Workshops & Events

Ditch the discomfort of talking about your finances! Money Talks initiatives aim to break down the stigma and begin a healthy conversation on campus about student finances. Whether you’re a youth in grade school or a UAlberta PhD student, we offer workshops, group sessions, personal advising, and more for all students. We can help you gain a better understanding of your unique financial situation, and give you the tools you need to make it work for you.

Money Talks: Workshop Series

This series of workshops explores how you currently spend and how you'd like to spend, while providing you with tools, tips and activities to make it happen. Everyone makes financial missteps, but these workshops can help you get on the right track to making better decisions in the future. There's something for everyone!

All workshops are free and last approximately 1.5 hours. Workshops are held throughout Fall and Winter terms.

Money Talks workshops have been adapted from a program originally created by University of Alberta Students' Union.

Upcoming workshops

  • Put Your Money Where Your Values Are
    Life is about balance, and knowing when it’s appropriate to treat yourself and when it would be better to save is important.
    Wednesday, February 28 at 5 p.m. Register »
  • Bite the Bullet ... Build a Budget
    How many times have you tried to set yourself a budget but failed to stick to it? Having a clear plan for your future is key to creating a budget that will set you up for financial success.
    Wednesday, March 7 at 5 p.m. Register »
  • Make Cents of Your Credit
    Managing credit is an important part of your financial future, but it comes with responsibility.
    Wednesday, March 14 at 5 p.m. Register »
  • Navigating Your Quarter-Life (Financial) Crisis
    Congratulations - you graduated! Before your student loans come knocking, it is important to plan ahead for your new financial future.
    Tuesday, March 27 at 2 p.m. Register »
    Wednesday, April 4 at 5 p.m. Register »

Student Loans Repayment 101

Did you take out government loans to fund your education? Attend a workshop to learn about the repayment process, providing you with all the information you need before you graduate!

Wednesday, March 21 at 5 p.m. Register »
Tuesday, March 27 at 5 p.m. Register »

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Money Talks: other activities & events

Student Connect offers a variety of initiatives and events to educate current and prospective UAlberta students about financial aid options and managing money. This includes our Money Talks Workshops as well as other presentations and events on campus and in the community.

We are happy to customize a session to your needs. If you are interested in booking a customized activity, please email

Have more questions? Contact Student Connect.