The Workshop - The Engineering and Computer Science Mentoring Centre

Winter 2019 mentors

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. All services are free of charge!


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

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

Alexa Mouawad

Study groups: ITI 1500 | ITI1121 | ITI1521

Country: Canada
Language spoken: French, English, Arabic, Spanish and Italian (Intermediate)
Program: B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and B.Sc. in Computing Technology

“My experience as a mentor has been insightful. In my time at the Workshop, I came to understand that mentoring is equipping mentees with problem solving strategies beyond the scope of the problem at hand and that mentoring’s true purpose is to reinforce the role of the mentee in their own success”.


Amadou Top

Study groups: MAT 1341 | MAT 1741 | ELG 2136

Country: Senegal
Language spoken: French, English
Program: B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering

“This is my first year as a student mentor at the Faculty of Engineering, and I am looking forward to meeting this year’s new students as well as a second-year student. I am an international student from Senegal and I always wanted to study something related to renewable energy that's why I chose to do electrical engineering. In my free time I enjoy working out at the gym or playing soccer. I am looking forward to helping new students adjust to university life so that their experience can be as exciting and fulfilling as it has been for me.”


Ayman Najeh

Study groups: MCG 2131 | MCG 2531

Country: Morocco
Language spoken: French, English, Arabic
Program: B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and B.Sc. in Computing Technology

Being from Morocco, I had to adapt to the pace of life and Canadian culture. I also had to learn quickly in order to make a good transition to the university life by developing adaptation techniques that fostered my integration while holding account of my academic goals. Even though I have demonstrated a good academic performance, I met several challenges over the years. Therefore, I developed strategies to improve my grades. I believe that, having lived through these challenges, I am able to provide counselling and empathic listening to students who are mentored. Lastly, since the studies, both mine and those of my fellow students are close to my heart, it's a great honor for me to be a part of the mentor team of the Faculty of Engineering!


Christ Saint Lot

Study groups: MCG 2531 | MAT 1720 | MAT 1722

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”.


Kulveen Singh

Study groups: GNG1105 | GNG1106

Country: Canada
Language spoken: English, Hindi, Punjabi, French (Basic)
Program: B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering

“University is fun but very challenging part of our lives. As mentors, we are here to support and guide students in ways that will help them succeed not only in the first year but farther down their academic career as well. I decided to become a mentor because it is very fulfilling to see fellow colleagues and students succeeding and thriving. As an upper-year student, I wish I had participated in the mentoring program and all it has to offer. Please come by and visit us!”


Manal Abaline

Study groups: MAT 1320 | ITI 1121

Country: Morocco
Language spoken: French, English
Program: B.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering

“As an international student 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, it’s to share my knowledge as well as my different experiences with new coming students. I would strongly suggest that incoming students make use of different resources available to them such as the Mentoring Centre”.


Mohammed Sayeem

Study groups: CHG 1125

Country: Bangladesh
Language spoken: English and Bengali
Program: B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and B.Sc. in Biochemistry (Biotechnology)

“As a biotech student, I was always challenged with time, study load and stress management. Throughout my undergraduate study, I had to adapt to new techniques and ways to keep up. I always thought of sharing the experience and resources I have gathered during my study term and co-op internships with other students. I would like to help other students to succeed by sharing with them the knowledge, resources and experience I have acquired.”


Saleh Bichara Senoussi

Study groups: MAT 2384

Country: Chad
Language spoken: French, English, Arabic, Turkish
Program: B.A.Sc. in Chemical engineering and B.Sc. in Computing Technology

“When I came to Canada in 2015, I have already volunteered as a mentor and teaching assistant for more than the half of my life by getting involved in a neighborhood centre. I love sharing what I learnt and I experienced with others, so do not hesitate to come and see me if you have questions.”


Udoka Josemaria Nwabuike

Study groups: MAT1322 | ITI 1100

Country: Nigeria
Language spoken: English
Program: B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and B.Sc. in Computing Technology (Co-Op)

“Having used the mentoring centre as a student, I am honoured and privileged to be able to help new students adapt to the rigours of university by providing study tools/tips, available on-campus resources, as well as personal experiences. I hope I can help students I interact with, to go on to have a successful and memorable experience at the University.”


Xiaoxin Zhou

Study groups: CSI 2110 | MAT 1322 | MAT 1341 | MAT 1348

Country: China
Language spoken: English, Chinese
Program: B.Sc. in Computer Science

“Learning from others accelerates your progress. As a 4th-year Computer Science student, being a mentor will allow me to share my effective study experiences in these courses. Having a positive attitude to each course, you will succeed.”

Final exam review sessions

Simply attend the session which interests you.

List view of sessions

CSI 2110
Saturday April 6
11:30-14:15
STE H0104

MAT 1348
Saturday April 6
14:30-17:15
STE H0104

MAT 1322
Saturday April 6
17:30-20:15
STE H0104

GNG 1106
Saturday April 6
13:00-14:15
STE G0103

GNG 1105
Saturday April 6
14:30-15:45
STE G0103

MAT 1320
Saturday April 6
16:00-17:15
STE G0103

MAT 2384
Saturday April 6
17:30-20:15
STE G0103

ELG 2136
Sunday April 7
11:30-14:15
STE H0104

MAT 1741
Sunday April 7
14:30-17:15
STE H0104

MAT 1341
Sunday April 7
17:30-20:15
STE H0104

ITI 1100
Sunday April 7
11:30-14:15
STE G0103

ITI 1121
Sunday April 7
14:30-17:15
STE G0103

ITI 1521
Sunday April 7
17:30-18:45
STE G0103

ITI 1500
Sunday April 7
19:00-20:15
STE G0103

MAT 1720
Monday April 8
9:30-11:15
STE H0104

MCG 2131 | 2531
Monday April 8
11:30-14:15
STE H0104

MAT 1722
Monday April 8
14:30-15:45
STE H0104

CHG 1125
Monday April 8
16:00-17:15
STE H0104

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.

Simply attend the study group which interests you (when available).

Study group schedule

Winter 2019 - January 21 - March 29

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 - 9:45   MCG 2131
Ayman
    GNG 1105
Kulveen
10:00 - 11:30

MCG 2531
Christ

ITI 1500
Alexa
ITI 1100
Udoka

MAT 1322
Xiaoxin

MAT 2384
Saleh

11:30 - 13:00

Mat 1722
Christ

Mat 1741
Amadou

ITI 1100
Udoka
ITI 1121
Alexa
MAT 1320
Manal
MAT 1720
Christ
13:00 - 14:30 Closed CSI 2110
Xiaoxin
ELG 2136
Amadou
ITI 1521
Alexa
CHG 1125
Mohammed
14:30 - 16:00 MAT 1320
Manal
MAT 1341
Amadou
GNG 1106
Kulveen
MAT 1341
Xiaoxin
MAT 1348
Xiaoxin
16:00 - 17:30   CHG 1125
Mohammed
MAT 1322
Udoka
  MCG 2531
Ayman
16:30 - 18:00     MAT 2384
Saleh
   
17:00 - 18:30 ITI 1121
Manal
       
17:30 - 19:00       ELG 2136
Amadou
 
Individual mentoring sessions

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

  • Focus
  • 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?

By appointment

Reserve a one hour individual consultation with a mentor.

To book an appointment with a mentor, send an email to engineering.mentor@uOttawa.ca


By drop-in

Simply visit us during individual session hours:

    Drop-in schedule (list-view)

    Alexa

    • Tuesday: 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    Amadou

    • Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Ayman

    • Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Friday: noon to 1 p.m.

    Christ

    • Thursday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Friday: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Kulveen

    • Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Manal

    • Monday: 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Thursday: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Mohammed

    • Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

    Saleh

    • Monday: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday: 11:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

    Udoka

    • Monday: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Xiaoxin

    • Thursday: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Workshops

    Workshops are on Mondays, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at STE 1030.

    Workshops Date
    Freshman survival guide January 28, 2019
    CO-OP internship experience February 4, 2019
    Mid-term exam strategy February 11, 2019
    Time and stress management: Motivation and goal setting February 25, 2019
    Workshop on reference, writing and research March 4,2019
    Final Exam 101- prep March 11, 2019
    Coding Event March 18, 2019
    Engineering Entrepreneurship March 25, 2019

    Contact us

    STE 1030 (map)
    800 King Edward Ave.
    Ottawa ON Canada
    K1N 6N5

    Tel.: 613-562-5800 ext. 4621

    engineering.mentor@uOttawa.ca

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