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What is academic coaching?

Academic coaching helps students form individualized strategies for overcoming whatever challenges they might face on their academic paths, such as adjusting to university life, time management, stress management, and academic skill development (often pertaining to exam preparation, note-taking and organizational skills).

This service is individualized, confidential, and is offered in collaboration with other key supports across campus to ensure that students are set up for success.

*Are you registered with student accommodations and accessibility services (SAAS)? Reach out to your Accommodations Coordinator to access individualized academic support and accommodations: accessibility@ubishops.ca

Who is academic coaching for?

You can benefit from academic coaching if you want:

  • to improve your academic performance
  • help with organization or time management
  • to explore study strategies
  • support transitioning into university
  • to feel empowered and motivated to reach your full potential

What you achieve in your first session:

  • Articulate what you want to focus on/improve/overcome
  • Explore possible barriers/challenges to achieving your goals
  • Develop an action plan to reach your goals
  • Access other resources/support

Who is your Academic Coach?

Katie Bibbs

Ms. Katie Bibbs
Academic Coach & Leadership Development Facilitator
Leadership and Academic Success
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2381
Email: katie.bibbs@ubishops.ca
Office: MOU 228

As part of her role as the Academic Coach & Leadership Development Facilitator, Katie has developed a coaching program dedicated to supporting student success for students not already served by Accessibility Services (SAS). As the campus Leadership Development Coordinator, she develops and supports leadership development programming and opportunities across campus. All students can access individualized leadership coaching through Katie as well.

Katie was raised on several of the west coast’s traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples, and holds degrees from the University of Alberta (BSc, Human Ecology) and Concordia (Masters of Business Administration). She is also certified by Concordia University’s Executive Centre as a professional goal-centric coach.