Summer Orientation

The University of Ottawa welcomes you. We invite you to join our Virtual Summer Orientation and start your journey with the Gee-Gees family!

You can now register for our webinars and gain access to useful resources, connect with your peers and your regional mentor, and get the most of your first uOttawa experience.

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What to expect from your Summer Orientation

Between July 9 to August 21, attend uOttawa summer orientation and participate in our webinars, available in both French and English. Participate in webinars specific to your faculty as well as others covering all aspects of your new life at uOttawa. Experience fun interactive activities with integrated Q&A sessions in which we will answer all your questions and provide you with the resources to help you thrive and find your path to personal and academic success at uOttawa.

Some webinars will be recorded and made available afterwards, though we strongly encourage you to participate in the live webinars for a more interactive, rewarding experience.

All webinar times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST). Calculate the time for your time zone

Summer orientation activities

Connect with your Mentors

All Summer


Are you an international student? Connect with your international mentor right away

What we offer

The International Office’s International Mentoring Centre offers a variety of valuable services to international and exchange students. Our student mentors are available to answer any questions you may have about:

  • Canadian culture
  • Student life
  • Challenges you could face during your university career

How to connect with your international mentor

You can contact your international mentor digitally by email at mentorio@uOttawa.ca, Facebook, Instagram, chat, and video calls. If you wish to discuss a particular situation, or need to talk to someone, we invite you to contact us by email to make an appointment on Microsoft Teams to have a chat or have a video/audio call from wherever you are in the world. 

Our international mentor team is available Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., local time (summer hours) to answer any questions you may have.  

We are looking forward to speaking with you!

Introduction sessions with your international mentor

The international mentor team will contact you at the beginning of the fall term to invite you to a virtual introduction session. During the session, your mentor will share key information and invite you to ask your questions. We look forward to speaking with you!

Personalize your uOrientation

Although you will be attending most webinars with all the other new students, the International Office has designed webinars with key topics specific to new international students. We strongly recommend that you register for the uOrientation webinars as soon as possible! Mark your calendars for our webinars:  

  • Immigration 101: Part 1—July 27, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
  • Immigration 101: Part 2—August 20, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
  • Am I covered? Explore the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)—August 5, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
  • Adapting to a New Country and Culture—August 14, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

We strongly encourage you to attend as many webinars as you can to ensure that you have the key information you need for a smooth transition to uOttawa!


Are you a Canadian student? Connect with your regional mentor right away

A mentor from your own region of Canada will be in contact with you in the next few weeks to invite you to join his or her social media groups. Throughout the summer and your first year at uOttawa, your mentor will be available to answer your questions, share his or her student experience and support you in your own transition from high school to university. With their experience as students and employees, mentors are the go-to people for the best resources to help you thrive in university.

What we offer

  • Information on university services — there are lots of them
  • Help with course enrolment — we want you to get the best schedule possible
  • Personalized campus visits — we all get lost from time to time, but you don’t have to
  • An opportunity to meet people from your region —a great way to make friends
  • Coffee Fund — for when you just need to chat

Regional Mentors' brochure

Tips & tricks from your Regional Mentors : Download your brochure here!

Contact us

You can contact your mentor via Instagram, Facebook  or email to mentors@uOttawa.ca. Find your mentor’s account on the regional mentors page.

As well, you can organize a virtual meeting with your mentor on Zoom or Microsoft Teams, to talk about their experiences, get advice and ask any questions you still have. Just send them a message to set up a meeting.
 

(If we invite you to join us on campus, everything will be in place for everyone to comply with the public health directives in effect at that time).

Participate in uOrientation and connect with your faculty

Date: July 9 to 18, 2020


Faculty-focused uOrientation

These two-hour live webinars will provide you with information specific to your faculty and give you the opportunity to connect with other students in your program. Our student guides, staff members, and content experts will be there throughout the virtual session to answer all your questions about uOttawa, student life, classes, and your transition to university

If you’re not sure what faculty your program falls under, search the list of faculties.

Faculties Sessions Date and time Language of session Recording Links
Faculty of Science July 9, 10 a.m. to noon English

Access on Adobe Connect:
https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pdvj2ogrb1fj/

Faculté des sciences de la santé July 9, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. French Access on Adobe Connect:
https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p4zdxom6ssld/
Telfer School of Management July 10, 10 a.m. to noon English Access on Adobe Connect:
https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pvs79z6lu50o/
Faculté de génie July 10, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. French Access on Adobe Connect:
https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p3o8ozrsihb3/
Faculty of Social Sciences July 13, 10 a.m. to noon English Access on Adobe Connect:
https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pf44nz9j0mo9/
Faculté des arts July 13, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. French Access on Adobe Connect:
https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pfiqp8g0yxmd/
Faculty of Engineering July 14, 10 a.m. to noon English Access on Adobe Connect:
https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p85gsilg4oeo/
École de gestion Telfer July 14, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. French Access on Adobe Connect:
https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p1z1ehn0moh8/
Faculty of Arts July 15, 10 a.m. to noon English Access on Adobe Connect:
https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pazhj4468852/
Faculté des sciences sociales July 15, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. French Access on Adobe Connect:
https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p7e2vjr3ze4v/
Faculty of Health Sciences July 16, 10 a.m. to noon English Access on Adobe Connect:
https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pvh0sqru29ai/
Faculté des sciences July 16, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. French Access on Adobe Connect:
https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pk73hp9zul9f/
Graduate studies (Engineering, Health Sciences, Medecine and Science) July 17, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. English Access on Adobe Connect:
https://sass.adobeconnect.com/ps2sxxvrf32g/
Étudiants diplomés (Arts, Droit, Éducation, École de gestion Telfer, Sciences sociales) July 17, 10 a.m. to noon French Access on Adobe Connect:
https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p43epxpoazu0/
Graduate studies (Arts, Education, Law, Social Sciences and Telfer School of Management) July 18, 10 a.m. to noon English Access on Adobe Connect:
https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p44fjfalclc1/
Étudiants diplômés (Génie, Médecine, Science, Sciences de la santé) July 18, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. French Access on Adobe Connect:
https://sass.adobeconnect.com/ppy14tlv5cte/

What to expect

  • Connect with student guides who have valuable tips on how to succeed at uOttawa
  • Take part in interactive activities with other students from your faculty
  • Learn about your faculty’s expectations
  • Get answers to your questions through a live Q&A

Personalize your uOrientation and connect with your uOttawa community

Date: July 20th to August 21st

Webinars about your University Community

Following your Faculty-focused uOrientation, personalize your experience with more than 20 live webinars covering all aspects of your new life at uOttawa. Offered between July 20 and August 21, these webinars will allow you to connect with peers and experts to learn more about your first year at uOttawa. Join the webinars that pique your interest and get all the information and resources you need specific to your situation.

Session Date and time Language Description Links to sessions
July 20 to 26
Residence 101 July 20, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. English This webinar will give participants a taste of the residence experience. It will provide a basic overview of what students should expect when living in residence, focusing on topics such as programming, safety and security, mentorship and mental health resources. Recording link : https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pqmdpecdbp7a/
Visite virtuelle des résidences July 20, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. French Joignez-vous à nous pour une visite virtuelle! Ce webinaire donnera aux participants un aperçu de certaines de nos résidences. Nous vous montrerons l’emplacement de nos résidences, nous discuterons des équipements qu’on y trouve et nous parlerons des options de plans de repas pour les étudiants et étudiantes. La visite s’arrêtera virtuellement à des endroits très fréquentés des résidences, comme le carrefour du mieux-être.

Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pvl15pso05h2/

Student Social 1 July 20, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Bilingual Did you apply to live in residence this year? Come to the student social to meet other future residents. Who knows — you might end up meeting your soon-to-be neighbour!  
Virtual Residence Tour July 21, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. English Come join us on a virtual tour! This webinar will give participants a look at some of our residence buildings. We will show you the locations of our residence buildings, discuss the amenities included, and talk about meal plan options for students. The tour will make virtual stops at popular locations within residences, such as the Wellness Hub. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pyeq1vgfg7km/

 

Résidence 101 July 21, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. French Ce webinaire donnera aux participants un avant-goût de la vie en résidence. Il offrira un aperçu de ce à quoi les étudiants peuvent s’attendre lorsqu’ils vivent en résidence, notamment ce qui a trait à la programmation, à la sûreté et la sécurité, au mentorat et aux ressources en santé mentale. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p3vzil0uvxt6/
Parenting Expert July 21, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. English Parenting expert Layal Dleikain will give a presentation on how to support a loved one through their transition to university. This session is for any parent, family member, or loved one who will be supporting a student living in residence this fall. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pnlsd1sv632d/

 

Real Talks Parents July 22, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. English This session is for any parent, family member, or loved one who will be supporting a student living in residence this fall. It will feature a panel discussion with relevant speakers from different on-campus services. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the panel or submit them anonymously to the moderator. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pqoxfr4kt73s/
Parlons franchement (édition étudiants) July 22, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. French Cette séance comprendra une table ronde avec des intervenants de différents services du campus. Les participants auront la possibilité de poser des questions directement au panel ou de les soumettre anonymement au modérateur. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p7ni8u4c0xah/
Parent Social July 22, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Bilingual Will you be helping a resident student through their transition to university? Connect with other people in the same situation as you! This social session is for any parent, family member, or loved one who will be supporting a student this fall.  
Real Talks Student July 23 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. English This session will feature a panel discussion with relevant speakers from different on-campus services. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the panel or submit them anonymously to the moderator. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/ps5m20irip3w/
Parlons franchement (édition parents) July 23, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. French Cette séance s’adresse à tout parent, membre de la famille ou proche qui appuiera un étudiant ou une étudiante vivant en résidence cet automne. Elle comprendra une table ronde avec des intervenants de différents services sur le campus. Les participants auront la possibilité de poser des questions directement au panel ou de les soumettre anonymement au modérateur. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pudu9v61n1c6/
Student Social 2 July 23 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Bilingual Did you apply to live in residence this year? Come to the student social to meet other future residents. Who knows — you might end up meeting your soon-to-be neighbour!  
Soutenir un étudiant en résidence July 24 from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. French Aimie-Lee Juteau du Centre des enfants, des adolescents et de la famille d’Ottawa présentera sur la façon de soutenir un étudiant en résidence. Cette séance s’adresse à tout parent, membre de la famille ou proche qui appuiera un étudiant ou une étudiante vivant en résidence cet automne. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p59lya4bnl86/
July 27 to August 2
Immigration 101: Part 1 July 27, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. English This webinar is for international students who are beginning their studies at uOttawa whether in person or via distance learning. We will present the immigration services offered by the International Office, as well as information about study permit requirements and the impacts of COVID-19. *Please note this session is only for international students. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p9ykb183jjpz/
Vos droits et responsabilités : ressources et services July 27, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. French Connaissez-vous vos droits en tant qu'étudiant.e? Où devriez-vous aller si vous avez un problème juridique? En tant que membre de la communauté de l'Université d'Ottawa, avez-vous connaissance de vos responsabilités par rapport à la discrimination, le harcèlement et la violence sexuelle ? Connaissez-vous le rôle de l'Ombudsman ? Dans ce webinaire, le Bureau de l'Ombudsman, le Bureau des droits de la personne, la Clinique juridique communautaire de l'Université d'Ottawa et le Centre des droits étudiants fourniront des informations sur leurs services et vous présenteront des ressources pour connaître vos droits et responsabilités. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p66cjio8vixr/
Your Rights and Responsibilities : Resources and Services July 28, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. English Do you know your rights as a student? Where should you go if you have a legal problem? Do you know your responsibilities towards discrimination, harassment and sexual violence as a member of the uOttawa community? Do you know the role of the Ombudsperson? In this webinar, the Ombudsperson’s Office, the Human Rights Office, the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic and the Student Rights Centre will provide information on their services and provide you with resources to know your rights and responsibilities.

Recording link:

(PART 1) https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pj0k09yyuiez/

(PART 2) https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pl2mljecjme6/

Accéder aux services d’accommodements scolaires July 28, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. French L’uOttawa s’engage à offrir aux étudiants et étudiantes en situation de handicap des mesures d’adaptation leur permettant d’accéder et de participer pleinement au milieu d’apprentissage dans la dignité, de façon autonome et sans obstacle, tout en préservant la liberté, l’intégrité et l’excellence universitaires. Venez assister à ce webinaire afin d’en apprendre davantage sur ces services. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/psjqig11s3cf/
Employabilité et perspectives de carrières July 28, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. French L’employabilité est un aspect important de l’expérience universitaire. Venez assister à ce webinaire pour en apprendre davantage à ce sujet et découvrir les perspectives qui s’offrent à vous! Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pmpxx3dvwuog/
Experience uOGlobal July 29 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. English How to address difference? What is your place and role in the world? Get a headstart on your global citizenship journey at uOttawa. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/plqp29njb9jd/
S’impliquer sur son campus July 29 from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. French S’impliquer dans sa communauté fait partie intégrante de la vie universitaire. Venez découvrir diverses possibilités et entrez en contact avec d’autres étudiants et étudiantes grâce à ce webinaire! Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p6btqimz3urw/
Accessing Academic Accommodations Services July 30, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. English uOttawa is committed to providing students with disabilities with academic accommodations to ensure that they have equal opportunities to access and fully participate in the learning environment in a dignified, autonomous, and barrier-free manner, while maintaining academic freedom, integrity, and standards. Register for this webinar to learn more about these services. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/ptv0qo9adwp3/
Employability and Career Opportunities July 30, 11:15 a.m. to noon English Employability is a key aspect of the university experience. Register to this webinar to learn more about it and to discover all the available opportunities offered to you! Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/poud26ldo2vu/
Immigration 101 : Partie 1 July 30, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. French Ce webinaire est destiné aux étudiants internationaux commençant leurs études à uOttawa, que ce soit en personne ou par l’apprentissage à distance. Nous vous présenterons les services d’immigration offerts au Bureau international, ainsi que des informations sur les exigences relatives au permis d’études et les répercussions de la COVID-19. *Veuillez noter que cette séance est offerte uniquement aux étudiants internationaux. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p1mtuwd2jv8j/
Getting Involved on Campus July 31, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. English Getting involved in your community is a key aspect of university life. Discover several ways to do so by connecting with other students through this webinar! Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pkwloeu1yock/
Vivez l'expérience uOGlobal! July 31, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. French Comment aborder la différence? Quelle est votre place et votre rôle dans le monde? Prenez une longueur d'avance dans votre parcours de citoyen mondial à uOttawa. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pc832y24ko67/
August 3 to 9
Wellness and Mental Health August 4, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. English This webinar, hosted by the uOttawa Counselling team, is designed to empower students in preparing for their transition to university from a mental health perspective. Learn about the mental health supports on campus, find out when and how to access them, and ask your questions during a live Q&A! Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pgn8g8o8lr99/
Health Services August 4, 11:15 a.m. to noon English Become proficient in the language of the Canadian Healthcare system! The Health Promotion team will explain this complex structure as well as the basics of health insurance and more. Learn about the campus clinic and its services through the scope of a new patient along with other health and wellness services that are available on campus. Discover Health Promotion’s initiatives and its programming! Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pdr6w0laqxx3/
Am I covered? Explore the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) August 5, 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. English

Do you have questions about the Canadian insurance system? In this webinar, the International Office will discuss the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) through the following topics: Health insurance in Ontario, Access to health care and Insurance in students’ day-to-day activities.

*Please note that this webinar is intended for international students and students without provincial insurance (OHIP, RAMQ, etc.).

Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p1zevgpl5cjo/
La sécurité et les lois au Canada August 5, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. French Déménager dans une nouvelle province ou dans un nouveau pays présente de nouveaux défis, mais aussi des occasions d’apprentissage! Ce webinaire s’adresse aux étudiants et étudiantes étrangers qui connaissent peu les lois canadiennes et les conventions en matière de sécurité à l’uOttawa. Il contient des renseignements au sujet des autorités à contacter en cas d’urgence, des services et mesures de sécurité mises en place sur le campus et de certaines lois canadiennes et ontariennes importantes à connaitre lors de votre séjour dans la capitale nationale. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/ptftotl8fipl/
Parenting Expert (Repeat Session) August 6, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. English

Parenting expert Layal Dleikain will give a presentation on how to support a loved one through their transition to university. This session is for any parent, family member, or loved one who will be supporting a student living in residence this fall.

Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p3b4awc2ld6p/
Mieux-être et santé mentale August 6, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. French

Offert par l'équipe du Service de counselling de l'Université d'Ottawa, ce webinaire est conçu pour donner aux étudiants les moyens de se préparer à leur transition à l'université sous la perspective de la santé mentale. Apprenez-en davantage sur les initiatives en santé mentale sur le campus, découvrez quand et comment y accéder et posez vos questions lors d'une séance de questions et réponses!

Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/piive5shqgsw/
Services de la santé August 6, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. French Maîtrisez la langue du système de santé canadien! L'équipe de Promotion de la santé expliquera cette structure complexe ainsi que les bases de l'assurance maladie et plus encore. Renseignez-vous sur la clinique du campus et ses services à travers la portée d'un nouveau patient ainsi que d'autres services de santé et de bien-être disponibles sur le campus. Découvrez les initiatives de Promotion de la santé et sa programmation! Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p4zd0w610yn3
Canadian Laws and Security August 7, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. English Moving to a new province or country presents new challenges, but also learning opportunities! This webinar is designed for international students who are unfamiliar with Canadian laws and safety conventions at uOttawa. It will inform you about the authorities to contact in case of emergency, the services and security measures in place on campus, and some important Canadian and Ontario laws to be aware of during your stay in the nation’s capital. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pic72xr1uk4h/
Suis-je couvert.e ? Explorez le Régime d'assurance maladie universitaire (RAMU) August 7, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. French

Vous avez des questions à propos du système d’assurance canadien? Dans ce webinaire, le Bureau international discutera du Régime d’assurance maladie universitaire (RAMU) en abordant les thèmes suivants : l'assurance maladie en Ontario, l'accès aux soins de santé et l’assurance dans la vie des étudiants.

*Veuillez noter que ce webinaire est destiné aux étudiants internationaux et les étudiants n’ayant pas une assurance provinciale (OHIP, RAMQ, etc.).
Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p84dmbzdk94f/
August 10 to 16
Academic Culture at uOttawa August 10, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. English Meeting academic expectations can seem overwhelming when arriving to university: What is academic writing? What is the appropriate way to address your professors? How will you manage research? Get ready by participating in this webinar hosted by the Academic Support Unit to ask your questions and learn more about academic culture at uOttawa. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pf4ws6i2721j/
À quoi s’attendre en contexte de salle de classe virtuelle August 11, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. French L’apprentissage à distance est une nouvelle réalité pour plusieurs et demande de l’adaptation. Venez assister à ce webinaire et découvrez les meilleures stratégies pour maximiser votre expérience et commencer du bon pied! Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/puwnl6fa4wfy/
Les outils technologiques essentiels à l’apprentissage à distance August 11, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. French Naviguer dans un campus virtuel nécessite l’utilisation de plusieurs outils. Venez assister à ce webinaire et découvrez les plateformes qui vous permettront d’accéder à vos cours, à votre horaire et à tous les aspects de la vie étudiante. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pnz6m8sgpq16/
Academic Integrity and the Risks Associated with Plagiarism August 12, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. English What are the consequences associated to accusations of academic fraud? What is considered plagiarism? How should research be integrated to a paper? Learn more about academic integrity and the risks associated with plagiarism. Representatives from the Academic Writing Help Centre will share their best strategies and answer your questions! Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pvcmmvd302my/
S’adapter à un nouveau pays et à une nouvelle culture August 12, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. French Étudier à l’étranger peut être une expérience difficile, mais aussi très enrichissante. Au cours de cette séance, nous discuterons du processus d’adaptation, du choc culturel et de la culture canadienne pour assurer une transition en douceur et vous aider à maximiser votre expérience. Des étudiants et étudiantes internationaux ayant vécu cette transition vous feront part de leur expérience et vous donneront de précieux conseils. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/puinahttl28e/
Distance Learning: What to Expect? August 13, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. English Distance learning is a new reality for many and it requires a certain amount of adaptability. Through this webinar, discover the best strategies to maximize your experience, enhance your learning, and get started on the right foot! Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pr6lzz0axuzl/
Distance Learning: Useful Tools August 13, 11:15 a.m. to noon English Connecting to your campus virtually requires the use of multiple tools. Through this webinar, discover the main platforms that will allow you to access your courses, your schedule, and all aspects of student life. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p4sucys8da34/
La culture universitaire à l’uOttawa August 13, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. French Répondre aux exigences universitaires peut sembler écrasant lorsqu’on arrive à l’université : Qu’est-ce que la rédaction universitaire? Quelle est la façon appropriée de communiquer avec vos professeurs? Comment faire de la recherche? Préparez-vous en assistant à ce webinaire offert par l’unité d’appui aux études pour en apprendre davantage sur la culture universitaire à l’uOttawa. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p9hekmjoi097/
Adapting to a New Country and Culture August 14, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. English Studying abroad can be a challenging experience, but also a very rewarding one. In this session, we will discuss the adaptation process, culture shock, and Canadian culture to ensure a smooth transition and help you make the best of your experience. International students who have gone through this transition will share their experience and give you valuable tips and tricks. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/phbot5hgkhj4/
L’intégrité dans les études et les risques associés au plagiat August 14, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. French Quelles sont les conséquences associées à des accusations de fraude scolaire? Qu’est-ce que le plagiat? Comment intégrer vos recherches à votre travail correctement? Venez assister à ce webinaire pour en apprendre davantage sur l’intégrité dans les études et les risques associés au plagiat. Des représentants du Centre d’aide à la rédaction des travaux universitaires vous communiqueront leurs meilleures astuces et répondront à vos questions! Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p5tf43qvjzfg/
August 17 to 23
Social Distancing and In-Class Learning August 17, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. English You will be on campus in September and you are wondering what an in-person course might look like? Learn more about this new reality and about how to stay safe and respect social distancing while attending classes. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pl9d179atbvi/
Residence 202 August 17, 11:15 a.m. to noon English Residence move in is only a few short weeks away! Are you ready?! This webinar will review some of the important information that was covered during the Residence 101 webinar, share reminders and updates and discuss your upcoming move-in. The session will end with a Q&A. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/prpialvbd9oh/

 

Se déplacer sur le campus en contexte de COVID-19 August 17, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. French Vous serez sur le campus en septembre et vous vous demandez comment rester en sécurité lors de vos déplacements? Venez assister à ce webinaire pour en apprendre davantage sur les normes et les mesures mises en place pour vous offrir une expérience positive et sécuritaire. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/phyf50iwskjk/
Accessing Food Services during COVID-19 August 18, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. English You will be on campus in September and you want to know how to access food services? Learn more about the options and guidelines related to COVID-19 related measures and guidelines through this webinar. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/ps9w8lry74oz/
Résidence 202 August 18, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. French L’emménagement en résidence approche vite! Es-tu prêt ?! Cette séance passera en revue certaines des informations importantes qui ont été couvertes lors du webinaire Résidence 101, partagera des rappels et des mises à jour et discutera des détails de votre emménagement. La session terminera avec une séance de questions-réponses. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p0kbahh783y3/https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p0kbahh783y3/
Getting Around on Campus during COVID-19 August 19, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. English You will be on campus in September and you are wondering how to get around safely? Learn more about the measures and guidelines in place to ensure your experience is safe and positive. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p2eya2j3pe6n/
La salle de classe et la distanciation sociale August 19, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. French Vous serez sur le campus en septembre et vous vous demandez à quoi ressemblera un cours en présentiel? Venez assister à ce webinaire pour en apprendre davantage sur les mesures de distanciation sociale mises en place pour que vous puissiez suivre vos cours de manière sécuritaire. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pjkms2i1a2g5/
Immigration 101: Part 2 August 20, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. English This webinar is for international students who are currently in Canada or will be arriving in Canada shortly for in person classes. We will provide information on study permit requirements, work authorization for students, and tips when entering Canada. *Please note this session is only for international students. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pa93crqrxolw/
Utiliser les services alimentaires en contexte de COVID-19 August 20, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. French Vous serez sur le campus en septembre et vous vous demandez comment accéder aux services alimentaires? Venez assister à ce webinaire pour en apprendre davantage sur les options et les lignes directrices relatives aux mesures et lignes directrices liées à COVID-19. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pluik6bpf00u/
Immigration 101 : Partie 2 August 20, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. French Ce webinaire est destiné aux étudiants internationaux qui sont actuellement au Canada ou qui arriveront au Canada sous peu afin de suivre des cours en personne. Nous partagerons des informations sur les exigences relatives au permis d’études, l’autorisation de travail pour les étudiants, et des conseils sur l’entrée au Canada. *Veuillez noter que cette séance est offerte uniquement aux étudiants internationaux. Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p2vlstpc6zhz/
Successfully Transitioning to uOttawa August 21, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. English Are you curious to see how academic services can support you through your transition to university? Register for this webinar to discover strategies that will make your first year at uOttawa a success! Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p6ngn8ec7mih/
Academic Success: Tips and Strategies August 21, 11:15 a.m. to noon English Achieving academic success can be a challenge. Learn how to take charge of your success by using your support network. Through this webinar, you will find out more about how peer helpers such as mentors and writing advisors and can guide you on your road to success! Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/p6ngn8ec7mih/
Réussir sa transition à uOttawa August 21, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. French Vous souhaitez découvrir de quelle manière les services scolaires peuvent vous appuyer dans votre transition à l’université ? Inscrivez-vous à ce webinaire pour découvrir des stratégies en vue de faire de votre première année à l’uOttawa un succès! Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pxpi2fal2pv2/
La réussite universitaire : conseils et stratégies August 21, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. French Réussir ses études peut représenter un défi. Apprenez comment prendre votre réussite en main en utilisant votre réseau de soutien. Venez assister à ce webinaire pour en savoir plus sur la façon dont les pairs aidants tels que les mentors et les conseillers en rédaction peuvent vous guider sur la voie du succès scolaire! Recording link: https://sass.adobeconnect.com/pkkk78w8wabl/
Ongoing
Academic Integrity: Test your Knowledge Ongoing (no live component) Bilingual Start your studies on the right foot and test your knowledge on academic integrity! To do this, log into your Brightspace account and open the “Academic Integrity” tab. You will then be able to complete the learning module. Complete this module to better understand uOttawa’s expectations for academic integrity and to develop work habits that respect the values on which our intellectual community is founded. This module is a pilot project. Results will not be recorded in your academic record and will not be communicated to your faculty.

This content is available on brightspace.

More Feet on the Ground Ongoing (no live component) Bilingual More Feet on the Ground is a bilingual website resulting from a partnership between several post-secondary institutions in Ontario and focused on mental health education. The free, online course it offers is designed to help you “recognize, respond and refer students experiencing mental health issues on campus”. Anyone – students, staff, professors, friends and family – can access the website to find out more. The course takes about 90 minutes to complete, after which you get a certificate. Add to your skill sets and join us in helping the uOttawa community stay healthy!

https://www.uottawa.ca/wellness/get-involved/training

Découvrir Ottawa virtuellement Ongoing module French Vous serez à Ottawa pour la première fois cette année? Vous souhaitez voir à quoi ressemble la ville? Utilisez cette trousse virtuelle pour découvrir la ville avant votre arrivée! Join now: 
Discovering Ottawa Virtually Ongoing module English Will you be in Ottawa for the first time this year? Are you curious to see what the city looks like? Use this online kit to virtually discover the city before your arrival! Join now: 
Summer Orientation FAQ
What is Summer Orientation?

Summer Orientation is an opportunity to learn more about uOttawa and about what to expect from your student journey. We’ll answer your questions and help you become more familiar and comfortable with our services before you start classes. In other words, the program will help you make a successful transition to university life.

What webinar should I choose if I’m doing a joint program?
How does Summer Orientation work?

This year, Summer Orientation is fully virtual! Register for the uOrientation session for your home faculty as well as the regional mentors’ information session for the city closest to you. Complete your orientation experience by registering for as many “Personalize your uOrientation” modules as you wish. Webinars are an opportunity to connect with experts and students who will introduce you to everything you need to know before starting your student journey at uOttawa.

Is there a fee to register for the webinars?

No. All webinars are free! You simply need to register for the webinars of your choice and access them at the indicated date and time!

Is Summer Orientation mandatory?

While Summer Orientation isn’t mandatory, it’s a great opportunity to discover your university community and to connect with students, faculty members, support staff, and with your regional mentor. In other words, the program will enable you to get ready for your first year at uOttawa, access relevant resources, ask your questions, and address your concerns. You will also have the chance to meet students from your region and learn more about your mentor's transition experience from your region to uOttawa.

How many virtual sessions should I attend?

There’s no limit! On top of the uOrientation session for your home faculty and your regional mentor’s information session, you can register for as many personalized sessions as you wish between July 20 and August 21! We encourage you to personalize your uOrientation by exploring the themes listed above and registering for any webinars that pique your interest.

Additionally, your regional mentor is available on Instagram and Facebook to answer all your questions throughout the summer. Connect with your mentor now!

What should I do if I can’t participate?

If for some reason you can’t attend a uOrientation session, some of the webinars will be recorded and made available along with all the resources shared during the live event, even the Q&A! You can also connect with your regional mentor to ask all your additional questions.

How to get the best experience from your webinars with Adobe Connect?

Some orientation webinars are streamed using Adobe Connect. Here are some tips to have the best webinar experience:

  • Install Adobe Connect on a desktop or laptop computer for better performance. Learn more about Adobe Connect.
  • Make sure you have a strong, reliable Internet connection.
  • Choose a quiet environment.
  • Close any other applications running in the background, especially if they use your camera or microphone (such as Skype, Teams or Zoom).
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