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Mentors are here to help

Did you know that there are over 200 mentors on campus?

Mentors are students who are trained to help other students. They understand the challenges of university life as an undergraduate or graduate student and can answer your questions about uOttawa services, study methods, writing techniques, and more!

Chat with a mentor (blue tab at bottom right of the page) to help you navigate this webpage, to discuss anything related to your studies, or to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

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Mentoring appointments

You can meet a mentor to:

  • Develop effective learning strategies and study methods;
  • Set your academic goals and strengthen your motivation;
  • Use your time productively and find ways to manage your stress.

Click on your faculty to book an appointment!

Click on your service to book an appointment!

Do you have any questions about Canadian culture, student life, or possible challenges you may face as an international student? Connect with an international mentor!

Are you facing challenges as a graduate student? Connect with a grad mentor to discuss anything related to grad life!

Are you in the French Immersion Stream? Book an appointment with an Immersion mentor to discuss your successes and challenges in studying en français!

Writing appointments

Book an appointment with a writing mentor from the Academic Writing Help Centre (AWHC) to:

  • Get help understanding assignment instructions;
  • Learn how to make an outline and organize your ideas into paragraphs;
  • Get feedback on your writing and discover tools that will help you edit your own work;
  • Learn how to cite your sources properly.

You can book up to four 30-minute appointments per week. Appointments are offered to all undergrad and grad students.

Need some writing resources? Check out learn at your own pace section of this webpage.

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learn at your own pace

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Learn at your own pace

Sometimes you want to connect, and other times, you just want to do things on your own.

Use this section to view past webinars, to learn how to navigate your new uOttawa technological environment, and find other resources at the University!

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Can't find what you're looking for? Ask a mentor by clicking on the blue tab at bottom right of the page.

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collaborate with other students

Looking for ways to connect?

Are you looking for ways to connect virtually with students from your faculty or program outside the classroom? We’ve got you covered!

If you are looking for opportunities to connect with other students, there are many ways to do so on campus, both virtually and in person.

Faculty or GroupProgram or initiativeColumn1
Faculty of EngineeringSandboxcompétition competition design electrical électrique
International OfficeuOGlobal
Centre for Research OpportunitiesUndergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
Mental health and wellnessPet Therapypet animaux chiens dogs dog chien zoo pets
Faculty of Social SciencesVenture Initiative
International OfficeuOttawa International 2021-2022 (MS Teams) for undergraduate studentsundergrad
International OfficeuOttawa International 2021-2022 (MS Teams) for graduate studentsgrad
Faculty of ScienceScience Student Hub (MS Teams)
Telfer School of ManagementCompetitions
Telfer School of ManagementFinancial Research and Learning Lab
Mental health and wellnessWellness Lounge
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)Simon Nehme Summer Entrepreneurship School
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)Simon Nehme Design Commons
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)John McEntyre Team Space
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)Aerospace regular (SAE Aero)
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)uO Rocketry
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)Formula SAE
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)Supermileage Urban
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)Supermileage Electric
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)Supermileage Combustion
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)Mars Rover
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)Bionics
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)Roboboat
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)Concrete Canoe
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)Aerospace micro (SAE Aero)
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR)
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)BAJA
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)uOttawa Richard L’Abbé Makerspace
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)Brunsfield Centre
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)Manufacturing Training Centre
Faculty of Engineering - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED)Women Startup Network
Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community EngagementCommunity Service Learning (CSL)
Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community EngagementExtracurricular Volunteering (EV)
Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community EngagementAlternative Student Break (ASB)
Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community EngagementDays of Service
Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community EngagementTD Environmental Leaders Program
Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community EngagementInternational Volunteering
The Entrepreneurship HubScaleup Garage
The Entrepreneurship HubStartup Garage
The Entrepreneurship HubBuild Your Own Business Bootcamp
The Entrepreneurship HubHot Desk Program

Clubs

There are dozens of clubs on campus. Consult the Campus Vibez uOttawa (CVUO) clubs list to find one that works for you, and get involved!

Associations

Are you looking for your Student Association? Use the search box to find it!

Association NameFaculty
Aesculapian Society
Art History Students’ Association (AHSA)
Association des étudiants en droit civil de l’Outaouais (AEEDCO)
Association des étudiants en ergothérapie (AEE)
Association étudiante des cycles supérieurs du Département de français (AECS)
Association étudiante du Département de français (AEDF)
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students’ Association
Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology Graduate Student Association (BMIGSA)
Biology Graduate Students’ Association (BGSA)
Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA)
Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)
Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduate Students Association (CBEGSA)
Chemical Engineering Students’ Society (ChESS)
Chemistry and Biomolecular Graduate Students Association (CBGSA)
Communication Graduate Students’ Association (CGSA)
Communication Students’ Association (CSA)
Computer Science Graduate Students’ Association (CSGSA)
Computer Science Student Association (CSSA)
Conflict Studies and Human Rights Association (CHRA)
Criminology Graduate Students Association (CGSA)
Criminology Students Association (CSA)
Economics Graduate Student Association (EGSA)
Economics Students’ Association
Education Graduate Students’ Association (EGSA)
Electrical Engineering Graduate Students’ Association (EEGSA)
Electronic Business Technologies Graduate Students’ Association (EBTGSA)
Engineering Students’ Society (ESS)
English as a Second Language, French as a Second Language Student Association (EFSA)
Epidemiology & Community Medicine Graduate Students Association (ECMGSA)
Faculty of Education Student’s Association (FESA)
Feminist and Gender Studies Student Association (FGSSA)
Geography and Environmental Studies Student Association (GAIA)
Geography Graduate Student Association (GGSA)
Graduate Association of Students in Psychology (GASP)
Graduate Earth Science Student Association (GESSA)
Graduate Music Student Association (GMSA-AEDM)
Graduate Nurses’ Association (GNA)
Graduate Philosophy Students’ Association (GPSA)
Graduate Student Association of Social Work
Graduate Students’ Association in Modern Languages and Literatures (GSAMLL)
Graduate Students’ Association of the Department of English (GSAE)
Graduate Studies in Law Student Association
History Graduate Students’ Association (HGSA)
History Student Association (AEHSA)
Human Kinetics Graduate Students’ Association (HKGSA)
Human Kinetics Student Association (HKSA)
Indigenous and Canadian Studies Students’ Association (ICSSA)
Information Studies Student Association (AESISSA)
International Development Graduate Student Association (GDVM)
International Development Students Association (AEDSA)
International Political and Policy Studies Student Association (IPPSSA)
Linguistics Graduate Students’ Association (ADLINGA)
Linguistics Student Association (ADELSA)
Master of Science in Management Student Association (MSMSA)
Masters Students in Physiotherapy Association
Mathematics Graduate Students’ Association (MGSA)
MBA Student Association (MBASA)
Mechanical Engineering Student Society (MESS)
Medieval Studies Student Association (MSSA)
MHA Student Association (MHASA)
Music Student Association (ADEMSA)
Nursing Graduate Student Association (NGSA)
Nutrition Sciences Student Association (NSSA)
Organization of Masters Students in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (OMSIS)
Physics Graduate Students Association (PGSA)
Political Studies Graduate Students Association
Psychology Students’ Association (PSA)
Public and International Affairs Association (PIAA)
Religious Studies Graduate Student Association (RSGSA)
Religious Studies Student Association (ReSSA)
School of Translation and Interpretation Graduate Student Association (STIGSA)
Science Students’ Association (SSA)
Second Language Teaching Student Association (DLS-SLT)
Sociology and Anthropology Graduate Students Association (SAGSA)
Sociology and Anthropology Students’ Association (SASA)
Software Engineering Student Association (SESA)
Student Association for Social Services
Students’ Association of Classical Studies (SACS)
Students’ Association of the Faculty of Arts (SAFA)
Systems Science Graduate Student’s Association (SSGSA)
Telfer Graduate Research Programs Student Association (TGRPSA)
Telfer Human Resources Association (HRA)
Telfer Law Society (TLS)
Telfer Marketing Association
Telfer Student Council (CéTSC)
Theatre Student Association (THESPIS)
Translation Student Association (AETTSA)
Undergraduate English Student Association (UESA)
Undergraduate Geoscience Association (UGA)
Undergraduate Nursing Student Association (UNSA)
Undergraduate Philosophy Student Association (UPSA)
Undergraduate Students’ Association in Modern Languages and Litteratures (ASMLL)
University of Ottawa Mechanical Engineering Graduates Association (OMEGA)
Visual Arts Student Association (VASA)
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)
Women’s Studies Graduate Student Association (WSGSA)

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Whether you are currently writing or in the process of completing your academic requirements, there are several resources and tools to support you in your Masters and PhD studies.

Have questions? Chat directly with a mentor using (the blue tab at the bottom right of your screen.)

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Personalized mentoring appointments

Mentors at the Graduate Student Mentoring Centre are specifically prepared to answer your questions about graduate studies and to help you in your search for solutions. They will assist you in navigating through your graduate student experience in a collaborative, peer-based, and confidential relationship. 

You can meet a Grad Mentor to:

  • Obtain information on university regulations;
  • Find resources and tools to make your academic life easier;
  • Reflect on your time management and work-life balance;
  • Discuss any questions you may have about your path through graduate studies.

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What can you find in here?

In this calendar, you can find upcoming events for students aimed at helping you succeed or connect with your peers. Sign-up for workshops, study groups, webinars, social activities… right from the calendar!

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