Three new virtual hubs to quickly find the information you need

Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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Student services are now easier than ever to access, thanks to three new virtual hubs! The University is here to help, whether it be for mental health and wellness, academic support, or experiential learning, and uOttawa has made great efforts to bring these vital services online.

Beyond the classic email and phone call, students can now use these hubs to reach out and chat online with those who provide these services. The hubs will connect students with peer experts and employees, who will promptly answer their questions and direct them to the specific resources they seek. 

The Wellness Hub: Everything in one location

The new Wellness Hub is a central location for mental health and wellness information and resources. It has many features that students, faculty and staff would typically find on campus, including the opportunity to chat in real time with peer educators, mentors, and staff members who are well versed in mental health and wellness support. The hub makes it easy for students and staff to ask questions, access mental health services, and find resources that fit their own personal needs. Students can also use the hub to book an appointment with a counsellor.

Our goal is to promote a holistic approach to wellness, since a one-size-fits-all approach rarely works when it comes to taking care of your mental and physical health. We hope the new Wellness Hub helps every member of our community succeed academically, professionally, and personally.

The Academic GPS: Guiding students on the road to academic success 

The new Academic GPS hub is a one-stop shop for students seeking academic support. Whether you’re an experienced student or just starting out, this hub can help you navigate your way to academic success. You’ll have direct access to:

  • Live chats with mentors who can help you to identify your needs, supply you with resources, and provide support, regardless of your location or time zone. This function is available seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Peer support services, such as mentoring services, study groups, workshops, and writing help 
  • Virtual learning communities and other resources that allow you to connect with other students

The Career Corner: The first step to experiential learning online

The Career Corner hub centralizes all campus initiatives related to experiential learning. Students will now be supported and directed to the best resources, based on their needs and career aspirations.

Whether you have questions about volunteering, the CO-OP program, or the Work-Study program, just go to the Career Corner website to use the chat tool. This online service facilitates one-on-one discussions between you and a career development counsellor who can provide personalized support and guide you through all aspects of experiential learning.

Our goal is to make the new Career Corner a starting point for your career. It’s a place for you to hone your skills and add the finishing touches to your academic success.

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