November 2020
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Dear students,


We hope that you are all keeping well. As finals approach, we would like to connect you with information and a variety of resources to help you stay grounded, organized, and connected this semester. As always, don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions!


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    Deadline to register for exam accommodations for your finals | Inclusive Assessment Design

    Tutorial Services | Free notes for BIOL 200 | SKILLS 21

    Language Research Study Looking for Participants | Lunch-and-Learn series

    Teaching & Learning Services | myInvolvement



    Deadline to register for exam accommodations for your finals


    Changes instructors should consider in administering and grading exams  during COVID-19


    A preliminary version of final exam schedule has been posted on the McGill website. A more detailed final exam schedule is expected to be posted on November 23rd, which will outline the format, date, and time of your final exams.


    Students who are eligible for exam accommodations for final exams must complete the online exam sign up form by the deadline of November 27th, 2020. We encourage you to register as soon as the detailed version of the exam schedule is posted.


    Please note that time-based accommodations do not apply when

    1. You have 48 hours or more to complete your assessment(i.e. if you have the full 48 hours to open, complete, and submit your assessment)
    2. Your instructor is incorporating principles of inclusive pedagogy (i.e. you were informed that you have at least double the designed duration to complete your assessment). See the text box below on Inclusive Assessment Design for more information.



    Inclusive Assessment Design



    This Fall, many instructors have adopted flexible assessment strategies in their course planning. The aim of this is to create greater access to course content and assessments for all students by incorporating inclusive pedagogy. The desired outcome in doing so is to make both learning and assessment goals achievable by all learners.


    One strategy is to increase the time available for all students to complete an exam by doubling the typical assessment duration. In most instances, increasing the exam time for all removes the further need for time-based accommodations, because time-based considerations have been built into the assessment strategy from the onset of the course.


    There may be exceptional circumstances in which disability-related accommodations may still be needed. If you feel this is the case for you, please reach out to our exam team at so that they may assess the situation and coordinate with your instructor, when necessary.



    Tutorial Services


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    Tutorial Services has recently added its Learning Strategies page.


    Here you will find access to tools and resources for skill development to support you along your academic journey. Learn how to manage your time, take effective notes, increase your memory, and tackle tests like a pro.


    They also have a Virtual Study Group Toolkit to help you make the most of your study groups.


    Free notes for BIOL 200

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    The McGill Biology Student Union is proud to offer a Biology Note Taking Club (NTC). This service provides students with class notes (NTCs) written by fellow classmates, designed to supplement the lecture material of select Biology courses.


    This Fall, the MBSU is providing free access to notes for BIOL 200.


    You can access the notes by clicking here.


    SKILLS21 - McGill University


    SKILLS21 is a workshop-based skills development program for undergraduate students. It provides opportunities for developing 21st-century skills, values, and attitudes.


    You can choose workshops based on a theme by choosing the Stream Option, or you can choose All at Once to see a complete list of all workshops and pick the ones that interest you most.



    Language Research Study Looking for Participants


    Dr. Gigi Luk from the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology is seeking participants in a new research study.

    They are looking for adults who:

    • Are between 18-40 years old,
    • Speak a non-English language at home before the age of 18,
    • Never attended school in English before the age of 18,
    • Are currently attending an English-speaking College or University.

    Participants will be compensated with a CAD$20 Amazon gift card.

    If you are interested, please fill out a short survey for eligibility. For more information, please contact


    Lunch-and-Learn Series


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    This month, the OSD will be launching a brand new virtual Lunch & Learn series
    via Zoom.


    Digital Wellness
    on November 23rd, 2020 at 1:00PM

    with Isabella Scurfield,
    our Learning Skills Advisor.


    In this session, we will look at how your digital lifestyle may be affecting you and share some strategies so that you can work hard and use technology
    in a healthy & mindful way!

    To register, click here.


    Accessible Exercises
    on November 26th, 2020, at 1:00PM.


    This session will be joined by Olivia Pastore and Aaron Fellows
    from McGill Athletics.

    To register, click here.



    Teaching and Learning Services


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    TLS has a number of resources
    that they put together specifically
    to help you stay on track remotely, including learning with Zoom, study tactics, strategies, and more.



    myInvolvement is your one-stop to see all the workshops and webinars that are happening at McGill. There are workshops for Yoga, Learning in a Remote Environment, Meditation, Presenting Online, and more!


    Check them out and be sure to press the load more button at the end of the page to see upcoming events.



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