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)



Maximizing Productivity

January 24, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (GB 117)

With only 24 hours in a day, it can be difficult to strike a balance between coursework, jobs, extra-curricular activities, a social life and other obligations. Time-related stress is a fact of university life.

Students who find ways to effectively manage time are more productive and have an easier time concentrating and thinking critically.

This one-hour interactive workshop will help you think strategically about time management, strategize ways to avoid procrastination and learn productive study habits with a goal-focused mindset.

Register online to attend.

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.