Regional Mentoring Centre

Why speak to us?

  • You need a hand with your course work.
  • You'd like to take part in an activity, but don't want to go alone.
  • You miss your family, your hometown, your dog.
  • You'd like to know more about services offered at uOttawa.
  • You'd like to get to know the city of Ottawa.
  • You might want to change your program, or drop or change a course.
  • Something is bothering you or you're stressed out.
  • You need to confide in someone anonymously.
  • You'd like to help us improve the student experience by telling us about your own university experience.

If one or more of these statements apply to you, it's totally normal! Anytime of the year, if you don't know where to turn, you can count on us.

Our team

We’re a friendly, knowledgeable team of 14 mentors from different regions of Canada. We offer individualized services, mostly to first-year students or students at uOttawa for the first time. We strive to go above and beyond to help you. No one is better suited than we are to support you in your studies and life at university.

Your academic, social and cultural well-being is our priority.

We’re here to support you from the first time you arrive on campus and enrol to the last day of exams, through everything that affects your university life.

We have access to key people and resources in every University service and department.

We know a lot about the services offered on campus and can also speak about our own student experience. Our advice is based on what we’ve learned on our own journey.

Our activities

We organize free social activities, because it’s so much easier to succeed when you’ve got others around you! Get involved and meet new people!

Winter 2017

  • Off-campus housing presentation: February 11, 2017
  • Information fair on program changes: March 2, 2017
  • Regional activities: skating on the Rideau Canal and beavertails, chocolate fondue at Cacao 70, uOttawa Snow Festival, pizza and comedy night with the uOttawa student improv league

Spring/Summer 2017

  • Enrolment help sessions for first-year students: May 23, 24 and 25, 2017, and June 13 and 14, 2017
  • Regional orientation sessions: July 24 to August 11, 2017

Fall 2017

  • Amazing Race scavenger hunt: September 9, 2017
  • Regional activities: pumpkin carving competition, group outing to Escape Manor, board game night at the Loft Board Game Lounge, scary movie and pizza night, excursion to Gatineau

To find out more or to take part in any of these activities, check your mentor’s Facebook group.

More ways of contacting us

Send us a message

Send us an email or a Facebook message anytime! We’ll answer within 48 hours.

In an emergency, contact Protection Services at 613-562-5411.

Come see us

Our office is located on the main level of Tabaret Hall (room 118) near the rotunda. We’re available Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

See our complete contact information at the bottom of this page.

Read our blog

Check out The Cast (or La Distribution in French) to get to know all the mentors and to read interesting articles and useful tips on life at uOttawa.

Find us on social media

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