Drop-in Workshops

Every semester, the Department of Economics offers free daily drop-in workshops to support students on their writing and technical skills.

All students enrolled in an Economics course this semester are eligible to attend the workshops. 

NOTE: The TAs facilitating the workshops can only provide general support. For course specific questions (eg. assignments guidelines, grading, due dates, etc), please contact your TA or instructor for that course.

Technical Workshop

Get help with Excel, econometrics and the programming language R. The TA facilitating the workshop is proficient in the use of these tools, and generally knowledgeable about economics and econometrics. Support for other statistical and software applications may also be available.

Fall 2021 Schedule 

Starting September 15, the Technical Workshop TA will be offering a mix of in-person and online drop-in hours. Both online and in-person sessions are available Tuesdays to Fridays while Mondays are online only. 

They are available at the following schedule (Vancouver Pacific Daylight Time PDT): 

  • Monday: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (Online only) 
  • Tuesday: 10:00 - 11:20 am (Online and In-person at WMC 2506) 
  • Wednesday: 1:30 - 3:00 pm (Online and In-person at WMC 2506) 
  • Thursday: 3:30 - 5:00p pm (Online and In-person at WMC 2506) 
  • Friday: 4:30 - 6:00 pm (Online only)

On the following days, there will be no drop-in workshops: 

  • Thursday, September 30 (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation) 
  • Thursday, November 11 (Remembrance Day) 
  • Monday, October 11 (Thanksgiving Day) 

How to Join Online Sessions

Get in touch with the Technical Workshop TA online during drop-in hours via Zoom: 
https://sfu.zoom.us/j/68974091192?pwd=RTMvWXhQb1o0cjlHaUZITGEzbUhJZz09

Writing Workshop

Need help with your writing assignments? The TA facilitating the workshop is trained to help coach you in the right direction by providing academic writing support and useful tips and tricks on how to improve your writing. 

Fall 2021 Schedule

From September 20 to December 3, the Writing Workshop TA will be offering a mix of in-person and online drop-in hours. They are available at the following schedule (Vancouver Pacific Daylight Time PDT): 

  • Monday: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (Online)
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (In-person - WMC 1651)
  • Thursday: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (Online)
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (In-person - WMC 1651)

Additional hours will be scheduled prior to the final essay due date. On the following days, there will be no drop-in workshops: 

  • Thursday, September 30 (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation)
  • Thursday, November 11 (Remembrance Day) 
  • Monday, October 11 (Thanksgiving Day) 

How to Join Online Sessions

  • Sign into the Writing Workshop Canvas course using your SFU login: https://canvas.sfu.ca/courses/60486
  • Join the workshop at the Zoom link shown in the Canvas course during the drop-in hours above