Hi everyone! Welcome to the University ofOttawa.
My name's Katie and I will be one of your tour guides on this science, health science, engineering tour.
It will last approximately 10 minutes so with thatI'm in biomedical mechanical engineering with a degree in computing technology.
Sobefore I begin I would just like to pay respect to the Algonquin peoples who arethe traditional guardians of this land.
We acknowledge their long-standingrelationship with this territory which does remain unseated.
So a little bit ofhistory about the University of Ottawa; we were established in 1848 as theCollege of By-Town, in 1861 we were renamed the College of Ottawa and fiveyears later we did get our university status.
So the building that's rightbehind me here, this is Tabaret Hall and it houses a lot of our administrativebuildings.
So it houses our Registrar's Office we also have a quite a few of ouradmission offices and then we also have our international office here as well.
Soover this 10 minute tour, if you do have any questions along the way please feelfree to jot them down and then reach out to us on Facebook at uOttawa FutureStudents and we will do our very best to get back to you as fast as we can.
Sowithout further ado, we're gonna start our tour over in the engineering side ofcampus so follow me! Hi everyone my name is Rachel.
I'm in myfourth year of software engineering here at U Ottawa.
And welcome to the Facultyof Engineering in the STEM building so this building is the hub for all thingsscience, technology, engineering, and math on campus.
There's lots of lab spaces, student spaces, and design spaces that can be used by students for a wide rangeof things.
This building is also one of our newest buildings on campusand our largest facility.
It has eight floors.
Three of which are undergroundwhich has a lot of engineering labs and then the other floors has a lot ofscience labs like chemistry and physics.
This is also a hub for Entrepreneurshipon campus so one example of that is behind me is the MakerSpace so theMakerSpace is based on campus where students can use 3D printers, Arduinobots, laser cutters and much more to design their own products and projects.
Also, here we have an entrepreneurship hub.
So we run over 50 programs on campusthat students can get involved with for Entrepreneurship.
So those range fromjust entrepreneurship social networking nights to full-on programs where you candesign your own business.
Two examples are the Startup Weekend and the StartupGarage which you can find out more about online or you can also send us a messagewith any questions you have about the Faculty of Engineering on our Facebookpage at uOttawa Future Students.
Hi everyone, my name is JC and I'm a studentin the Faculty of Science in my fourth year of biomedical sciences with a minorin psychology.
Welcome to the bioscience complex both ateaching and a research complex.
With over 30 labs, lecture halls, greenhousesas well as our beautiful marine reef aquarium.
In this building, we also haveour living classroom called the Husky Courtyard which simulates the borealforest as well as the wetland environment and it can be seen justbeyond the far wall right over here.
This building is also home to ourundergraduate office from the Faculty of Science where academic advisors andacademic assistants are ready to guide students throughout their undergraduatecareer to ensure it is as enriching as possible.
One way to enrich your undergraduate career is through research theUniversity of Ottawa is proud to be part of the top 10 research institutions inCanada.
And offer students a wide variety of opportunitiesto engage in research in the undergraduate level.
UROP or theUndergraduate Research Opportunity Program is one program which allowsstudents to get involved in research.
Cutting-edge research at the Universityof Ottawa.
A UROP student will be awarded one thousand dollars peracademic year in exchange for 75 hours or more of research proposed by afaculty mentor usually a faculty sponsor here at the University.
Labs in theUniversity of Ottawa come in many forms such as genetics labs, biology labs, medicinal chemistry labs, spectroscopy labs, and way more.
Right here, we can seesome of our biology labs of the University of Ottawa.
So if you turn the cameraaround you can see our state-of-the-art equipment behind you.
In each labstudents usually wear protective, personal protective equipment such asgoggles, lab coats, gloves if needed.
Otherwise, in this space you can also seesome of our lockers.
Here, students put their stuff into the lockers before theygo in for their lab.
Hey everyone! My name is Kay Shan.
I'm currently a fourth yearstudent in Health Sciences and right now we are in the Montpetit Sports Complex.
TheMontpetit building is home to the Faculty of Health Sciences where you'll find theundergraduate office for the faculty as well as the academic advisors and peermentors.
But it's also in this building that you'll find one of three sportscomplexes available to students at the University.
So in this building, you'llfind an Olympic sized swimming pool, basketball courts, recreational rooms for kickboxing and Zumba as well as a fitness center in thebasement.
But you'll also find academically, we have anatomy andphysiology labs and we'll also have Human Kinetics labs on the third floorand in the basement.
It's important to know that once you come into theUniversity of Ottawa you are a Gee-Gee! What's a Gee-Gee you ask? A GG comes from the two colours of the University so grey and garnet.
Otherwiseknown as gris et grenat in French and it's also a bold British term for the firsthorse out of the gate in a race.
If you're looking to sign up for any teams, any clubs, or any sports: feel free to check the description! Okay, so where we're standing right now, this is the middle of campus so we say that this is in between the Faculty ofscience, health science, engineering to my left-hand side and then we have ourhumanities so our faculty of Telfer so business, we also have social sciencesand arts to my right-hand side.
Now that being said the building right behind mehere, this is Marie-Curie.
It is our health services building on campus.
So you beinga student at the University of Ottawa, you are covered under University ofOttawa insurance.
Now, if you're covered under a parent's insurance employersinsurance: you can withdraw from the University of Ottawa insurance and youwill give a full refund as long as you would draw before September 30th, 2020.
But inside of that building you've got a walk-in clinic, you have familymedicine, you have a pharmacy, you also have counseling and coachingservices in there as well.
And you can use them being a student at theUniversity of Ottawa and a lot of our surrounding community uses it too.
Nowthe other thing I wanted to point out here is all the way at the back there.
That is the new O Train stop.
So the O Train is a new addition to theUniversity of Ottawa campus.
Being a student at the University of Ottawa youare given something called a U-Pass, that U-Pass allows you onto all OCTranspo services and STO services.
So OC Transpo all buses and trains in Ottawa.
STO is all buses that go into Quebec.
So you being a student as long as yourfull-time, have that for your fall and your winter semesters and then dependingon if you're studying here on the summer or you're a co-op student you also getthe U-Pass for that as well.
Okay so where we are right now, this is thesecond floor of CRX and CRX is a pretty neat building just because it's designedfor the students.
So this building is the second newest building on campus.
And, when it opened up it offered a thousand new study spaces, we had 26 newclassrooms, and downstairs there is also a food court that has a full-service Tim Hortons, Thai Express and Paramount for students to enjoy.
Now this building doesoffer a lot of unique study spaces in the terms of you have independent carols, you also have the larger tables if you wanted to do group work, and you alsohave those smaller individual seating areas as well.
Now, another really nicething about this building is they do have individual study rooms so thesestudy rooms you can book out as a student.
On your student card you have abarcode on the back, you use that barcode to actuallyserve a study room.
You can reserve a study room five times a month for twohours maximum each time.
So if you wanted to have an independent study sessionwith your friends before a big midterm, you wanted to have weekly studysessions to just keep on top of your work, you want it to get together forclub meetings or some sort of events that you're planning, you have thosestudy rooms to your disposal.
Where we are right now, this is the typical sizelecture hall here at the University.
This lecture hall specifically seats over ahundred students, but we have class sizes ranging from two hundred and fiftystudents and our largest class hall usually seats four hundred students arejust over 400.
So courses here at the University, especially in your firstyear are gonna be class sizes just like this one.
So you've got larger classsizes but as you go throughout your degree, your class sizes will get smallerand smaller and smaller as you get more specialized.
So that being said thecourses here at the university break down into four different components.
So Iusually say they're your class times, you've got something called DGD's, you'vealso got your professors and your TA's office hours, and then you potentiallywould have your laboratory component as well.
So in your class time, that's whenyour professors standing in front of the room delivering their lecture to youclass items will happen three hours a week and it's up to you how you've madeyour schedule if they happen twice a week for an hour and a half or once aweek for three hours, but that's when the professor is delivering everything thatthey need to deliver to you.
They also could be using a tool called BrightSpacethat all professors and all students have access to.
And that's whereprofessors will communicate their assignments to you, they'll post theirlecture notes, they'll also post your grades on thereas well.
Second component is your DGD's.
So, what DGD stands for is a discussiongroup, that discussion group what it does is breaks down the class size in to more manageable components.
So instead of having two hundred studentsto one professor.
Usually, about twenty- thirty students to one TA, that TA isusually in their upper years or their graduate student.
That's when you can getmore of your specific questions answered.
So if you want to have a one-on-onequestion, you want to go over examples, that's what your DGD is there for.
Thirdcomponent is your professors and your TA's office hours so that's when you cantalk to them one-on-one, get those really specific questions answered or you justdon't understand a concept.
And your last component, depending on your program anddepending on your course, would be your laboratory times.
And your labs are whereyou're actually getting your hands-on experience with everything that you saw inclass.
Okay, so where we're standing right now, this is the University square, butbefore I talk a little bit more about where we are.
I just want to pointout protection services across campus.
So protection services is our securityforce, so they monitor the campus 24/7 by foot, by bike, and by hybrid vehicles.
Sothere's a hundred and forty red emergency buttons spread throughoutcampus as well as 1600 cameras across campus too.
So it's all there for thestudents' protection! So where we are right now, this is University Square.
SoUniversity Square is the main center of campus.
Now there's a whole bunch ofdifferent things that happen here every year from concerts, events, differentfestivals that will occur but, my favorite thing to always mention is in2016 we actually had the opportunity to host over 250 Olympians and Paralympiansto campus as well as the prime minister was here we had students here and thenwe also had community members all just here to celebrate the accomplishmentsthat those Olympic athletes celebrated at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
So Ijust want to say congratulations you made it to the final point on the tour.
Like I said at the beginning if you do have any questions for us, feel free tolet us know on Facebook at uOttawa Future Students.
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Please feel free toreach out to us or look at the links in the description.
Hopefully, we see youguys here in September and good luck with everything!Have a great day, bye!.