 | Fury, C.
  • PHIL 1053 | Littlejohn, M.
  • POLS 1201 | Lewis, J.P.
  • POLS 1301 | Munoz-Martinez, H.
  • UNIV 1003 | Craft, K.

Faculty of Business

  • BA 1501 | Fleet, G.

Faculty of Science, Applied Science & Engineering

  • BIOL 1205 | Dowding, B.
  • BIOL 1412 | Turnbull, S.D.
  • BIOL 1442 | Turnbull, S.D.
  • NURS 1225 | Furlong, K.
  • NURS 2011 | Busson, C.
  • GEOL 1074 | Wilson, L.

Students who complete the Learning Communities Program can opt to receive up to four bonus marks in one participating course.