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
Jifang Xu- Mentor 2020

Jifang Xu

 

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

Languages spoken: French, English, Chinese Mandarin

Useful tip for students: There is a difference between knowing the name of something and understanding it. Quiz yourself to see if you actually have a solid grasp of the material.

 


Amrit Brar

 

Program: Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics
Year of study: 3

Languages spoken: French, English, Punjabi

Useful tip for students: Make the most of your time. Eliminate all distractions while you're studying and during classes to maximize efficiency. Then reward yourself with breaks!

 

 

 


Andrea Lee

 

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

Languages spoken: French, English, Cantonese

Useful tip for students: Identify the things that help you focus and what distractions affect you most. Aim to be consistent with a studying environment. Keep in mind that separating the spaces in which you study and relax is beneficial for your mental health!

 

 

 

 


Christopher Flynn

 

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

Languages spoken: French, English

Useful tip for students: University is no small hill, it's a mountain that may be hard to navigate, but there's help along the way! Take your time, be patient with yourself, and be kind to yourself!

 


Dana Abdel Bary

 

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

Languages spoken: French, English, Arabic

Useful tip for students: Break your larger tasks into smaller manageable tasks. This way you don't feel too overwhelmed and you'll be able to get it done more easily. Remember, try not to overwork yourself.

 

 


Myriam Beauregard

 

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

Languages spoken: French, English

Useful tip for students: Stay on top of your classes by being organized. Make organized and detailed notes after each lecture. This doesn’t need to take a long time, but it will make a significant difference when it comes to studying for your exams.

 

 

 


Nicky Dunn

 

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

Languages spoken: French, English

Useful tip for students: Figure out what time of day you're most productive and plan each day accordingly!

 

 

 


Noémie Beauregard

 

Program: Honours Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences - Dietetic
Year of study: 3

Languages spoken: French, English

Useful tip for students: Vocalize to memorize. Explain concepts out loud (without looking at your notes) to test your knowledge and see how well you understand the course material. If you can explain it, you understand it!

 

 


Paul Djanga wonganombe

 

Program: Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences
Year of study: 4

Languages spoken: French, English, Lingala

Useful tip for students: Schedule your study time as well as your time to rest and to take care of yourself; maintain consistency in following your plan and most of all, be proud of your little steps.

 

 

 

 


Ralitza Kechelieva

 

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

Languages spoken: French, English, Bulgarian

Useful tip for students: Acknowledge your success, and be proud of yourself. Remember that school is only one part of your life, so always strive to make time for yourself and your hobbies. Make smart decisions, but enjoy this chapter of your life!


Sandra Bojic

 

Program: Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences
Year of study: 4

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

Useful tip for students: Do it today, don’t wait until tomorrow or next year! Join that new club, start that new project, set that new goal, book a meeting with a mentor! Don’t hold back and make this university experience your own :)

 


Véronique Lapierre

 

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

Languages spoken: French, English

Useful tip for students: It is crucial to maintain a balance between your studies, your obligations, and your well-being. Planning your time (agenda, effective study techniques, etc.) allows you to maximize your productivity and enjoy free time for yourself.

 


Zoé Caissy

 

Program: Honours Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences - Dietetic
Year of study: 3

Languages spoken: French, English

Useful tip for students: Create a realistic schedule including all the tasks you need to complete, then follow it! This work will allow you to structure your days and avoid any waste of time!

 

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. 

Click on the course code below to join the Team

Study group schedule

Fall 2021

Study Group Date and Time Mentor
ANP1105 Mondays 1 - 2:30 p.m. Chris and Ralitza
ANP1505 Thursdays 10 - 11:30 a.m. Jifang
HSS1100 Mondays 11:30 - 1 p.m. Sandra and Andrea
HSS1500 Wednesdays 2:30 - 4 p.m. Véronique
PHS4300 Tuesdays 4 - 5:30 p.m. Nicky and Ralitza
PHS4700 Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Jifang
APA1313 Fridays 1 - 2:30 p.m. Amrit
APA1713 Tuesdays 10 - 11:30 a.m. Myriam
HSS2305 Fridays 2:30 - 4 p.m. Andrea and Dana
HSS2705 Fridays 10 - 11:30 a.m. Véronique and Paul
HSS2381 Sundays 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nicky and Dana
HSS2781 Fridays 4 - 5:30 p.m. Paul
NUT1504/NUT1704 Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Zoé and Noémie
NUT1104/NUT1304 Fridays 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Zoé and Noémie
APA2120/APA2520 Wednesdays 1 - 2:30 p.m. Amrit and Myriam

Virtual Study Spaces

These spaces have been created for you to get together and study collaboratively with your peers. These will not be led by a mentor, but some resources will be provided to get the ball rolling.

Virtual Study Space
NUT2733
NUT3502
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.

You can book directly through Microsoft Bookings or you can chat with a mentor on the Academic GPS.


 

 
Workshops

MS Teams workshops! 

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

 

More to come in Fall 2021!

Contact us

* All of our services will be offered virtually until further notice. See the Academic GPS for details *

Book a virtual appointment with a mentor through Microsoft Bookings.

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

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What students are saying about us:

“[..] The mentors are very kind and always available to answer questions. They ensured that the students understand and are able to explain their choice of answer to the question which allows us to confirm what we are studying. "

The groups allowed me to revise, to better understand by asking questions and sharing my ideas. They also allowed me to check my knowledge and see my shortcomings. "

 

Midterm Survival Guide

Laptop, papers and a dog


It happens every semester. It catches us off-guard like a mid-summer cold. We're never fully ready for it. It's midterm season, folks.

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