Annual strategies conference

The 14th annual Strategies Conference is located at the main Brock University campus in beautiful St. Catharines, Ontario, and offers two days of informative, workshop-based transition programming designed specifically for students with a learning disability.

Sunday, August 18 (4:30 PM EST) to
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)

“It’s the best first step you can make to being successful at Brock.”
– Student participant


Online registration closes July 27th and is limited to 25 participants.

Participants must submit appropriate documentation with their registration form (see Documentation Guidelines for more information).

Conference fee: $50.00 (payment instructions are in the registration form).

Registration has now closed.

Conference details

Presented by Student Accessibility Services.

Strategies addresses the unique challenges faced by students with a learning disability during their transition to university life.


  • Understanding your psycho-educational assessment;
  • Self-avocacy;
  • Introduction to university teaching and learning (e.g. lecture, seminar, lab, tutorial, etc.);
  • Strategies for academic success (e.g. note taking, studying);
  • Stress and anxiety management;
  • Introductions to Sakai and Office 365 (Brock’s Learning Management Systems);
  • Introduction to assistive technology and how to use it.


Meet other students entering their first year, and past students who have already gone through the first-year experience.

Dorm life

Stay overnight in residence during the two day conference.

Learn Public Transit

Most evening social events will use public transit to help you navigate the city.

Student accessibility services

Learn about the many SAS services and supports available to you while you are at Brock.

Students with a learning disability entering their first year at Brock.

Strategies students are better prepared, more confident, and experience a smoother transition into university life.

Embrace the entire Strategies experience by attending the full two days of workshops and staying in the on-campus residence. Register now and get prepared to begin an exciting life experience at Brock University.

Participants will also experience:

  • Personalized campus tour to see where your specific classes will be located;
  • Library orientation;
  • Introduction to campus resources;
  • Visit campus dining options; etc.

Questions or more information

If you have any questions, or if you need more information about the Strategies conference, please contact:

Transitions Coordinator

Phone: 905-688-5550  x5357

Strategies is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.