Your Resources

In addition to being your student resource, uOPRA strives to connect students with other organizations and services in public relations and communications that can help you on your path to success. This page includes contact information to professional networking organizations here in Ottawa, and academic, and personal sources.

Volunteer and Networking Organizations

Positions available: bloggers, editors, communication officers and planning committees

The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)

Learn more about CPRS

The International Association of Business Communicators (iABC)

Learn more about iABC

Academic Services

Student Academic Success Services (SASS)

SASS is a free network of services and programs designed to give you the tools and information you need to succeed. SASS provides a number of services listed below:
Phone: 613-562-5101
Location: 100 Marie-Curie, 4th floor

Academic Writing Help Centre
Phone: 613-562-5601
Location: 110 University Private
Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Individual sessions with writing advisors
  • A Resource Centre equipped with computers that have writing-help software and reference works
  • Online guides and references: writing process, reference styles, essay structure, grammar, etc.

Access Services
If you have a learning disability or any other functional limitation (cognitive, psychological, psychiatric, medical, physical or sensory), book an appointment to implement a learning plan to support the full actualization of your student potential.
Phone: 613-562-5976
Location: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. East Room 3172 (3rd Floor)
Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Needs assessment and personalized follow-up
  • Adaptive measures for exam
  • Braille and alternative format transcription service
  • Training in the use of learning technologies
  • Adaptations to the physical environment
  • Bursaries to access specialized services and adaptive equipment

Career Services
Phone: 613-562-5806
Location: University Centre, Room 312 (3rd Floor)
Hours:  Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Online resources to plan your career in Canada or abroad
  • Workshops and individual consultations with professional counsellors
  • Resumé and cover-letter critiques, mock interviews
  • Networking activities: career fairs, information sessions and employer receptions

Student Mentoring Centre
Phone:  613-562-5800 Ext.: 2707

Community Life Service
Find out what’s going on at uOttawa!
Phone: 613-562-5800 ext. 4424
Location: 85 University room 318

Personal Services

Health Services Walk-In Clinic
Phone: 613-564-3950
Location: 100 Marie Curie Private (1st  floor), at the corner of King Edward Avenue
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm, Saturday  and Sunday from 10am to 2pm

Women’s Resource Centre
Phone: 613-562-5755
Location: UCU 220


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