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 2019

Alexandra Potts

 

Study groups: HSS1500 & NUT2721

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 & NUT2721

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 & 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

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 & HSS1100

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: ANP1506 & ANP1507

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: NSG2313/2713 & PHA3112

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: NSG2313/2713 & PHA 3512

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: ANP1107

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: ANP1506

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: ANP1107 & 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: APA2712

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: NSG2313/2713 & ANP1106

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

Winter 2020 (January 20th to April 3rd)

Course code Day Time Room Student Mentor(s)
ANP1505 Monday 1pm-2:30pm CRXC323 Asli & Ariane
ANP1506 Tuesday 1pm-2:30pm TBT0021 Myriam & Éloïse
ANP1507 Friday 2:30pm-4pm TBT327 Éloïse
ANP1105 Thursday 2:30pm-4pm TBT327 Danny & Christopher
ANP1106 Friday 2:30pm-4pm STE(F0126) Sarah Moussa
ANP1107 Wednesday 4pm-5:30pm CRXC307 Mohamed & Sandra
HSS1100 Wednesday 2:30pm-4pm FTX136 Danny & Sandra
HSS1500 Wednesday 11:30am-1pm LMX407 Alexandra & Asli
APA2712 Wednesday 2:30pm-4pm SMD330 Sarah McAllister
NUT2721 Thursday 11:30am-1pm LMX360 Ariane & Alexandra

NSG2313/2713*

(bilingual)

Saturday or Monday 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm LEEB166 Melanie, Mihiret, Sarah
PHA3112 Tuesday 4:30pm-6pm LEEC207 Melanie
PHA3512** Tuesday or Saturday 4pm-5:30pm/1:30pm-3pm **see below Mihiret

*NSG2313 / NSG2713 study groups will take place on the following dates :

  • Saturday, January 18th (10am-1pm)
  • Saturday, February 8th (10am-1pm)
  • Monday, February 24th (1pm-4pm)
  • Saturday, March 14th (10am-1pm)

**PHA3512 study groups will take place on the following dates :

  • Tuesday, January 28th 4pm-5:30pm (RGN2021)
  • Tuesday, February 4th 4pm-5:30pm (RGN2021)
  • Saturday, February 15th 1:30pm-3pm (LEEB163)
  • Tuesday, February 25th 4pm-5:30pm (RGN2021)
  • Tuesday, March 3rd 4pm-5:30pm (RGN2021)
  • Saturday March 14th 1:30pm-3pm (LEEB163)
  • Tuesday, March 24th 4pm-5:30pm (RGN2112)
  • Tuesday, March 31st 4pm-5:30pm (RGN2112)
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


Drop in and visit us during our office hours!

Winter 2020 schedule (January 13th to April 3rd)

Simply visit us during our office hours:

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00AM CLOSED Danny CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
9:30AM CLOSED Danny CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
10:00AM Chris CLOSED Sarah Mc Melanie Myriam
10:30AM Chris CLOSED Sarah Mc Melanie Myriam
11:00AM Chris Alexandra Sarah Mc Melanie Myriam
11:30AM Chris Alexandra Ariane Myriam Sarah Moussa
12:00PM Asli Asli Ariane Myriam Sarah Moussa
12:30PM Asli Asli Ariane Myriam Sarah Moussa
1:00PM Éloise Sandra Ariane Mo Sarah Moussa
1:30PM Éloise Sandra Danny Mo Éloise
2:00PM CLOSED Sandra Danny Mo Éloise
2:30PM Sarah Mc Sandra Mo Alexandra Chris
3:00PM Sarah Mc Myriam Mo Alexandra Chris
3:30PM Sarah Mc Myriam Mo CLOSED Chris
4:00PM CLOSED Myriam CLOSED CLOSED Chris
4:30PM CLOSED Myriam CLOSED CLOSED Chris

*Please note that Mihiret (nursing mentor) will be in the office the following dates:

Monday, January 20 (4:00 PM-6:30 PM)

Monday, January 27 (4:00 PM-6:30 PM)

Thursday, February 6 (3:30 PM – 6:30 PM)

Thursday, February 13 (3:30 PM – 6:30 PM)

Thursday, March 5 (3:30 PM – 6:30 PM)

Thursday, March 12 (3:30 PM – 6:30 PM)

 

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 Time Location
Effective Note Taking Monday, February 10th, 2020 12:30pm-2pm CRXC427
Reading Techniques Monday, March 9th, 2020 4:30pm-6pm CRXC426
Final Exam Preparation Monday, March 23rd, 2020 10:00-11:30am CRXC420

 

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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