Graduate Student Mentoring Centre

The Graduate Student Mentoring Centre of the University of Ottawa gives students in Master’s and PhD the opportunity to meet and talk with graduate student mentors and address the concerns they may have during the course of their studies.

Mentoring can help you to:

  • Identify and clarify your personal and professional goals
  • Face challenges with greater ease and confidence
  • Get back on track when distracted
  • Develop strategies and action plans that yield results
  • Stay motivated and committed until graduation

Our location

The Graduate Student Mentoring Centre is located on the 6th floor of the Morisset Library (room 610),

Contact us

To meet a mentor, contact us at 613-562-5800, ext. 6413, or, drop in during business hours, or connect with us on Facebook!

Grad Writing Zone

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Do you need a motivational push to keep on writing your thesis, research paper or dissertation?

Join fellow students at the Grad Writing Zone every Wednesday in February, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for a free all-day intensive writing session.

These recurring sessions will include optional workshops, consultations with librarians and writing advisors, scheduled breaks, healthy snacks and a supportive writing environment to help you stay focused and productive.

Resources from the Academic Writing Help Centre, the library and the Career Development Centre will be on hand to help you through your writing process – whatever the stage.

Location: Graduate Mentoring Centre (Morisset 610)
Dates: Every Wednesday in February
Duration: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Language: Bilingual, but workshops may be offered in just one language. Participants can choose to attend specialized workshops or remain in the Grad Writing Zone.
Registration: Sign up for each session separately below, space is limited.
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Wednesday, February 5

9 am. – 12 p.m.: PhD/Master's Thesis Writing Workshop offered by Altitude (in English)
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Visit from Mish Boutet, Digital Literacy Librarian
Sign up for Wednesday, February 5 »

Wednesday, February 12

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: PhD/Master's Thesis Writing Workshop offered by Altitude (in French)
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Visit from Michelle Brown, Head of Learning & Student Success at the Library
Sign up for Wednesday, February 12 »

Wednesday, February 19

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Visit from Catherine Lachaîne, Student Success Librarian
Sign up for Wednesday, February 19 »

Wednesday, February 26

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.: How to Use Zotero Workshop, offered by the Library (bilingual)

Sign up for Wednesday, February 26 »

Free coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided.
Just come and write!

Come see us!

Morisset Hall (MRT)
Room 610
613-562-5800 ext. 6413

Hours of operation

Fall and Winter

Monday Noon - 4 p.m.
Tuesday Noon - 4 p.m.
Wednesday Noon - 4 p.m.
Thursday Noon - 4 p.m.
Friday Noon - 4 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Monday 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Closed from Wednesday to Sunday during the Summer.  

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