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The learning strategist


need professional learning support?

Look no further! The Learning Strategist can help you reach your highest potential. Using educational, diagnostic, and interview data to understand you as a learner, the Learning Strategist will guide your individual exploration, encourage positive change to your learning and studying practices, and help you achieve success through enhanced learning support experiences.

The Learning Strategist is available to help any student on campus, but they specialize in providing support for the following groups:

  • Self-identified Aboriginal students
  • International students
  • Students athletes
  • Students with disabilities
  • Graduate students
  • Students on academic probation
  • Students returning from failed standing
  • Students who have partaken in academic misconduct

Hello! I’m Dr Stephanie Jury, and I’m originally from Friendly Manitoba. My university education has taken me across the globe, from a Bachelors (Honours) at the University of Victoria, to a Master of Arts in Leeds, UK. In 2016, I completed my PhD at Monash University, Australia, in Florentine Renaissance sermons (unique, I know!), and decided to pursue a career in helping students reach their full potential too. I’ve been working as a learning specialist since early 2017, and bring a wealth of experience from my time in Melbourne – not to mention my past degrees.

I work in partnership with students to delve deep into their learning, providing guidance and support for academic growth. My recommendations come from an understanding and study of metacognition and executive functioning skills. I believe one’s never really done learning, and so I enjoy researching into the field of learning strategies, and attending seminars and conferences.

What I’m most looking forward to in this role is being able to work with students from a variety of faculties: I love the challenge diversity brings. I’m also excited to work with faculty to embed learning resources into curriculum and create lasting partnerships between the Student Hub and their units.

I look forward to working with you soon!

The Learning Strategist is available:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, in-person or virtually: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, virtually: 9:00am to 5:00pm

To arrange a meeting with the Learning Strategist or refer a student for support, please follow the appropriate instructions below for accessing services for students or services for faculty and staff.

For additional information, contact


To discuss your current study habits, explore your academic goals, and adjust your approach to learning with practical strategies that are tailored to your goals, book a one-on-one consultation with the Learning Strategist.

To book a one-on-one appointment with the Learning Strategist on QReserve:

  1. Click “Book with the Learning Strategist” below or go to and login with your CWL.
  2. From your “Dashboard” or “Sites,” find the “UBCO – Student Learning Hub” and click.
  3. You can view the schedule for The Learning Strategist on the right side of the page. (If this link does not work for you, use the one above first)


To book a one-on-one appointment with the Learning Strategist on QReserve:

  1. Go to and login with your CWL.
  2. Once logged in, complete your profile when prompted.
  3. From your “Dashboard” or “Sites,” find the “UBCO – Student Learning Hub” and click.
  4. Once joined, you’ll be able to view the schedule for The Learning Strategist on the right side of the page. (If this link does not work for you, use first)
  5. Choose your preferred day, time, and appointment format by filling out the appointment form, then press Reserve. You will receive a “Approval Pending” email when you request your appointment and a “Request Approved” email once it has been approved.

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Who should I meet with?

Learning Strategist?

If you would like professional learning support and/or identify as part of a group the Learning Strategist provides specialized support for, we recommended you book a virtual or in-person one-on-one consultation with the Learning Strategist. In partnership with you, the Learning Strategist will take an in-depth look at your learning, provide you with tailored guidance, and support your academic growth.

… or Peer Mentor?

For help with general study skills, we suggest you book a one-on-one meeting with your Peer Mentor. Peer Mentors are seasoned, upper year students who are UBC Okanagan campus experts. Your peer mentor is your first point of connection and is here to answer all your questions, refer you to campus resources, and help you enhance your study skills for the university environment.

Still not sure who to meet with? Contact us!


Faculty and staff can see students through a different lens. If you have identified an individual or group of students who might benefit from meeting with a Learning Strategist, submit a referral for support.

The Learning Strategist will review the submission, reach out if more information is needed, and contact the student(s) to arrange a virtual consultation. Working together, the Learning Strategist will support students to understand what they need to do, know the actions necessary to reach their learning goals, and chart their progress along the way.

Refer to the learning strategist

The Learning Strategist can provide additional supports for faculty/staff, including:

    • Creating discipline specific seminars or workshops that address learner needs. The Learning Strategist works with faculty to design discipline specific seminars that complement the instruction students receive.
    • Identifying key strategies that may enhance course learning outcomes. The Learning Strategist works collaboratively with faculty to integrate study skill development into their classes.
    • Partnering with faculty to provide the content and skills students need to develop as lifelong learners. The Learning Strategist can help faculty embed metacognitive strategies into their foundational courses or programs.

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