10 Tips for Academic Success

With the beginning of a new school year, students are setting their academic goals. Once you have these goals, how do you go about achieving them? Below are 10 tips to help you as you strive for academic success: 1. Forget about your high school life. 2. Time management is important. Plan everything in advance,

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Introducing our Back-to-School Advice Series

A few months, in a 400 level psychology class, I overheard two classmates discussing the paper that had been assigned. One classmate sighed,”The writing is fine but the citations are just the worst! I’m colour coding like 20 references and it’s hard to keep track of which one is what.” Her friend agreed,”I totally understand!

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Leader in the Spotlight: Courtney Long, Physical Therapy Ace & Circus Devotee

Our May 2015 Leader in the Spotlight is Courtney Long, a BSc graduate who majored in biology and minored in sociology at the University of Alberta. Early in her undergrad, Courtney admits to having poor studying habits, but has since rebounded academically and is currently a MSc Physical Therapy student. She has volunteered with CapitalCare

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Which Canadian University Should You Attend?

Over the course of March and April, the NSN has shared what makes various Canadian universities unique through our Why U series. From the east coast to the west, we have a wealth of outstanding universities dedicated to helping students learn and achieve their goals. Our contributors have noted the fantastic support that they receive

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Three Important Questions to Ask Yourself at the End of the School Year

Take some time reflect on the school year you just had. Why? Because self-reflection can help you better evaluate your academic performance and also help you discover who you are!

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Leader in the Spotlight: Cody Lo, Undergraduate Researcher Phenom & Science Advocate

Our April 2015 Leader in the Spotlight is Cody Lo, a third year UBC pharmacology student with extensive research experience.  Cody has held 5 research assistant positions, presented 5 posters, and authored 2 upcoming peer-reviewed publications. Additionally, Cody has won the UBC Science Case competition twice and is heavily involved on campus. He serves as

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Why You Should Choose the University of Alberta: Opportunities Galore

For many students, school can be tedious. After joining the University of Alberta last fall, I soon realized that university is in fact fun! What set university apart from high school were the diverse opportunities and options that I was made aware of since day one of orientation. The Students’ Union at the U of

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Why You Should Choose Bishop University: Outdoors Haven & Welcoming Community

From a Bishop University graduate, on her undergraduate experience: The moment I walked through the arches at Bishop’s University, I knew that I had chosen the right place to pursue my undergraduate degree. Located in Lennoxville, in the Eastern townships of Sherbrooke, Quebec, there is no doubt that the campus is one of the most

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The Importance of Procrastination

With any academic endeavor, one of the first pieces of advice you will hear is: don’t procrastinate. Teachers, mentors, and professors will ram into your head the importance of starting early and not leaving things to the last minute.  It is important to remain organized and to avoid starting your homework the day before or, as I’m sure

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My 3M NS Fellowship Application – Thriving Through Adversity

(Preface to Application) This is my sixth, (and final), year as an undergraduate student – albeit not consecutively. Stories such as mine are often unheard of and not explicitly and voluntarily narrated. Perhaps because at first glance, stories such as mine tend to be grasped as outlandish, and more so, as constructions of failure rather

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