Welcome week 2016

Welcome Week 2016

Learn everything about the welcome week for graduate students and more!

Welcome Week 2016 | September 1 to 10

Starting the year off right can make all the difference!

Starting September 1, the spotlight will be on entertainment, music and activities of all sorts! The University of Ottawa welcomes you to your campus with a week full of great events that are sure to make the start of the new academic year unforgettable!

#uOttaWOW

Whether it’s big or small, formal or informal, every moment is important! Share your #uOttaWOW moments on campus as soon as you arrive. You could be featured on the official Instagram account! During Welcome Week, a winning picture will be chosen and announced during halftime at the Gee-Gees home opener. If you are the one submitting the winning picture, you could take home a prize worth $10,000!

Participate in activities, get to know your campus and meet new people.

Graduate Students Association | Welcome Week Activities 2016

Sunday September 4, 2016
9:00 am - 11:30 am GSAÉD table at the President's Welcome (University Square)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Ice breakers board game night (GSD Lounge)
Tuesday September 6, 2016
8:30 am - 9:00 am Breakfast (Atrium 2006)
9:00 am -  2:30 pm Orientation sessions: ENG (RGN 3001), FR (RGN 3035)
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm BBQ + Tables for Services fair (RGN Lawn)
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Food paring event: Find your signature meal! (Café Nostalgica)

 

Thursday September 8, 2016
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm Open mic (Café Nostalgica)
Friday September 16, 2016
7:30 pm - 12:00 am uOttawa & Carleton Grad Party! (Lago Bar Grill - Dow's Lake)
Monday September 5, 2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Labor day walk with CUPE2626
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Carnival 2016 - Quiddictch game, water game (Tabaret Lawn)

 

Wednesday September 7, 2016
8:30 am - 9:00 am Breakfast (FSS 4007)
9:00 am - 12:30 am Orientations sessions: ENG (FSS 4007), FR (FSS 4006)
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm BBQ + Tables for Services fair + Marc Charon Live + Dunk Tank (In front of Nostalgica)
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Trivia Night (Café Nostalgica)
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm Maya Killtron LIVE ! (Café Nostalgica) 
Friday September 9, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Social Justice Fair with the SFUO (University Square)

Orientation Sessions

September 6, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm - Campus Roger Guindon - RGN 3001
Time Description Presenter
8:30 am - 8:50 am Coffee and Breakfast Location for the breakfast: Roger Guidon - Atrium 2006
8:50 am - 9:00 am Smudging Ceremony Elder Annie
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome GSAED Shawn Hunsdale
9:15 am -9: 30 am CUPE2626 Aditya Rao
9:30 am - 9:45 am International Office Natalie Morris
9:45 am -10:00 am Community Life Service Isabelle Décarie
10:00 am -10:15 am TLSS Nancy Vézinat
10:15 am -10:30 am OLBI Lise Bazinet
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break  
10:45 am - 11:00 am Library Karine Fournier
11:00 am -11:15 am Graduate Student Mentoring Center Valérie Massé
11:15 am - 11:30 am  FGPS Associate Dean Pierre Payeur
11:30 am - 11:45 am Health services Sylvie Fournel
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Morneau Shepell Vicki McCormick
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm CCS - Information Technology To be confirmed
September 7, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm - Main Campus - FSS 4007
Time Description Presenter
8:30 am - 8:50 am Coffee and Breakfast Location for the breakfast: Main Campus FSS 4007
8:50 am - 9:00 am Smudging Ceremony Elder Annie
9:00 am 9:15 am Welcome GSAÉD Shawn Hunsdale
9:15 am - 9:30 am CUPE2626 Aditya Rao
9:30 am - 9:45 am International Office Natalie Morris 
9:45 am - 10:00 am Community Life Service Isabelle Décarie
10:00 am - 10:15 am TLSS Nancy Vézina
10:15 am - 10:30 am OLBI Lise Bazinet
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break  
10:45 am - 11:00 am Library Jennifer Haire
11:00 am- 11:15 am Graduate Student Mentoring Center Valérie Massé
11:15 am - 11:30 am FGPS Associate Dean Pierre Payeur
11:30 am - 11:45 am Health Services Sylvie Fournel
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Morneau Shepell Vicki McCormick
12:00 am - 12:15 am CCS - Information Technology To be confirmed

 

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