Under the guidance and supervision of professional staff, Residence Life student-staff members (including Team Leads, Community Advisors and Peer Supports) create learning opportunities within their communities, designed to achieve specific learning outcomes for each learning goal. Some of these learning strategies include:
- Passive Programs
Informational bulletin board displays in communities that relay information specific to the learning goal, including resources, on-campus partners or services and tips and tricks.
- Active Events
Monthly events open to students living in a specific community that are designed to be interactive and contribute to community development.
- Community Meetings
Monthly meetings open to students living in a specific community that are designed to foster conversation around a specific learning goal, provide updates and reminders and give students the opportunity to provide feedback and interact with their peers.
- Community Chats
Community Chats conversations that occur between a student-staff member and a student, designed to act as a check-in opportunity, a space for feedback and to encourage student-staff members to build rapport with their community members.
- Building-wide initiatives
Monthly events open to students living in a specific residence building that are designed to create social opportunities for students to interact with other students within their specific building.
- Office Hours
Regularly scheduled drop-in opportunities offered by specific staff members to allow space for students to ask questions, seek referrals, create peer to peer connections and interact socially with other residence members.
- Living Learning Communities: Living Learning Communities offer students the opportunity to live with peers from the same faculty or program, while engaging in events and activities hosted by their faculty. Living Learning Communities are an excellent way to further develop your sense of belonging at uOttawa, become more connected to your faculty, and extend learning beyond the classroom!