"Social Sciences in action!" Week

Be informed. Be present. Take charge.

September 18th to 22nd, 2017

Promoting self-actualisation, "Social Sciences in Action" Week will showcase a series of workshops, conferences and events on various topics related to university life and will bring to light enriching opportunities offered exclusively to you as FSS Students. This is a chance to come together! Whatever your year, your program or your ambitions, we invite you to join us!

To register for the workshops, please follow the event link to login to your UOzone account.  This will take you to the event page.

Space is limited. Register today!


YARN BOMB Challenge add color to your Faculty!

Join us for a crafting session or learn how to knit: 

Friday, 15 September, noon to 1 pm (FSS4004)

Wednesday, September 20 from 1 to 2 pm (FSS4004)

Share your creation from September 18th to 22 on Instagram using the hashtags #fsstakeover for the chance to win a $200 gift certificate at the bookstore!

Mark Your Calendars: Time Management Workshop!

Student showing her watch

Monday, September 18th

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (FSS 5028)

Courses, readings, assignments, work, volunteering, being fit, getting involved, and yes…SLEEP!! Today’s students are busier than ever. Faculty of Social Sciences student mentors will show you best practices for time management.

Bring your agenda and your course outlines. This hands-on workshop will help you get organized and draw up a plan to achieve your academic and personal goals for the session.

Format: Interactive workshop

BONUS: All students who participate will receive a FSS Erasable Wall Planner!

*voir la page en français pour l'atelier francophone

Noteworthy: Effective Note-Taking Strategies for FSS students

Close up of a hand writing with a pen

Tuesday, September 19th

2:30 p.m to 4:00 p.m. (FSS 5028)

Fact: Thirty minutes after attending class, you have already forgotten approximately 50% of the information provided to you.

This workshop will help you recognize what is important in readings and in class and offer simple strategies to help you develop your note-taking skills, including how to take concise, well-organized and well-worded notes. You’ll also get useful tips to help you retain information and maximize study time. Join us — let’s talk!


Financial Workshop

megaphone in front of blackboard

Tuesday, September 19th

4 p.m. to 5:30 pm in (FSS5028)

What are fixed and variable costs and what are your resources? University life comes with many expenses and most students are learning to manage finances for the first time, on top of numerous additional responsibilities.

Join us and learn how to maximize your finances for the upcoming school year. We will discuss personal finance basics, while providing tools and tips for managing a monthly student budget.

Wellness Wednesday - make the best of stress

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Wednesday, September 20th

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. FSS 4004  (bilingual event)

Too #blessed to be stressed? Then this workshop isn't for you. For the rest of us, join this highly interactive and bilingual workshop for some tips and tricks on how to live mindfully and meaningfully despite inevitably experiencing stress. 

Stretch and Unwind: Yoga to manage stress and maximize energy!

zen pose

Wednesday, September 20th

9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. FSS 4004 (bilingual event)

To handle the responsibilities that come with a quick thirteen week session, you need self-care, wellness and stress management

techniques. Join us for a FREE yoga session to maximize your energy!

Mental Health Resource Fair

hands in the middle

Wednesday, September 20th

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. FSS 4004 (bilingual event)

Stop by the 4th floor in FSS to see what resources are available for students at the University of Ottawa.


Breakfast with the FSS Community

Thursday, September 21st

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. FSS 4004 (bilingual event)

Professors, students and staff, join us for an informal event with the FSS community!

A World of Ideas: International Engagement and Opportunities in Social Sciences

student on a mountain

Thursday, September 21st

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. DMS 12102 (bilingual event)

As Social Sciences students, you have opportunities to take part in field research, internships, a Model United Nations course, many experiential learning opportunities. Hear about the life-changing experiences of current students who have done so and meet with key staff who can guide you. Is this for you? Absolutely. Join us and learn more!

Format: Student panel and poster presentations and networking.

Friday Coffee Club

drinking coffee

Friday, September 22nd

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. FSS 5028 (bilingual event)

Come enjoy a cup of coffee while talking about university challenges.

Note: The Mentoring Centre will be offering this event every Friday during the school year, please visit us in FSS 3023 for more details.


Developing skills for a career in Social Sciences

Friday, September 22nd

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. FSS 4004

Launch your career today! This interactive workshop will help you get a step ahead by offering an overview of essential career topics. Resume, Cover Letter, Interview, Knowing yourself, Volunteering, Employability & Transferable skills, Networking & LinkedIn and concrete tools and resources – Join the discussion!

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