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DC++ network? [Sep. 9th, 2011|06:56 pm]

i've heard a lot about DC++ from my older sister and it sounds brilliant, so I'm wondering if there's a network set up for this year? And if so, does anyone have the information on it?
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(no subject) [Sep. 8th, 2011|05:19 pm]
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I'm a masters student in a bilingual program where students have to take a course in their second language. My french education is kind of a jumble. Core French (Grade 3 - 6), AP French (Grades 7-12), one intro class in university and the J'Explore Programme (Niveau 3). I haven't taken a class in 3 years but I've been living and working in Montreal, which made me reasonably comfortable speaking in a casual environment without worrying about all the terrible grammar mistakes I'm making. I still mess up my gender pronouns and I can't use the conditional properly in a conversation. But I can type a reasonably correct email and read teen novels.

I've got one year to get my fluency to a level where I can function in a french graduate class (albeit submitting papers in english). Basically I need to be able to understand a lecture and read graduate level assignments. I was placed in FLS2511 and sat in on a class today. The prof spoke 50% english (though he says that will change) and most of the students were uncomfortable putting a sentence together. The OBLI is giving me a choice of either FLS2511 or FLS2512 this term.

Can anyone weigh in on the difference between the two? Is 2512 substantially harder then 2511?
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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]

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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]
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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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