Student Showcases

Spotlight on students’ skills and creativity!

The Faculty of Arts is home to more than 5,000 students who embody creativity, passion and innovation. Come experience it for yourself! Throughout the month of April, we invite you to attend year-end online presentations and talks on various topics. These events are open to all members of the University community and the general public.

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Department of History

Findings of Canadian Digital History course


Links below

Explore little-known aspects of Canadian history by browsing three websites created by students of the course HIS4135-Canadian Digital History. Want to know more about the lives of Canadian miners' wives, the origins and development of the Bruce Trail, iconic Ontarian hiking trail, or about the immigration of British Home Children in Canada in the 20th century? Students tell these histories using digital tools such as timelines, image carousels, interactive maps and audio files, making the learning of history an interactive and captivating and accessible experience. Pleasant discovery!


Information :  Sarah Templier

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School of Music

Student recitals

April and May, available for 24 hours

On YouTube

Students in the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music programs perform solo recitals as a requisite for their degrees. This year, students share a video link with family, friends and guests to take part in the recital experience! These free online concerts feature up and coming musical talents in the field of composition and the whole gamut of instruments: brass, winds, strings, piano, voice, guitar, and percussion. Find out which livestream recitals are available, and enjoy!

Information :  Calendar of recitals. For access to the Youtube links, please contact : Hali Krawchuk

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Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics


March 30, 2021

Noon to 12:40

On Zoom

Join us for an interesting lunch break! The series is an opportunity to learn about new and current research in the geography department. In this installment, associate professor Sonia Wesche focuses on Artic Indigenous Research Engagement.

Information: Geography Graduate Students Association of the University of Ottawa

Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 993 6628 5676

Passcode: 8XZnGe

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Department of English

24-hour short story contest

April 2-3, 2021

6 p.m.

Following the unexpected success of the suddenly-virtual 2020 24-Hour Short Story Contest, the Department of English is delighted to host the still-virtual 2021 24-Hour Short Story Contest, now with more prizes! This contest is open to all uOttawa undergraduate students. Register before Thursday, April 1, and at 6 pm on Friday, April 2, you will receive a prompt, specifying the theme for this year's story. You then have exactly 24 hours to write your story, which must be submitted to the Department by 6pm, Saturday April 3. Judges will be members of the English Department faculty. P.S. Win up to $ 500 in prizes for your creativity!

Information : To register, send your name and uOttawa e-mail address to Liz White. For further information, contact Jennifer Panek, English Department Chair.

Event will be publicized on the English Department's social media feeds (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) 

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Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Virtual Launch party of Confetti JOURNAL

April 6, 2021

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

On Zoom

Join us online for the launch of volume 7 of Confetti, A World Literatures and Cultures Journal. Featured: the amazing curiosity and intellectual capacity of master's students! The program includes a celebration of literature, film, and student successes with readings by the authors followed by a question period. After working hard all year, students and guests alike deserve to relax and enjoy the wonders of these Master's candidates' creativity!

Information: Jorge Carlos Guerrero

Zoom link

Meeting ID : 934 6629 3261

Passcode: mXZKz0

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A joint initiative of the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences

Venture Initiatives Showcase

Social innovation fair

April 6, 2021

1 p.m. to 4:30 pm

On Remo

Innovative social solutions to real-world challenges! The Ventures Initiative Showcase is a social innovation fair that puts on display the work of students engaged in a redesigned course that integrates social innovation through project-based learning. Through friendly competitions and judged presentations, students will showcase their projects and be judged on the creativity of their solution, the quality of their pitches, and their overall work by judges, who will be social innovators themselves. For complete info.

Note : the online conference platform will allow for a “showcase” experience, creating spaces for multiple simultaneous presentations.

Information : Fahd Alhattab, Elena Valenzuela

Remo Link

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Department of Visual Arts

Dialogues from Home and Studio

April 7, 2021

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Mainly in English, with moderation and questions in French and English.

Second-year Masters in fine arts (MFA) candidates Lilly Koltun and Natalie Breuvels offer a talk on Women & Whatever - Waking to daily struggles and circumstances as part of their advanced studio course. Sixth in a series, this talk is supported by the Ottawa Art Gallery as part of an ongoing partnership with the Department.

Information : Department of Visual Arts

Zoom link

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Department of Classics and Religious Studies

Graduate work-in-progress gathering : the many faces of judas iscariot

April 9, 2021

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On Zoom

The goal of the seminars is for our grad students to present what they are currently working on, be it their thesis, an article, a book chapter, or other, for discussion, comments, critiques, or trouble shooting.

Graduate student Giulio Romano talks about his project entitled: “In Darkness and in Light: The Many Faces of Judas Iscariot".  

Information and registration : Lydia Schriemer, President, Religious Studies Graduate Students' Association.

Zoom link

Meeting ID: 878 1491 9498

Passcode: 792054

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Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics

GGSA lunch and learn series : access to health care in ontario

April 14, 2021

12:00 to 12:40

On Zoom

What do we know about access-to-care barriers and geographic areas of both low and high accessibility?  Find out through the research of professor Eric Crighton speaking to patterns and determinants of healthcare utilization among people with Parkinson’s disease in Ontario.

Information:  Geography Graduate Students Association of the University of Ottawa -

Zoom link

Meeting ID: 999 4881 0803

Passcode: KApug0

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Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

10th undergraduate student symposium : research and cultures : meeting of the minds

April 14, 2021

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On Zoom

A celebration of cultural diversity! The symposium brings together the best of our undergraduate student research and offers an excellent opportunity for exchange with faculty and grads, on the different cultures taught within the department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

Information : Arkadi Klioutchanski

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Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI)

French Enrichment through Community Engagement and the World of Work

April 15, 2021

OLBI website

The showcase highlights bilingualism and the student experience in French-learning. Through short video vignettes, FSL students deliver compelling stories that highlight the connections between their academic learning, personal growth, and their experiences through community engagement or in the world of work.

Explore these vignettes that celebrate the commitment of OLBI students who, through their academic career, stand out for their linguistic curiosity and their sustained efforts to improve their second official language.

Information : Renée Bélec

OLBI website

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Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI)

Language learning for engineering students: an edge for their future

April 15, 2021

OLBI website

In 2021, OLBI launched a brand-new English as a second language (ESL) course designed to enhance language skills and communication strategies for graduate students in Engineering.  The objective of the course was to provide an optimal experience for international students preparing to enter professional engineering fields in Canada. 

In these short video clips, students give eloquent accounts of their experience and discuss the transformative impact their learning has had in building their confidence and preparing them for a successful future. 

Information : Renée Bélec


OLBI website

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Department of Classics and Religious Studies

Graduate student colloquium days

April 21, 2021

2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

April 22, 2021

2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On Zoom

Presentations will be in the student’s language of choice.

Come and hear our first-year MA and PhD students introduce us all to their thesis research, on topics ranging from psychedelics and healing to the intersection of morality and mortality in the TV show The Good Place. Presentations are approximately 40 minutes in length.

Information : Fanny Beaulieu

Registration required. Please email Fanny to register and to receive the links and the final program.


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