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Avoid the pitfalls: Procrastination Awareness Week (PAW)

March 6-10, 2023

February 24, 2023 — 

Join the UM community and the Academic Learning Centre for a week of free virtual workshops and sessions that explore how to avoid the pitfalls of procrastination. As we enter the end of term crunch, over 20 academic institutions from across Canada are partnering to offer comprehensive procrastination awareness support for students. March 6-10, 2023, students are invited to attend remote workshops to learn strategies related to focus and concentration, motivation, time management, writing, studying and exam preparation. The Procrastination Awareness Week (PAW) programming will also feature a virtual study hall for students who are looking to work alongside others and make progress on their end-of-term activities. 

“March can be a tough time of year for university students,” says Monique Dumontet, director of UM’s Academic Learning Centre. “It’s crunch time in courses, with lots of tests, assignments and final essays to complete. It’s also a time of year when students’ energy may be running low and some students might be struggling to stay motivated and focused. So, that’s why we’re excited to participate in Procrastination Awareness Week (PAW), along with other universities and colleges across Canada.”

Join a UM PAW event via the PAWs national campaign website:

  • Wednesday March 8, 12 -1 p.m. CST –    Live Online Workshop “Time Management”  (UM Academic Learning Centre)
  • Wednesday March 8, 3 -4 p.m. CST First Year Centre–  Live Online Workshop Preventing Procrastination (UM First Year Centre)
  • Thursday March 9, 4 -6 p.m. CST – Virtual Study Hall    (UM Academic Learning Centre)
  • Thursday March 9, 6 -7:30pm CST –  Virtual Study Hall      (UM Academic Learning Centre)

Check out the PAWs website

Self-directed resource – “Managing Your Time Effectively” 

To learn more about the national PAW events from across Canada and to register for a session at another university, please visit the The National Day calendar

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