Ask your questions to our Faculty’s Vice-Dean!

Ask our Faculty’s Vice-Dean of Students a question!

Our community’s feedback means a lot to us. Please reach out to our Vice Dean of Students, Professor Jenepher Lennox Terrion, any time by email. She will be happy to answer any question you have or discuss any concern you wish to bring to our attention. 

Please email the Vice Dean.

Graduate Students Writing Café

Graduate Students Writing Café

Are you struggling to start writing? You are not alone. Join other students and write in the company of others twice a week at our virtual writing café and move forward together! 

Help Desk

Virtual Help Desk

Do you need technical help for one of your classes? Are you having trouble navigating through Brightspace, uOzone, Zoom or Teams? Contact our Virtual Help Desk, where an advisor will assist you if you have any issues or questions.

Stay on track with our Mentoring Centre

Stay on track with our Mentoring Centre

Feeling a bit lost with your studies? Looking for helpful pointers and tips on anything from notetaking, to exam preparation, to time management, to managing stress? Connect with a trained peer mentor from our Academic GPS for support fully customized to your needs. 

Access mental health support

A crisis can include difficulty dealing with stress, overwhelming feelings, symptoms of depression, anxiety or psychosis, and suicidal thoughts. If you are concerned about your own mental health, or that of a loved one, talk to someone.

Students Rights Centre


Students Rights Centre

Do you have questions about your rights as a student? The Student Rights Centre offers information and support to students requiring information on University of Ottawa regulations and practices, who wish to appeal administrative decisions by the university, or file a complaint.

Looking for Something to do?

Our team is working hard to provide you with exciting, action-packed events to make you feel part of the UOttawa and Faculty of Arts community. Click here and check out the calendar of events below for more info.

BIPOC Student Resources

The Faculty of Arts is committed to ensuring that BIPOC students feel welcome and included on our campus. Click here for some resources to support you.

Physical Activity Counselling program

The University of Ottawa offers free Physical Activity Counselling (PAC) to all insufficiently active students and staff!

Physical Activity Counselling focuses on motivating individuals to be more physically active for their own reasons through the use of evidence-based behaviour change techniques. The physical activity counsellors of the PAC program are students who are on the path to becoming registered Kinesiologists, who have taken a course in Physical Activity Counselling which delivers practical training in motivation building and behaviour change. The goal of the PAC program is to increase levels of physical activity among students to improve their overall physical and mental health. The greatest decline in physical activity is suggested to be during the transition from high school to first-year university. In addition, the highest rates of depression are reported in ages 15-24, an age group which represents a significant portion of university students. Students are the leaders of tomorrow; it is crucial for them to be physically and mentally healthy in order to succeed. 

For any questions related to the PAC program e-mail:

Where: All counselling sessions will be held virtually.

Frequency: Generally, clients receive weekly/biweekly counselling sessions during the first 2 months. The frequency of sessions is adapted to each client according to their needs.

Our team: This initiative was developed and is supervised by Dr. Michelle Fortier (full professor in Human Kinetics, who teaches the Physical Activity Counselling class, APA4523). Taylor McFadden (manager) and Olivia Pastore (assistant and counsellor) ensure the good functioning of the program (e.g., promotion, linking clients with the counsellors, organizing monthly meetings with counsellors, etc.). To this date, we have 9 counsellors on board (6 French-speaking/bilingual and 3 English-speaking only) who are graduate or 4th-year students in Human Kinetics trained in Physical Activity Counselling and behaviour change.

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