2021 Orientation for New Professors

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2021 Orientation Program for New Professors

Welcome to the University of Ottawa!

Despite the current context, we hope that this virtual program will allow you to familiarize yourself with the resources available at the University of Ottawa that will make your teaching and research exciting. Come and discuss teaching strategies and technology with the Teaching and Learning Support Service team (TLSS) and meet with key-contacts who will be able to answer questions related to your research activities. 

It is our hope that the various activities allow you to meet your new colleagues and begin a dialogue which will continue in the months and years to come. 


Program Overview
Week of August 16, 2021

Monday, August 16 - 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Words of Welcome
Aline Germain-Rutherford Ph.D., Vice-Provost, Academic Affairs

Teaching at the University of Ottawa: Sharing Experience
Listen in on a discussion panel during which professors will speak about the culture of teaching and research at the University of Ottawa. Bilingual Session

13 h 30 à 14 h 15
Supporting Research at the University of Ottawa
Terry Campbell, Assistant Vice-President, Research Services
André Lalonde, Senior Grants Officer, Research Management Services
The University of Ottawa is ranked among the ten top-performing universities in Canada in terms of research intensity. This presentation highlights the services provided to professors and researchers at the University through the Office of the Vice-President (Research): opening research accounts, internal financing programs, ethics committee reviews, commercializing inventions, promoting research activities, and more.
Tuesday, August 17 - 10 a.m. to noon
Let'sTalk about Teaching!
Come and discuss university teaching with the team from the Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS). Learn about our students, their learning preferences, teaching strategies that are recognized for their efficacy in higher education and proposed distance/online or bimodal teaching models for fall 2021. Bilingual Session 

Thursday, August 19 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

Teaching and Copyright at the University of Ottawa
Mélanie Brunet Ph.D., Copyright Services Librarian
Thomas Rouleau, Officer and Manager of Copyright Services
This brief presentation will outline the dos and don’ts of using copyrighted-protected materials for your teaching activities as well as exceptions to copyright and sources of openly-licensed content. 

Your Library: Partnering for Success

Jolene Hurtubise, Student Success Librarian
In this introductory session to the Library, you will learn about the services, staff and spaces that support your teaching and research needs.


Week of August 23, 2021

Monday, August 23 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 
Centre for Academic Leadership
Françoise Moreau-Johnson, Manager – Centre for Academic Leadership
The Centre for Academic Leadership offers a variety of services to support professors as they progress in their academic career. Come see all that’s available for you. 

Language Support for Professors (members of APUO)

Kim Chartier, Program Manager – OLBI
Information session on all language training services offered to professors of the University of Ottawa in order to comply to bilingualism requirements in their different administrative and academic tasks or as required by their individual contracts.


Tuesday, August 24 - 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. 
Information Technology: Resources for Professors and Researchers
Alex Dipietro, Information Technology
Learn more about the Information Technology resources that support your daily communications, production of classroom materials, and technology needs. We will also provide an overview of the support we provide to researchers, including our state-of-the-art Colocation Data Centre for your research hosting needs. Information Technology provides strategic leadership for technology initiatives at the University in addition to face-to-face, phone and electronic support for IT-related questions.

Technology for Teaching
The TLSS provides ongoing support for various technologies that are associated with your teaching. Beyond the Virtual Campus, discover the different technologies for teaching in synchronous/asynchronous modality and some complementary tools (Zoom, Simple Syllabus, Wooclap, YuJa, etc.).


Wednesday, August 25 - 11 a.m. to noon
Mental Health and Wellness at the University of Ottawa
April MacInnes, Senior Mental Health Advisor
Mental health and wellness are foundational to success at the University of Ottawa. Discover the different services available to the community and to you as a new faculty member. Learn what is available to help you to recognize, respond and refer students or fellow colleagues experiencing stressors or mental health concerns to help you participate in our campus community and build towards a culture of wellness.

Wednesday, August 25 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 
Important resources for your students

    • Academic GPS
      Join us for a virtual tour of the learning community supported by the Academic GPS! By exploring this uOttawa website, you will learn more about the peer help services offered to students who wish to improve their knowledge of campus, their time management abilities, their study methods, or their writing skills so they can become more efficient and autonomous learners.

    • Academic Accommodation Service
      The University is committed to providing students with disabilities academic accommodation to allow them an equitable opportunity to fully access and participate in the learning environment with dignity, autonomy and without impediment while preserving academic freedom, academic integrity, and academic standards. Join us to learn more about this essential service for many students.

For more information and to register, please contact the:
Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS)