The Workshop - The Engineering and Computer Science Mentoring Centre

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The Mentoring Centre will be open from September 7 to December 8, 2021 for the fall 2021 term.

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 enrolment during the intensive fall enrolment 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 Fall 2021 term, we are happy to offer study groups to help you succeed.

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

All students enrolled in the course are added to the MS Teams study group(s) (see links in the schedule available in September).

Study groups starts weekly on September 20 to December 8, 2021.

See the schedule


Course Hours Link
ITI 1520
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Join here

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join here

MAT 2784
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Join here
MAT 1722
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Join here
MAT 2777
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Join here
MAT 2384
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Join here

MAT 1341
Aaron, Vincent
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.  Join here


Course Hours Link
GNG 1105
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join here
MAT 1320
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Join here
ITI 1120
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Join here
MAT 1322
2:30 p.m.- 4 p.m. Join here



Course Hours Link
CHG 1125
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Join here
ITI 1520
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Join here



Course Hours Link
GNG 1506
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Join here
MAT 1320
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Join here
MAT 1720
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join here
MAT 1341
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Join here
MAT 1722
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Join here
GNG 1505
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Join here



Course Hours Link
MAT 1322
Aaron, Manal
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Join here
MAT 1741
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Join here
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Live chat support

Academic GPS

As of September 8, 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 mentor Eden & Rodrigues will be connected on the Academic GPS.

Click here to start chatting.

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Individual Consultations

Students can book an individual 30 minutes 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  a mentor. 

Individual consultations will be held from September 7 to December 8, 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 mid-term review sessions and final exams review sessions.

See the schedule

Wednesdays, December 1 to 8, 2021

Final Exam Review Sessions (language is based on the course code) Link
Dec. 2 GNG 1506 Thursday 10:00-11:30 Rodrigues Join here
Dec. 2 MAT 1320 Thursday 11:30-13:00 Natalie Join here
Dec. 2 MAT 1720 Thursday 11:30-13:00 Maryam Join here
Dec. 2 MAT 1341 Thursday 13:00-14:30 Natalie Join here
Dec. 2 MAT 1722 Thursday 14:30-16:00 Rodrigues Join here
Dec. 2 MAT 1322 Thursday 14:30-16:00 Manal Join here
Dec. 2 GNG 1505 Thursday 19:00-20:30 Thakib Join here
Dec.2 MAT 1741 Thursday 14:30-16:00 Eden Join here
Dec. 3 MAT 1322 Friday 13:00-14:30 Manal, Aaron Join here
Dec. 6 ITI 1520 Monday 10:00-11:30 Lamya Join here
Dec. 6 CHG1525 Monday 11:00-13:00 David Join here
Dec. 6 MAT 2784 Monday 14:30-16:00 Eden Join here
Dec. 6 MAT 1722 Monday 14:30-16:00 Rodrigues, David Join here
Dec. 6 MAT 2777 Monday 14:30-16:00 Maryam Join here
Dec. 6 MAT 2384 Monday 16:00-17:30 Thakib Join here
Dec. 6 MAT 1341 Monday 17:30-19:00 Aaron & Vincent Join here
Dec. 7 GNG 1105 Tuesday 11:30-13:00 Nada Join here
Dec. 7 MAT 1320 Tuesday 13:00-14:30 Vincent Join here
Dec. 7 ITI 1120 Tuesday 13:00-14:30 Lamya Join here
Dec. 7 MAT 1322 Tuesday 14:30-16:00 Manal Join here
Dec. 8 CHG 1125 Wednesday 10:00-11:30 Nada Join here
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Fall 2021, the Mentoring Centre will open for in person visit at reduce hours for individual consultations (see schedule below for details). Ontario Public Health Guidelines and uOttawa regulations pertaining to Covid-19 are followed.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

12 p.m.-2 p.m.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.


1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

We also offer individual consultation via MS Teams on a weekly basis book your appointment. Each mentor will have a weekly schedule posted in MS Bookings.  Both our services in person and virtual individual consultation will start on September 7 to December 8, 2021. 

See the schedule

The schedule is available in MS Teams click the link. 

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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Manal Abaline

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."






Rodrigues Bolia

Country: Congo, The Democratic Republic

Language spoken: French, English ( intermediate), Swahili and Lingala
Program: Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology 

" Being in the Mentoring Center as a second year Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology student is an opportunity for me to help students by sharing my perspective, advice and useful resources based on a situation that I have learned over time to deal with from my own experience and the training I receive. Being an international student and having moved from one university to another in Canada, I know how the educational system can be different and confusing but it can be simplified by knowing exactly where and how to be helped and knowing all the resources available to me to make my journey more manageable. So don't hesitate, come and see us.   " 







Natalie Hajjar

Country: Canada
Language spoken: English, Arabic
Program: Biomedical mechanical engineering and computing technology

"Hey, my name is Natalie and l'm 5th year Biomedical Mechanical Engineering and Computing Technology student. lm looking forward to joining the Mentoring Centre because I will share my experience and knowledge with new students and help them succeed"




Thakib Okelana

Country: Benin
Language spoken:  French, English
Program: Electrical Engineering

" I am Thakib, a 3rd year student of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology with management option. I am passionate about electronics, computer science and I like to have knowledge in various fields. It is this passion that motivates me to get up every morning to take my courses online or in person. I am also an international student, so it would be a pleasure to help other national or international students to integrate into the university environment and the Ottawa-Gatineau region."









Maryam El Marjany

Country: Morocco
Language spoken: English, French,Arabic,Turkish
Program: Computer Engineering

" Being a student mentor is more than just helping others solve their assignments, it's about sharing tips and hacks to make the most out of your university experience.As an international student, I understand how confusing and overwhelming the first years can be.I would love to give back to the same community I learned from! So don't be shy ,and seek help whenever you can :)"



Eden Kindja Nehema

Country:Democratic Republic of Congo
Language spoken: English, French
Program: Electrical engineering and computer science

"I am Eden Kindja Nehema, Congolese, 3rd year international student in electrical engineering and computer technology. Coming from a country that does not provide enough electricity to its inhabitants, I am passionate about the field and more precisely in renewable energy. Having this desire to discover something else, I launched into computer science. I really enjoy learning and sharing what I am learning or choosing to join the mentoring center."






Aaron MacNeil

Country: Canada
Language spoken: English
Program: Electrical Engineering

"Hey, my name is Aaron: I am a mature student from the Forest city of London On. I started university after graduating college and working for 3 years in my field of manufacturing. In addition to Electronics, I am also passionate about rock music, skateboarding, and weight lifting. I am now in my 2nd year of Electrical Engineering at uOttawa, and look forward to being a study group mentor at the Faculty of Engineering."






Nada El Rayes

Country: Palestine
Language spoken: English
Program: Chemical Engineering

"Nada El Rayes is a third year student studying Chemical Engineering with an Option in Management. She loves to create a diverse network and build connections, and what more of better way to do that then be a mentor at Department of Engineering. She also loves supporting students by giving them tips and tricks to have a successful first year!

Favourite Quote: “If it’s not challenging you, it’s not changing you.”

David Omayeke

Country : Republic Democratic of Congo
Language spoken : French , English ( intermediate level) , Lingala
Program: Chemical engineering

"The university represents a great challenge. The student is practically at the center of everything. He has to organize everything by himself: study and leisure time, courses by sessions, extra materials outside the classroom, etc. Having been a first year student at uOttawa, I know how frustrating this can be. Hence my passion for mentoring: helping students better integration into the university community"


Vincent Lam

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"




Lamya Abaline

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

" I believe good mentoring helps new students achieve academic success. By sharing their experiences at the University of Ottawa, I think 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!"

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 will be open from September 7 to December 8, 2021 for the fall 2021 term.

Josée Graveline
Student Experience Officer
MS Teams chat/ Tel. 613-562-5800 ext. 4970


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