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uOrientation - Graduate Studies (STEM) - Shared screen with speaker view
Amelie Maxwell
01:55:49
For students who would like to join other uOrientation events, please know that all links are available on this website: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation
Chelsea Klein
02:00:05
As mentioned, uOzone is an important online platform you will use during your studies at the University of Ottawa. Here you’ll be able to enrol in classes, find your class schedule, find scholarships and much more! I recommend bookmarking the following website which allows you to access your uOzone account: https://www.uottawa.ca/en/students
Amelie Maxwell
02:03:26
For all questions about the library, we encourage you to chat with a librarian using the "Ask" option on their home page: https://biblio.uottawa.ca/en
Sandra Bojic
02:04:16
An important link to bookmark will be the academic dates and deadlines = https://www.uottawa.ca/important-academic-dates-and-deadlines/ Here you can find tuition fee payment dates, holidays, breaks, etc.
Chelsea Klein
02:05:41
Some of you were wondering about course syllabus’s. You will be able to find your course syllabus in Brightspace, an online platform where you will have access to all your course material! Your syllabus will become available once your course appears on Brightspace, which will probably be a few weeks before the course begins. You can access Brightspace using the following link: https://www.uottawa.ca/en/students
Amelie Maxwell
02:07:02
If you have questions for our presenters, use the message board 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 RAFQKP.
Amelie Maxwell
02:08:28
To find the location and contact information of your academic unit, we suggest typing the name of your faculty + uOttawa in the Google search bar, you will find their website. Their location and contact information is usually located at the bottom of their home page :)
Amelie Maxwell
02:09:06
Here is the link to uOttawa faculties: https://www.uottawa.ca/en/faculties
Amelie Maxwell
02:14:10
For students who would like to get in touch with mentors from their faculty, the Academic GPS website is a great resource! If you click on this link https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps, you can chat with a mentor or make an appointment with them this fall using the "Learn With Your Peers" section :)
Sandra Bojic
02:14:32
For student with questions regarding quarantine, accommodations, and travel plans - I suggest you consult the International Office (https://international.uottawa.ca/en). They have lots of information on their website as well as an email (uointl@uOttawa.ca) or phone number (613-562-5847) to call. In addition to the International Office I recommend that you sign up for the Immigration 101 webinar (https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/immigration-101-0) taking place on July 29th at 9am.
Chelsea Klein
02:15:16
For questions and concerns regarding enrolment, such as being on the waitlist, enrolling in courses or uploading important documents, check out this useful course enrolment support web site: https://www.uottawa.ca/course-enrolment/enrolment-support . Here you can find helpful answers and the contact information for people who can support you! And as recommended, reach out to your academic office or admissions if you have any further issues.
Amelie Maxwell
02:17:08
For questions regarding part-time and full-time status, please reach out to your academic unit via a Google search. Contact information is usually located at the bottom of uOttawa webpages, and email is the preferred mode of communication for now.
Amelie Maxwell
02:18:18
For questions about courses offered at Carleton University, please reach out to relevant academic unit at Carleton University: https://carleton.ca/
Sandra Bojic
02:23:08
For students with questions about their programs I encourage you to contact CO-OP directly. Check out the following link to learn more (https://coop.uottawa.ca/en?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvP-tkaHv8QIVGLjICh1fFgU7EAAYASAAEgKKS_D_BwE)
Amelie Maxwell
02:23:33
For advice on your course sequencing or recommended number or course units per academic term, please reach out to your academic unit via a Google search. Contact information is usually located at the bottom of uOttawa webpages, and email is the preferred mode of communication for now.
Chelsea Klein
02:24:24
As a graduate student, you can apply to research and teaching assistantship positions at the university. Reach out to your academic unit to learn how to apply, what positions are available and to get answers to your questions. I recommend exploring the following website that provides useful information on TA and RA positions: https://www.uottawa.ca/graduate-studies/students/research-teaching-assistantships
Sandra Bojic
02:27:56
For questions and concerns regarding living on campus, such as signing up for residence, following COVID regulations, residence fees, etc. please consult the following link https://www.uottawa.ca/housing/ Here you can also find the contact information of Housing Services for more helpful information.
Amelie Maxwell
02:29:35
Once they are available, the recordings of uOrientation events will be accessible on this webpage: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation. Please check it regularly for updates!
Chelsea Klein
02:31:08
To get involved on campus during your graduate studies by joining clubs, check out the Academic GPS! By exploring the “Collaborate With Other Students” section on the Academic GPS (https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps) you can discover different student club’s and student associations that you may want to join! Feel free to reach out to the club itself to learn if they are still running while online.
Sandra Bojic
02:35:05
The university offers lots of financial support for its students. Check out the following link https://www.uottawa.ca/graduate-studies/students/awards to explore award and financial support opportunities for graduate students. In addition to this, I recommend reaching out to the Financial Aid and Awards Office by email loansandawards@uOttawa.ca if they have questions about scholarships.
Amelie Maxwell
02:38:34
For advice on your course sequencing or recommended number or course units per academic term, please reach out to your academic unit via a Google search. Contact information is usually located at the bottom of uOttawa webpages, and email is the preferred mode of communication for now.
Chelsea Klein
02:42:41
An incredible resource available at our university, is the Career Development Centre! They offer an abundance of resources to help with the creation of your CV, interview preparations, workshops for building skills, and so much more! You can even book an appointment with a career mentor who will be able to support and guide you with any of your questions regarding your career path! Check out their website to see all their services and contact information: https://www.uottawa.ca/career-development-centre/
Chelsea Klein
02:45:22
For questions and concerns regarding enrolment, such as being on the waitlist, enrolling in courses or uploading important documents, check out this useful course enrolment support web site: https://www.uottawa.ca/course-enrolment/enrolment-support . Here you can find helpful answers and the contact information for people who can support you! And as recommended, reach out to your academic office or admissions if you have any further issues.
Chelsea Klein
02:46:36
As a graduate student, you can apply to research and teaching assistantship positions at the university. Reach out to your academic unit to learn how to apply, what positions are available and to get answers to your questions. I recommend exploring the following website that provides useful information on TA and RA positions: https://www.uottawa.ca/graduate-studies/students/research-teaching-assistantships
Amelie Maxwell
02:51:43
We invite students with questions about COOP sequencing to contact the CO-OP Program team via email. Their contact information is available at the bottom of their home page: https://coop.uottawa.ca/en
Amelie Maxwell
02:52:11
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 RAFQKP. We will do our best to answer them or point you in the right direction :)
Sandra Bojic
02:57:19
It’s important to say no, prioritize your responsibilities, and find a balance while studying. One way you can define your time and reflect on our priorities is to use the 7 pillars of wellness as a guide. Consult the following link for the 7 pillars of wellness: https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/about/pillars-wellness
Chelsea Klein
03:01:09
Doing university online might be seem daunting, however the university is here to help with some tips and tricks! The following website (https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/teaching-continuity/student-resources) provides useful information to help you begin planning your learning approach for the fall term in order to be a successful online learner!
Amelie Maxwell
03:03:32
For more information about thesis writing, check out this helpful website: https://www.uottawa.ca/graduate-studies/students/theses
Sandra Bojic
03:05:30
Some students may have questions about the Canadian insurance system. If you want to learn more about the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), I recommend checking out the following webinar on Aug 17 at 9 am EST. Sign up using the following link = https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/events/am-i-covered-explore-university-health-insurance-plan-uhip-english
Amelie Maxwell
03:08:50
To make an appointment with a writing mentor from the Academic Writing Help Centre (AWHC), go to the "Learn With Your Peers" section of the Academic GPS: https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps. There, you will see a green menu allowing you to access their booking system!
Chelsea Klein
03:09:45
Some students are wondering how much time they should dedicate to studying depending on their course load. It is recommended to connect with your professor to understand their expectations in the course. You can also connect with a graduate mentor to discuss study habits and gain support from an experienced student during your studies ! You can contact and book an appointment with a mentor through the Academic GPS: https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps
Sandra Bojic
03:09:46
Some students are wondering if lectures will be recorded: Only professors can record their lectures - whether they choose to do so and how will depend on the professor. We encourage you to reach out to your professor by email or consult the syllabus to find out more information.
Amelie Maxwell
03:09:56
For more information on Endnote, Mendeley, or Zotero, connect with our campus experts on citation management softwares: the Library! https://biblio.uottawa.ca/en/research-help/biblioexpert/citation-management-software
Amelie Maxwell
03:11:11
Click on this link to access and read the University of Ottawa's official regulation on academic fraud: https://www.uottawa.ca/administration-and-governance/academic-regulation-14-other-important-information
Amelie Maxwell
03:19:56
Send us your questions for the live Q&A 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 RAFQKP. We will do our best to answer them or point you in the right direction :)
Amelie Maxwell
03:21:31
Here is the link to the Academic GPS: https://uottawa.saea-tlss.ca/en/academic-gps
Amelie Maxwell
03:23:16
Please complete this exit ticket before leaving: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/uOWeek3. We greatly value your feedback!
Amelie Maxwell
03:44:15
Once they are available, the recordings of uOrientation events will be accessible on this webpage: https://www.uottawa.ca/get-started/orientation. Please check it regularly for updates!