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Caution to U of O students! [Sep. 8th, 2011|01:57 pm]

[Current Location |Canada, Ontario, Ottawa]

At least, those using last year's pass while waiting for theirs to be printed.

I just heard a driver talking, and she said that drivers are accepting the expired visitors passes because Control tells them to, but the rent-a-cops will ticket.

As with everything else this year, this is seriously messed up. So fight if you have to! I am sure you'll win.

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Bachelor of Education admissions [Jul. 31st, 2011|02:52 am]


Hey guys!

I've already graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English, and now I'm thinking about reapplying for a Bachelor of Education.  I clearly have the credentials to be admitted into the program that only requires one teachable, but I'm hoping to teach French as well as English - because it's so much easier to get hired as a French teacher.  The only thing is, I didn't take any French courses in school.

The Ottawa U website is kind of confusing me.

When it talks about your second teachable, this is what it says:

At least 4 one-term university courses are required in the second teaching subject. These courses must be in the same field as the second teaching subject (no related subjects).
But then it adds this --

French as a Second Language

This option requires to pass both the oral and written components of the French language proficiency test.

So do I have to go and take some French courses first, or do I just have to pass the proficiency test to get into the BEd program?
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(no subject) [Jul. 6th, 2011|12:10 pm]

[Current Mood |thoughtfulthoughtful]

if you do a second BA, is your program truncated based on the credits you've already taken that apply to it?
would i be accepted to major in later what i minor in now?

i don't want to change my major, and i've taken too many electives to do a double at this point.. just curious.
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Letters of Recommendation [Jun. 16th, 2011|02:03 pm]

To apply for grad school, it says applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from “academic referees.”   I find this requirement somewhat concerning because I don't really know my profs well enough to ask for recommendations.  I get good marks, but I'm not sure if that's enough for a prof to give a recommendation.

Does anybody know if profs are generally easygoing when providing such letters? Or are they really selective about which students they give recommendations to? Also, do TAs count as “academic referees?”


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Electives Choice [Jun. 12th, 2011|08:36 pm]


Hello, I'm choosing some electives and I'm wondering if anyone who's taken these courses could tell me about them. 

I chose them because I'm fairly interested in the content, but it would be nice to know which ones are essay based vs multiple choice, or which ones make no use of the textbook, etc. 

THE1100 Introduction to the Practice of Theatre: I'm wondering about this one--do you do acting, or is it studying others' acting?

APA3123 Hockey and Canadian Culture: This is a human kinetics course, but it seems to be more about history/culture. I kind of love the idea. Essays or MC?

CMN3155 Public Opinion and CMN3165 Media Industries: essays, MC, group projects?

PSY3303 Personality
PSY3306 Psychosocial Aspects of Health
PSY3173 Forensic Psychology
PSY3171 Psychopathology
PSY3126 Cross-Cultural Psychology
PSY3123 The Psychology of the Family
PSY3122 Human Sexual Behaviour
PSY3109 Social Motivation
PSY3105 The Psychology of Adolescence
PSY3102 Interpersonal Relationships 
ANT3132 Psychological Anthropology
ANT3133 Medical Anthropology
ANT3140 Cultures and Societies
HSS3321 Sociology of Health
HSS3305 Pathophysiology of Health Problems
HSS3105 Global Citizenship and Health
HSS3103 Experience of Illness, Impairment and Disability
Aha...any of these limited to short answer and multiple choice? 

JPN2101 Modern Japanese Culture
DLS1100 Introduction to Second Language Teaching I
MUS2310 Music in the Movies
Again, a lot of these interest me, but since they're electives I'd like to keep them from being too overbearing, you know?  
UMMMM that should be about it
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Rabaska [Jun. 11th, 2011|03:33 am]
[Current Mood |distresseddistressed]

I'm freaking out because I can't seem to access Rabaska.
I get
W2016 - A severe condition prevents you from accessing Rabaska, please
contact your academic unit.
What does this mean?
And I don't think I owe them money....
What else could it be?
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(no subject) [May. 10th, 2011|09:27 am]
Did anyone else get this email this morning and know anything about it?

[URGENT] ALL uOttawa SUMMER 2011 COURSES TO BE CANCELLED (Free BBQ Today!) (email text)Collapse )
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(no subject) [Apr. 27th, 2011|09:29 am]

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This is a huge long shot, but I am hoping someone will be able to help me. I am taking summer courses and really want to know when my midterms (if I even have any) will be, because I am planning on taking a trip overseas to attend a wedding in July and need to book soon.

Has anyone taken the following classes and know if they a) have midterms and b) when the midterms would be? This is for the second half of summer courses, from June 22nd to August 5. The wedding is July 8, which is sort of mid-term.

In my experience I often have papers due instead of midterm exams, which would be awesome. Let me know if you have any input!

The classes I have are

CMN3165 Media Industries - no prof yet
CMN4166 Audience Research - Prof Mike Stasko

they are both lectures.

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FRA2555 vs. ANT1501 [Apr. 9th, 2011|12:39 pm]
I need to take two summer classes, preferably en Français as I have French credits to fulfill for Immersion, and preferably easy as hell. I'm in my fourth year and have all electives left, all of which can be taken in the 1000 level as well (so happy I was such a keener in first year!). Since I'm going to be working full-time and trying to have a happy fun summer before graduating into the *real world*, I really just want to do the minimum amount of work as possible in this class - I'm thinking those lovely first year classes with 1-2 scantron midterms and a scantron final.

So. I'm currently registered in PSY1502 as I heard it was easy, scantrony, and I have a friend in that class. I was also looking at FRA2555, ANT1501, and maaaaybe CRM1700, though the hours of that class aren't ideal. Can anyone give me an idea of what to expect with these courses? I know it probably varies on the prof, but they haven't been announced yet.

I'm also open to suggestions of other French bird courses!
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Stuck at minimum wage, 10 years later [Mar. 29th, 2011|04:49 pm]


I graduated from Ottawa U in 2009 with a Bachelor Degree in Psych, and I've set my sights on being a counselor, so I have tentative plans for going back to college after paying off my loans in full. Now it's 2011, and I'm stuck at working for minimum wage, and I'd like some help on pinpointing the possible reason for this. I have applied for administrative work all over Ottawa, and my pay expectations are $12/hr minimum. One of the trouble is, I have no experience with an office working environment. From all the job applications I've sent out, I've only heard back from the employers a couple of times, and none granted me the job opportunity to get out of my chronic dull fast food employment. The other trouble is, I am bilingual - but not in French. I can speak English and Mandarin fluently. Apparently that wasn't good enough, but it seems to be a major cause for my difficulty in finding employment above the fast food gutter. I'd like some perspective on my next steps, and I have a question for those who have lived in Canada for longer than I have. Is it near-impossible to get a decent job in Ottawa if you're not bilingual? Or is getting a job really a number game, where persistence and time pays off? Is employment prospects better in cities like Toronto where bilingualism isn't an issue? It seems like moving to Toronto or the U.S may be the necessary step to securing decent employment, but I want to review all the options before I move away from my family to a city of strangers. Thanks for your time, guys.
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