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uOrientation - Faculty of Arts (EN) - Shared screen with speaker view
Catherine Lavoie
02:08:13
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 ITFTDH.
Roxanne Masson
02:09:43
One of Alexy’s first step on campus was to get her bus pass and student card. These are are only accessible for students who will be in Ottawa in the fall, as you need to pick up your cards in person. For more information on card services, check out their website: https://www.uottawa.ca/uottawacard/
Roxanne Masson
02:10:47
The campus can be a difficult to navigate at first! To make sure you are prepared for your first semester, don’t hesitate to sign up for an online campus tour! https://www.uottawa.ca/undergraduate-admissions/campus-tours
Roxanne Masson
02:11:18
The transition to university in an online setting isn’t easy! uOrientation is happy to offer a webinar to help you navigate the online campus and the tools you’ll be using in the fall in all aspects of student life at uOttawa. For more information on how to use these platforms, join us on August 3rd for the Tools for Online Learning Webinar: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation
Roxanne Masson
02:13:33
The campus bookstore is a great place to get school supplies such as Alexy’s big whiteboard calendar! There, you’ll also find uOttawa’s GeeGee Apparel, as well as your required textbooks! For more information on their items and different programs (ex: textbook rentals), visit their website: https://www.bkstr.com/ottawastore/home
Chelsea Klein
02:14:58
This uOrientation session is designed for undergraduates in the Faculty of Arts. For the Graduate session for Education, the session will be on July 16th at 9am. Follow this link to explore the details of the grad session: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/graduate-students-arts-education-law-social-sciences-and-telfer-school-management-english
Roxanne Masson
02:15:59
When classes become too overwhelming, don’t hesitate to reach out for help! Like Alexy, you can go to a study group session offered by faculty mentoring centers! For more information on the Arts Faculty Mentoring Center and their services, you can visit their website https://arts.uottawa.ca/en/mentoring
Roxanne Masson
02:16:15
Another great resource for study groups information is the Academic GPS! On there, you can find a list of every upcoming study group or workshop! https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps
Priyesh Sarju
02:18:28
If you have any questions or doubts about your optional units in CMN, or just Programs and Academic units as a whole, you can definitely have a look at the following link : https://arts.uottawa.ca/en/programs#legend
Roxanne Masson
02:18:34
Alexy was able to keep track of important dates and events thanks to her whiteboard calendar! Throughout the year, multiple days are important to remember. To plan out your time correctly, it’s helpful to have these dates easily accessible. A list of all the important academic dates and deadlines can be found online: https://www.uottawa.ca/important-academic-dates-and-deadlines/
Chelsea Klein
02:20:45
Some of you were asking where you could get affordable textbooks, and there are many options for this! The uOttawa bookstore sells textbooks, and they can even price match with the textbook cost from amazon. You can also rent textbooks from the uOttawa bookstore, which is a good option when you don’t need the textbook for a long time! Here is the link to the book store to check out the details of the service available to you: https://www.bkstr.com/ottawastore/shop/textbooks-and-course-materials
Priyesh Sarju
02:21:02
You can definitely study, and work for your faculty at the same time at university. This can be done through uOttawa's very own Work-Study program, which is a great way to combine work and a university education. For more information about the WS Program, we encourage you to visit the following link : https://www.uottawa.ca/financial-aid-awards/work-study-program
Catherine Lavoie
02:21:45
If you have questions you would like to ask Alexy, do not hesitate to ask them in Wooclap! We will pass them along!
Catherine Lavoie
02:24:12
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 ITFTDH.
Priyesh Sarju
02:33:05
If joining clubs and interacting with other students outside of class is something that interests you, we would encourage you to visit the "collaborate with students" section on uOttawa's Academic GPS. You will be able to see all the present clubs and associations, and explore the ones that catch your eye. You can access the Academic GPS through this link : https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps
Roxanne Masson
02:34:29
A great place to find resources when you need some help or advice is the Academic GPS! This link is so important so make sure to bookmark it! https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps
Chelsea Klein
02:34:54
Some of you were wondering about access to counsellors; the uOttawa Counselling Services is one of the primary options for students who want one-on-one or group support on campus. It is a service available to all students, and reaching out is highly recommended. Bookmark and explore this website to learn more about this service offered: https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/students/counsellors-and-specialists . If you would like more information or to ask questions about the service, there is a webinar on “Taking Care of Your Mental Health” on August 5th at 9am via the uorientation website (https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/taking-care-your-mental-health-english)!
Catherine Lavoie
02:36:49
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 ITFTDH.
Chelsea Klein
02:37:22
As Alexy mentioned, she enjoys using a big calendar to right down all her important due dates and deadlines throughout the year! Paper or electronic agendas are also a great way to keep track of your duties and deadlines. I recommend bookmarking this website that contains all the important academic dates and deadlines for the upcoming school year: https://www.uottawa.ca/important-academic-dates-and-deadlines/
Priyesh Sarju
02:41:31
Some of you have been wondering how long a typical semester actually lasts. The Fall semester (Sep to Dec) and the Winter semester (Jan to April) both last for 4 months. On the other hand, during the summer, from May to August, the length of the semester may vary as some courses may be condensed into fewer months. For more information, you can definitely visit the important dates and deadlines webpage through the following link : https://www.uottawa.ca/important-academic-dates-and-deadlines/
Samey Ahmed
02:43:03
Here is the document! Make sure to download it and try to fill it out during the presentation :)
Chelsea Klein
02:44:23
The University of Ottawa prides itself on being a welcoming, supportive and diverse environment. At the university, there is the uOttawa Pride Centre for LGBTQ+ students. They are a service that strives to promote and represent a culture of affirmation through the celebration of individual diversity and choice in all areas of life. They host multiple events throughout the year such as movie nights, offer resources and advocate for students! If you’d like to learn more about this incredible resources I recommend checking out their website: https://resources.youthline.ca/resource/University-of-Ottawa%2C-Pride-Centre
Catherine Lavoie
02:49:03
If you have a question for April, do not hesitate to ask in Wooclap!
Samey Ahmed
02:49:41
https://hbr.org/video/4926046906001/when-stress-helps-you-get-more-doneHere is the link to the Yerkes-Dodson Law Study for those interested in learning more!
Samey Ahmed
02:56:45
https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/Memorize this link! The wellness website is the home for the wide variety of activities and services we’ve been mentioning that are available for you!
Samey Ahmed
02:57:28
https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/about/pillars-wellnessIf You ‘re interested in what you can do to imporve each of the 7 pillars, here you can find more activities, services and information available on campus.
Roxanne Masson
02:58:49
The social pillar encompasses making meaningful connections with people! A great way to make some connections before you begin university is to attend or Tea on Teams sessions during uOrientation programming. These sessions are a fantastic way to meet new students by participating in fun activities and are offered July 21st, July 28th, August 10th, and August 13th! https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation
Samey Ahmed
02:58:55
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, 1hour)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 that you might want to visit:https://www.uottawa.ca/campus-activities/
Roxanne Masson
02:59:13
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/
Samey Ahmed
03:00:18
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
Roxanne Masson
03:00:25
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. 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! Sign up here: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation.
Samey Ahmed
03:01:04
https://www.uottawa.ca/financial-aid-awards/financial-planninghttps://sustainable.uottawa.ca/free-storeThe University offers many financial opportunities, ranging from budgetary plans to financial aid and scholarships!If you’re looking to save some money, the University has a free store on campus you should check out.
Roxanne Masson
03:01:17
To better understand and improve your financial pillar as you begin your journey as a university student, it is beneficial to attend the uOrientation webinar Managing your Money as a Student offered on July 27th from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The session will help you learn how to create a financial plan and develop good habits! You can sign up for this webinar and more here: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation
Samey Ahmed
03:01:32
https://www.geegees.ca/en/rec/activitieshttps://www.uottawa.ca/campus-activities/Here you’ll be able to find many of the different activities and events you can get involved in!
Roxanne Masson
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
Samey Ahmed
03:02:46
https://sustainable.uottawa.ca/Office of Campus sustainability, check out how the University is working towards a greener campus!
Roxanne Masson
03:03:30
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
Samey Ahmed
03:03:55
https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/events/trivia-tuesdayIf you’re interested in honing that brain of yours or just trying out something fun, check out Trivia Tuesdays!https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gpsUse the academic GPS to find out how you can start learning at your own pace!https://biblio.uottawa.ca/enThe university library offers a massive collection of online material.
Roxanne Masson
03:04:35
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. 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! Check out the uOrientation website to sign up: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation.
Samey Ahmed
03:05:06
https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/events/guided-meditationhttps://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/chaplainsThe university offers Meditation and multi-faith spaces for all!
Roxanne Masson
03:05:25
Fostering a sense of inner peace and harmony through practicing one's belief 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's Students’ Union the Multifaith 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/
Roxanne Masson
03:05:35
You can also join one of the many religious and cultural clubs to meet like-minded people! https://www.cvuo.ca/clubs-list.
Roxanne Masson
03:06:20
For more opportunities that align with your spiritual pillar, check out the wide varieties of activities offered by the university such as guided meditation. https://www.uottawa.ca/campus-activities/
Samey Ahmed
03:08:47
https://www.yoomagazine.net/register.phpUse 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!
Priyesh Sarju
03:09:40
Some of you have been wondering whether any English writing tutor services will be offered in the future. You folks can definitely book personal appointments with the Academic Writing Help Centre, accessible through this link : https://sass.uottawa.ca/en/writing . Moreover, you can also make use of the writing resources currently available to you on the Academic GPS, or communicate with a writing mentor through the Live Chat as well! (https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps)
Samey Ahmed
03:10:17
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
Samey Ahmed
03:10:50
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)
Catherine Lavoie
03:11:17
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 ITFTDH.
Chelsea Klein
03:22:54
To get in touch with someone from your faculty who can help you with any question pertaining to your program or courses, such as course enrolment, I recommend looking at this website: https://www.uottawa.ca/en/virtual-line . Here you can wait in a virtual line as you wait for a meeting with someone from your faculty! You can also check out the Faculty of Arts Undergraduate studies office to get in contact with people who are there to guide and support you through your studies: https://arts.uottawa.ca/en/life-on-campus/academic-help
Catherine Lavoie
03:24:18
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 ITFTDH.
Samey Ahmed
03:24:52
Here's the planning assignment incase you missed it!
Mariette Lee
03:26:21
For those of you who might have missed our roadmap activity - you can download your own copy here:
Priyesh Sarju
03:28:13
In case you were late for today's session, no worries! All the uOrientation sessions are recorded and will be made available to you later. Those recorded sessions will be accessible through the Academic GPS, and under the "learn at your own pace" section, and in the "uOrientation" tab. So, stay tuned and keep checking the page regularly! The link is included as follows : https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps#learn-at-your-own-pace
Roxanne Masson
03:29:27
To know more about the different programs offered by the Faculty of Arts or to get more information regarding different program requirements, visit this website: https://arts.uottawa.ca/en/programs
Roxanne Masson
03:30:27
The Faculty of Arts offers new Interdisciplinary Studies programs! To get more information regarding these new programs, take a look at this website: https://arts.uottawa.ca/en/programs/ba
Roxanne Masson
03:32:13
If you have questions or are looking for help, the undergraduate hub will guide you in the right direction! Check their website where you will be able to contact a member of the Undergraduate Office: https://arts.uottawa.ca/en/Undergraduate-Hub
Roxanne Masson
03:33:02
You can also contact the Arts Undergraduate Office by email: Arts@uottawa.ca
Chelsea Klein
03:34:07
For those wondering, courses are now open for enrolment. For newly admitted first-year undergraduate students, enrolment opened May 25th. I recommend bookmarking the following website that contains all the important academic dates and deadlines, such as enrolment and withdrawals dates, for each trimester of the school year: https://www.uottawa.ca/important-academic-dates-and-deadlines/
Roxanne Masson
03:34:55
Student mentors are students who have been in your shoes! If you are looking for support with anything regarding student life, do not hesitate to get in touch with your arts mentors by email at arts.mentor@uottawa.ca.
Roxanne Masson
03:36:09
If you have concerns regarding your first-year mandatory philosophy course, book an appointment with a philosophy tutor by sending an email toArts.philotut@uottawa.ca!
Priyesh Sarju
03:37:02
Should you have some questions about advanced standing and joint programs, which are more academic-specific, we would encourage you to reach out to an academic officer or an academic specialist, just like Mathilde mentioned a few moments ago, to evaluate your particular situation.
Roxanne Masson
03:37:19
UoZone is a platform that contains a lot of important information! Here you will find applications such as (not exclusive to) your class schedule and your grades. Bookmark this page on your computer to have easy access to it: https://www.uottawa.ca/en/students.
Chelsea Klein
03:43:02
As suggested, before you begin your journey at uOttawa, you should get familiar with the online plateforms you will be using everyday like uOzone, Brightspace and your student email. To become familiar with them, check out the “Technology” section in the Academic GPS (https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps#collaborate-with-other-students). You can also attend this useful orientation webinar titled “Useful Tools for Online Learning” on August 3rd at 9 am! Sign up and attend this webinar via the orientation website: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/useful-tools-online-learning-english
Roxanne Masson
03:43:15
If you are looking to use the time blocking technique Mathilde and Alexy have mentioned, here is an empty schedule template to get you started: https://www.uottawa.ca/course-enrolment/sites/www.uottawa.ca.course-enrolment/files/timetable_template.pdf
Roxanne Masson
03:49:02
For more information regarding the grading system at the University of Ottawa, take a look at this website: https://www.uottawa.ca/administration-and-governance/academic-regulation-10-grading-system
Roxanne Masson
03:49:35
To ensure that you do not miss any important dates or academic deadlines, bookmark this website: ttps://www.uottawa.ca/important-academic-dates-and-deadlines/
Roxanne Masson
03:50:02
https://www.uottawa.ca/important-academic-dates-and-deadlines/
Priyesh Sarju
03:50:30
Should you wish to have more information about your potential tuitions fees, you can have some additional information in the "Pay for your studies" tab on the following Get Started webpage : https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/ . Moreover, uOttawa has its own tuition fee calculator, which you can access through this link https://www.uottawa.ca/university-fees/ , to give you an idea of the detailed fees.
Roxanne Masson
03:52:17
Academic fraud is serious! To avoid committing academic infractions, take the time to read the website below: https://www.uottawa.ca/administration-and-governance/academic-regulation-14-other-important-information
Roxanne Masson
03:54:21
Facebook : uOttawa ArtsInstagram : @uOttawa_ArtsTwitter : @uOttawaArts
Catherine Lavoie
03:54:54
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 ITFTDH.
Chelsea Klein
03:56:04
As mentioned, the Faculty of Arts offers free tutoring for philosophy courses. There are philosophy tutors ready to help with some French courses too! To check out which French courses there are tutors and resources, check out this useful website: https://arts.uottawa.ca/fr/vie-sur-le-campus/centre-de-mentorat/tuteurs-de-philosophie-qui-sommes-nous
Catherine Lavoie
03:58:29
Please complete this exit ticket: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/uOWeek1. We greatly value your feedback!
Priyesh Sarju
04:00:50
We will be offering several webinars during the following weeks, so stay tuned, and don't forget to register for the ones that interest you! The link to those webinars is as follows : https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation
Catherine Lavoie
04:02:05
If you were not able to access the Wellness planning document in Zoom, send us an email at Orientation@uOttawa.ca. We will be able to send it to you by email.
Priyesh Sarju
04:06:19
In case the Work-Study program is something that caught your attention, do feel free to visit the Work-Study webpage to obtain more information, and to appease your curiosity, by visiting the following link : https://www.uottawa.ca/financial-aid-awards/work-study-program
April MacInnes - Presenter
04:07:40
As I mentioned, Initiative 1 in 5 is a very interesting club: https://1in5initiative.ca/. You can also find other volunteer opportunities at www.uOttawa.ca/wellness
Roxanne Masson
04:08:04
Like mentioned by out presenters, the work study program is an amazing way to get involved on campus during your studies! uOrientation actually is offering a webinar on August 18th from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to help you learn how to gain important employability skills and get work experience while at the University of Ottawa! The webinar is called : Career Corner: Employability and Career Development ServicesSign up here: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation
Priyesh Sarju
04:15:51
Should you be interested in opting for a change in your program at any time, just like Mathilde mentioned a few moments ago, you can definitely find more information about program changes on the following webpage : https://www.uottawa.ca/make-changes-to-your-undergraduate-program/