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Real Talks Parents - Shared screen with speaker view
Arwa Ishak
55:39
For those of who would like to refer back to this session, recordings of ALL uOrientation sessions will be available on the uOrientation website: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation ; recordings for sessions will be made available approximately 1 week after the session air date :)
Julia Thomas
01:00:05
Today's session is a panel with our experts! Following the panel, there will be a Q&A period to answer any further questions.
Arwa Ishak
01:00:32
As Valérie mentioned, there is a security app called SecurUO; this app enables you to be quickly alerted to emergency situations at the University of Ottawa and will also allow you to reach Protection Services when you need help. Download the uOttawa safety app here: https://www.uottawa.ca/are-you-ready/securuo
Chris Flynn
01:04:08
Some participants are wondering about quarantine processes for international students! These protocols vary by country but uOttawa has a service to help you figure this out!! Please contact our International Office for help planning your quarantine (https://international.uottawa.ca/en/Planning-your-own-quarantine) :)
Elizabeth Ogunrinola, University of Ottawa
01:08:02
As Maryann mentioned, if you are interested in learning more about meal plans and how we accommodate dietary restrictions, you can find information here:- https://www.uottawa.ca/uottawacard/meal-plans/explained- https://www.uottawa.ca/uottawacard/dietary-restrictions
Julia Thomas
01:12:44
As mentioned by one of our panelists, if you have questions regarding Housing and Residence Life and wish to reach out to their office, you can reach them at this email address: residence@uOttawa.ca or at this telephone number: 613-562-5885.
Chris Flynn
01:14:38
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 CFSZOT.
Julia Thomas
01:16:09
Like mentioned, there are so many great resources and activities on Wellness that can be found on the Wellness and Mental Health website, with this link: https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/.
Elizabeth Ogunrinola, University of Ottawa
01:16:21
As Josephine mentioned, if you are interested in learning more about housing fees, when to pay, and who to contact if you have additional questions about fees, you can find more information here:- https://www.uottawa.ca/housing/residence-feesYou can compare residences and amenities here: https://www.uottawa.ca/housing/compare-residencesFor more information about the room application process, be sure to visit here: https://www.uottawa.ca/housing/apply-for-residence
Elizabeth Ogunrinola, University of Ottawa
01:18:40
Did you know that we also have a virtual wellness lounge? In the virtual lounge, students can access peer to peer support Monday to Sunday from 2 - 7 pm.Find out more here: https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/lounge
Chris Flynn
01:18:52
Some participants are wondering about the uPass - this is a discounted pass to Ottawa and Gatineau public transit! uPass will be operating primarily on an "opt in" basis for students that do not have any classes in person. Those with at least one class in person will have the uPass, which will be automatically added to their tuition fees!For more information on the uPass, please consult this website! https://www.uottawa.ca/uottawacard/upass
Arwa Ishak
01:20:58
Regarding questions about U-PASS, more information will be made available during the "Join Your uOttawa Community" Panel webinar on August 20th; a representative will be available to field specific questions regarding U-PASS opt-in/opt-out options! Register for the event at the uOrientation website: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation
Elizabeth Ogunrinola, University of Ottawa
01:23:33
As mentioned earlier, if you are looking for up to date information on COVID-19 response in Residence, be sure to visit here: https://www.uottawa.ca/housing/coronavirus
Elizabeth Ogunrinola, University of Ottawa
01:26:18
There are also helpful tips on how parents and guardians can support the wellbeing of their students on the following page:https://www.uottawa.ca/housing/parents-guardians
Chris Flynn
01:27:01
As Julie mentioned about access to mental health services, the University of Ottawa offers an excellent easy-access Counselling Service. Please visit this website for more information on Counselling Services https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/students/counsellors-and-specialists
Chris Flynn
01:27:36
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 CFSZOT.
Julia Thomas
01:28:01
Like mentioned, there are many resources and services on wellness and mental health that are available for students. On campus, there is a wellness lounge, plant room and a light therapy room that are open to students. You can find more details on this website: cohttps://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/lounge and https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/. In addition, there is an Instagram page for Health Promotions that students can follow! Here is the link to the Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/uohealth.uosante/
Arwa Ishak
01:30:36
As Valérie mentioned, please call 613-562-5411 (or simply 5411) in order to access immediate assistance for emergencies while on campus. For specific medical assistance, there is a walk-in clinic available on campus called the ByWard Family Health Team: https://bywardfht.ca/
Elizabeth Ogunrinola, University of Ottawa
01:31:30
For more general information on cleaning in Residence, be sure to visit our Housekeeping page:- https://www.uottawa.ca/housing/current-residents/housekeeping
Elizabeth Ogunrinola, University of Ottawa
01:36:29
As Julie mentioned, virtual residence is a great way to connect with other students even if you don't live in Residence: https://www.uottawa.ca/housing/virtual-residenceAlso, be sure to take a look at our Residence student guest policy, and other policies that help support students in Residence: https://www.uottawa.ca/housing/current-residents/policies
Chris Flynn
01:41:16
Please complete this exit ticket: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/uOWeek3. We greatly value your feedback!