July and August 2021 Webinar Series.

All webinars are in Atlantic Daylight Timezone (ADT) or Halifax, NS timezone.

 

We encourage all new students to join us. You must register using your MSVU username and password.

TIP: if you don’t know your MSVU email address, username or password, please email helpdesk@msvu.ca. Include your full name, MSVU ID, and your date of birth in your email so that they can confirm your identification.

NOTE: The link to the webinar meeting will be emailed to you a few days before the webinar date. Please make sure to check your MSVU email.

If you have any questions or technical issues joining in the webinar, please email: isl@msvu.ca.

Wednesday, July 7 at 10:30am (ADT) | Studying without a Study Permit

In this webinar, your international student advisor will walk you through what you need to know as you prepare for your studies and what to keep in mind regarding your immigration status.

Platform: Microsoft Teams

Register here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=cF4Z0V-78UOJAks_bPxJxgHyFjk-EXhBpttuMgbxzUxUMkI2SUtQR1RZOUI3TzhGVUpZSjRKOTVJMi4u

Friday, July 9 at 9:30am (ADT) | Traveling to Canada and New Quarantine Requirements

This webinar will help you plan and prepare for your upcoming travel to Canada. We will be talking about the new quarantine requirements as of July 5 at 11:59pm  Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Register here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=cF4Z0V-78UOJAks_bPxJxoizURz3meZKjvkod2kyattUQlhSNUFFWk1QV1pSQzhUNk5IUllMSUdHRCQlQCN0PWcu 

Platform: Microsoft Teams

Wednesday, July 14 at 10:00am (ADT) | Academic at MSVU: Class Registration & Online Learning

In this webinar, you will be able to increase your awareness of how to find and register courses, how to understand the information on the course list webpage, etc. In addition, you will learn more about what to expect from an online learning environment and what would professors expect from you.

Platform: Microsoft Teams

Register here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=cF4Z0V-78UOJAks_bPxJxgHyFjk-EXhBpttuMgbxzUxUQzVLTTNIRTIwOEUyOEdYU1VFQTE3NVZYOS4u

Thursday, July 22 at 9:30am (ADT) | Traveling to Canada and New Quarantine Requirements

This webinar will help you plan and prepare for your upcoming travel to Canada. We will be talking about the new quarantine requirements as of July 5 at 11:59pm  Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Specifically, you will learn what you need to do if you are:

  1. Fully vaccinated and have recovered from COVID-19
  2. Fully vaccinated
  3. Not vaccinated or partially vaccinated and have recovered from COVID-19
  4. Not vaccinated or partially vaccinated

Register here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=cF4Z0V-78UOJAks_bPxJxoizURz3meZKjvkod2kyattUQlhSNUFFWk1QV1pSQzhUNk5IUllMSUdHRCQlQCN0PWcu 

Platform: Microsoft Teams

Tuesday, July 27 at 10:00am (ADT) | Renting in Nova Scotia? Who is a good tenant? What is a rental scam?

Empower yourself by attending this webinar. We will look at how to be good tenants as well as protecting yourselves from common rental scams and illegal practices.

Platform: GoToWebinar

Resister here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7116887392438783757

Friday, August 6 at 9:30am (ADT) | Traveling to Canada and New Quarantine Requirements

This webinar will help you plan and prepare for your upcoming travel to Canada. We will be talking about the new quarantine requirements as of August 9 at 12:01am  Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Specifically, you will learn what you need to do if you are:

  1. Fully vaccinated and have recovered from COVID-19
  2. Fully vaccinated
  3. Not vaccinated or partially vaccinated and have recovered from COVID-19
  4. Not vaccinated or partially vaccinated
  5. Non-essential travel

Register here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=cF4Z0V-78UOJAks_bPxJxoizURz3meZKjvkod2kyattUQlhSNUFFWk1QV1pSQzhUNk5IUllMSUdHRCQlQCN0PWcu 

Platform: Microsoft Teams

Tuesday, August 10 at 10am (ADT) | Types of Accommodations in Nova Scotia

Join us to learn more about what are the different types of accommodation available. Include pros and cons, approximate costs and amenities included.

Register herehttps://tinyurl.com/r7mwjdm5

Platform: GoToWebinar

Friday, August 13 at 9:30am (ADT) | IT Training: MyMount, Moodle, Blackboard Collaborate

MyMount is the University’s portal, providing you with personalized access to a number of services, including: Office 365, WebAdvisor, course registration, financial information and email. Join us to learn more about the Mount’s Learning Management System, Blackboard Collaborate, Office365, and more. 

Register here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=cF4Z0V-78UOJAks_bPxJxgHyFjk-EXhBpttuMgbxzUxUNFROSEtSMExGUDVKOFZLRVE4RDhXNUhGSC4u 

Platform: Microsoft Teams 

Thursday, August 19 at 10am (ADT) | Signing a Rental Lease in Nova Scotia

Join this webinar to learn how to read a lease and what should be included in your rental agreement. Understand the importance of carefully reading a lease before signing it, and what can be legally requested from a tenant.

Register here: https://tinyurl.com/yj63h8eh

Platform: GoToWebinar

Monday, August 23 at 10:30am (ADT) | Career Services at MSVU: services intro, career development and job search

Looking to brush up your cover letter, resume, or online profile? How about that job search during uncertain times? Register for this webinar to learn more! 

Register here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=cF4Z0V-78UOJAks_bPxJxgHyFjk-EXhBpttuMgbxzUxUOUNPSk5ZQjlXMjRTVFhVMjQxMURLVUI3RS4u 

Platform: Microsoft Teams 

Wednesday, August 25 at 10:30am (ADT) | Working in Canada as an International Student

Learn the IRCC policies around working full-time/part-time and who needs a medical exam.

Register here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=cF4Z0V-78UOJAks_bPxJxgHyFjk-EXhBpttuMgbxzUxUN1I5V0hYREoyTVVERjNQQTBaUE9YWExTTi4u 

Platform: Microsoft Teams 

Tuesday, August 31 at 10:30am | Protecting Yourself from Scams

Come to an information session where your International Student Advisor will share information on how to recognize a scam and examples of fraudulent communications. They will discuss how to protect yourself from identity theft and what to do if you have been a victim.

Register here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=cF4Z0V-78UOJAks_bPxJxgHyFjk-EXhBpttuMgbxzUxUMzE0UksxMlZFTUdFTUJMUFVGV1o2WUFaUy4u

Platform: Microsoft Teams

Watch this short video series to help you transition into your new home here in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The city is served by Halifax Metro Transit, which operates standard bus routes as well as Halifax-Dartmouth Ferry Service. We prepared a couple of videos to help you learn your way around the city using our public transportation.

Public Transportation in Halifax Episode 1: How to plan your trip using Halifax Transit

The city is served by Halifax Metro Transit, which operates standard bus routes as well as Halifax-Dartmouth Ferry Service.

Link to video: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/a06cdff2-f7ab-43df-a813-4a869d750778

Public Transportation in Halifax Episode 2: How to pay to use public transit

When it comes to food, Canada offers variety. As a multicultural nation, Canada offers all the foods you love, so you can easily feel at home. Fruit, vegetables, meat, bread, dairy products, non-alcoholic drinks and other household items are available at all the major grocery stores in Halifax. You can find some ethnic food items there as well. In Halifax, major grocery stores are often open seven days a week, some are open 24 hours. You can also find Asian, African, European and other specialty grocery stores in the city.

You can save money by using coupons and looking for deals in store flyers, which can be found at the grocery store’s entrance. Many grocery stores will also offer ‘price matching’ where they match, or beat, the lower advertised price at another store.

General Canadian Grocery Sores in Halifax

African and European Grocery Stores in Halifax

Link to video: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/cf7b7a83-9cb1-468d-8d15-891118c7abc3