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uOConnexion: The uOttawa buddy program

uOConnexion helps new students foster one-on-one relationships with upper-year students at the University of Ottawa.

What is uOConnexion?

uOConnexion pairs upper-year students with newly-admitted students (including exchange students) to build friendships, share resources, and feel connected to the uOttawa community across faculties and programs. It also aims to help new students transition to a new environment during their first months at uOttawa.

Upper-year students, this is your chance to gain volunteering hours! The program provides an excellent opportunity to meet students from other cultures and to improve language and inclusion skills.

Registration is open, sign up now!

The program is not intended to help you with the admissions process, financial support or find you a place to live. We invite you to learn more about Undergraduate admissions or Graduate and postdoctoral studies.  For information regarding financial support, contact Financial aid and awards. For information about the residences on campus, contact Housing Service.

What to do with your buddy

In addition to helping them with their challenges:

  • Attend sociocultural events, most of which are free
  • Run errands together, like buying groceries or going to the walk-in clinic
  • Tour the Ottawa-Gatineau area
  • Complete volunteer placements together
  • Attend campus events
  • Learn about their culture/background
  • Showcase services on uOttawa campus

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