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Thriving In Action

Are procrastination or perfectionism getting in your way? Do you seem to study for hours without the grades to show for it? Are you struggling to pay attention in virtual or IRL class? Is it feeling harder than ever to feel a sense of community, calm, or hope in your academic journey?

Thriving in Action (TiA) is a ThriveRU initiative to help struggling students (in their second year and beyond) thrive, academically and personally. Build motivation, optimism, and resilience, along with learning strategy essentials like time management and effective studying. It’s not too late to turn things around, and it’s never too late to learn how to flourish!

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Summer 2022 Sessions 

In this five-week series, you'll restore motivation and confidence, practise self-compassion and gratitude, learn how to mindfully manage your time and energy, and improve your studying, test-taking, and writing! In TiA, you'll learn how to shift from surviving to thriving. Sign up for one of the two offerings below: 

  • Option #1 [Virtual]: Tuesdays 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (June 28 - July 26, 2022)
  • Option #2 [Virtual]: Wednesdays 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (June 29 - July 27, 2022)

What's Thriving in Action (TiA)? 

TiA is a program like no other - it brings mental health, wellbeing, equity, and learning strategies together in a unique intervention that will leave you feeling more hopeful, more resilient, and more successful.

TiA welcomes all students including those on academic probation, students on the Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC) waitlist, students with disabilities, and injured or struggling athletes. We welcome racialized and minoritized students, Indigenous students, equity-seeking students, LGBTQQIP2SAA students.

We welcome mature students, international students. We welcome Spanning the Gaps students, Fresh Start students, grad students, working students, and students raising or caring for families. In other words, if you feel like you’re ready to learn and practise new strategies to thrive personally and academically, we not just welcome but encourage you to give TiA a try.

Email thrivinginaction@ryerson.ca to sign up for a weekly cohort and learn more! 

School is hard sometimes. But learning better, feeling better, and doing better is possible.

New! Thriving in Action for-credit: Interested in learning thriving skills and the science underneath them? Consider adding SSH102 or PSY706 to your timetable. Search the course codes on RAMMS to find when they are next available.

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Thriving in Action Online

We invite you to explore Thriving in Action Online to uncover your strengths, restore motivation, build momentum, and find new meaning. Here, you’ll find a comprehensive online library of strategies to thrive in your academic journey, including through its challenges. Come in, look around, watch the videos, try the exercises, read a little or a lot, and use the site in any way that makes sense to you. And then come back again. It's here whenever you need it.