The Workshop - The engineering and computer science mentoring centre

The main purpose of the centre is to support undergraduate students in their studies and with their transition to the university life. Our mentors help students by guiding them and answering their questions.

Any student at the Faculty of Engineering can use this service completely free of charge.

Just started university? Have plenty of questions on your mind and don’t know who to ask? Having difficulties adjusting to university life? Then you came to the right place.


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

How it works

What is a mentor?

Our mentors are current 4th year students from the Faculty of Engineering who have been in the same position as you. They know your difficulties from their own experience and can offer solutions. Our mentors pride themselves on being good listeners and are at your disposal to provide the support you need to succeed in your studies.

How can I attend the Workshop?

  • Participate in one of our activities or simply contact us.

Individual mentoring sessions

Want to improve your study skills? Individual consultations are a good way to improve topics such as:

  • concentration
  • exam preparation
  • memorization
  • time management
  • stress management
  • etc...

Examples of questions/subjects asked by the students:

  • How can I increase my grade point average?
  • How do I improve my study skills?
  • Where can I find a specific service on campus?
  • What do I need to include in a weekly calendar?
  • Where can I find discounted textbooks?
  • How can I find work-life balance?

Participating in an individual mentorship session

  • To book an appointment with a leader, send an email to engineering.mentor@uOttawa.ca
  • For a drop-in session (student), visit us on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • For a drop-in session (mature and transfer student), visit us on Mondays from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. or on Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Final exam review sessions

Finals 101 - Stress and Time Management

​Friday​ April 6th, 2018
​2: ​3​0 p.m. to 4 p.m.
STE 1030


Are you feeling anxious and nervous about final exams? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the increasing workload? Join us for the workshop on Finals 101. In this workshop, we will discuss time and stress management skills in order to help you succeed! Time management is the key to being well prepared to challenge finals and we will give you different techniques and tips during the workshop. We understand that the exam period is a stressful time, but learning how to manage your stress will help you concentrate better on the task ahead.

We hope to see you soon!

Your mentors


Schedule - Exam review sessions

CHG1125 | CHG1525
Thursday April 12 | Jeudi 12 Avril
5:30pm – 8:30pm
STE C0136

MAT1320
Thursday April 19 | Jeudi 19 Avril
1:00pm – 4:00pm
MNO C211

MAT1322
Thursday April 12 | Jeudi 12 Avril
10:00am – 1:00pm
STE C0136

MAT1341
Wednesday April 18 | Mercredi 18 Avril
6:00pm – 9:00pm
STE C0136

GNG1105
Thursday April 12 | Jeudi 12 Avril
2:30pm – 5:30pm
STE J0106

ITI1121
Tuesday April 17 | Mardi 17 Avril
1:00 pm-2:30pm
MNO C211

MAT1348
Monday April 23 | Lundi 23 Avril
2:30pm – 4:00pm
MNO C211

MCG1100| MCG1500
Thursday April 12 | Jeudi 12 Avril
2:30pm – 5:30pm
STE C0136

MAT1720
Thursday April 19 | Jeudi 19 Avril
1:00pm – 2:30pm
MNO E218

MAT1722
Thursday April 12 | Jeudi 12 Avril
1:00pm – 2:30pm
STE C0136

MAT1741
Wednesday April 18 | Mercredi 18 Avril
6:00pm – 9:00pm
STE J0106

GNG1106
Saturday April 21 | Samedi 21 Avril
2:30pm – 5:30pm
STE C0136

ITI1521
Tuesday April 17 | Mardi 17 Avril
2:30 pm-4:00pm
MNO C211

MAT1748
Monday April 23 | Lundi 23 Avril
4:00pm – 5:30pm
MNO C211

Study groups

Study groups are specific to individual courses. The mentors will go over concepts, theories and practice problems and show you the steps. Mentors will not provide solutions to graded work.


Study group schedule

Winter 2018 - January 29 to April 10

Study group schedule. For details contact engineering.mentor@uottawa.ca
Schedule (list view)

Monday

MAT1741 -Introduction à l’algèbre linéaire
STE 2040
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

MAT 1348|1748 Discrete Math. For Computing|Math. Discrètes
STE 2040
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

MAT 1720 |1722 -Calcul différentiel et Intégral I et II
STE 2040
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Student Guidance|Sessions d’orientation
STE 2040
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday

ITI1121|1521 - Introduction to Computing II | Intro. à l’Informatique II
STE 2060
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

MAT 1322 - Calculus II
STE 2040
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

MAT 1320 - Calculus I
STE 2040
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

MAT1341 - Linear Algebra
STE 2040
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday

GNG 1105 - Engineering Mechanics
STE 2040
10:00 a.m.  to 11:30 a.m.

MCG1100|1500 - Mechanical Engineering |Génie Mécanique
STE 2060
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Student Guidance|Sessions d’orientation
STE 2040
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

MAT 1322 -Calculus II
STE 2040
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

GNG1106 - Engineering Computation
STE 2060
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

MAT 1720 |1722 - Calcul différentiel et Intégral I et II
STE 2040
2:30 p.m.  to 4:00 p.m.

CHG1125 |1525 - Chemical Engineering Fundamentals | Principes du génie chimique
STE 2040
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday

ITI1121|1521 - Intro. to Computing II | Intro. à l’Informatique I
STE 0131
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

GNG 1105 - Engineering Mechanics
STE 2040
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

MAT 1348|1748 - Discrete Math. For Computing|Math. Discrètes
STE 2040
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

MAT 1320 - Calculus I
STE 2040
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mature Student Consultations/Consultations pour les étudiants matures
STE 2040
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

MAT1741 - Introduction à l’algèbre linéaire
STE 2040
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

GNG1106 - Engineering Computation
STE 2060
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday

MCG1100|1500 - Mechanical Engineering |Génie Mécanique
STE 0131
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

MAT1341 - Linear Algebra
STE 2040
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

CHG1125 |1525 - Chem. Engineering Fund.| Principes du génie chimique
STE 2040
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


How to participate in a study group

  • Simply attend the study group which interests you.

Contact us

Our mentors

Mentor by topic:

  • GNG 1106 - Mahir
  • MCG 1100 | MCG 1500 - Elie
  • GNG 1105 - Sarmad
  • MAT 1320 - Eniola
  • MAT1322 - Asma
  • MAT 1720 | MAT 1722 - Christ
  • MAT 1341 - Oghenefejiro
  • MAT 1741 - Noor
  • ITI 1121 | ITI 1521 - Ibrahim
  • CHG 1125 |CHG 1525 - Alexa
  • MAT 1348 | MAT 1748 - Olga
  • Student guidance - Liana
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