Academic Success Program (ASP): Sport

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The Academic Success Program (ASP): Sport supports student athletes with their transition to university learning and competing at the varsity level. Get support meeting your goals in the classroom and in your sport! ASP-Sport gives you access to workshops to enhance your skills, a spot to study for student athletes staffed by upper year learning peers who can help with course specific content, one-on-one academic help with our program coordinator or a graduate student mentor, and a Student Athlete Mentorship Program.

If you want more information on ASP Sport including information on upcoming workshops, events and other resources, you can join our mailing list by signing up here.

Presentations and Sessions

Kick Off Presentation Series 2023

Start your university career off right, with these sessions designed to help you develop the study habits and skills required to be a successful student.  These in-person sessions are available for first-year students and are offered both in August for students on campus early for training camps and again in September.  

August Sessions:

Workshop Title Date/Time Location
Transitioning to University Learning

Monday August 28, 11:30-12:30

Sommerville House 2316

Time Management for Student Athletes

Wednesday August 30, 11:30-12:30

Sommerville House 2316

University Lecture and Reading Strategies

Friday September 1, 11:30-12:30 Sommervile House 2316

 September Sessions:

Workshop Title Date/Time Location
Transitioning to University Learning Thursday September 7, 4:30-5:30pm WSSB 3134
Time Management for Student-Athletes

Tuesday September 12, 3:30-4:30pm

WSSB 3134
University Lecture and Reading Strategies

Thursday September 14, 3:30-4:30pm

WSSB 3134

 *Western Student Services Building (WSSB) is attached to the UCC and across the courtyard from Weldon Library - the presentation room is on third floor across from the Office of the Ombudsperson.

Guided Practice on Time Management for Student Athletes

The following two videos give you instructions on how to incorporate time management strategies into your busy Student-Athlete schedule.

Time Management for Athletes - Part 1 of 2

Time Management for Athletes - Part 2 of 2

To complete the activities in the video you will need the following fillable PDFs:
Weekly Calendar

After completing the activity, if you would like to discuss your plan or get some feedback you can reach out to for assistance.

There are other asynchronous and live presentations available through Learning Development and Success that you might find helpful. More information on the presentations can be found here.

ASP-Sport Study Hub

ASP-Sport Study Hub is dedicated place for student athletes to study on campus.   Conveniently located close to practice spaces in Alumni Hall and the Weldon Library, the ASP-Sport Study Hub is staffed by knowledgeable upper year learning peers, who can help with content in your courses. Come to Study Hub for independent studying, to get help with a course you are struggling with, or to meet some other students studying for the same course you are.  Study Hub opens for semester two on Monday January 15th.  

Hours for Study Hub: Reopens for Term 2 on January 15th (no study hub on reading week)

Day Time Location
Mondays 3pm-8pm Alumni Hall 59
Tuesdays  6pm-9pm Weldon Library Community Room
Wednesdays 3pm-8pm Alumni Hall 59
Thursdays  6-9pm  Weldon Library Community Room

Course Specific Help:

Looking for course help?  The table below tells you wish days help for your course is available: (to be updated in early September when schedule is finalized)


(AH 59)


Science Help: Chemistry 1301/1302, Biology 1001/1002, Biochem 2280, Chemistry 2213, Biochemistry 2280

Social Science Help: Sociology, Law, Classics etc.

MOS Help: MOS 1021/1023, Econ 1021/1022, Math 1228/1229


(AH 59)


MOS Help: MOS 1021/1023, Econ 1021/1022, Math 1228/1229, CompSci 1026

Science Help: Biology 1001/1002, Chemistry 1301/1302, Physics 1028/1029, Chemistry 2213, Biochemistry 2280

Business and Computer Science Help: Business 2257 and YR 1 and 2 CompSci courses




Science Help: Physics 1028/1029, Applied Math 1201, Chem 1301/1302, Biology 1001/1002, Biochem 2280, Chem 2213, Physiology 2130, additional upper year science/computer science and physiology courses

Kinesiology Help: Kin 1070/1080, Anatomy, and upper year kin courses, Italian courses

Health Science Help: YR1 and YR2 Health Science courses, Biology 1001/1002, Chemistry 1301/1302, Biochemistry 2280, Chemistry 2213

Business Help: Business 1220E, Econ 1021/1022 and Math 1229


(AH 59)


MOS Help: MOS 1021/1023, Econ 1021/1022, Math 1229

Health Science Help: YR1 and YR2 Health Science courses, biology 1001/1002, Psychology 1001/1002, Math 1228/1229, Biochemistry 2280, Chemistry 2213


(AH 59)


Science Help: Biology 1001/1002, Chemistry 1301, 2213, Biochemistry 2280, Stats/Biology 2244

Foods and Nutrition and Physiology Help:  Physiology 1021, Biology 1001, 1290, and Foods and Nutrition courses in YR 1, 2 and 3




Science Help: Biology 1001/1002, Chemistry 1301/1302, Physics 1029, Calculus 1000, Biochemistry 2280, Chemistry 2213, various upper year Biology, Anatomy/Cell Biology

Engineering Help (until 7:30): ENG SCI 1022, NMM 1412, Physics 1401, CEE 2219, CCE 2202, NMM 2270, NMM 2276

Nursing Help (start January 28th): YR1 and YR Nursing Courses

Kinesiology Help: Various Kin course including YR1 and YR2 required courses, Physiology, Biology 1001/1002 and FN 1070

You're encouraged to familiarize yourself with the PAL Centre for assistance with courses not offered in Study Hub.

Meet our ASP Graduate Mentors and Learning Peers 2023-2024 

Grad Mentors:

Farshad Esmaeilian

Madelyn Hertz

Farah Kamar

Taylor Shelton

Learning Peers:

Matteo Biglioli (Kinesiology)

Ivan Quan (Science)

Emma Dorval (Social Science)

Edmund Co (Engineering)

Ben Nguyen (Science)

John Chung (Science)

Mandana Moghaddam (Foods and Nutrition/Physiology)

Blythe Hilpert (Kinesiology)

Natlie Maruna (Health Science)

Vince Pham (MOS)

Omar Qudah (Science)

Abigail Bush (Nursing)

Alexandra Hauser (Science)

Jessica Wozniewski (Business)

Connor Drover (MOS)

Joseph Sturino (MOS)

Caitlin Arrojo (Health Science)

Heewon Chae (Business/Computer Science)


Academic Check-Ins

Academic check-ins allow you to meet with Wendy Latimer, the Academic Success Program Coordinator or one of our trained Graduate Student Mentors to chat about your academic and sport goals, how the transition to university life has been so far, and what resources and services on campus are available to assist with your transition to university. If you have specific course-related concerns or learning strategies you'd like to work on, these can be discussed as well. For more information email Wendy at

SAMP Mentorship Program

First year student athletes can request a Student Athlete Mentor (SAMP) for their first year, a trained upper year peer who can offer you support as you tranisition to university learning and competition. All SAMP mentors are also student athletes who have made the transition and can offer advice.  They also organize events for our first year students, so you can meet and socialize with your peers.  Incoming first-year student-athletes can request a SAMP mentor by filling out the form here.