Online Support for International Students

Each semester, the International Education Center offers various online support for our international students. Do not miss the updates listed below that can help you succeed at MSVU. Any questions? Email us at international@msvu.ca.

Pre-arrival Webinars and Workshops (July – August 2024)

Note:

  1. the times and dates specified on this webpage are the local times and dates in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada;
  2. log in with your MSVU email address and password.

This webinar aims to help you be fully prepared for your travel to Canada and MSVU, such as what documents you need to bring with you, and what you need to do when going through the customs at the airport etc.

We are presenting 5 sessions and they are exactly the same but different dates. You can register for any of them.

Registeration for Session 1 (10.00-11.00 am, July 4)

Registration for Session 2 (10.00-11.00 am, July 18)

Registration for Session 3 (10.00-11.00 am, August 1)

Registration for Session 4 (10.00-11.00 am, August 8)

Registration for Session 5 (10.00-11.00 am, August 22)

Smartly budgeting for your future study and life in Canada will make yourself less stressed once you are here. Our advisors will give you some tips on this.

Register here (10.00-11.00 am, July 11)

Studying at MSVU will require students to familiarize themselves with the digital services, such as the University’s website, taking classes online, doing homework by using Microsoft Office suite, or connecting your e-devices to the campus internet etc. Please join us for more information on this.

Register here (10.00-11.00 am, July 16)

This webinar will help you underastand what academic advising is, why it is important, and how to enrol in and drop classes.

Register here (10.00-11.00 am, July 23)

Living on campus will provide you with the convenient access to the campus servics and classes. You will also have the opportunities to make friends and hang out with people from diverse backgrounds.

Register here (10.00-11.00 am, July 25)

Money matters! This webinar will introduce the financial services for students at MSVU and some important finanical matters students need to be aware of.

Register here (10.00-11.00 am, Aug 13)

Health insurance is extremely important for international students duiring their stay, work and living in Canada. This webinar will help you understand the Canadian health care system and the Nova Scotia medical service insurance.

Register here (10.00-11.00 am, Aug 15)

Now you have successfully made it to Canada, congratulations! You may think you have prepared enough money or your family will financially support you. However, if you do not manage your budget in a wise way, you will probably encounter some challenges. Join us to learn how you can manage your budget well and ease your life here in Canada. You can attend the seminar either online or in person. The location will be determined in late July.

Register here (1.30-2.30 pm, Sep 20)

 

Previously Recorded Webinars on Health and Insurance

Health insurance is extremely important for international students duiring their stay, work and living in Canada. This webinar will help you understand the Canadian health care system and the Nova Scotia medical service insurance.

Healthcare System in Canada (PDF)

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Previously Recorded Webinars on Student Life in Canada

Are you looking forward to brushing up on your cover letter and resume? Do you want to learn more about the job or volunteer opportunities? Attend this webinar to learn about Career Services.

Recording of the webinar

Workshop-IEC NISO Get to Know Career Services 2023 Aug(PDF)

Resource-IEC NISO Career Services Helpful Links 2023 Jan

Attend this information session to learn more about different types of work permits, as well as understand the work conditions on your study permit.

Recording of the webinar

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

We did not record the webinar. Please view the PDF slides below.

Rental Scams (PDF)

Previously Recorded Webinars on Academic Support

The workshops focus on academic skills identified by learners and professors as necessary for student’s success. Links to recordings of past workshops can be found under the two posters.

For All International Students:

Registration: Social Connections and Academic Skills Workshops (PDF)

 

For International Graduate Students:

Registration: Graduate Academic Skills Workshop Series (PDF)

 


Recordings of the above workshops

Please join Nicolle for an informative examination of the academic vocabulary that you will encounter in your courses and the registration process at MSVU.

We did not record this webinar. Please view the PDF slides below.

Important Academic Vocabulary (PDF)

If you are an Arts student at MSVU, join us and navigate your academic journey in the Bachelor of Arts degree programs.

Recording of the webinar

If you are a Science student at MSVU, join us and navigate your academic journey in the Bachelor of Science degree programs.

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If you are a Professional Studies student at MSVU, join us and navigate your academic journey in the Professional Studies programs.

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Your academic advisor will help you with some questions about your programs during this webinar.

Recording of the webinar

This presentation will focus on different types of academic writing genres and assignments you may encounter in your programs such as a 5-paragraph essay, a lab report, a reflection, and more.

We did not record the webinar. Please view the PDF slides below.

Differentiating MSVU Writing Assignments (PDF)

This webinar will look at how to break down assignment instructions, expectations, and evaluation. Knowing exactly what you are required to submit makes completing your task much easier!

We did not record the webinar. Please view the PDF slides below.

Interpreting Assignment Instructions (PDF)

Understanding Academic Integrity and Citation is a big part of becoming a successful student in Canada. This webinar will highlight how academic integrity is defined, as well the as approaches to avoiding it like citation and referencing.

We did not record the webinar. Please view the PDF slide below.

Academic Integrity and Citation FINAL (PDF)

Do you know how to write an essay? This presentation will take you through the steps to write an effective 5 paragraph essay.

We did not record the webinar. Please view the PDF slide below.

Parts of an Essay (PDF)

Join me for a comprehensive session offering strategies for paraphrasing and summarizing, as well as vocabulary and practice.

We did not record the webinar. Please view the PDF slide below.

Paraphrasing and Citation (PDF)

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.

Recording for the webinar

This webinar is designed specifically for graduate students at MSVU to learn about their program’s requirements.

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Understanding Your Data Form (PPT)