Description: Have you ever felt like you do not belong at university? Do you doubt your abilities and think that you are not smart enough? Do you ever feel like you don’t deserve to be here? These feelings are common among undergraduate and graduate students and especially among students who may be first in the family, racialized, mature students, gender non-conforming or from a group that is not represented widely on campus and are often referred to as “imposter syndrome.” Imposter syndrome is like an "open secret" - even though many people experience it, we very rarely talk to each other about our feelings as we fear being judged. In this workshop, we will discuss some of the common ways that impostor syndrome can manifest in an academic environment, how it can impact your learning and strategies that can be used to strengthen self-awareness and lessen the impact of these feelings.
About the Presenter
Dr. Jasjit Sangha is Learning Strategist with Academic Success. She brings comprehensive experience to her work with students through her background in adult learning, student development, mindfulness and equity and inclusion. Her knowledge of learning is also informed by her work teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as training she is currently doing with the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute that draws from research on emotional intelligence, neuroscience, mindfulness and leadership. She completed her PhD in Adult Education through OISE / U of T and has a strong interest in the social and emotional aspects of learning.