Mentoring Centre of the Faculty of Health Sciences

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 2020

Alexandra Potts

 

Study groups : NUT2733 & NUT3502

Program: Honours Bachelor in Nutrition Sciences
Year of study: 4
Languages spoken: French, English

Useful tip for students: Try to treat school like a 9-5 job, making the time between your classes your most productive. This way you can make time for yourself and better separate your school and personal life!


Chris Flynn- Mentor 2020

Chris Flynn

 

Study groups : ANP1105 & APA2120

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

Languages spoken: French, English

Useful tip for students: Create a balanced agenda that prioritizes what is most important to you! Also, recognize and celebrate your unique skills and abilities.

 


Danny Bojic- Mentor 2020

Danny Bojic

Study groups : HSS2381 & HSS2305

Program: Honours Bachelor of Science in Translational and Molecular Medicine
Year of study: 4

Languages spoken: French, English, Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian

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.

 


Jifang Xu- Mentor 2020

Jifang Xu

 

Study groups : HSS1500 & HSS2381

Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Year of study: 2

Languages spoken: French, English, Chinese Mandarin

Useful tip for students: Figure out how you learn best for each class, learn actively and use the resources.

 


Mohamed Gemae- Mentor 2020

Mohamed Gemae

Study groups : APA1313

Program: Honours BSc. Human Kinetics
Year of study: 4

Languages spoken: French, English, Arabic, Spanish

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

 

 


Myriam Beauregard- Mentor 2020

Myriam Beauregard

 

Study groups : APA1713 & APA2520

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

Languages spoken: French, English

Useful tip for students: Don't be too hard on yourself. Celebrate the small wins.

 


Nicky Dunn- Mentor 2020

Nicky Dunn

 

Study groups : ANP1105 & HSS1100

Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (French Immersion)
Year of study: 2

Languages spoken: French, English

Useful tip for students : Don't get stuck on your study strategies from high school. Do some research and experiment with new methods.


Noémie Beauregard

Noémie Beauregard- Mentor 2020

 

Study groups : ANP1505 & NUT1504

Program: Honours Bachelor in Food and Nutrition Sciences- Nutrition Science Option
Year of study: 2

Languages spoken: French, English

Useful tip for students: Plan a schedule that includes all of your priorities (homeworks, work, sports, time with friends or family etc.) Make sure to take some time to take care of  your mental and physical health. To make the most of your study sessions, leave all distractions behind (this includes your phone), this will help you be a lot more productive!


Paul Djanga Wonganombe- Mentor 2020

Paul Djanga wonganombe

 

Study groups : HSS2781 & HSS2705

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

Languages spoken: French, English, Lingala

Useful tip for students: Make study strategies, keep on Studying every day planned, be persistent, take some time for fun.

 


Sandra Bojic- Mentor 2020

Sandra Bojic

 

Study groups: HSS1100

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

Languages spoken: French, English, Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian

Useful tip for students: Make a schedule and set aside adequate time for homework, study, sleep, relationships, work, and fun :)


Sarah Moussa- Mentor 2020

Sarah Moussa

 

Study groups : PHS4300 & PHS4700

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

Languages spoken: French, English, Arabic

Useful tip for students: Study smarter, not harder! Keep track of what works for you and what doesn't! Seek out help from experts when needed.


Véronique Lapierre- Mentor 2020

Véronique Lapierre

 

Study groups : HSS2781 & HSS2705

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

Languages spoken: French, English

Useful tip for students: Don't study at the last minute for your exams! Start your preparation a few weeks before to assure that you master the concepts, and you clarified any misunderstandings.


Zoé Caissy- Mentor 2020

Zoé Caissy

 

Study groups : NUT1504 & NUT1704

Program: Honours Bachelor in Food and Nutrition Sciences- Nutrition Science Option
Year of study: 2

Languages spoken: French, English

Useful tip for students: Use the resources available to you! University can be a source of stress for many and it is important to remember that you are not alone and that many people are there to help you.

Study groups

Mentoring Centre activities have all moved online!

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

If you are enrolled for the courses below, you should already be a part of the Microsoft Teams Study Group Team. If you cannot find the Study Group on your MS Teams, you can click on the course code to request access.

Study group schedule

Fall 2020

Course code Day Time Student Mentor(s)
ANP1105 Thursday 2:30pm-4pm Nicky & Chris
ANP1505 Tuesday 4pm-5:30pm Noémie
APA1313 Thursday 10am-11:30am Mo
APA1713 Tuesday 2:30pm-4pm Myriam
APA2120 Friday 2:30pm-4pm Chris
APA2520 Thursday 2:30pm-4pm Myriam
HSS1100 Thursday 1pm-2:30pm Sandra & Nicky
HSS1500 Friday 11:30am-1pm Jifang
HSS2381 Friday 2:30pm-4pm Danny & Jifang
HSS2781 Friday 2:30pm-4pm Paul & Véronique
HSS2305 Tuesday 10am-11:30am Danny
HSS2705 Wednesday 2:30pm-4pm Véronique & Paul
PHS4300 Sunday 1pm-2:30pm Sarah
PHS4700 Sunday 2:30pm-4pm Sarah
NUT1504 Tuesday 5:30pm-7pm Zoé & Noémie
NUT1704 Tuesday 10am-11:30am Zoé
NUT2733 Wednesday 10am-11:30am Alexandra
NUT3502 Thursday 11:30am-1pm Alexandra
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, please chat with a mentor on the Academic GPS or send an email to health.mentors.sante@uottawa.ca


 

 
Workshops

MS Teams workshops! 

Please visit the Academic GPS for all workshops available this fall!

 

Contact us

* All of our services will be offered virtually until further notice *

Book an appointment with a mentor through the Academic GPS live chat

Email us directly: health.mentors.sante@uottawa.ca

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