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Learning Commons

Welcome to the Learning Commons

About the Learning Commons

Building 3 is the home of the Learning Commons - a collaborative space providing student-centered support in the areas of Language, Writing, and Information & Research. Students receive tutoring and assistance in an open-concept, dynamic and welcoming environment promoting group study, collaboration and use of the latest technologies. The Commons is equipped with computer workstations, and group study rooms with TV screens.

An open IT Lab and adaptive learning technologies provide students with a supportive workspace. Library services provided in the Learning Commons include a collection of print and journal material to support academic foundation skills, independent learning and recreational reading. The Commons is also the premier site for the University's Virtual Library - the online collection of specialized research databases, e-books and Internet resources.


Advanced Writing Centre (03.1.70D)


Hours: Various timings

AWC: Appointment Booking

The AWC provides individual or small-group mentoring sessions to discuss and assist students with their writing needs. It chiefly focuses on the writing needs of students who are registered in diploma programs. It helps students with the organization and writing of projects, presentations and assignments. Appointments are normally for one-half hour. Students are advised to make appointments in advance. The Advanced Writing Centre D2L page also provides online access to writing resources such as grammar and APA tip sheets.


English Success Zone (05.1.01)


Hours: Various timings

ESZ: Appointment Booking

The English Help Centre assists students with their English studies by providing extra help for those who need it. Students can book online or in person, for private or small-group lessons. We offer help in all English skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking), grammar and test taking skills, including preparing students to write the IELTS Exam. The IELTS preparation sessions will help familiarize students with the format of the exam and how each skill is tested by using exam practice activities. For additional support, students can sign up for online-IELTS practice which is monitored by our lead instructors.

We encourage all students to take advantage of this valuable service and we look forward to working with you.


Digital Media Centre 03.1.72A

Hours: Open when Learning Commons is open

The Learning Commons’ Digital Media Centre is a workspace where you can collaborate, learn new skills and experiment using a range of multi-media tools. This Centre offers 7 workstations: 6 of these have audio, video and graphics editing software, while the 7th one offers you a green screen for creating a unique background for your presentation or video assignment. Visit us and get creative!