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uOrientation - Faculty of Science (EN) - Shared screen with speaker view
Catherine Lavoie
02:10:20
We will ask for your student number again a little later in the presentation. It will be in a Wooclap POLL. Please do not send your student number in the Wooclap CHAT, as other students can see the information shared there.
Catherine Lavoie
02:13:13
Send 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 GOFXYZ.
Julia Thomas
02:13:58
As Chelsea mentioned in her story, uOrientation is a great way to gain some useful tips and get some insight on what you can expect for your first year of university! There are a bunch of activities like webinars, faculty sessions and social events that are not only a great way to get prepared, but also a chance to meet some other students! You can check out the website for more details: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation and can register to activities with this website: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation/uorientation-registration-form.
Julia Thomas
02:15:01
Like Chelsea mentioned in her story, Welcome week is a bundle of activities designed for all students and is a great way to jump into university life. There are so many amazing activities, like Trivia, Pet therapy and so much more! Due to the pandemic, almost all our activities will be held in a virtual setting where you can join from anywhere! Here is the link to the website for you to check out: https://welcome.uottawa.ca/.
Chris Flynn
02:15:18
Some participants are wondering about the direct links to the uOrientation sessions! All sessions for this year will be available online (You will not be sent any links). Feel free to check out this website to see more uOrientation opportunities that are coming your way! https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation :)
Catherine Lavoie
02:15:36
If you wish, you can now change your participant name in Zoom.
Julia Thomas
02:16:18
Chelsea mentioned the Science mentoring centre in her story and this is an amazing service that is available to all students! Within your faculty, there are mentors, who are upper year students, that are available almost all the time to meet with you one on one and answer any of your questions and give you some guidance! You can learn more about the Mentoring Centre on this website: https://science.uottawa.ca/en/faculty-services/undergraduate-studies/mentoring-center. You can book an appointment with a mentor and check out some study groups, hosted by your mentors with this website: https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps.
Catherine Lavoie
02:16:34
If you have not shared your student number with us yet, don't worry! We will ask for your student number again a little later in the presentation. It will be in a Wooclap POLL. Please do not send your student number in the Wooclap CHAT, as other students can see the information shared there.
Sandra Bojic
02:16:41
For students who are interested in contacting an academic advisor to discuss first-year courses, your program, or any other concerns check out this link to connect virtually: https://www.uottawa.ca/en/virtual-line
Julia Thomas
02:19:14
Another awesome resource that Chelsea mentioned in her story was the Chemistry Help Centre! If you need a little more support in your chemistry classes, you can visit the expert consultants and ask your questions! This year everything will be help online via Zoom and you can check out their hours with this website: https://science.uottawa.ca/en/faculty-services/undergraduate-studies#CHM.
Julia Thomas
02:20:25
As Chelsea discussed in her story, uOttawa has On-campus gym facilities! Due to the pandemic, all the facilities are currently closed, and the University is following Public Health Guidelines. However, there are safe alternatives, like fitness videos and live fitness classes that are available on this website: https://www.geegees.ca/en/facility/fitness-centre.
Chris Flynn
02:22:27
If you are interested in connecting with a uOrientation Guide like Chelsea, we are available on the academic GPS live chat every Wednesday from 9am-3pm (https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps). This website also has links to other peer helpers like Mentors and Writing Mentors! :)
Catherine Lavoie
02:25:05
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 GOFXYZ.
Mariette Lee
02:29:14
You can follow along and map out your road to success by downloading your roadmap here.
Sandra Bojic
02:29:29
As Chelsea said, there are lots of ways to make friends even if classes are online! For example, during the summer, uOrientation guides will be hosting ‘Tea on Teams’ virtual activity nights where you can meet other first-year students in your program. On the following link (https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation) scroll down to the Tea on Teams events to sign-up.
Chris Flynn
02:29:33
As Chelsea mentioned, there is a Science Prep Workshop for newly admitted science students! This is a three day workshop starting September 1st, 2021 where you can meet new friends, learn study strategies, and gain confidence! Check it out here: https://science.uottawa.ca/en/science-preparatory-workshop-newly-admitted
Sandra Bojic
02:29:45
During the school year, study groups are another great place to not only review course material, but also to virtually meet other students in your program. On the following link (https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps) scroll down to the section called study groups to learn more.
Sandra Bojic
02:29:57
Finally, check out the following link (https://www.cvuo.ca/clubs-list) to explore some of the clubs at uOttawa. This is another great place to meet friends virtually!
Sandra Bojic
02:33:13
For students wondering where to find a tutor, we highly recommend checking out the Academic GPS (https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps) under the section “Learn at your own pace” for all the help centres (chemistry, math, etc.). Also, under the section “Study groups”, these are valuable sessions for reviewing course material and asking your questions.
Chris Flynn
02:34:09
Some students are wondering about possible job opportunities while studying! The University of Ottawa offers the Work-Study Program, where you can apply to positions within uOzone! If you are looking for financial aid or looking for practical job experience, check out the Work-Study Program here: https://www.uottawa.ca/financial-aid-awards/work-study-program
Sandra Bojic
02:34:13
Once your professor specifies which course material is recommended/required you can visit the online bookstore to buy/rent books/materials (https://www.bkstr.com/ottawastore/help-faq/textbook-faqs)
Chris Flynn
02:39:54
Throughout the stages of reopening in Ontario, uOttawa is closely following public health guidelines. In terms of study spaces on Campus, there are socially distanced study spaces throughout campus and rooms that you are able to book! As reopening progresses, these provisions may change! For the most up-to-date information on reopening, check out this website! https://www.uottawa.ca/coronavirus/en
Julia Thomas
02:40:42
The University of Ottawa is following Public Health Guidelines and currently the library will be open this term for students to book study spaces! You can also access the library services online, with this website: https://biblio.uottawa.ca/en/uottawa-library-service-updates#hours. You can also check out the webinar on the Library Services that will take place on August 13 from 9am-10:30am and you can check out this link: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/library-services-english.
Sandra Bojic
02:44:15
Looking for resources and tips as an international student? 1) Check out the International Office website (https://international.uottawa.ca/en) for lots of information! 2) You can also connect with an international mentor directly through the Academic GPS: https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps under the section titled ‘mentors’. 3) Finally, there are multiple uOrientation activities for international students regarding Canadian culture; student life, immigration, etc. Check out the following link to sign up for these webinars: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation
Chris Flynn
02:45:24
First year university is an incredible experience that may be overwhelming at times! As Chelsea mentioned, she had four exams back to back. As scary as this sounds, there are ways to fully prepare for multiple simultaneous assignments! We are offering a uOrientation webinar on August 9th on the topic of “Keeping Up with Multiple Assignments” :) For more support, get in touch with the Faculty of Science Mentoring Centre (https://science.uottawa.ca/en/faculty-services/undergraduate-studies/mentoring-center)!
Steffi Ko
02:46:49
Here is the document that April spoke about! Make sure to download it and try to fill it out during the presentation :) (you have it in Word or PDF )
Catherine Lavoie
02:47:14
Mariette mentioned how you can save the chat using the three little dots menu. If you cannot find it, you can also copy/paste the Zoom chat to have access to all the links that are being shared with you.
Julia Thomas
02:49:06
If you are interested in participating in the webinar on Useful Tools for Online Learning, it will take place on August 3rd from 9am-11:30am and you can check it out with this link: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/useful-tools-online-learning-english. You can also find all the other webinars offered with this link: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation.
Steffi Ko
02:50:27
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
Catherine Lavoie
02:51:15
We are sharing a lot of different resources in Zoom. You can save a copy of this by going into the chat pod in Zoom:Click on the button with 3 little dots on it.Click save chat.Alternatively, you can copy and paste the content in the chat pod into a document of your choice on your device.
Chris Flynn
02:52:08
With the new hybrid approach to courses this year, it may be possible to have back to back in-person and online courses! The 10 minutes between classes may not be enough to commute from campus to home or vice versa! To ensure that you are getting the necessary information in your courses, you are welcome to book study spaces (free of charge!) to attend your online class on campus! https://www.uottawa.ca/campus-activities/news/whats-open In addition, it may be valuable to let your professor know about this situation to ensure that you aren’t missing anything! Your course outlines (with your professor’s contact information) will be available on Brightspace in the next few months! https://www.uottawa.ca/en/students
Steffi Ko
02:55:29
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 Enter either FSSEN (for English) or FSSFR (pour français)
Steffi Ko
02:58:20
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/
Sandra Bojic
02:58:28
For students wondering about ‘frosh 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.
Steffi Ko
02:59:49
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
Julia Thomas
03:00:28
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/
Julia Thomas
03:00:50
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!
Steffi Ko
03:00:53
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
03:01:25
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
Julia Thomas
03:01:44
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!
Steffi Ko
03:02:22
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
Julia Thomas
03:02:33
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
03:02:38
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
Julia Thomas
03:03:12
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
03:03:31
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/
Chris Flynn
03:04:06
In addition to classes, you may experience some labs online! When these courses start, these labs will most likely be carried out through Brightspace (https://www.uottawa.ca/en/students). Marc Phillion and Alain St-Amant will cover how labs will be working in the upcoming year during the next presentation of this session! :)
Steffi Ko
03:04:48
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
Julia Thomas
03:05:03
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!
Chris Flynn
03:05:50
For students who are interested in contacting an academic advisor to discuss first-year courses, your program, or any other concerns check out this link to connect virtually: https://www.uottawa.ca/en/virtual-line
Steffi Ko
03:06:27
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
Julia Thomas
03:06:32
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
03:10:10
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
Steffi Ko
03:10:34
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)
Sandra Bojic
03:11:12
Many students opt to work while studying to gain experience, connections, and an income. If you are interested in working while studying the University of Ottawa offers a great program called the Work-Study Program which you can check out here (https://www.uottawa.ca/financial-aid-awards/work-study-program). If you are still weighing the pros and cons of this decision, you may like to talk more about it with a student mentor. To connect with a mentor consult the following link (https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps) and scroll down to the section called ‘mentors’.
Catherine Lavoie
03:13:07
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 GOFXYZ.
Chris Flynn
03:15:10
Throughout your studies, you may have to write university papers like essays, lab reports, and research papers! We understand that this may be stressful and overwhelming for students, don’t worry there is HELP along the way!! Please check out the Writing Mentors on the Academic GPS (https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps)! (I have used these services and they help SO much, would definitely recommend!)
Julia Thomas
03:23:29
Welcome to the Faculty of Science! To know more about your faculty and the services offered, check out their informative website: https://science.uottawa.ca/en
Sandra Bojic
03:25:14
As new students you will receive a uOttawa outlook student email address. This is a very important inbox you should check for communications with your professors, teaching assistants, and the university in general. Check out the following link for email help: https://it.uottawa.ca/students/email
Sandra Bojic
03:25:28
Additionally we highly recommend that you attend the ‘Useful Tools for Online Learning’ webinar taking place on Aug 3 to learn more about navigating a virtual campus, using your student email, and other important platforms: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/useful-tools-online-learning-english
Julia Thomas
03:25:30
There are 3 main science buildings on campus that each contain study spots! If you happen to have in person classes during the fall, you should bookmark and visit this link that supplies a map of the uOttawa campus: https://maps.uottawa.caYou can do a virtual tour of the campus at your own pace to get familiar with the layout, the classrooms, study rooms and more by visiting the attached link: https://www.uottawa.ca/undergraduate-admissions/campus-tours
Julia Thomas
03:30:25
The grading system at the University of Ottawa may be different from that of your previous institution. To get familiar with our grading system before you begin classes, check out this helpful link: https://www.uottawa.ca/administration-and-governance/academic-regulation-10-grading-system
Sandra Bojic
03:33:28
The University of Ottawa is proud to be the largest bilingual university of the world! Nearly all our programs are offered in French and in English. As such, students can study in their preferred language; even if you are not in FR immersion you are able to take a FR course (learn more here: https://www.uottawa.ca/francophonie-bilingualism/studies). Not only this, but you can study in both languages simultaneously by taking a bilingual course (https://www.uottawa.ca/en/programs/bilingual-courses).
Chris Flynn
03:33:38
Some students are wondering about what residence will look like this year! For the most up-to-date information, please visit the housing website (https://www.uottawa.ca/housing/) :) In addition, uOrientation is offer numerous webinars on living in residence! Please visit this website to see the options: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation/uorientation-registration-form
Sandra Bojic
03:33:48
Also, did you know that because courses at uOttawa are given in English, French or both languages you are permitted to write your assignments and exams in French or English in nearly any course.
Chelsea Klein
03:34:17
Some of you were wondering if you had biology labs. For your first year biology courses, if there are labs with the course they will occur online this year! When you enrolled in your respective biology course, you would have enrolled in the lecture, laboratory and dgd component if they are offered. A great way to check when your biology lab is scheduled is by checking uozone (https://www.uottawa.ca/en/students) and your “Class schedule” in applications.
Julia Thomas
03:34:36
There are numerous scholarships and bursaries available to students, such as admission scholarships and merit scholarships. To learn more about scholarships and bursaries available to you during your studies, check out the information provided by the financial aid office (https://www.uottawa.ca/financial-aid-awards/scholarships-and-bursaries/general-admission-scholarships-2021-2022).
Julia Thomas
03:36:22
To know more about the undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Science (https://science.uottawa.ca/en/programs-of-study/undergraduate-studies) and to understand your program and its possibility of a minor, option or more (https://www.uottawa.ca/understanding-your-undergraduate-program/), check out the included links!The course sequence for your respective program will help guide you with your course selection each year. To check out the course sequence of your program, use the following link:https://www.uottawa.ca/course-enrolment/course-sequences
Julia Thomas
03:37:37
If you are looking for advice, support, or assistance, you can speak with a member of the Office of Undergraduate Studies. They can help you with a wide variety of things, such as choosing your courses or making changes to your programs. You can email, call, or even make an appointment online with a specialist or student mentor. You can find more information, as well as contact information, on this website: https://science.uottawa.ca/fr/services-facultaires/premier-cycle/bureau-premier-cycle
Catherine Lavoie
03:37:43
Some of you are wondering about the Academic Integrity course. All new studetns are required to complete mandatory training on academic integrity at the University. Learn more all about it here: https://www.uottawa.ca/vice-president-academic/academic-integrity/mandatory-training
Julia Thomas
03:38:23
The Faculty of Science Mentoring Centre is an incredible resource available to help you during your studies. They offer numerous resources, such as individual meetings with upper-year mentors, study groups and workshops. For more information on the services offered or on how to contact a mentor, check out their website: https://science.uottawa.ca/en/faculty-services/undergraduate-studies/mentoring-center. You can also contact them at science.mentor@uottawa.ca via email. There are also science help centres for subjects such as chemistry, physics and math that can be accessed via the mentoring centre’s website.
Chelsea Klein
03:38:44
If you’d like to access the recording of today’s session, you will be able become available on the uOrientation website in a couple weeks. The recordings for each uOrientation session this summer will be recorded, allowing you to get shared answers and information whenever you need it! https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation
Sandra Bojic
03:39:47
For students curious about useful science tools and resources - the Faculty of Science will be hosting a 3-day Science Preparatory Workshop (https://science.uottawa.ca/en/faculty-services/undergraduate-studies) that will give you valuable tools, resources, and skills for the online learning environment. In addition, check out the Faculty of Science mentoring centre page (https://science.uottawa.ca/en/faculty-services/undergraduate-studies/mentoring-center) under the section ‘Advice From Your Mentors’ and ‘Useful Links’ for other helpful tips and tools. Finally, we recommend that you speak with an upper-year science mentor by booking an appointment on the following website (https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps) to speak with someone that has gone through the program!
Julia Thomas
03:40:27
If you have any questions or are looking for help during your time with the Faculty of Science, the office of undergraduate programs is here for you! It is recommended to bookmark their website (https://science.uottawa.ca/en/faculty-services/undergraduate-studies), which offers information on their offered services and how to contact them. You can also contact them at infosci@uottawa.ca via email!
Julia Thomas
03:41:16
If you need a little extra help or practice in courses like chemistry, physics and math, you can check out the Science Help Centres! It's a great way to ask your questions to an expert! You can check out their hours and find more details at this website:https://science.uottawa.ca/fr/services-facultaires/premier-cycle.
Julia Thomas
03:41:41
A great opportunity to get a head start in your undergraduate journey and become better prepared for your time with the Faculty of Science is the science prep workshop! This 3-day online workshop is from September 1st to 3rd and will provide useful tools and tips for your university experience. For more information on the workshop and to access the registration form, check out this link: https://science.uottawa.ca/en/faculty-services/undergraduate-studies
Chris Flynn
03:42:40
Reminder! As Marc mentioned, there is a Science Prep Workshop for newly admitted science students! This is a three day workshop starting September 1st, 2021 where you can meet new friends, learn study strategies, and gain confidence! Check it out here: https://science.uottawa.ca/en/science-preparatory-workshop-newly-admitted
Julia Thomas
03:42:58
For more information regarding the various opportunities offered by the university, such as CO-OP programs (https://coop.uottawa.ca/en/coop-students ), research opportunities as an undergraduate (https://science.uottawa.ca/en/research),international exchange programs (https://international.uottawa.ca/en/go-abroad), and the uOGlobal course (https://international.uottawa.ca/en/uoglobal), check out the included links!
Sandra Bojic
03:45:11
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!
Julia Thomas
03:47:47
There are many ways to get involved on campus and connect with others. The science student’s association is a great way to get involved, and they also organize activities for science students throughout the year such as 101 week (https://www.ssa-aes.com/)! There are also a lot of uOttawa clubs that you could join ()https://www.cvuo.ca/clubs-list or you could even start your own! The work-study program for students is an opportunity to work on campus during your studies, for more information, check out this link:https://www.uottawa.ca/financial-aid-awards/work-study-program. There are also opportunities to get involved with research as an undergraduate student (https://science.uottawa.ca/en/research ).
Chelsea Klein
03:50:30
If you’d like to know about when and how you can personalize your degree by adding a minor, a specialization or more, check out the suggested course sequence and design of your program: https://science.uottawa.ca/en/programs-of-study/undergraduate-studies . Also, reach out to the Office of Undergraduate Studies (https://science.uottawa.ca/en/faculty-services/academic-support) who can help you out with any questions regarding changes to your program!
Chris Flynn
03:51:08
Some students are wondering about Scholarships! The University of Ottawa has a reoccurring Merit Scholarship! This is a $1000 scholarship that you will receive if you achieve a 8.5 TGPA (term GPA) that you don’t even need to apply for! It’s automatic! It’s also available EVERY SEMESTER! :) For more information please visit this website: https://www.uottawa.ca/financial-aid-awards/scholarships-and-bursaries (There’s a really cute video on this website that does a wonderful job explaining scholarships at uOttawa!)
Catherine Lavoie
04:00:55
Please complete this exit ticket: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/uOWeek2. We greatly value your feedback!
Sandra Bojic
04:02:54
The academic GPS is a very important link to bookmark : https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps Using this link you can get the answer to all of your questions by scheduling appointments or live chatting with uOttawa employees, mentors, etc.
Catherine Lavoie
04:06:05
Some of your questions will be asked live, and others will be replied in the Zoom chat. Keep looking out for it!
Sandra Bojic
04:08:01
For students wondering about internships and volunteer positions we recommend that you check out the Career Development Centre following this link (https://www.uottawa.ca/career-development-centre/job-options/volunteering)
Catherine Lavoie
04:10:00
Wondering about study spaces in the STEM building or elsewhere on campus? Check out the different possibilities right here: https://www.uottawa.ca/coronavirus/en/services-and-resources
Julia Thomas
04:10:31
It can happen that you have a class 10 minutes apart. If your classes are online, it is generally quick to join the other class call. However, if you are on campus, it can be hard to make it to your next class, especially if they are far from one another. In this case, your professors are generally understanding in the beginning and if you are new to campus, but try your best to make it on time so you don’t miss anything!
Chris Flynn
04:10:50
Some students are wondering the difference between a Mentor and an Academic Advisor! GREAT QUESTION! A Mentor is an upper year uOttawa student committed to guiding students throughout the year for all aspects of their life! Be that course related or personal related. Academic Advisors are employees of your faculty’s Academic Office that are specifically trained to help you with your Academic Journey at uOttawa! :) To be very clear, Mentors are NOT tutors or Counsellors, they are there to help as best they can within their capabilities and will connect you with other resources if you need them! :) Connect with your Faculty Mentoring Centre here: https://science.uottawa.ca/en/faculty-services/undergraduate-studies/mentoring-center and your Faculty Academic Advisors here: https://science.uottawa.ca/en/faculty-services/undergraduate-studies/ugrad-office
Samey Ahmed
04:11:19
https://reservations.uottawa.ca/en/spaces/outdoor-recreationhttps://arts.uottawa.ca/en/common-spaceshttps://biblio.uottawa.ca/en/morisset-library/morisset-library-facilitiesSome more ideas for spaces around campus (Keep in mind Covid restrictions)
Sandra Bojic
04:18:30
Chelsea talked about some study tips that worked well for her. If you would like to learn about more study tips we encourage you to book a meeting or live chat with a student mentor through the following link (https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps).
Sandra Bojic
04:18:34
During the school year, study groups are another great place to not only review course material, but also to learn study tips. On the following link (https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps) scroll down to the section called study groups to learn more.
Catherine Lavoie
04:28:41
How can you make sure you didn't register for French courses by mistake? Look at your course codes! The second number in your course code indicates the course language: 1 and 3 are courses in English (BIO1100, BIO1300) and 5 and 7 are in French (BIO1500, BIO1700).