Here are the answers to the frequently asked questions about uOGlobal.
All undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Ottawa can apply to the uOGlobal recognition program.
We recommend that undergraduate and part-time students (except those in medicine, education or law) complete at least 24 credits before applying for the uOGlobal recognition.
There are no weekly classes with uOGlobal, as the material is available on Brightspace but there are discussion groups and 6 classes/cross cultural seminars to attend. All cross cultural seminars will be in person for 2023-2024. Presence is mandatory.
Discussion groups are optional but essential to uOGlobal learning.
All discussion groups will be in person in 2023–2024.
Schedule: You will receive the schedule as these discussions are planned during the session and you will be able to register with the course coordinator.
Cross cultural seminars:
Saturday, September 16, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (introduction meeting)
Enrol in GLO 49011 (fall) and GLO 49012 (winter). Each class has a value of 1.5 credit, but you will receive the credits (three credits) only after completing and passing GLO 49012.
Your schedule is full? If the two-part GLO course is your sixth course, contact your faculty to discuss options.
It is a for-credit course, only available to undergraduate students.
Undergraduate students interested in the for-credit course must submit a final report during the winter term and pay tuition fees.
Undergraduate students must pass GLO49011 (fall) and GLO49012 (winter) to receive 3 credits.
To receive your 3 credits, you must receive a satisfactory mark in both GLO49011 and GLO49012.
You must complete the online modules, attend all cross cultural seminars, participate in the discussion groups as well as submit a final report at the end of GLO 49012.
The report is a reflection paper (not a thesis or essay) about your experiences throughout your uOGlobal journey, including the GLO courses, your work and your experiential activities. Show how those experiential activities fit with what you’ve learned in uOGlobal (global skills and competencies, global citizenship values, etc.).
You receive pass or fail grades (S-satisfactory / NS-not satisfactory). Because it is a for-credit course, you’ll also see a CTN (Continuing) grade for the fall term since this is a two-part course.
Undergraduate students enrolled in the two-part GLO course (49011 and 49012) earn 3 credits after passing GLO49012.
After evaluating your three experiential activities, we’ll determine whether you receive the recognition certification at the end of the winter term.
To receive your uOGlobal recognition certificate, you must complete your learning plan, achieve a satisfactory grade in the two-part GLO course and complete your three experiential activities.
You can meet with the uOGlobal team at any time to review your experiential activities and learning plan. Email us to make an appointment.
Seminars and discussion groups let you apply what you learn in the recognition program and practise the uOGlobal skills and values. This will equip you to act in an intercultural setting.
The structure of the cross-cultural seminars and discussion groups has proven to be the best approach to enhance uOGlobal learning outcomes as well as satisfy the course requirements for your 3 credits. Presence is mandatory.
You must complete three experiential activities in order to obtain the recognition. The three experiential activities are categorized in three different categories, and they are as follows:
Pairing activity: Partnering with a first-year uOttawa student to mentor and assist them in transitioning to university life (e.g., uOConnexion, mentorship).
Work-context activity: 30 hours of any work experience where you practise the skills and values learned through uOGlobal (e.g., CO-OP, volunteer experience, community engagement, Work-Study Program, Research project, summer job).
Course-context activity: 12 credits worth of university courses that teach you uOGlobal-related skills and values (e.g., language courses, uOCompetencies cultural-based courses in religion, history and such, research, project management, collaborative work, critical thinking, respect to differences, active listening, and much more).
All the course material is available for free on Brightspace. In the two-part GLO courses, you receive online modules that aid students in becoming more engaged as global citizens.
You also work on a learning plan and update it regularly to keep track of your goals as well as your strengths and weaknesses while identifying your opportunities to impact and positively change the world.