Mentoring Centre of the Faculty of Health Sciences

Mentoring Centre

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 learn new study techniques, 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 Mentors of the Faculty of Health Sciences

  • 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.
  • Are available during office hours to offer additional support to fellow students.
The mentors

 

Alexandra Potts - Mentor 2019

Alexandra Potts

 

Study groups: NUT1704 and NUT3502

Program: Honours Bachelor in Nutrition Sciences
Year of study: 3
 

Useful tip for students: Try transferring your knowledge in different forms. For example: rewrite your notes, read your textbook, make diagrams, watch videos, and explain a concept to a friend. 


Ariane Moreau - Mentor 2019

Ariane Moreau

 

Study groups: ANP1505(2) and NUT1704

Program: Honours Bachelor in Nutrition Sciences
Year of study: 2
 

Useful tip for students: Print-out the PowerPoint presentation before attending the class and take notes directly on it (less eco-friendly, but it's easier to memorize the information and draw on the diagrams directly).


Asli Fuad - Mentor 2019

Asli Fuad

 

Study groups: ANP1505(2) and HSS1500

Program: Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences
Year of study: 3
 

Useful tip for students: Try studying in small segments of time (30-45 minutes) and take breaks regularly (5-10 minutes). This way, you can keep concentrated and motivated!


Christopher Flynn - Mentor 2019

Christopher Flynn

 

Study groups: ANP1105(1) and APA1313

Program: Honours BSc. Human Kinetics
Year of study: 2
 

Useful tip for students: Firstly, figure out how you learn best (whether through audio, visuals, etc.) and from there, find a way to apply fun and genuine interest to the material you are studying.


Danny Bojic - Mentor 2019

Danny Bojic

 

Study groups: ANP1105 (2) and HSS2305

Program: Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences
Year of study: 3

Useful tip for students: Write down your goals and put them somewhere you can always see them. This way you will never forget what you are working towards.

 


Eloise Deschenes - Mentor 2019

Éloïse Deschênes

 

Study groups: ANP1505(1) and HSS2705

Program: Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences
Year of study: 3

Useful tip for students: Use study groups and make connections in your classes! 

 

 


Melanie Jones - Mentor 2019

Melanie Jones 

 

Study groups: NSG2317/2717, NSG3137/3537, NSG3305/3705 and PHS4300

Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Year of study: 3

Useful tip for students: Talk to the people you sit beside in class! You would be surprised at how much more fun class can be once you find a familiar face. 

 


Mihiret Sinkie - Mentor 2019

Mihiret Sinkie

 

Study groups: NSG2317/2717, NSG3137/3537, NSG3305/3705 and PHS4700 

Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Year of study: 4

Useful tip for students: Do not leave any stone unturned; make sure every question that you have gets answered!

 


Mohamed Gemae - Mentor 2019

Mohamed Gemae

 

Study groups: APA1313

Program: Honours BSc in Human Kinetics
Year of study: 3

Useful tip for students: Make time for your favorite activities and build a good support system!

 

 


Myriam Beauregard - Mentor 2019

Myriam Beauregard

 

Study groups: ANP1505(1) and APA1713

Program: Honours BSc in Human Kinetics
Year of study: 2

Useful tip for students: Be organized and prepare a schedule for your study time. Make sure to follow it!

 

 


Sandra Bojic - Mentor 2019

Sandra Bojic

 

Study groups: ANP1105(2) and HSS1100

Program: Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences
Year of study: 2

Useful tip for students: Use breaks between classes effectively. Attend study groups, schedule meetings with a student-mentor, or review your class notes.

 


Sarah McAllister - Mentor 2019

Sarah McAllister

 

Study groups: APA1713

Program: Honours Bachelor of Human Kinetics
Year of study: 4

Useful tip for students: Do NOT multitask in class (Facebook can wait!)

 

 


Sarah Moussa - Mentor 2019

Sarah Moussa

 

Study groups: NSG2317/2717, NSG3137/3537, NSG3305/3705 and PHS4700

Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Year of study: 3

Useful tip for students: Spaced repetition is an evidence-based learning technique, most specifically using the Leitner system (flashcards are a must!). 

Study groups

Study groups are specific to individual courses. The mentors are there as facilitators and to guide the discussion while reviewing important concepts, theories and material seen in class. 

To attend, we encourage that you enroll for the study group by clicking on the course code below as seats are limited.

Study group schedule

Fall 2019 (September 14th to November 29th)

Course code Day Time Room Student Mentor(s)
ANP1105(1) Tuesday 1pm-2:30pm SMD221 Christopher
ANP1105(2) Thursday 1pm-2:30pm TBT0021 Sandra, Danny
ANP1505(1) Monday 2:30pm-4pm MRT252 Myriam, Éloïse
ANP1505(2) Thursday 2:30pm-4pm TBT327 Ariane, Asli
APA1313 Friday 11:30am-1pm SMD429 Christopher, Mohamed
APA1713 Monday 4pm-5:30pm FSS6004 Myriam, Sarah Mc.
HSS1100 Thursday 2:30pm-4pm MNT103 Sandra
HSS1500 Wednesday 11:30am-1pm SMD227 Asli
HSS2305 Wednesday 1pm-2:30pm MRN130 Danny
HSS2705 Tuesday 11:30am-1pm FTX315 Éloïse

NSG2317*

NSG2717*

(bilingual)

Saturday 10am-1pm LEES B166 Melanie, Mihiret, Sarah

NSG3137/3305**

NSG3537/3705**

(bilingual)

Saturday 10am-1pm LEES B166 Melanie, Mihiret, Sarah
NUT1704 Wednesday 4pm-5:30pm FTX235 Ariane, Alexandra
NUT3502 Monday 1pm-2:30pm CRX327 Alexandra
PHS4300 Monday 5:30pm-7pm FSS1005 Melanie
PHS4700*** Saturday 1:30pm-3pm LEES B163 Sarah, Mihiret

 

*NSG2317 / NSG2717 study groups will take place on the following dates:

  • Saturday, October 5th
  • Saturday, November 16th

**NSG3137/3537 and NSG3305/3705 study groups will take place on the following dates: 

  • Saturday, September 14th 
  • Saturday, September 28th 
  • Saturday, October 26th

***PHS4700 study groups will begin on September 21st.

Office Hours | Individual mentoring sessions

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

  • Study techniques
  • Exam preparation
  • Memorization
  • Time management
  • Stress management
  • and much much more...

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?
  • How can I find work-life balance?

By appointment

Reserve a half hour meeting with a mentor.

To book an appointment with a mentor, send an email to health.mentors.sante@uottawa.ca


Visit us during our office hours (Sept. 16th - Nov. 30th)

Simply visit us during our office hours:

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00AM          
9:30AM          
10:00AM Éloïse (HSS) Mohamed (HK)      
10:30AM Éloïse (HSS) Mohamed (HK)   Chris (HK)  
11:00AM Ariane (NUT) Mohamed (HK)   Chris (HK)  
11:30AM Ariane (NUT) Sandra (HSS) Mohamed (HK) Chris (HK)  
12:00PM Ariane (NUT) Sandra (HSS) Mohamed (HK) Chris (HK)  
12:30PM Ariane (NUT) Sandra (HSS) Mohamed (HK) Alexandra (NUT)  
1:00PM Asli (HSS) Sandra (HSS) Sarah (HK) Alexandra (NUT) Mihiret (NSG)
1:30PM Asli (HSS) Éloïse (HSS) Sarah (HK) Alexandra (NUT) Mihiret (NSG)
2:00PM Asli (HSS) Éloïse (HSS) Sarah (HK) Alexandra (NUT) Mihiret (NSG)
2:30PM Sarah (HK) CLOSED Myriam (HK) Danny (HSS) Mihiret (NSG)
3:00PM Sarah (HK) CLOSED Myriam (HK) Danny (HSS)  
3:30PM Sarah (HK) CLOSED Myriam (HK) Danny (HSS)  
4:00PM Melanie (NSG) CLOSED Myriam (HK) Danny (HSS)  
4:30PM Melanie (NSG) Sarah (NSG)      
5:00PM Melanie (NSG) Sarah (NSG)      
5:30 PM   Sarah (NSG)      
6:00 PM   Sarah (NSG)      
 

 

Workshops

Workshop Schedule

To attend, we encourage that you enroll for the workshop by clicking on the title below as seats are limited.

Workshops Date
Effective Note Taking  To be determined
Reading Techniques To be determined
Exam Preparation 

November 20th - 5:30pm to 7pm (offered in French)

November 27th - 5:30pm to 7pm (offered in English)

November 28th - 2:30pm to 4pm (offered in French)

November 28th - 5:30pm to 7pm (offered in English)

 

Contact us

Montpetit Hall, room 238
125 University
Ottawa ON Canada
K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5800 ext. 4937

email: health.mentors.sante@uottawa.ca

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