Make the most out of your time at uOttawa by exploring some of the resources available to you.

Resources for Indigenous students

Indigenous student in a purple blazer and flower earrings, smiling and standing in front of and beside the sign for Fauteux Hall, the law building.
Photo by Bonnie Findley
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Compass is a holistic mental health platform that provides students with resources based on their unique needs, wants and identity. Designed by students for students, we offer an intersectional approach to mental health and wellness at post-secondary institutions.
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Getting involved

There are a number of ways for uOttawa students to get involved on campus and in the community, whether it's through volunteering or paid opportunities.

  • Find volunteer placements within the Community Engagement Navigator (via uoZone under "Applications"). Learn more: How to sign up.
  • List of all registered uOttawa clubs: Campus Vibez
  • Students in the Indigenous Studies program (and most other programs in the Faculty of Arts) can get involved with their Recognized Student Government (RSG), the Student Association of the Faculty of Arts (SAFA). SAFA often has both volunteer and paid positions available for election and hire at various times throughout the year. 
  • UOSU The undergraduate students' union at uOttawa. Various volunteer and paid positions are available for election and hire throughout the year with their Board of Directors, their services, and more.
  • GSAÉD The graduate students' union at uOttawa. GSAÉD holds elections at least once annually for various positions, and has a number of services available to grad students.
  • Many students are also eligible to work on campus through the Work-Study Program (WSP).
Indigenous student athlete in his football gear about to throw a football

Athletics and recreation

uOttawa has several different types of athletic and recreational activities, including varsity sports, drop-ins, intramural leagues, and more. Find out which activities might interest you.
Learn more about uOttawa athletics

Indigenous Affirmation

We pay respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded. 

We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home. 

We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old. And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future. 

Learn more about the Indigenous Affirmation.