Mentoring Centres in Faculties and University Services

Faculty of Arts

In addition to offering support and advice of all kinds, student mentors at the Faculty of Arts help students adjust to university life and reach their personal, academic and professional goals. They also help students develop efficient study skills and techniques in stress and time management. The Arts’ Mentoring Centre offers individualized support, workshops, and is home to a special tutoring service for first–year philosophy courses.

Where?

Simard Hall
60 University Private, Room 125B

(building code: SMD)

Contact

Website: student mentoring at the Faculty of Arts
Telephone: 613 562-5800, ext. 2687
Email: arts.mentor@uOttawa.ca
Coordinator: Véronika Bernard
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Faculty of Engineering

Student mentors at the Faculty of Engineering concentrate on the first year transition period primarily through study groups (level 1000 “killer” courses) and on–line support.

Where?

School of Information Technology and Engineering
(SITE),800 King Edward Avenue, room 2040
(Building code: STE)

Contact

Website: mentoring at the Faculty of Engineering
Telephone: 613 562–5918
E–mail: chantale.fore@uottawa.ca
Coordinator: Chantale Foré
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Faculty of Science

Student mentors at the Faculty of Science focus on the integration to university life, the development of study skills, the preparation and writing of lab reports, and career orientation.

Where?

Gendron Hall, 30 Marie–Curie, room 075
(Building code: GNN)

Contact

Website: mentoring at the Faculty of Science (Science Buddies)
Telephone: 613 562–5800, ext. 6974
E–mail: sbuddies@uOttawa.ca
Coordinator: Charles Wolfe
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Faculty of Health Sciences

Student mentors at the Faculty of Health Sciences promote academic excellence and a sense of belonging to a professional community. The program is tailored to ease the transition to university and faculty life through individualized support, study groups for the ANP anatomy courses and a special Website on Virtual Campus for ANP, APA 1313 and APA1713 courses.

Where?

Montpetit Hall, 125 University, room 238
(Building code: MNT)
Roger–Guindon Hall, 451 Smyth Road, room 2042
(Building code: RGN)

Contact

Website: mentoring at the Faculty of Health Sciences
Telephone: 613 562–5800, ext. 4937
E–mail: sbiage@uottawa.ca
Coordinator: Suzanne Biagé
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Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine Student Mentoring Centre offers individualized support and resources aimed towards developing academic skills, time and stress management techniques as well as content specific guidance. Student mentors are trained to work with students to help them develop learning strategies, and habits needed for their personal, professional and academic development. They are also there to help students define their goals and use other services that can contribute to their success in the MD program.

Where?

Roger-Guindon library, room 1020H
(Building code: RGN)

Contact

Website: mentoring for the Faculty of Medicine
Telephone: 613 562–5800, ext. 8136
E–mail: mbarton@uottawa.ca
Coordinator: Mélissa Lafrance
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Faculty of Social Sciences

The student mentors at the Faculty of Social Sciences help you adjust to university life and reach your personal and academic goals, whatever your program and year of studies. They help you develop efficient study skills and techniques for stress and time management. Mentors are experienced students trained to provide the right answers to your questions. The Social Sciences Mentoring Centre offers workshops and individual support, and also has computer terminals.

Where?

Social Sciences Building, 120 University Street, Room 3023
(Building code: FSS)

Contact

Website: mentoring at the Faculty of Social Sciences
Telephone: 613 562–5800, ext. 2533
E–mail: fssmento@uOttawa.ca
Coordinator: Bruno Cinanni
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Telfer School of Management

The Telfer School of Management’s Peer Mentoring Program promotes academic excellence while providing support focused on easing the transition to university life and faculty culture, and on building a strong commitment to the program of studies.

Where?

Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Avenue East, 2118
(Building code: DMS)

Contact

Website: Telfer School of Management Peer Mentoring Program
Telephone: 613 562–5800, ext. 4661
E–mail: mentor@telfer.uOttawa.ca
Coordinator: Matthew Archibald
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Co–operative Education Program

The Co–op student mentors provide support and valuable coaching during the placement process, the various phases of the work–term and as well, for the work–term report writing.

Where?

55 Laurier east, room 3101
(Building code: DMS)

Contact

Website: mentoring for Co–op students
Telephone: 613 562–5800, ext. 3208
E–mail: linda.orrell@uOttawa.ca
Coordinator: Linda Orrell
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International Office

The Mentoring Centre of the International Office offers you a large amount of useful and free services! All international and exchange students registered at the University of Ottawa can take advantage of them. We, the student mentors, are there to answer your questions regarding Canadian culture and academic life. We can also accompany you in your academic path by giving you advice on how to improve your learning strategies or to assist you managing all the challenges you will take on. Come meet us at the Mentoring Centre located on the third floor of Tabaret Hall, room TBT309. It will be our pleasure to discuss with you!

Where?

Tabaret Hall, 550 Cumberland, rooms 309
(Building code: TBT)

Contact

Website: mentoring for the International Office
Telephone: 613 562–5800, ext. 3795
E–mail: nmorris@uottawa.ca
Coordinator: Natalie Morris
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French Immersion Studies

Student mentors in the French Immersion Studies facilitate integration in the Program and assist you in defining your learning goals whatever your level of language proficiency.

Where?

70 Laurier east, room 130
(Building code: ARTS)

Contact

Website: mentoring in French Immersion
E–mail: mentor.imm@uOttawa.ca
Telephone: 613 562–5800, ext. 3642
Coordinator: Marc Gobeil
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Regional Mentoring Program

The goal of the Regional Mentoring Program is to help first-year students with their transition from high school to university. The program matches students from specific regions of Canada with mentors from the same or similar regions and can relate to the students’ experiences. The regional mentors are there to answer students’ questions from the end of Grade 12 until the end of first year university. We also offer social events throughout the year to help students integrate into the uOttawa community. You can find us in Tabaret Hall or contact us through our regional Facebook groups.

Where?

Tabaret Hall, 550 Cumberland Street, room W0025
(Building code: TBT)

Contact

E–mail: mentors@uottawa.ca
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Residence Study Group Program

Residence study groups, set up and coordinated by the Residence Resources Centre, provide support to students who are taking first-year “killer” courses. English and French study groups meet weekly to allow students to go through important concepts of the courses and to learn and exchange on study hints that can improve understanding and mastery of the subject matter.  Register and join in.  

Where?

Thompson Residence, 45 University, room 102
(Building code: THN)

Contact

Website: study groups in residence
Telephone: 613 562–5800, ext. 3165
E–mail: kerrie.rourke-frew@uottawa.ca
Coordinator: Kerrie Rourke-Frew
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SASS – Aboriginal Resource Centre

Student mentors provide guidance and encouragement to aboriginal students during the period of transition and throughout their studies. They focus on activities and support services that reflect aboriginal culture.

Where?

University Centre, 85 University, room 215A (2nd floor)
(Building code: UCU)

Contact

Website: mentoring at the Aboriginal Resource Centre
Telephone: 613 562–5800, ext. 4529
E–mail: arc-cra@uOttawa.ca
Coordinator: Patricia Lacroix
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SASS – Careers

Student mentors provide guidance in planning your transition into the labour market, as of your first year of studies. With the help of a vast array of resources, student mentors support you in making enlightened decisions whether you are choosing a program of studies, an employment situation, or a long term career.

Where?

University Centre, 85 University, room 312 (3rd floor)
(Building code: UCU)

Contact

Website: mentoring at the Career Services
Telephone: 613 562–5806
E–mail: scs@uOttawa.ca
Coordinator: Kyli Robertson
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SASS – Mentoring Centre for Mature Student and Transfer Students

Returning to study, developing new skills, balancing school and family life, working part-time or full-time, meeting new people—these are a few of the realities our mature and transfer students face. The mentors, who are themselves mature and / or transfer students of various ages, backgrounds, and experiences, are sensitive to the needs of mature and transfer students and are there to facilitate the transition to university life.

Where?

Tabaret, Room: W0031B (sub-basement)
(Building code: TBT)

Contact

Website: SASS - Mentoring Centre for Mature and Transfer Students
Telephone: 613-562-5800 ext. 1102
E–mail: asecord@uottawa.ca
Coordinator: Andrea Secord
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SASS – Access Service, Learning Technology

Student mentors at the Learning Technology Mentoring Center focus their efforts on academic success through promotion of learning technologies that complement learning styles or helps compensate for a Disability or Learning Disability. They provide the bridge between the technology and the use of learning strategies.

Where?

Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Avenue East, room 3160/3161
(Building code: DMS)

Contact

Website: mentoring at the Learning Technology Mentoring Centre
Telephone: 613 562–5800, ext. 4785
E–mail: techmentors@uOttawa.ca
Coordinator: Eduardo Silva
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Sports Services

Student mentors provide guidance and encouragement to varsity athletes during the period of transition and throughout their studies. They focus on study skills and academic support for atheletes.

Where?

Montpetit Hall, 125 University, room 115
(Building code: MNT)

Contact

Telephone: 613 562–5800, ext. 4379
E–mail: ctimm@uOttawa.ca
Coordinator: Colin Timm
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Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI)

Student mentors at the OLBI Mentoring Center focus their efforts on academic success through promotion of building skills in your second official language. They provide language assistance and resources to strengthen both the comprehension and oral skills of your second official language by offering a forum to practice this language.

Where?

70 Laurier east, room 130
(Building code: ARTS)

Contact

Telephone: 613 562–5800, ext.
E–mail: mcdansereau@uOttawa.ca
Coordinator: Marie-Claude Dansereau
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