We’re excited to welcome you to our virtual Winter 2022 Orientation! Find out more about all the exciting, informative, and fun-filled events in the schedule below. Events are open to all new and current MSVU students. All times are Atlantic Standard Time (AST).

How can I join an event?

All events will be hosted online through Microsoft Teams and you can find the links for each event below. Please note that you will be required to log in using your MSVU username and password to attend the events.

Having trouble accessing the links? You can also find the links for online events in Mount 101, Mount 201, through Captain’s Calendar, or by emailing orientation@msvu.ca using your MSVU email address.

Tuesday, January 4

New International Student Orientation 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join the International Education Centre for New International Student Orientation (NISO). This is when you will get a chance to meet other students and also tour around the campus. Find out more through the MSVU IEC’s website.

Pre-Registration Required.
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Virtual Speed Friending 6:30 pm

Speed Friending is exactly what it sounds like! This is a fun, low-pressure, easy way to meet other Mount students. Here you can meet a lot of people quickly and form lasting friendships.

Microsoft Teams
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Wednesday, January 5

Ask Me Anything

Have a quick question? Drop into our virtual “Ask Me Anything” booth and a Mount Mentor will help you find what you need to know.

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The Great MSVU Trivia

Join the Mount Mentors in the Virtual Crow’s Nest for a little friendly competition and show off what you know about MSVU. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams.

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Thursday, January 6

Ask Me Anything

Have a quick question? Drop into our virtual “Ask Me Anything” booth and a Mount Mentor will help you find what you need to know.

Click here to drop in and ask a question.


What I Wish I’d Known about Career Planning 10:30 – 11:30 am

Learn what to expect from your degree, from a career perspective. If that’s feeling really big right now, we’ll be talking about a checklist you can use during your time at the Mount to help with program indecision, career options, job searching, and self-reflection. You might not have all the answers today, but you’ll know where to look to help you figure it out.

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Mount Fitness Centre: Everything You Want to Know, 1:15-2:00 p.m.

Join Melissa Millar, Coordinator Fitness & Wellness for a virtual tour of the Mount Fitness Centre. She’ll be able to answer fitness questions and introduce you to all of the services available to you as a Mount student!

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Healthy Relationships & Consent 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Explore the roles that consent plays in our relationships. Find out more about healthy boundaries, making friends, and the importance of consent in Canadian law. All participants in this webinar will be entered into a draw to win a $100 gift card to the Mount Campus Bookstore!

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The MSVUSU Social Event originally scheduled for 7:00 pm AST has been postponed to a later date in January. Stay tuned to your email for more details in the coming weeks. Sorry for the inconvenience.  

Friday, January 7

Navigating a New Culture: Canadian Classroom Culture and Academic Success 9:30 – 11:30 am

Attend this webinar on Academic Culture for International Students to deepen your understanding of academic culture in Canada before classes even start.  We’ll address cultural differences – and similarities – and how they impact your actions (and reactions) both inside and outside the classroom.

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Thursday, January 13

What I Wish I’d Known about Career Planning 12:00-1:00 pm

Learn what to expect from your degree, from a career perspective. If that’s feeling really big right now, we’ll be talking about a checklist you can use during your time at the Mount to help with program indecision, career options, job searching, and self-reflection. You might not have all the answers today, but you’ll know where to look to help you figure it out.

Microsoft Teams
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Friday, January 14

Working in Canada as an International Student 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Attend this information session to learn about important considerations connected to your study permit and working once you’re in Canada. Topics will include the rules you need to follow to meet the conditions of your study permit; the requirements to work both on and off campus in Canada; how many hours you can work; and when you need to stop working.

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All You Need to Know About Your Health Insurance as an International Student 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Learn about all the key information related to your health and health insurance at MSVU. Understand how your Health Insurance plan works.

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