International Mentoring Centre

What we offer

The International Mentoring Centre offers a variety of valuable services to all University of Ottawa international and exchange students. Our student mentors are available to answer any questions you may have about:

  • Canadian culture;
  • Student life;
  • Challenges you could face during your university career

Please note that in an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all of our in-person services are suspended. However, the international mentors are happy to help you virtually with any questions you may have on these topics.

How to use our services

You can contact the international mentors digitally by email at mentorio@uOttawa.ca, Facebook, Instagram, and video calls (via MS Teams). If you wish to discuss a particular situation, or need to talk to someone, we invite you to contact us by email to make an appointment on Microsoft Teams to have a chat or have a video/audio call from wherever you are in the world.

Note: All students have access to Microsoft Teams at teams.microsoft.com. The Microsoft Teams app can be downloaded on Apple, Android, and Windows mobile devices and onto your personal computers. Students can login using their student uOttawa email address and uOZone password.

Hours of operation

  • ​​​​​​Fall and Winter terms
    Monday* to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Spring and Summer terms
    Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Exam periods
    By appointment only (international mentors are also writing exams)

For more information on exam periods and other dates, please consult the list of important academic dates and deadlines.

Meet our international mentors

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