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KPU 101 Thriving In Action

Program Description

Thriving in Action is a six-week program which explores the relationship between positive psychology and effective learning strategies. It has been demonstrated to enhance student well-being, confidence, and competence in managing university studies successfully. It also cultivates motivation, agency, and resilience to improve the lives of students.

Potential topics covered in the course include awe, meaningfulness, character strengths, curiosity and creativity, gratitude, grit (persistence), growth mindset, intentionality, resilience, optimism, self-compassion, willpower, and habits. 

This six-week program consists of: 


  1. Online resources and readings, including downloadable content from the KPU 101 Moodle course site. 

  1. A one and a half hour live session: Thursdays, online, 10:00am – 11:30am (The link for this will be available on your Moodle site). The first and last session will be in-person at the Surrey campus.

  1. A weekly exercise you complete in Pebble Pad which is reviewed by a facilitator. This is expected to take about 30-60 minutes per/week maximum.


A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the program. There are no grades or credits associated with this program.

Spring 2023 Program Dates              

Synchronous session on Thursdays, Jan 19 - Feb 23,10:00 am-11:30am(PST)