Logo

uOrientation - Faculty of Engineering (EN) - Shared screen with speaker view
Alexy Touchette
01:16:53
Like Chris, if you will be living on residence during your 1st year, we encourage you to attend the “Residence 101” webinar on July 20 at 9:00 am to learn more about what you can expect while living in residence. Register here: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/residence-101-english
Alexy Touchette
01:17:42
Chris met a lot of friends at activities organized by the school like 101-week and orientation. If you too would like to meet more people, check out this link https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation and scroll to the webinar called “Tea on Teams” to join a new student meet-up!
Alexy Touchette
01:19:03
Although you will have online classes, don’t spend all of your time playing online games like Chris! Instead, get started on the right foot, and learn to navigate our virtual campus by attending the “Useful Tools for Online Learning” webinar on Aug 3 at 9:00 am = https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/useful-tools-online-learning-english
Roxanne Masson
01:19:35
Some of you had concern about admission scholarships and tuition fees. The admission scholarships are added to your statement of account, visible through uOzone. Students will receive an email telling you when your statement of account is ready and when you can pay your tuition fees. For more information, you can go check out: https://www.uottawa.ca/university-fees/
Alexy Touchette
01:21:39
As Chris mentioned in his story, the Academic Writing Help Center is a fantastic resource to support you with your writing assignments! Book an online appointment with a writing mentor here = https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps#collaborate-with-other-students
Alexy Touchette
01:21:59
Another great resource that Chris mentioned in his story is counselling services. Following Chris’ presentation, we will hear from a representation of the Mental Health and Wellness services at uOttawa, but in the meantime, check out this website to learn more about the counselling services = https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/students/counsellors-and-specialists
Alexy Touchette
01:23:42
Chris mentioned receiving a delivery at the uOttawa post office. Check out this link for more details about the uOttawa postal services: https://www.uottawa.ca/facilities/sectors/operations-maintenance/postal-services
Roxanne Masson
01:23:48
It’s important to have all the tools necessary for university! When looking for a computer, there is a lot to consider! The faculty of engineering is recommending a minimum of a 13-inch display, Intel i7 processor, 16GB Ram and a SSD hard drive – 250 GB minimum. For more information, you can go visit the future student FAQ here: https://engineering.uottawa.ca/future_students_faq
Alexy Touchette
01:24:50
Chris talked about studying with friends. If you too would like to study with others, we highly encourage you to join our study groups! These are led by your faculty mentoring center https://engineering.uottawa.ca/the-workshop and can also be accessed on the Academic GPS https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps under the section ’study groups’
Alexy Touchette
01:25:44
Chris talked about the uOttawa gym in his story! If you too would like to stay active at university, check out the following link = https://www.geegees.ca/en/rec/home. Here you can learn more about the university’s fitness centres, gyms, dance studios, pool, as well as the virtual fitness activities like yoga, Zumba, etc.
Roxanne Masson
01:29:14
At uOttawa, we have a campus wide wifi, eduroam, accessible by all students through your student account information (same credential as your student email!) Here’s more information on how to connect to campus wifi: https://it.uottawa.ca/internet/eduroam
Bruno Cyr
01:31:53
Keep sending us your questions on Wooclap! Within the Wooclap app, at the bottom right corner, use the white text bubble within a green circle to input your questions. Join us at www.wooclap.com – the code is BCMXQR.
Mariette Lee
01:36:19
You can follow along and map out your road to success by downloading your roadmap here.
Alexy Touchette
01:36:41
If you find yourself needing the extra help with your writing assignments like Chris’ did, chat with a writing mentor on the Academic GPS Live Chat: https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps! For more information regarding the Academic Writing Help Centre, check out their website here https://sass.uottawa.ca/en/writing
Mariette Lee
01:37:27
You can follow along and map out your road to success by downloading your roadmap here.
Alexy Touchette
01:39:01
The Engineering and Computer Science Mentoring Centre is also an amazing ressource if you are looking for support! They are students that have been in your shoes and will be able to give you tips and tricks regarding how to navigate anything regarding student life. For more information about your mentoring centre, check out their website here: https://engineering.uottawa.ca/the-workshop
Roxanne Masson
01:40:47
uOttawa has some research opportunities! If this is something you are interested in taking part of, go check out the webpage about research: https://research.uottawa.ca There is also certain opportunities specific to the engineering faculty, more information accessible here: https://engineering.uottawa.ca/research
Alexy Touchette
01:44:16
Coming into first year, there are many different new platforms to navigate! For more information regarding these said platforms, check out this website for more information: https://www.uottawa.ca/en/students. You can also check out our “Useful Tools for Online Learning” webinar on August 3rd at 9am-11:30am for more information on our virtual campus. Sign up here: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation
Roxanne Masson
01:47:30
The recording of this session, and other uOrientation sessions will be available on the uOrientation page about a week after the session. At that time, you will be able to rewatch the session here: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation
Alexy Touchette
01:52:08
Time management is really important at university! If you are looking for some tips and tricks regarding how to better manage your time, check out our “How to Keep Up With Multiple Assignments” workshop on August 9th at 9am-10am: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation
Roxanne Masson
01:53:04
As we are still receiving frequent updates on health guidelines, it’s important to stay up to date. To know what is open on campus at all times, and to check the state of in person classes, make sure to bookmark the uOttawa page on Covid-19 guidelines and updates:https://www.uottawa.ca/coronavirus/en
Hana Osborn
01:56:24
Here is the document that April spoke about! Make sure to download it and try to fill it out during the presentation :)
Alexy Touchette
02:01:52
Many students have been asking about how to make friends in class during the pandemic. An amazing opportunity to connect with other first year students in your faculty is with our “Tea on Teams” sessions. Hosted by uOrientation guides like Chris, we will provide fun and interactive activities to help you connect with others. Sign up for these sessions on the uOrientation website: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation. We hope to see you there with a cup of tea in hand!
Alexy Touchette
02:04:26
If you are living in residence in the upcoming school year, check out this website for more information regarding accessing laundry services: https://www.uottawa.ca/housing/current-residents/laundry
Hana Osborn
02:04:46
Here is the link to the Yerkes-Dodson Law Study April is talking about, for those interested in learning more! Finding a balance between positive stress and negative stress is so important!
Hana Osborn
02:04:47
https://hbr.org/video/4926046906001/when-stress-helps-you-get-more-done
Hana Osborn
02:06:38
Use this link to register for upcoming seminars! There are a ton of choices, so be sure to check them out to see if any of them appeal to you! https://www.yoomagazine.net/register.php
Hana Osborn
02:09:32
Memorize this link! The wellness website is the home for the wide variety of activities and services that are available for you!https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/
Hana Osborn
02:11:26
If you‘re interested in what you can do to improve each of the 7 pillars, check out this link! You’ll be able to find activities, services, and information about what is available on campus. https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/about/pillars-wellness
Hana Osborn
02:12:20
If you’re wanting to work on this pillar and meet other students in your faculty. Come join the New Student Meet-Up in Teams (Tea on Teams), with your favourite cup of tea in hand! (21 July, 2pm)https://www.uottawa.ca/cest-parti/evenements/tea-teams-new-student-meet-english-0
Hana Osborn
02:13:34
Here you can find the link for the Counselling services:https://sass.uottawa.ca/en/counselling
Hana Osborn
02:15:09
The University offers many financial opportunities, ranging from budgetary plans to financial aid and scholarships!https://www.uottawa.ca/financial-aid-awards/financial-planning
Hana Osborn
02:15:31
If you’re looking to save some money, the University has a free store on campus you should check out:https://sustainable.uottawa.ca/free-store
Rodrigues Bolia
02:16:22
To better understand and improve your financial pillar as you begin your journey as a university student, it is highly recommended that you attend the uOrientation webinar titled "Managing your Money as a Student” on July 27th from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/managing-your-money-student-english)! This webinar is extremely useful to all new students since it will help you learn how to create a financial plan and develop good habits!
Hana Osborn
02:16:58
This is the link for the Gee-gees activities. Come learn more about what you can do for your physical pillar.https://www.uottawa.ca/campus-activities/
Hana Osborn
02:17:42
And this is the Campus activities/recreation link!https://www.geegees.ca/en/rec/activities
Rodrigues Bolia
02:17:56
The physical pillar encompasses adopting healthy habits and minimizing risky behaviours that could affect your wellbeing. A useful webinar taking place on August 6th from 9a.m. to 10:30 a.m. is “Accessing Healthcare and Wellness Resources at the University of Ottawa”, where you will learn about the basics of health insurance, find out about the campus clinic and other health and wellness resources available and discover Health Promotion’s initiatives and programming! Another important webinar is “UOSU Health and Dental Plan” on August 19th from 9a.m. to 9:45 a.m., where you’ll learn about the varieties of coverage you possess as a uOttawa student. You can sign up for both webinars via the uOrientation website: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation
Hana Osborn
02:18:29
If you are interested about what you can do for the environment on the campus, here is the link for the Office of Campus sustainability. Check out how the University is working towards a greener campus!https://sustainable.uottawa.ca/
Hana Osborn
02:19:05
If you’re interested in honing that brain of yours or just trying out something fun, check out Trivia Tuesdays!https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/events/trivia-tuesday
Rodrigues Bolia
02:19:07
The environmental pillar can be defined as protecting and sustaining the environment surrounding us to foster health and wellbeing. If you are looking to take a break, recharge and get help from peers, check out the wellness lounge: https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/lounge. There are also two new study rooms available that you can book: the plant room and the light therapy room!
Rodrigues Bolia
02:19:47
Engaging your curiosity by being open-minded to new experiences, concepts and skills will stimulate your intellectual pillar! Check out our Cultivating Intellectual Wellness for Academic Success workshop later this summer on August 11th from 9a.m. to 10a.m. Check out the uOrientation website to sign up: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation. Attend this activity to cultivate your intellectual wellness and measure the influence this can have on your studies. You can gain insight into your learning preferences and explore helpful learning strategies that you can use in class and in life. We hope to see you there!
Hana Osborn
02:20:14
If you want to have a work and personal life balance, stability is the key and so meditation might be what you need. If so, consult the link belowhttps://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/events/guided-meditation
Hana Osborn
02:20:47
The University of Ottawa also offers many multi-faith spaces and chaplaincy services if that interests you:https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/chaplains
Rodrigues Bolia
02:20:50
Fostering a sense of inner peace and harmony through practicing one’s beliefs and values is the essence of the spiritual pillar. So many different initiatives are offered on campus if you are looking to strengthen this pillar! Organized by the University of Ottawa Students’ Union, the Multi-Faith Centre is a private space for students who wish to celebrate and practice their beliefs in an inclusive environment. Check out their website for more information: https://www.seuo-uosu.com/services/multi-faith/. If you are looking for ways to get more involved in the UOttawa community, check out the list of religious and cultural clubs offered on campus to meet like-minded people: https://www.cvuo.ca/clubs-list. Finally, for more activities that align with your spiritual pillar, check out the wide variety of activities offered by the university, such as guided meditation (https://www.uottawa.ca/campus-activities/).
Alexy Touchette
02:21:51
Some students have been wondering what types of food are offered in the dining hall. For information regarding the menu and the different options for allergies and dietary preferences, take a look at this website! https://foodservices.uottawa.ca/dininghall The different meal plans offered on campus can be found here https://www.uottawa.ca/uottawacard/meal-plans
Roxanne Masson
02:23:20
Some of you asked about the sport facilities on campus. uOttawa has multiple sport complexes! The Minto Sport Complex and Montpetit Hall are both on the main campus. Check out the different facilities available at each one here: https://www.geegees.ca/en/facilities If you are looking to participate in recreative sport, uOttawa also offers intramurals! https://www.geegees.ca/en/rec/intramurals
Hana Osborn
02:23:34
Memorize this link! The wellness website is the home for the wide variety of activities and services that are available for you!https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/
Hana Osborn
02:23:55
Accessing Healthcare and wellness resources: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/accessing-healthcare-and-wellness-resources-university-ottawa-english(August 6 at 9AM)
Hana Osborn
02:24:15
Taking care of your mental health: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/taking-care-your-mental-health-english(August 5 at 9AM)
Hana Osborn
02:25:56
(For the myHealthMag Code) Fall Well-being series www.myhealthmag.net/registerEnter either FSSEN (for English) or FSSFR (pour français)
Roxanne Masson
02:26:00
We know we are sending a lot of resources and links in the chat throughout the session. To have access to this list of resources after the session, you can save and download the zoom chat!! Click on the 3 dots in the zoom chat, then click on “Save chat”! Now you can have these useful links with you after the session.
Josée Graveline
02:26:38
Good morning everyone, during the Engineering Faculty presentation we will be referring to this document it includes important web links for 1st year students.
Alexy Touchette
02:26:56
We have noticed that some of you are graduate students. Check out our webinars later this summer on July 16th (Arts, Education, Law, Social Sciences and Telfer School of Management) and July 19th (Engineering, Health Sciences, Medicine and Science): https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation We will be able to answer your questions regarding graduate studies then.
Hana Osborn
02:30:23
Here is the Wellness Planning Document again for anyone who might have missed it :)
Alexy Touchette
02:32:15
Some of you have questions regarding what computers to get. When looking for a computer, there is a lot to consider! The faculty of engineering is recommending a minimum of a 13-inch display, Intel i7 processor, 16GB Ram and a SSD hard drive – 250 GB minimum. For more information, you can go visit the future student FAQ here: https://engineering.uottawa.ca/future_students_faq
Josée Graveline
02:41:41
uOzone, Brightspace and email https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/
Rodrigues Bolia
02:45:19
This link give you access to all the course sequences of engineering major : https://engineering.uottawa.ca/undergraduate-programs/courses. Make sure the course sequence you need to follow is that of the term and the year you first joined your program. For example, if you were admitted into your program in the fall of 2021, you must follow the course sequence 2021-2022.
Roxanne Masson
02:49:13
Classes at uOttawa either start on the hour or on the half-hour, and end 10 minutes before the start of another set of classes. There is a 10-minute break between classes to select the right online platform, walk across campus, and get your materials! During busy days with multiple classes in a row it’s important to be prepared early as these 10-minute breaks go by quickly! To avoid wasting time when walking from classroom to classroom, familiarize yourself with campus by exploring interactive maps https://maps.uottawa.ca and make your you have easy-access to the links you need to attend your online classes on time!
Alexy Touchette
02:50:05
If you have specific questions regarding undergraduate courses and course sequences, check out this page for more information: https://engineering.uottawa.ca/undergraduate-programs/courses! The Undergraduate Studies Office can be particularly helpful to help you plan your course sequence as well. Contact them on their website: https://engineering.uottawa.ca/undergraduate-studies-office
Roxanne Masson
03:00:04
The Work-Study program is a great way to get involved in the university community. It also allows you to have a job directly on campus with employers who understand and respect your role as a student. The navigator for the work study program is one of the applications on uOzone. Check out the following link for more information: https://www.uottawa.ca/financial-aid-awards/work-study-program
Josée Graveline
03:07:04
What's next at the Faculty of Engineering August https://engineering.uottawa.ca/integration Virtual Welcome Day September 2
Rodrigues Bolia
03:08:33
As Josée mentioned, you can reach a mentor either via live chat of Academic GPS ( https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps ) or to engineering mentoring center website ( https://engineering.uottawa.ca/the-workshop ) ! You can also be aware of which study groups are available this link.
Rodrigues Bolia
03:08:56
through*
Bruno Cyr
03:11:49
Please complete this exit ticket: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/uOWeek1. We greatly value your feedback!
Josée Graveline
03:14:31
registration mentors@uOttawa.ca
Josée Graveline
03:14:43
mentors@uOttawa.ca
Roxanne Masson
03:15:46
The university sends an admission letter, after receiving this letter, you can start enrolling into your classes. If you have any questions about admission and registration, send mentors@uottawa.ca an email! They are specialists for these types of questions and will be happy to assist you!
Alexy Touchette
03:19:43
The University of Ottawa and the Faculty of Engineering will continue to follow public health guidelines. Keep an eye on your email for continuous updates! All of the up to date information regarding the Covid-19 pandemic can be found on this website: https://www.uottawa.ca/coronavirus/en.
Mariette Lee
03:24:07
Here is the information and website regarding opting in or opting out of the U-Pass: https://www.uottawa.ca/uottawacard/upass
Mariette Lee
03:27:30
Clarification regarding U-Pass: this is mandatory for eligible students. According to the website: "Generally, full-time students that are taking at least one in-person course, or completing a CO-OP work term, or going on an outgoing exchange will be automatically charged the U-Pass fee as they are part of the mandatory U-Pass program."
Roxanne Masson
03:30:05
Here’s the list of all the clubs we have at uOttawa! Don’t be afraid to get involved https://www.cvuo.ca/clubs-list
Rodrigues Bolia
03:31:53
As April mentioned is so important to pay attention of your wellness. Don't forget to add the link to your bookmark : https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness
Alexy Touchette
03:33:09
Some of you have been asking about where to buy textbooks for your courses. You can buy and rent used or new textbooks from the campus bookstore: https://www.bkstr.com/ottawastore/shop/textbooks-and-course-materials. Fun fact: the campus bookstore also price matches textbooks. If you find a less expensive option online (ex. on Amazon), the bookstore will be able to match it!