Activities adapted to the pandemic
- In 2020-2021, the Student For A Day Program was transformed into a virtual activity. Some 25 high school and CEGEP students had an opportunity to experience university by speaking to the recruitment coordinator and a Faculty professor or student.
- Over 200 applicants participated in two virtual roundtables facilitated by Faculty students.
- Some 100 Ontario high school students enrolled in 14 workshops on social science topics hosted by doctoral students.
SUPPORT IN ADJUSTING TO LIFE AT UNIVERSITY
Despite the pandemic, the Office of Undergraduate Studies maintained a high quality of service and continued to support and guide our 9500 undergraduate students in their academic progress. In addition to communicating with them by email, the OUS team adopted the QLess platform so that students could contact or make appointments online with team members.
The Student Experience Centre also continued to support academic success by helping students adjust to the university environment and assisting them in becoming more independent. In 2020-2021, the Centre:
- counted on 12 skilled, dedicated student mentors from diverse backgrounds;
- offered over 1033 individual online meetings or chat sessions;
- coordinated 93 study group sessions for first- and second-year courses, in which 600 students participated;
- hosted the Student Experience Week twice, attracting over 250 students to its workshops.
ENGAGEMENT AND EXCELLENCE
Directed research for fourth-year students — FSS 4150/FSS 4550
As part of these two courses, 87 students undertook individual or small group research projects in several of our disciplines, in close cooperation with a professor. For the first time, in 2020-2021, students had the opportunity to participate in applied research internships in two Faculty centres: the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Citizenship and Minorities (CIRCEM) and the Centre on Governance (COG).
The Faculty awarded nearly $400,000 in scholarships to over 200 students in 2020-2021.