Life Management Series: Manage Time, Manage Distractions for Students

Date: Monday, March 4, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: 33 St. George St., Cumberland House, Baldwin Room

All students know that they “should” schedule time and create space to study free of distractions, but what happens when this is difficult or even impossible due to caregiving responsibilities? Whether you are parenting young children, caring for elderly parents, or looking after someone with a disability, the reality is that your time and space are not entirely yours to control. Facilitated by a U of T graduate who has personally experienced the complexities of juggling academia and caregiving, this workshop offers a fresh perspective on how to study with distractions.

Facilitator Bio: Jacquelyn Laurenda holds an MA from the University of Toronto. A mother of three, Jacquelyn postponed her education to raise her family. When she finally began post-secondary studies, Jacquelyn actively co-parented her infant grandchild as her daughter was also a full-time university student. Jacquelyn worked as a Student Parent Liaison at Woodsworth College, and is now a Learning Strategist with Academic Success at the U of T. She firmly believes that juggling caregiving with academia can not only be done, but can also be a highly rewarding experience for the entire family.

Pizza lunch will be provided.

* Life Management Series is Co-Curricular Record (CCR) approved. Students who complete four workshops over two academic years, will receive Life Management Certificate and Co-Curricular Record recognition. CCR connects skills to involvement opportunities.