ACE Events

The ACE Seminar Series provides opportunities that will accelerate, cultivate and empower student success.

Through ACE, you will have the opportunity to engage with staff, faculty and peers to learn and apply academic strategies, life skills and co-curricular opportunities in order to maximize your university experience.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is about being aware in the present moment. We spend a lot of time focusing on what has happened in the past and worrying about the future. This distracts us from what we want to do in the present. It also creates a lot of stress! With mindfulness, we can learn to slow down and appreciate the present.

Every Thursday from 12-1:00 p.m.

GB 173 or GB 202 (Schedule posted at GB 173)


Engineering Well-being

February 6, 2018
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (GB 217)

Coping with the rigours of an engineering curriculum, navigating complex university systems and adapting to a new environment can be exhausting.

Investing in being happy, healthy and well provides a foundation for achieving balance and sustaining success in your academic, professional and personal spheres.

This session on self-care explores what it means to feel good and function well as an engineering student. Drawing on recent evidence from the study of well-being, you will be introduced to (and get to practice) a cluster of activities that promote resiliency and prevent burn-out so you can be at your best.

Register online.


Beginner’s Guide to Standards, Technical Paper and Patents

February 14, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (GB 117)

Can’t find information you need for your design project?

In this workshop you will learn what standards, technical reports and patents are, what kind of information they contain and where to find them.

Register online.

Mind-Body Connection

March 1, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (GB 217)

Could the food you eat be affecting your grades? Do you rely on caffeine to keep you going, spend hours at your desk studying, or find yourself grabbing food on the go as you run from one class to another? Attend this seminar to learn how nutrition can support your academic performance and overall health.

Presented by Landon Hong, BSc, MPH candidate, and Katie Jessop, RD, Varsity Sport Nutritionist

Register online.

Preparing for Exams and Managing Test Anxiety

March 27, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (GB 117)

Need help with preparing for exams? Mastering exams takes practice and requires proficient anxiety management.

In this one-hour interactive workshop you will develop the skills associated with improving exam performance. We will develop preparation strategies, learn varied study techniques and find ways to manage anxiety as you enter exam season.

Facilitators: Jacqueline Thibodeau, Health and Wellness Counsellor, and Kris Kim, Learning Strategist.

Register to attend.


How to Get Involved in Research as an Undergrad

April 10, 2018
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (BA 2135)

This workshop will provide you with some strategies to help you find a research opportunity.

You will benefit greatly from discussing the following during the workshop:

  • How to approach a professor about doing research in their lab.
  • How to attend or participate in research conferences.
  • How to apply for a summer research award or fund.
  • How to get funding through the work-study program.
  • Should you register for a research-oriented course?
  • Should you participate in field studies and study-abroad opportunities?
  • How to take part in an internship.
  • Thinking outside the box.

Register online to attend.