The Workshop - The Engineering and Computer Science Mentoring Centre

The Mentoring Centre will be operating for the Winter Term 2021 from January 11, 2021 to April 15, 2021. 

We support undergraduate students in their studies and academic life. We help them thrive as University of Ottawa students. If you are looking for ways to achieve your full potential, to prepare for your future career, to network with your peers or if you want to know the secrets to academic success, come see us from Monday to Friday for a free appointment.


Are you a new student? We can help with your course registration during the intensive fall registration period.

Are you a graduate student? If so, visit the Graduate studies mentoring centre.

Ways to get help

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Join a study group

During the Winter 2021 semester, we are happy to offer 36 different study groups to help you succeed.

Study groups are held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. 

Students should join via MS Teams to attend the Study Groups (see links in the schedule).

Study groups will be held weekly from January 21 to March 29, 2021.

See the schedule

Monday

Subject Hours Mentor Link to join
GNG 1505 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Nada Join this group
ITI 1121 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Chedli Join this group
GNG 1505 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Elliott Join this group
MAT 1341 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Nada Join this group

Tuesday

Subject Hours Mentor Link to join
MAT 1748 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Meyssa Join this group
CSI 2110 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Firas Join this group
ITI 1500 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Meyssa Join this group
GNG 1106 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Hamza Join this group

Wednesday

Subject Hours Mentor Link to join
ITI 1100 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Meyssa Join this group
ITI 1121 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Firas Join this group
MAT 1322 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eniola Join this group
MAT 1722 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Manal Join this group
MAT1720 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Lamya Join this group
GNG 1105 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Haneen Join this group
CHG 1771 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. David Join this group
MAT 1741 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Manal Join this group
MAT 1348 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Manal Join this group

Thursday

Subject Hours Mentor Link to join
MAT 2377 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Christ Join this group
ITI 1521 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Firas Join this group
MAT 2777 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Christ Join this group
CHG 1771 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. David Join this group
MAT 1320 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Vincent Join this group
MAT 1320 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Eniola Join this group
MAT 1341 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Vincent Join this group
MAT 1322 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Lamya Join this group
MAT 1322 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Eniola Join this group
MAT 1741 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Manal Join this group

Friday

Subject Hours Mentor Link to join
MAT 1322 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Lamya Join this group
ITI 1521 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Chedli Join this group
MAT 1320 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Vincent Join this group
MAT 1722 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Manal Join this group
MAT 1348 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Lamya Join this group

Saturday

Subject Hours Mentor Link to join
CHG 1371 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hamza Join this group
MCG 2531 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Christ Join this group
MCG 2131 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Christ Join this group
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Live chat support

Academic GPS

As of January 18, 2021, the chat with a mentor is open every day with mentors from the University of Ottawa. You can chat with a uOttawa mentor anytime. Engineering mentors will be connected on the Academic GPS on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Click here to start chatting.


Chat with Engineering mentors

 

Chat with mentors directly on this page during the scheduled time frame. Simply click on the chat button.

Schedule coming soon

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Individual Consultations

With more than 40 hours available weekly, students can book an individual 1-hour consultation with mentors whenever they feel the need.
Click here to see the availability of each mentor and to book an appointment via MS Bookings.

You can also email us or chat with a mentor. 

Individual consultations will be held from January 11, 2021 to April 14, 2021.

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Support by email

From Monday to Friday (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), you can send us an email and the mentors will answer your email as soon as they can.

Click here to send an email

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Exam review sessions

Those review sessions can help you get ready for your finals.

Students should join via study groups MS Teams to attend sessions.

See the schedule

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Course Hours Mentor Link
MAT 1748 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Meyssa Join this session
MAT 1322 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lamya Join this session

Friday, April 9, 2021

Course Hours Mentor Link
MCG 2531 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Christ Join this session
MCG 2131 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Christ Join this session
MAT 2777 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Christ Join this session
MAT 2377 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Christ Join this session

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Course Hours Mentor Link
GNG 1106
GNG 1506
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Hamza Join this session
MAT 1320 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Vincent Join this session
MAT 1720 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Manal Join this session
MAT 1348 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Manal Join this session
MAT 1741 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Manal Join this session
GNG 1105 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Meyssa Join this session
GNG 1105 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Haneen Join this session

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Course Hours Mentor Link
ITI 1521 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Chedli Join this session
ITI 1100 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Meyssa Join this session
CHG 1371 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Hamza Join this session
ITI 1500  11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Meyssa Join this session
MCG 2131 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Christ Join this session
MAT 2777 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Christ Join this session
MAT 2377 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Christ Join this session

Monday, April 12, 2021

Course Hours Mentor Link
ITI 1121 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Chedli Join this session
GNG 1105
GNG 1505
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Elliott Join this session

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Course Hours Mentor Link
GNG 1105 10:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m. Nada Join this session
CSI 2110 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Firas Join this session
MAT 1341 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Nada Join this session

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Course Hours Mentor Link
ITI 1121 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Firas Join this session
MAT 1320 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Eniola Join this session

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Course Hours Mentor Link
CHG 1771 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. David Join this session
ITI 1521 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Firas Join this session
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In-person support

No in-person support during the 2021 Winter Term

 

Meet your mentors

About the engineering mentors

  • Are accomplished students who serve as role models and represent an important source of information and guidance.
  • Take advantage of campus supports and help fellow students tap into these resources.
  • Facilitate study groups, help you learn theory and concepts. They are not tutors or Teaching Assistants.
  • Make themselves available during office hours to offer additional support to fellow students.
The mentors
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Chedli Redissi

Study groups: ITI 1121 | ITI 1521
Individual consultation schedule:

  • Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Country: Tunisia
Language spoken: French, English, Arabic and Spanish (basic)
Program: BASc in Software Engineering (CO-OP), Management and Entrepreneurship Option

"Becoming an engineer isn’t about being smart or passing your exams and getting your degree. It’s about continuous learning, persevering and being curious. The University of Ottawa offers you the opportunity to learn and enjoy your student life to the fullest. I decided to become a mentor to share my experience with you and guide you on your path to becoming a better engineer. I welcome any questions you may have."


Christ Saint Lot

Study groups: MAT 1720 | MAT 2377 | MAT 2777 | MCG 2131 | MCG 2531
Individual consultation schedule:

  • Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Country: Haiti
Language spoken: French, English, Creole and Spanish (basic)
Program: B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and B.Sc. in Computing Technology

“As an international student, I know how frustrating and depressing the university experience can be, especially for international students. I became a mentor at the University of Ottawa because I wanted to offer my support, encouragement and friendship to all the students. Also helping other students achieve their academic and/or other social goals is what I desire the most as a mentor. It will be my pleasure to be your mentor this semester.”


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Elliott Carrière

Study groups:  GNG 1505
Individual consultation schedule:

  • Monday: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Country: 
Languages spoken:
Program: 

"Hey everyone, my name is Elliott Carriere, and I am a fourth-year civil engineering student. I remember my first year like it was yesterday and I can say with all honesty I would have made it this far without all the help I received. And so, I became a mentor because I was looking forward to the opportunity to return that help and to share my university experiences with the newcomers.  

I am looking forward to the chance to engage in peer-to-peer support, in both academic and personal experiences. So please don’t hold back with any questions or concerns, us mentors are here to help make your university experience a little better. With that being said, let's go ahead and crush this upcoming semester!"


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Eniola Fayomi

Study groups: MAT 1322
Individual consultation schedule:

  • Wednesday: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Country: Nigeria
Language spoken: English and Yoruba
Program: B.A. Sc. in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering

"Coming to Canada as an international student, I faced a few challenges transitioning into a new university and culture. I visited mentors from The Workshop, and I really liked how things ran there, so I decided to try it for myself. And I love it!!!"


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Firas Jribi

Study groups: ITI 1121 | ITI 1521 | CSI 2110

Individual consultation schedule:

  • Monday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Country: Tunisia

Languages spoken: Arabic, French, and English

Program: B.A.Sc. in Software Engineering (Co-Op)

"I believe that knowledge is best when shared. I joined the mentoring center to share my experience as an international student and help students succeed in university."


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Hamza El Harti

Study groups: GNG 1106 | CHG 1371
Individual consultation schedule:

  • Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Country: Morocco
Languages spoken: French and English
Program: B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering

"University comes with some of the best and most memorable experiences through the people we meet and connections we make. It is also filled with many stressful and frustrating moments. As a fellow student, I know how the uOttawa community can be very helpful during those difficult times, and that is why I decided to be part of the mentoring group in the Faculty of engineering. I want to be there to remind you that those struggles are a part of the university life that we all experience in different ways and that we can all help each other to successfully surpass those obstacles. I am very much looking forward to be working with all of you!"


Haneen Abujayyab

Study groups: GNG 1105
Individual consultation schedule:

  • Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Country: Palestine
Language spoken: English and Arabic
Program: B.A.Sc. in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering

“ Understanding how hard the transition from high school to university can be in terms of organization and time management, I am putting my effort in to provide a better experience to new students by providing them with study tips and tools. I am aiming to make everyone feel involved and welcomed, especially international students who face an additional challenge of adapting to the Candian culture. I am eager to meet as many students as possible. Please find me in the Mentoring Center during my in person hours!”


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Lamya Abaline

Study Groups: MAT 1322 | MAT 1348 | MAT 1720
Individual consultation schedule:

  • Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Country: Morocco
Language spoken: English, French, Arabic
Program: BASc in Computer Engineering (Coop)

"I believe good mentoring helps new students achieve academic success. By sharing their experiences at the University of Ottawa, Ithink mentors do have a great role to provide the support that the new students want and need.I am really glad that I got this opportunity to share my part of the experience and be part of this amazing team!"


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Manal Abaline

Study groups: MAT 1348 | MAT 1722 | MAT 1741
Individual consultation schedule:

  • Friday: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Country: Morocco 
Language spoken: French, English and Arabic
Program: BASc in Computer engineering (CO-OP)

"As an international student and mentor, I believe that moving to a new country is an overwhelming experience with some unique hardships and struggles. If there is one thing that I desire most, it’s to share my knowledge, experiences with new students and guide them to their path to success. I’d be pleased to welcome you and answer your questions."


Meyssa Smirani

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Study groups: MAT 1748 | ITI 1100 | ITI 1500
Individual consultation schedule:

  • Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Country: Tunisia
Language spoken: French, English, Arabic
Program: B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and B.Sc. in Computer Technology

“I believe that studying at the University is the most precious life period since you learn lessons not only from books but also from experiences. As an international student, I’ve faced many challenges when i came to Canada, 2 years ago .Leaving your country and starting your undergraduate studies can be stressful so my goal is to make it easier for you. I look forward to meeting with all of you to facilitate you integration and to answer your questions!”


Nada El Rayes

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Study groups: GNG 1105 | MAT 1341 
Individual consultation schedule:

  • Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Country: Palestine
Language spoken: French, Arabic
Program: BASc in Chemical Engineering, Management and Entrepreneurship option

"My inspirational quote is "If its not challenging you, it's not chancing you""
- Fred Devito


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Omayeke David

Study groups: CHG 1771
Individual consultation schedule:

  • Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.& 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
Language spoken: French, English
Program: BASc in Chemical Engineering

“The university is a great challenge. The student is practically at the center of everything. He has to organize everything by himself: study and leisure time, classes per session, extra materials outside the classroom, etc. Having been a first year student at uOttawa, I know how frustrating this can be. Where does my passion for mentoring come from: helping students better integrate into the university community.”


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Vincent Lam

Study groups: MAT 1320 | MAT 1341
Individual consultation schedule:

  • Wednesday: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Country: Canada
Language spoken: English, Cantonese
Program: B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering

“Engineering students are challenged with time, study/work load, and stress management. As an Engineering mentor, I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience to help other Engineering students adapt to the rigors of their program and onto their success at the University and beyond.”

Related Links

Engineering Peer Connection Program

  • The Engineering Peer Connection Program is an opportunity for you to meet students, make new friends and socially interact with others.

Academic GPS

  • Join the uOttawa learning community.

Contact us

The Mentoring Center is open from January 15 to April 2021. 
We will be closed during Reading Week (Saturday, February 14 to Sunday, February 20, 2020)

engineering.mentor@uOttawa.ca


Josée Graveline
Student Experience Officer
Tel. 613-562-5800 ext. 4970
jgrave@uOttawa.ca

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