Experiential learning paving the way to the future of higher education
Last fall, we started a project where students at the University could gain practical knowledge through hands-on work in their field of study. The "Future of higher education" project focused on developing an e-learning model for the uOttawa, especially for a post-COVID era.
The uOttawa COVID-19 Daily Assessment tool is now live! Coming on campus for the day? All employees, students and visitors coming to campus should conduct a health self-assessment using this tool prior to arrival
Relate to the world of possibilities around you: Digital Xperiences
Intertwined with the Digital Campus Transformation Plan are the digital experiences that enrich your life. We invite you to visit our new Xperiences page and discover different ways of participating in the digital community.
Students with questions for their faculties at peak periods have long had to wait in a queue with little information on how long their wait times will be. Enter QLess: A queue management and appointment booking platform that uses virtual and automated queue technology to eliminate the need for physical lines and lengthy wait periods on campus.
Partnership between faculties and Information Technology: University-wide benefits
Through a series of fortunate events, a researcher approached Patrick Provencher, Manager of IT Support Services at the Faculty of Arts about sharing a programmer. Patrick knew they could leverage a programmer but hadn’t budgeted for the expense. He reached out to Daniel Trottier, Senior Director of IT Solutions, to see if there were opportunities to share a resource. From there, a partnership project was born.
Building the University of tomorrow: smart building coming to uOttawa
Intelligent buildings, or smart buildings, are developed to maximize a building’s efficiency while lowering both its operational costs and environmental impact. They provide illumination, thermal comfort, air quality, physical security, and sanitation over a building’s lifecycle. All this is done using information technology during operation to connect a variety of subsystems, which typically operate independently, so that these systems can share information to optimize total building performance.
Student discussion forum: shaping the user experience
In a world where transactions are increasingly carried out online and experiences take place in the digital realm, user experience has never been more important. At the University of Ottawa, the student user experience is at the heart of the institution and Digital Campus Transformation Plan.
6 benefits of virtual coffee breaks and why you should schedule one today
Last year after a month of remote working, Chief Information Officer Martin Bernier realized that the hours of his workday would fly by in online meetings, without a break. Knowing others were likely in a similar situation, he started scheduling virtual coffee breaks with his team. In celebration of one year of virtual coffee breaks with over 150 staff and students, we are sharing reasons why we think you need to schedule a virtual coffee break now.