Learning & Skills Support

Learn how to study efficiently and effectively. The Learning Success Advisor can help you build personalized strategies that are transferable across courses and your future career.

Learning Success provides a variety of services on campus, including:

  • Learning Success Workshops
  • Individual Learning Skills appointments
  • Drop-in hours

Learning Success hours – Learning Commons, room LB126A
The Learning Success Advisor will host drop-in hours each Tuesday and Wednesday as well as skill development workshops each Thursday at the times indicated below.

Monday By appointment
Tuesday 10 – 1 p.m. 
Wednesday 10 – 1 p.m.
Thursday 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. 
Friday By appointment


Every term, Learning Success offers a variety of study skills workshops. These workshops are free of charge and cover topics such as:

How to prioritize tasks. 

Become an active reader and retain more information.

Develop an effective note-taking system.

Apply simple review for success. 

Get in touch with your individual learning process and develop preparation techniques.

Learn how to plan and deliver interesting presentations. 

Learn how to maximize your team’s time and effort for successful project completion. 

Individual Learning Skills appointments

The Learning Success Advisor is available to meet with students on an individual basis, to discuss their academic concerns, goals or difficulties.

To book an appointment, students can email studyskills@capilanou.ca or call 604 986 1911 ext. 3550, or drop by LB116 in the Library building to book in person. 

Course-Specific Study Skills Workshops

At the invitation of course instructors, the Learning Specialist presents in-class workshops on a variety of study skills topics. In these cases, every effort is made to use the student's course work and assignments to increase their understanding of the study skills taught. We also offer printable study skills handouts

USS100 – Introduction to University Success Strategies (3 credits)

The Introduction to University Success Strategies course, USS100 - Academic and Personal Skills for Success, is taught every Fall and Spring semester. This course is designed to help students develop both the study skills and personal skills they need to be successful at university. For more information on USS 100, please visit USS100 - Introduction to University Success Strategies

Learning Skills Assistance at the Regional Campuses

For information on the services offered by the Learning Specialist at the Sunshine Coast campus, please contact the Sechelt Regional Campus receptionist at 604 986 1911, local 5900 (toll-free), or at 604 885 9310.