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uOrientation - Faculty of Social Sciences (EN) - Shared screen with speaker view
Sandra Bojic
01:51:47
Applying for a uOttawa card is easy! Follow this link for step-by-step instructions for applying for a student card = https://www.uottawa.ca/uottawacard/get-a-card/order-uottawa-card-online. And follow this link for step-by-step instructions for applying for a uPass = https://www.uottawa.ca/uottawacard/upass/opt-in
Priyesh Sarju
01:52:35
If you are wondering how to pay for your tuition fees, feel free to check out the following webpage for quick information about the payment of tuition fees : https://www.uottawa.ca/financial-resources/student-accounts/payment-of-fees
Milo Hallak
01:53:02
Anne-Sophie mentioned that the first thing she did the summer before starting her journey at uOttawa was to buy the university merch. You can visit the uOttawa bookstore in order to get your own apparel by visiting this following website: https://www.bkstr.com/ottawastore/home
Sandra Bojic
01:53:47
Anne-Sophie mentioned that the first thing she did the summer before starting her journey at uOttawa was to buy the university merch. You can visit the uOttawa bookstore in order to get your own apparel by visiting this following website: https://www.bkstr.com/ottawastore/home
Milo Hallak
01:57:24
Anne-Sophie mentioned she got lost on campus many times, and put her schedule as her phone wallpaper to help her navigate through campus. Checking out the following website of the uOttawa map provides you with a uOttawa Virtual Maps, Printable Maps, as well as other campus resources : https://maps.uottawa.ca/
Milo Hallak
01:58:04
The Faculty of Social Sciences offers you several opportunities to enrich your university experience! To learn more, visit: https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/why-social-sciences/undergraduate/enrich-your-student-experience
Sandra Bojic
01:58:23
For students wondering about 101 week, the university is working hard to offer dynamic events to welcome you as a full member of the Gee-Gees family. Stay tuned for the list of events by following @uOcampus on Instagram or checking out the following website: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/welcome-week.
Priyesh Sarju
01:59:16
If you are curious about our campus, we have our own virtual tours, so definitely feel free to check it out through the following link : https://virtualtour.uottawa.ca/uottawa/home/uottawa-tours . Also, if you want a little more information about when the in-person tours will be offered, you can click on the following link to obtain some more details : https://www.uottawa.ca/undergraduate-admissions/campus-tours
Milo Hallak
02:01:13
When classes become too overwhelming, don’t hesitate to reach out for help! Like Anne-Sophie, you can talk to mentors, either in study groups or individual meetings. For more information on the Social Sciences Faculty Mentoring Center and their services, or the Academic GPS, you can visit their websites https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/mentoring/ And https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps
Milo Hallak
02:03:14
Like Anne-Sophie, not feeling super well happens, and the Academic Accommodations 101 webinar will help you learn more about academic accommodations at the University of Ottawa. To learn more, visit https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation
Priyesh Sarju
02:03:28
You can access view your own personal class schedule on the uOZone platform. After you sign in, you can navigate to the Applications tab, and if you scroll down, you will see My Class Schedule. All you have to do is to select the appropriate semester, and your schedule should appear. You can access uOZone through this link : https://www.uottawa.ca/en/students
Sandra Bojic
02:04:03
In regards to the U-pass question - generally, full-time students that are taking at least one in-person course will be automatically charged the U-Pass fee as they are part of the mandatory U-Pass program. I encourage you to consult the following link (https://www.uottawa.ca/uottawacard/upass/eligibility) to see if you will be automatically charged for the U-Pass or if you are eligible to opt-in for the program. For more information, you can also call U-Pass card services (613-562-5700) or send them an email (uOttawaCard@uOttawa.ca).
Mariette Lee
02:10:29
You can follow along and map out your road to success by downloading your roadmap here.
Priyesh Sarju
02:12:34
As Anne-Sophie just mentioned, one helpful tool that she uses is Notion. It is simply a useful all-in-one workspace for you that blends your everyday work apps into one! The following link will take you to the app, should you be interested : https://www.notion.so/
Sandra Bojic
02:16:02
Like Anne-Sophie said, although it may seem challenging, there are ways to stay motivated during university! 1) For example, communicate with others any difficulties and ask for help. Consider speaking with your friends, family, or even a counsellor at the university (https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/students/counsellors-and-specialists). 2) As well, an agenda or calendar is a great way to set goals, organize your work, and spread out your study periods. The uottawa bookstore (https://www.bkstr.com/ottawastore/home) sells planners, and you can also use online platforms like notion (https://www.notion.so).
Sandra Bojic
02:17:41
For students wondering how to pay tuition pays - The last day to pay tuition fees without late fees is Oct 1, 2021. Learn how to pay your tuition by consulting the following website (https://www.uottawa.ca/financial-resources/student-accounts/method-payment). In addition, we recommend that you attend the financial webinar called ‘Managing Your Money as a Student’ on Jul 27 (https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/managing-your-money-student-english) to ask your question and learn how to create a financial plan!
Priyesh Sarju
02:19:07
You can purchase course materials such as your textbooks on uOttawa Campus Store, and you can do so online, through the following link : https://www.bkstr.com/ottawastore/home . All the required textbooks by your professor should be available for purchase. If you are wondering when would be an appropriate time to purchase them, your professor will certainly talk about it in your first class, and will provide you with all the necessary information such as by when to obtain your textbooks materials.
Sandra Bojic
02:25:37
For the question regarding how to register for academic accommodation - The best way would be to consult the following website (https://sass.uottawa.ca/en/access) and send Academic Accommodations Service an email (adapt@uOttawa.ca). Also, as Anne-Sophia said, register for the webinar called “Academic Accommodations 101” on Aug 4 at 9 am (https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/academic-accommodations-101-english) to learn more about academic accommodations at the University of Ottawa.
Priyesh Sarju
02:26:41
We will be hosting a series of webinars, that you can definitely register for! Feel free to check them out through the following link : https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation
Sandra Bojic
02:27:19
For students wondering which platforms will be used for virtual courses - On Aug 3, 2021 at 9:00am we have a webinar titled “Useful Tools for Online Learning” We recommend that you check out this webinar to familiarize yourself with the multiple tools you’ll be using during virtual campus (https://www.uottawa.ca/cest-parti/evenements/useful-tools-online-learning-english).
Sandra Bojic
02:27:25
Additionally, check out this website: https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/students-tlss to familiarize yourself with the online platforms commonly used at uOttawa such as Brightspace.
Steffi Ko
02:28:57
Here is the document that Samey spoke about! Make sure to download it and try to fill it out during the presentation :) (you have it in Word and PDF)
Steffi Ko
02:32:23
Here is the link to the Yerkes-Dodson Law Study for those interested in learning more! Finding a balance between positive stress and negative stress is so important!https://hbr.org/video/4926046906001/when-stress-helps-you-get-more-done
Priyesh Sarju
02:32:39
The Rez (Residence) Team will be offering their Residence 101 webinar, starting next week. It will take place on the 20th July, from 09:00 to 10:30. If this is something that interests you, you can click on the following link to register : https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/residence-101-english
Sandra Bojic
02:34:15
For the question concerning “MTR” - In addition to lectures (the main component of most courses), some courses include other activities that are also components. Common components you might see in your schedule include: discussion group (DGD), laboratory (LAB), and master (MTR). MTR is simply used for administrative purposes. It indicates the course is offered online and in-person. Check out the following link for more information on course codes/terminology https://www.uottawa.ca/course-enrolment/understanding-course-enrolment-terminology. Also, stay tuned for the faculty presentation later today for more information!
Priyesh Sarju
02:35:54
The most up-to-date information is that there will be no roommates due to COVID-19. However, to obtain more information, we would strongly encourage you to attend the Residence 101 Webinar [Date, time and link are posted above] or simply email the Housing Team.
Steffi Ko
02:36:49
Here is the Plan again if you missed it. Samey will start to talk about it later ;)
Sandra Bojic
02:38:22
Facebook groups to sell old textbooks are student run initiatives. These are private groups that you can join on Facebook if you simply search on Facebook “buy and sell textbooks uottawa”. There will be groups with thousands of members in it. Did you also know that you can buy or rent new and used textbooks at the uOttawa bookstore (https://www.bkstr.com/ottawastore/shop/textbooks-and-course-materials). The bookstore also price matches with Amazon!
Steffi Ko
02:40:11
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.phpEnter either FSSEN (for English) or FSSFR (pour français)
Sandra Bojic
02:41:46
For students asking about syllabi - a syllabus will be posted for each course on the class page on Brightspace (https://uottawa.brightspace.com/d2l/home). Do not worry if the syllabus is not there yet, depending on the professor they appear a few days to a few weeks before the first day of classes.
Milo Hallak
02:45:00
The social pillar encompasses making meaningful connections with people! A great way to make some new connections before you begin university is to attend our “Tea on Teams” session during uOrientation programming (https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation)! These sessions are a fantastic opportunity to meet new students by participating in fun activities, and are offered July 21st, July 28th , August 10th, and August 13th! Also, if you would like to get involved in the uOttawa community, check out the Community Engagement Centre for volunteer opportunities: https://servingothers.uottawa.ca/
Milo Hallak
02:45:14
The emotional pillar encompasses being balanced emotionally, understanding your need and reaching out for help, if necessary. Sign up for our Taking Care of Your Mental Health webinar on August 5th at 9a.m. - 10:30a.m.: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation. Hosted by the University of Ottawa’s Counselling Services, this activity is designed to help you prepare for your transition to university from a mental health perspective. Learn about the mental health supports on campus, find out when and how to access them, and ask your questions during a live Q&A!
Milo Hallak
02:45:43
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!
Priyesh Sarju
02:46:03
All the uOrientation sessions recordings will be posted and made available for viewing in about 2 weeks from now, in case you missed something, and wish to rewatch it! It will be posted on the uOrientation webpage, so make sure to check it regularly! The uOrientation webpage link is as follows : https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation
Steffi Ko
02:46:04
If you can’t open the files right now I recommend doing your own Plan on a paper. Create a table of 7 rows and 3 columns. Technical problem :( Also you can email April MacIness April.MacInnes@uottawa.ca to have a beautiful Plan)
Steffi Ko
02:46:24
If you’re ready to 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-0If you are interested in the activities on the campus, here is the link you might want to visit:https://www.uottawa.ca/campus-activities/
Steffi Ko
02:46:33
Here you can find the link for the Counselling services:https://sass.uottawa.ca/en/counsellingOne fantastic option is Pet Therapy, where you can spend time relaxing with a few furry friends:https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/events/pet-therapy
Steffi Ko
02:46:38
The University offers many financial opportunities, ranging from budgetary plans to financial aid and scholarships!https://www.uottawa.ca/financial-aid-awards/financial-planningIf 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
Milo Hallak
02:46:42
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
Steffi Ko
02:46:51
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/And this is the Campus Activities link, all activities are listed here!https://www.geegees.ca/en/rec/activities
Milo Hallak
02:47:15
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!
Steffi Ko
02:47:16
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/
Milo Hallak
02:48:05
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!
Steffi Ko
02:48:12
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-tuesdayUse the academic GPS to find out how you can connect with your uOttawa learning community. Reach out to mentors, learn about study groups/webinars, and connect with other students all online!https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps
Sandra Bojic
02:49:13
For students wondering how to access information from the powerpoint, I encourage you to consult the UOttawa mental health and wellness page from which all of the information is taken (https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/). For example, the 7 pillars can be found here (https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/about/pillars-wellness)
Milo Hallak
02:49:39
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/).
Steffi Ko
02:49:41
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 in the chathttps://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/events/guided-meditationUniversity of Ottawa offers many multi-faith spaces and chaplaincy services:https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/chaplains
Steffi Ko
02:53:02
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/
Steffi Ko
02:53:29
Taking care of your mental health: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/taking-care-your-mental-health-english(August 5 at 9AM)Accessing Healthcare and wellness resources: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/accessing-healthcare-and-wellness-resources-university-ottawa-english(August 6 at 9AM)
Steffi Ko
02:53:44
https://www.instagram.com/uohealth.uosante/?hl=enhttps://www.instagram.com/uocampus/?hl=enKeep up to date with campus events and activities by following these Instagram accounts! @uohealth.uosante and @uocampus
Milo Hallak
03:05:50
Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences at uOttawa! To get to know your faculty and the services they offer, you can visit the following website: https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/
Milo Hallak
03:05:58
For more interesting facts and statistics of the Faculty of Social Sciences, visit: https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/why-social-sciences/undergraduate/why-fss/facts-stats
Milo Hallak
03:06:29
To help you start university on the right foot, you will find important information on this website : https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/
Milo Hallak
03:10:22
The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a variety of tips to make your transition to university more enjoyable.Visit the following link to learn more:https://www.uottawa.ca/campus-activities/10-tips-your-academic-success
Sandra Bojic
03:10:27
For students asking about syllabi - a syllabus will be posted for each course on the class page on Brightspace (https://uottawa.brightspace.com/d2l/home). Do not worry if the syllabus is not there yet, depending on the professor they appear a few days to a few weeks before the first day of classes.
Milo Hallak
03:11:10
Course enrolment for the 2021–2022 year has started! To plan your course selection or receive help, visit:https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/students/undergraduate-course-enrolment
Milo Hallak
03:12:20
If you are feeling overwhelmed with all your classes, the FSS mentors offer a variety of workshops, such as exam preparation, time management and note taking:https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/mentoring/workshops
Milo Hallak
03:14:47
The Faculty of Social Sciences offer a wide range of programs. You can learn more at the following website: https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/why-social-sciences/undergraduate/choosing-programYou will also be able to find the course sequences of each program on this website:https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/programs/undergraduate-course-sequences
Milo Hallak
03:16:46
To learn more about the University’s Academic Regulations, visit: https://www.uottawa.ca/administration-and-governance/policies-and-regulations
Milo Hallak
03:19:14
Dates and deadlines apply to the entire student population, whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student. It is therefore important to consult them:https://www.uottawa.ca/important-academic-dates-and-deadlines/
Milo Hallak
03:21:14
Discover how to have an impact on your community! The Venture initiative is a great opportunity for students interested in social innovation. To learn more, visit:https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/students/undergraduate/venture-initiative
Milo Hallak
03:22:23
The students at the Faculty of Social Sciences have the unique opportunity to participate in several undergraduate research initiatives: https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/students/undergraduate/research-opportunities
Priyesh Sarju
03:23:56
Regarding questions about the required CGPA and the COOP program, you can check out the following link to obtain more information about eligibility and requirements : https://coop.uottawa.ca/en/reserved-spot-co-op-program
Milo Hallak
03:24:26
If you are interested in an international experience, visit this website to learn more about international internships, international exchanges, field research courses and the Model United Nations course:https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/international
Sandra Bojic
03:25:34
There are LOTS of ways to get involved on campus! For other initiatives like Venture, check out the Academic GPS (https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps) and scroll down to the section called "Learning Opportunities".
Milo Hallak
03:27:08
During a semester, it is normal to feel overwhelmed and stressed. FSS mentors are there to help. They offer workshops, study groups and individual meetings :https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/mentoring/
Milo Hallak
03:28:10
The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a dynamic and experienced team of academic advisors and specialists ready to help you. You can visit the Office of Undergraduate Studies for more information:https://sciencessociales.uottawa.ca/etudiants/premier-cycle/besoin-aideThe Faculty also offers undergraduate virtual services. To learn more, visit:https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/students/undergraduate-virtual-services
Priyesh Sarju
03:33:16
If you are curious about the numerous scholarships that uOttawa offers, I would strongly encourage you to visit the following link : https://www.uottawa.ca/financial-aid-awards/scholarships-and-bursaries . There are different sections that you can explore, including scholarships for international students. Moreover, we will be hosting a Managing Your Finances as a Student webinar on the 27th July from 11:00 to 12:30, which is a very helpful one. Make sure to add it to your schedule, and you can register for this webinar through the following link : https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/managing-your-money-student-english
Sandra Bojic
03:35:33
Some students are asking about Model UN (course FSS 3295). Please see the following website for Model UN information (https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/international/opportunities/un-course). I also encourage you to check out the career corner (https://www.uottawa.ca/shape-your-experience/students). It’s a great service for all guides of experiential learning. You can even chat to a trained mentor about Model UN and other opportunities!
Bruno Cyr
03:40:06
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Priyesh Sarju
03:41:08
If you are wondering what Academic Integrity itself means and encompasses, I would encourage you to have a look at the following link : https://www.uottawa.ca/vice-president-academic/academic-integrity . If ever you have doubts, you can definitely get in touch with a Writing Mentor through the Academic GPS, through the following link : https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps
Bruno Cyr
03:42:02
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Sandra Bojic
03:43:28
In summary of what our speakers have said, it’s very important to have open communication with the university and your professors. We are here to help you so do not hesitate to reach out ! For example, if you have questions regarding your course mode of delivery, a best practice is to consult the syllabus on Brightspace (https://uottawa.brightspace.com/d2l/home) (should be posted a few days before class) or email your professor (https://it.uottawa.ca/students/email). If you have more general questions for the university use the live chat function on the academic GPS (https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps#collaborate-with-other-students).
Priyesh Sarju
03:44:39
If your courses do not appear on Brightspace yet, don't you worry! Your professor most probably has not set up the course elements yet, and will most likely be doing so closer to when classes will start. :)
Nathalie Saumure uOttawa
03:47:21
You can find more information about UROP and more research opportunities at FSS here : https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/students/undergraduate/research-opportunities
Priyesh Sarju
03:48:23
Effective note taking can be a tricky task, but fear not! Your faculty mentors are here to help you with that. You will be able to reach out to your mentors, and also book a personal one-on-one appointment with one of them, through the Academic GPS, under the "learn with your peers" section in blue. The link to the Academic GPS is as follows : https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps
Sandra Bojic
03:49:08
As our speaker said, UROP is a fantastic program and scholarship for students interested in getting involved in research. Important note, UROP is only run once a year. The application deadline is usually in mid October. So if you are interested in doing a research project make sure you have good initiative to find a professor early! Check out the following link for all information on UROP = https://research.uottawa.ca/centre-research-opportunities/undergrad-research-opportunity
Nathalie Saumure uOttawa
03:50:26
Make friends through your student association! https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/students/student-associations
Priyesh Sarju
03:51:36
As Anne-Sophie just said, do not be shy too reach out to your fellow classmates. You are all in the same boat, and chances are, your classmates want to reach out to you too! Don't hesitate to check out your year's groups on social media, joining clubs, and expanding your connections!
Sandra Bojic
03:52:15
In summary of the tuition question, the last day to pay tuition fees without late fees is Oct 1, 2021. Learn how to pay your tuition by consulting the following website (https://www.uottawa.ca/financial-resources/student-accounts/method-payment). In addition, we recommend that you attend the financial webinar called ‘Managing Your Money as a Student’ on Jul 27 (https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/managing-your-money-student-english) to ask your question and learn how to create a financial plan!
Mariette Lee
03:54:43
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