Open House

Open House
Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s the greatest show and tell ever. Discover what makes the University of Ottawa the best choice for your future success by attending our fun and informative Open House. Come see our lush green campus, cutting-edge labs, awesome sports facilities and delicious dining hall. Attend mini-lectures to get a taste of the courses that interest you. Meet current students to learn more about the uOttawa experience. Whether you want to be a visual artist or a quantum physicist, this event’s for you.

Register today and you could win a $1,000 scholarship

Fill out the registration form that best suits your profile and see contest rules for details.

Registration for students in Canadian schools
Registration for students in schools outside of Canada

Schedule of activities

To make the most of your day, plan to be on campus for three to six hours and take part in these activities:

NoticeThe activities listed here are mostly in English. Many of the same activities are available in French, often at slightly different times. If you’re bilingual, you can attend an activity in French if it better suits your schedule. To see the full French schedule, visit our French page.
Welcome

Not sure where to start? Need help planning your day or finding your way around campus? Join us for a 15-minute information session when you arrive or download the mobile app: uOttawaOHPO | Free wifi in most campus buildings

Title Language Time Location
Information session (ongoing, every 15 minutes) English 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Learning Crossroads
CRX C140
General presentations

Want to learn more about admission deadlines, scholarships and financial aid, free student services, French immersion and national/international exchanges? Our experts have the answers you need.

Title Language Time Location
Finances - Paying for your education  English 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
1 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Montpetit
MNT 203 
Admissions - Applying to attend uOttawa (Ontario high school students) English 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
12 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
14 p.m.-14:45 p.m.
Learning Crossroads
CRX C240
Admissions - Applying to attend uOttawa (Quebec students, presentation in French) French 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
1 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Fauteux
FTX 351 
Admissions - Applying to attend uOttawa (Ontario college students) English 1 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Learning Crossroads
CRX C240
Learn about free campus services that can help you succeed English 11 a.m.-11:45 p.m.
2 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Morrisset
MRT 015
Student services - Campus life, housing, food, sports, events and more English 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Morrisset
MRT 205
French Immersion at uOttawa Bilingual 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
12 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
2 p.m.- 2:45 p.m.
Morrisset
MRT 205
National and International Exchange Programs - A World to Discover English 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Morrisset
MRT 250
Faculty presentations
Faculty of Arts
Title Language Time Location
Philosophy English 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Simard
SMD 123
Communications English 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Hamelin
HMN 257
Second-Language Teaching (English or French) English 12 p.m. -12:30 p.m. Hamelin
HMN 02,  Julien Couture Resource Centre
Understanding and Applying the Lessons of History English 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Hamelin
HMN 257
Visual Arts Video Bilingual 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  100 Laurier
LRR 114
Faculty of Social Sciences
Title Language Time Location
The Social Sciences - A World of Ideas English 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
3 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Social Sciences
FSS 1030
International Development and Globalization English 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Social Sciences
FSS 1007

Social Sciences
FSS 1006
Psychology English 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Social Sciences
FSS 2005
Women's Studies English 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Social Sciences
FSS 4006
Criminology English 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Social Sciences
FSS 2005

Social Sciences
FSS 1006
Sociology and Anthropology English 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Social Sciences
FSS 1030
Political Science, International Studies and Modern Languages, Public Administration English 1 p.m-1:45 p.m. Social Sciences
FSS 2005
Services Social - (presented in French) French 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Social Sciences
FSS 4004
Conflict Studies and Human Rights English 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

2 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Social Sciences
FSS 1030

Social Sciences
FSS 4004
Economics, Economics and Public Policy, Environmental Economics and Public Policy, International Economics and Development English 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Social Sciences
FSS 1005
Telfer School of Management
Title Language Time Location
The Telfer Bachelor of Commerce: Your Path to Success English 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
3 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Desmarais
DMS 4101
Faculty of Engineering
Title Language Time Location
Presentation on Faculty of Engineering programs and admission requirements English 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. SITE A0150
Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science English 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
2 p.m.-3 p.m.
SITE H0104
Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Mechanical Engineering English

11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
2 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

SITE B0138
Chemical Engineering English 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
1 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
SITE C0136
Civil Engineering English 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
1 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
SITE G0103
Faculty of Health Sciences
Title Language Time Location
Nursing  English 1 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Learning Crossroads
CRX C140 
Human Kinetics English 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Montpetit
MNT 202 
Health Sciences English 3 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Learning Crossroads
CRX C140 
Nutrition Sciences - Program offered in French for bilingual students  French 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Montpetit
MNT 203
Rehabilitation Sciences (Graduate Studies) - Program offered in French for bilingual students  French 1 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Montpetit
MNT 201
Faculty of Science
Title Language Time Location
Faculty of Science programs English 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m
12 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
3 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Marion
MRN 150 
Biology English 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
1 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
STEM Complex 224
Biomedical Science English

10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
1 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

Marion
MRN 150 
Biopharmaceutical Science English 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
1 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Marion
MRN 130 
Mathematics and Statistics English 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Biosciences
BSC 140 
Geology  English 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Marion
MRN 123
Biochemistry and Biotechnology English 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
2 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Marion
MRN 150 
Science in French: the Extended French Stream (EFS). Learn what it’s like to continue in French Immersion through EFS….it’s easier than you might think! English 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
2 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Marion
MRN 130 
Chemistry English 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. D'Iorio 214
Environmental Science  English 12 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Biosciences
BSC 140
Faculty of Education
Title Language Time Location
Teacher Education English 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Lamoureux, LMX 221
Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section
Title Language Time Location
Droit civil French 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
2 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Fauteux, FTX 351
Faculty of Law, Common Law Section
Title Language Time Location
Why choose uOttawa to study Common Law? English 11 a.m. -11:45 a.m.

1 p.m. -1:45 p.m.
FTX 133

FTX 302
Meet and greet

Connect with people in your future faculty: come talk to deans, vice-deans, professors, students and mentors. We look forward to meeting you!

Title Language Time Location
Arts - Meet our dean, vice-deans, professors and students English or French 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Second floor passageway
between Simard (SMD) and Hamelin (HMN)
Visual Arts:  watch our students create art in a studio setting English or French 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 100 Laurier (LRR)
Social sciences- Meet students from our many programs of study English or French 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Social Sciences
FSS Main Entrance
Engineering - Meet our students at the Student Clubs Fair English or French 9 a.m.-3 p.m. SITE Rotunda
Science - Meet our professors and students English or French 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Biosciences
BSC, 2nd floor 
Science - Physics Meet and Greet English or French 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m. STEM Complex 207
Student Regional Mentors - Transitioning to University: A Student's Perspective English 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Montpetit
MNT 207
Academic mini lectures

Ever wonder what a university lecture is really like? Why not take part in one of our academic mini-lectures.

Title Language Time Location
Arts - Lettres françaises (presented in French) French 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Hamelin
HMN 033
Arts - Geography  English 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Simard
SMD 041
Arts - Modern Languages: Learning Languages is Learning about Cultures English 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Hamelin
HMN 033
Arts - French as a second language (presented in French) French 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Hamelin HMN 02
Julien Couture Resource Centre
Arts - Linguistics English 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Hamelin
HMN 033
Arts - Greek and Roman Studies  English 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Simard
SMD 123
Arts - Religious Studies  English 2:30 p.m.- 3 p.m. Simard
SMD 123
Arts - Translation English 2:30 p.m.- 3 p.m. Hamelin
HMN 257
Arts - English English 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. Hamelin
HMN 033
Arts - School of Music  English 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Perez
PRZ 121
Telfer School of Management - Forecasting vs. Analysis: the Differences between Finance and Accounting  English 1 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Desmarais
DMS 4101
Telfer School of Management - Perfecting the Pitch: Marketing Your Innovation  English 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Desmarais
DMS 4101
Telfer School of Management - The Future is Here: Big Data in the Information Age  English 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Desmarais
DMS 4101
Science - What is "Big Data"? English 1 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Biosciences
BSC 140
Science - Biology 2.0 : When biology is no longer enough to understand and practice biology (presented in French) French 1 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Learning Crossroads
CRX C308
Science - Cryptography : From Number Theory to Quantum Computing (presented in French) French 12 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Marion
MRN 130
Guided tours

Enjoy guided tours hosted by students, staff members, lab techicians and professors! It's a perfect opportunity to learn more about our campus.

Title Language Time Location
Campus tours (ongoing, 45-minute duration) French or English 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Residential Complex (RCR)
Main entrance

Sports facility tours (every hour on the hour) French or English 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Residential Complex (RCR)
Main entrance
Campus residence tours (ongoing, 30-minute duration) French or English 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Residential Complex
RCR 140
Off-campus Residence tours (on-going, departure by bus RCR, 60-minute duration) French or English 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Residential Complex
RCR 140
Visit the Centre for Innovative Education and Simulation in Nursing. Free shuttle service departs from Lamoureux Hall. French or English

2 p.m to 3 p.m.

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

200 Lees
C120 & C124
Visual Arts: guided tours of facilities, studios and the Arts Makerspace French or English

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

100 Laurier (LRR)
Theatre Department: Tour of our facilities and demonstration French or English

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

133 Séraphin-Marion (SMN)
Visit- 24/7 Dining Hall (ongoing, 10 to 15-minute duration) French or English 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jock Turcot University Centre
UCU Level 1
Science - Guided lab tour and demonstrations French or English 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Biosciences
BSC, main entrance
Physics - Guided lab tour and demonstrations (ongoing, 30-minute duration) Bilingual 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. STEM Complex 378
Physics - Presentation followed by research lab tours English

11 a.m to 11:45 a.m.

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

STEM Complex 364
Biochemistry and Biotechnology - lab demonstrations French or English

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Biosciences
BSC 211
Chemistry - lab demonstrations French or English

11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Marion
MRN 301
Tour the Augmented Library. Discover virtual reality equipment, game consoles, smart wall for students French or English 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learning Crossroads
CRX C220
Tour on your own
Title Time Location
Visual Arts: Exhibitions in Gallery 115 and Media Art Gallery 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 100 Laurier, LRR
1st and 2nd floor
Engineering - Tour the prototyping facilities that are open to visitors (Richard l'Abbé Makerspace, Brunsfield Centre, John McEntyre Team Space) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. STEM Complex
1st floor
Information fairs

Get all of your questions answered! Meet with current students, staff and faculty members from our academic programs and services!

Title Language Time Location
Faculties: Medicine, Education, Law (Civil and Common Law sections) | Programs: Translational and Molecular Medicine, | Services: Admissions, Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement, Student Academic Success Service, International Office, French Immersion, CO-OP, Financial Aid and Awards, Student Services | University: St Paul French or English 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learning Crossroads
CRX 1st floor

Faculty of Arts | Modern Languages and Literatures French or English 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hamelin, HMN
Main Entrance
Faculty of Social Sciences French or English 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Social Sciences, FSS Main Entrance
Telfer School of Management French or English 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Desmarais, DMS
Main Entrance
Faculty of Engineering French or English 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. SITE, Main Entrance
STEM Complex, Main Entrance
Faculty of Health Sciences French or English 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Montpetit, MNT
Main Entrance
Faculty of Science French or English 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Biosciences, BSC
Main Entrance
Fun stuff and more
Title Time Location
Meet students from various clubs and associations 10 a.m.-2 p.m. On campus  
Find the Gee-Gees mascot and take a selfie 8 a.m.-2 p.m. On campus 
Play a game and win a prize as you wait for a campus tours 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Residential Complex
RCR Main Entrance 
Pick up some uOttawa swag at the CAMPUS Store and save 20% 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jock Turcot University Centre
UCU Level 0
Let's Talk Science, an activity for everyone, hands-on experiences 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jock Turcot University Centre
UCU Level 0

Mobile APP uOttawaOHPO

Download our uOttawaOHPO mobile app to create your own schedule of activities! It’s easy and you’ll be helping us live up to our strong commitment to the environment. No paper copies of the schedule will be available during the Open House. Once you’ve downloaded the app, select the Open House guide in the language of your choice. We offer free Wi-Fi on campus!

Downloadable on:

Google Play

Apple App Store

Campus map

Download our user-friendly campus map (PDF) and you’ll easily find your way around. Please note we are unable to create a map that meets WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards. If you require assistance, please consult our section on accessibility.

How to get here?

Our campus is right in the heart of our nation’s capital and easy to get to.

Public transit

Local OC Transpo buses stop near campus at Laurier Station, Cumberland Street and King Edward Avenue.

If you’re coming from Quebec, Gatineau-based STO buses stop near the Rideau Centre. It’s a short seven-minute walk to Tabaret Hall, where you’ll find one of our welcome tents.

Plan your trip using the OC Transpo Travel Planner or the STO Plani-Bus.

Parking

Free parking is available but spaces are very limited. If you can take public transit, please do. If you do drive, we suggest that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your presentation to give yourself enough time to find a parking spot and find your way around campus.

On Saturday, October 27, you can park for free at the Mann parking lot (801 King Edward), Perez Hall (50 University), the Lees Campus parking lot (200 Lees) and all outdoor lots on campus.

Shuttle bus service

Our free hop-on, hop-off shuttle service will run regularly between the Mann parking lot, the Main Campus and the Lees Campus parking lot, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The last shuttle bus will leave Lamoureux Hall at 4:15 p.m.

Hotels nearby

If you’re planning to stay overnight in Ottawa, our campus is surrounded by hotels. This list is designed to help you find a place to stay and does not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation.

Accessibility

If you require special assistance to attend this event or have any questions about accessibility, please contact us by October 18. We’ll gladly make the necessary arrangements to ensure that you fully enjoy the Open House.

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 1000
Toll-free: 1-877-868-8292 ext. 1000
Email: liaison@uOttawa.ca

What to do when you arrive on campus

Start your day at one of three welcome tents. Our friendly staff and student volunteers will be happy to help you find your way to activities and download the mobile app. Come find us at:

You can also drop by one of our 15-minute information sessions taking place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Learning Crossroads (100 Louis Pasteur). These short briefings will explain how to make the most of our Open House.

Where to eat?

Establishment

Opening hours

Location

CRX Tim Horton’s

7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Learning Crossroads building
100 Louis-Pasteur (CRX)

Dining Hall

7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jock Turcot University Centre
85 University (UCU)

Première Moisson

7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Social Sciences Building
120 University (FSS)

SITE Tim Horton’s

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SITE building
800 King Edward (STE)

Starbuck’s

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Desmarais building
55 Laurier East (DMS)

UCU Bento Sushi

10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jock Turcot University Centre
85 University (UCU)

UCU Tim Horton’s Express

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jock Turcot University Centre
85 University (UCU)

Le bac à frites

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Corner of University and Copernicus

Olé bolé

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Corner of Marie-Curie and Jean-Jacques Lussier

Le bac +

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Corner of University and Copernicus

Contest rules

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ANNUAL FUND

NAME OF ANNUAL FUND

University of Ottawa Open House Scholarship

INTRODUCTION

This scholarship fund was created in 2015 by members of the organizing committee of the University of Ottawa Open House.

PURPOSE OF FUND

To award an admission scholarship to a student who takes part in the University of Ottawa Open House.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following conditions:

  • be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, a person with the protected/refugee status or an international student
  • be admitted as a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Ottawa for the Fall or Winter term 
  • have participated in one of the two University of Ottawa Open Houses in the 12 months prior to starting their studies at the University of Ottawa

Value of the award: $1,000

Number of awards: 1

Frequency of the award: Annual

Level or program of study: Undergraduate

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

No application is required. The recipient will be chosen through a random draw from among the entrants who fit the above-mentioned criteria on October 29th, 2018.

Receiving the scholarship is conditional on the recipient enrolling at the University of Ottawa.

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Can’t make it to our Open House on October 27? You can always come to one of our regularly scheduled campus tours.

The University of Ottawa and the Liaison Office would like to acknowledge that this event is taking place on ancestral and unceded Algonquin territory.

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