It’s almost reading week, which means you’ll finally have some time free from lectures. You may be tempted to ditch your routine and spend the time relaxing, but then you look at your syllabi and notice you have all your midterms the week after. How do you stay on top of your game while maintaining your well-being and finally watching that new series that just came out?
The topic of mental health can be confusing, overwhelming, and stigmatizing. So this year, in honour of World Mental Health Day, we debunk some of the myths and misunderstandings surrounding mental health and highlight some of the resources available to uOttawa students.
One thing I’ve always loved about Ottawa is the food – It’s never a problem to find a restaurant that will cater to whatever craving you might have. Whether you’re an Ottawa native or new to the city, you’ve got to try out one of these local spots the next time you’re feeling hungry for some good food. This list has got something for every occasion, all within walking distance of campus:
Author: Anusha Umesh, Master's in Computer Science
I’m Anusha Umesh, a student currently in the final term of a Master’s in Computer Science program. My university experiences thus far have been amazing. The Master’s in Computer Science program is a perfect balance of all the technical skills you require to be competent in the current job market! I have learned and experienced so many new things in such a short period of time, and it has gone by so fast.
Author: Cassie Avery, Peer Wellness Educator, 3rd year of Health Sciences
Do you talk about sex with your partner? If you do, great! Keep it up. Having these conversations is important to build a healthy relationship. If you need help to get started or don’t know how to approach certain topics, keep reading.
University is an opportunity to meet new people and to make lifelong friendships. Putting yourself out there and being open to talking to new people can be intimidating but is totally worth it! We’re in this together, and while meeting people might look a little different this year, chances are there are a ton of people at uOttawa interested in making new friends as well. We’ve got a few tips for you to keep in mind, to make your process go smoothly.