University of Ottawa


100 - The Cell Biology of Cancer

Please note that this Mini-Course will be held in our interactive learning classroom at 850 Peter Morand Crescent.

The Faculty of Medicine invites you for a week of mini-lectures coupled with hands-on laboratory experience to investigate the principles of cancer biology. These mini-lectures provide a snapshot of how healthy cells divide and communicate and how these processes become defective in cancer. In the laboratory component, you learn how to grow and propagate cells outside the body, analyze cells and tissues by fluorescence microscopy, and investigate how targeted therapies trigger cancer cell death. Note: This mini-course involves lab work which will require a signed waiver from a parent/guardian.

Professeur : Keith Wheaton and Lisa D'Ambrosio
École ou département : Faculty of Medicine
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


101 - Rehabilitation: The Key to Autonomy

Please note that classes will be held at Roger Guindon Hall (RGN) - 451 Smyth Rd.

Rehabilitation professionals work with people who have difficulty in performing activities of daily living due to a medical condition or following an illness and/or accident. They help individuals recover lost function, maximize their present capacities and offset losses through adaptation or equipment to live better with their new condition.

Come discover how the audiologist, occupational therapist, speech therapist and physiotherapist work in teams to maintain the individual's independence and quality of life. Proposed activities include experimenting with various disabilities, listening to client testimonials, discovering specific interventions and analyzing case histories.

Professeur : Paulette Guitard
École ou département : School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


102 - How to Manage Your Own Money

You are richer than you think! Interested in learning how to make more money? In this mini-course, we present ideas and concepts for managing and growing your money. We teach you the basics about creating a budget. You also learn about the different financial tools and products available to help grow your funds. This course gives you the foundational knowledge you need to manage your finances. Are you ready to become wealthy?

Professeur : Weiqing (Claire) Liu
École ou département : Telfer School of Management
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 8


103 - How to Master Data-Driven Storytelling

As the modern workplace evolves, data is becoming increasingly important to the success of every company. However, individuals who understand data – and who can effectively communicate their insights to others – are in short supply.

This course helps set you on a path that will make you stand out. It was designed to ensure that you take away three things:

• A basic understanding of the tools and techniques used by data professionals
• Stronger presentation skills
• Recommendations on how to use data-driven storytelling skills to land your dream job



Professeur : Alexander Campbell
École ou département : Telfer School of Management
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


104 - Lead Like a Digital: Collaboration, Connection and Sharing Big Ideas

This mini-course is an activity-based, skills-oriented opportunity to build your leadership ability and
learn about leadership theory and research (an ongoing area of study at the Telfer School of Management). Leaders are not born – they’re made! Develop your individual leadership style and learn how to work with people who use different approaches. Experiment with practical, actionable skills to build connections and relationships. Grow your communication and facilitation skills so that you can share your ideas with anyone. Leadership is for everyone – no matter what you’re passionate about.

Professeur : Nina Nesdoly
École ou département : Telfer School of Management
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


105 - 5 Days at the Physics Frontier: From DNA Nanotechnology to Quantum Physics and Astrophysics

Please note that this course is best suited for students from grade 9 and 10, however strong grade 8 students are encouraged to join.

This fast-paced mini-course introduces students to some of the most fascinating topics in current physics. Each day is filled with interactive lectures and hands-on demonstrations, and ends with a talk by a guest speaker. Topics discussed include: quantum information, stellar evolution, the Big Bang, standard model and gravitational waves and the nano devices used to manipulate single protein molecules. Students can use our undergraduate laboratory, learn details about experimental error analysis and visit state-of-the-art research labs. Students manufacture and test nano-devices during a workshop organized by the Tabart-Cosa bio-physics research group.

Professeur : Andrzej Czajkowski
École ou département : Faculty of Science
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 10


106 - Down-to-Earth Mathematics

The adventure begins in the world of cryptography where you learn how to encode and decode secret texts like, "The carrots are cooked! " We explore graph theory to understand and solve puzzles. We also decorate mathematical donuts with different-coloured sprinkles (that's right!). On entering the realm of probability, we estimate the values of known numbers such as "pi" using random experiments. In number theory, we generate pseudo random numbers and manipulate imaginary numbers. And this is only the tip of the iceberg!

Professeur : Elizabeth Maltais
École ou département : Faculty of Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 9


107 - Genome GENE-iuses!

Put on your lab coat and become a scientist! Join us for an exciting week of hands-on laboratory experiments where you try to unlock the hidden secrets of your DNA. Use biotechnology to manipulate the genome and make green-glowing bacteria; analyze food products from home to see if they contain genetically modified ingredients (GMOs); explore the concept of pharmacogenetics; and see if you can predict your tasting abilities based on your own DNA sequence. Through many carefully-designed interactive activities, complemented by mini-lectures, explore how genomes contribute to the proper functioning of an organism and how we can manipulate and analyze DNA in a lab environment.

Professeur : Josee Coutu
École ou département : Faculty of Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


108 - Rock, Dirt, Bugs and Bones

What do you know about the planet you live on? Become an Earth scientist for a week and discover answers to questions such as: 1) How are mountains formed? 2) What types of life-forms existed on Earth 500 million years ago? 3) How we can tell that a two-kilometer thick ice sheet recently covered the Ottawa area? 4) Will an accidental spill of toxic waste contaminate the drinking water of a municipality? 5) How can bacteria explain the legends surrounding the Bermuda Triangle? … and many more. WARNING: Students taking this course must be prepared to brave the weather on field trips, get their hands dirty, participate in lively discussions and learn something! STUDENT DISCRETION ADVISED. Rated: (G) (Great content)

Professeur : Claude Farley
École ou département : Faculty of Science
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


109 - Star-Stuff to Life – Astrobiology

The movies seem to suggest that the Universe is teeming with life, but where is it? Is Earth so unique that life exists nowhere else in the Universe but here?

We review what Earth provides to support life. We explore what biology needs to get started and flourish. We look at our neighbouring planets to see what forms of life they might harbour and look to the stars for possible abodes beyond our solar system.
This course is a descriptive study of life, planets and what might be found around other stars. Come curious and ready to explore!

Professeur : Robert Dick
École ou département : Faculty of Science
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


110 - The Assembly Line of Life: DNA -> RNA -> Protein

What goes on in each cell in our body can be likened to an orchestra, where the individual components of the cell each plays an essential role within a complex performance. But who conducts this complex orchestra? If the cell is a network of players, where do their individual instructions come from? In this mini-course, we dive into all the exciting topics included in molecular biology and examine the many components essential for life: cellular structures, DNA, nucleic acids and proteins. Through focused lectures, group exercises and interactive digital activities, we explore what exactly goes on in our cells. Be a scientist and perform your own hands-on laboratory experiment to observe how we get proteins from DNA!

Professeur : Benjamin Wiles
École ou département : Faculty of Science
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


111 - The Wonderful World of Physics

Please note that this course is best suited for students from grade 9 and 10, however strong grade 8 students are encouraged to join.

In this mixed environment setting (lectures, experiments and demos), students experience the various facets of physics. Specific workshops focus on rocket science, applied optics (fiber optics and holography!), simple machines, sound waves, electricity, biophysics and thermodynamics. Students can also use laboratory equipment at the undergraduate university laboratory level.

Professeur : Andrzej Czajkowski
École ou département : Faculty of Science
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 10


112 - What in the World ISN'T Chemistry?

Find something other than a vacuum or a pure concept such as philosophy, history or geography (although that’s debatable too) that ISN’T chemistry and earn $5! Come learn how chemistry is all around us, from what we eat and put on our bodies, to what we wear and how we travel! Perform more than 25 hands-on experiments and take a lot of the neat stuff you make home with you! Show off your chemistry to your family, friends and teachers and be a star!!

Professeur : Dr. Rashmi Venkateswaran
École ou département : Faculty of Science
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 9


113 - Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering : Repairing Body Parts

Tissue engineering is an emerging discipline that applies engineering principles to create devices for the study, restoration, modification and assembly of functional tissues from native or synthetic sources. Using material science and engineering, we try to influence cell biology and persuade the body to heal itself through the delivery of appropriate molecular signals, cells and supporting structures. Basic concepts in tissue engineering will be introduced and current efforts in tissue repairs, such as skin and nervous system repair and the use of stem cells, will be discussed.

Professeur : Xudong Cao
École ou département : Faculty of Engineering
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


114 - Aircraft Design

In this course, you will study the scientific and technological bases that make aircraft flight possible. You will study the conceptual design of an airplane, program its various parameters in a spreadsheet, design the wings using computer-assisted software and perform virtual 3D flow simulations. You will then evaluate the flight mechanics of a wooden glider that you will build yourself. We will conclude with a guided tour of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.

Professeur : Fabian Basaldua-Robledo
École ou département : Faculty of Engineering
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


115 - Be a Civil Engineer for One Week and Build Your Own Mini House

In this course, the student will be exposed to all civil engineering disciplines. Students will visit research labs and facilities. General steps for a mini house design will be explained in the class and for the last three days groups will be assigned for building different stages of a mini house /green house that includes mixing and pouring concrete for the foundation, wood frames, siding as well as roof and shingles.

Professeur : Muslim Majeed
École ou département : Faculty of Engineering
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


116 - Artificial Intelligence Revolution

Introductory Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation are expected to be integrated into every aspect of our lives in the future. Course details In this course we will understand how machine learning and neural networks form the basis for AI. Be ready to discover AI’s influences on our daily life!! Skills to learn Students will be using “Scratch” to  train a single neuron  building chatbots  building autonomous cars  creating models to recognize text, numbers, images, or sounds so that they could further comprehend how machines learn and make decisions.

Professeur : Ayse Rumeysa Mohammed
École ou département : Faculty of Engineering
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


117 - 3D printing design for manufacturing

During the 5day course, students will learn the basics of additive manufacturing technology, the material involved and eventually, they will experience one day visit at 3d-printing lab and will make and hand in their printed objects at the end of the day. The application of the additive manufacturing technology in a wide variety of fields including Aerospace, Marine, Automotive, Medical and other engineering fields will be provided. Some recent remarkable development of this technology will be pictured that includes the 3d printed organs and 3d printed engine parts.

Professeur : Maryam Razavipour
École ou département : Faculty of Engineering
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


118 - Speak the Language of Robots

We used to build robots to help us do hard tasks, but how about building smart robots? Did you know that robots nowadays can think, learn, and communicate the same way that cats and dogs do? Wonder what type of language they speak? Join us and we'll teach you all the secrets!

Professeur : Sa'di Altamimi
École ou département : Faculty of Engineering
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


119 - Network security and cryptography

In this course we will learn about how social media can cause us lot of bucks even when we are not browsing internet. How attackers can gain our passwords and can see our messages and other important chats. This course will also cover how we can prevent online bank thefts which are quite common for attackers nowadays. We will discuss both social and technical approaches. At the end of course your perspective will be quite different about your privacy and you will know all the vulnerabilities you never care about.

Professeur : Harmanjit Singh Gill
École ou département : Faculty of Engineering
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


120 - Civil engineering - Role and impact on society

In this course, students will be exposed to a broad range of civil engineering topics and learn about the various fields of studies. They will enjoy hands-on experiences in laboratories, such as building spaghetti bridges and testing water samples. Students will also learn about the basics of home plans and how to use the AutoCAD computer software. Discussions about climate change and a field trip to a water and wastewater treatment plant are also planned.

Professeur : Hamidreza Shirkhani
École ou département : Faculty of Engineering
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


121 - 3D Solid Modeling

Learn basic computer modelling skills by interpreting 2D sketches and transforming them into 3D models using CAD software.

Professeur : Iffa Hujaleh
École ou département : Faculty of Engineering
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


122 - How Chemical Engineers Change The World

Explores basic chemical engineering principles that are used to take a inexpensive raw material and convert it into a valuable product. The class will spend some time learning principles such as fluid flow and heat transfer and spend the rest of the time in the chemical engineering pilot plant performing small experiments.

Professeur : Andrew Sowinski
École ou département : Faculty of Engineering
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


123 - Biomedical Engineering

Have you ever wondered what biomedical engineering is all about? Come discover the latest advances in this field and learn about the potential for future research. From studies on the heart and muscles to studies of the body in motion, this course is sure to please both the science and the engineering crowd. Don’t miss your chance to learn more about the many facets of biomedical engineering.

Professeur : Johnny Sfeir
École ou département : Faculty of Engineering
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


124 - Making Pressure Sensors for Hydraulic Enginenering and its Application in Dam Break Experiment

Sensors are widely used in daily life, research and industry. In this mini-course, how to connect and assemble the micro pressure sensor will be introduced. Calibration of the sensor will be done by connecting it to the DAQ system by the students. Finally, we will run the classical dam break experiment in the hydraulic lab to test our sensors. Methodology and material used during the course will be introduced in the presentation. Also, a visit to the hydraulic lab will be part of the mini-course.

Professeur : Shilong Liu
École ou département : Faculty of Engineering
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


125 - Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) reaches near human-level intelligence, and will inevitably evolve beyond that threshold, we need to rethink the role of transformative technologies in society and the law. This course offers an introductory exploration of how technological innovation will affect our human rights. It broadly examines issues such as creating a legal personality for sentient robots, mass surveillance and the right to privacy, accountability in the use of predictive technology, algorithmic decision-making, and so on. The mostly discussion-based course will be delivered in lecture and seminar format. Students of all levels are most welcome.

Professeur : Kayal Munisami
École ou département : Common Law
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


126 - Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is a Canadian constitutional document that helps protect and create the society that we all live in and enjoy today. Issues such as gay marriage, assisted dying, the right to freedom from discrimination on the basis of sex or gender, access to medical cannabis, and more have been clarified through the Charter, which also provides a way to protect individual rights and freedoms. These rights and protections are not without their limits, however, as certain cases have shown. This course dives into the Canadian Charter through a
series of cases and shows how the Charter has influenced the world we live in today.

Professeur : Chelsea Cox
École ou département : Common Law
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


127 - Children's Rights: An exploration of children, Youth and the Law

Over the past 25 years, the concept of children's rights has received increased attention in the law.
In many Western nations, reports of young offenders accused of violent crimes and the harm
caused to pre-teens and teens by new technologies have touched our local communities. In the
Southern hemisphere, the mainstream media seem to constantly report incidents involving child
soldiers or the trafficking of young people. Some say the phrase "children's rights" is really a
slogan in search of a definition. This course attempts to clarify its meaning by looking at the topic
from local and international perspectives.

Professeur : Mark-Erik Hecht
École ou département : Common Law
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


128 - Forensic Evidence: Catch Me if You Can!

Have you ever wondered what kind of evidence is used to catch criminals? What exactly is Forensic Science? How is it used in the world of Criminal Law?

In this mini-course, students receive an introduction to Criminal Law as it relates to forensics. Topics include the different methods of gathering forensic evidence such as: DNA, fingerprinting, pathology (age appropriate), high tech and trace evidence and more. In addition to a class trip (likely to the Ottawa courthouse or Supreme Court), each student becomes a forensic investigator during CSI day as they investigate and collect evidence at a crime scene. If time permits, a guest lecture is also possible.

Learning will be based on open daily discussions in the classroom, presentations and various interactive activities.

This course offers an eye-opening experience about the scope of forensics in Criminal Law and might be the start of your journey to a legal career!


Professeur : Maria Ilie-Draga
École ou département : Common Law
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


129 - This Thing Called "Justice": Understanding Cops, Criminals and Courts

Looking for an introduction to the fundamental principles of policing, law making and how the justice system works? Then look no further—just ask the experts! Students will visit the Ottawa Police Service Headquarters and speak to different police officers from various sections/units about crime, their jobs and this thing called “justice.” From there, your exploration continues inside a courtroom at the Ottawa Courthouse where you can put your questions to criminal defense lawyers, Crown prosecutors and judges. At the end of this course, you will reflect on the nature of “justice” and what it means to you.

Professeur : Elie C. Labaky
École ou département : Common Law
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


130 - “Hulk SMASH!”: Deconstructing Philosophies of Justice in Popular Culture

What is justice? How are philosophies of justice represented in the superhero genre? Do these
pop cultural representations reflect or challenge the reality of our Criminal Justice System in
Canada? While superhero icons such as Batman and Wonder Woman offer insight into dominant
perceptions of justice (e.g., Retributive, Procedural and Distributive), we also examine how they
can be challenged by more holistic forms (e.g., Restorative, Environmental and Indigenous forms
of justice). Expect to examine some of the latest comic books, films and video games, engage in
classroom debates and mock trials and produce your very own comic strips!

Professeur : Paula Hirschmann
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 10


131 - Behavioral Economics: The Sixth Sense

A course in behavioral economics that studies the effects of psychological, social, cognitive and emotional factors on the economic decisions of individuals and institutions and their impact on the economy.

Students learn the basic rules and norms of economics, but also how irrationality and uncertainty can affect our behaviors: can anyone really regard people as rational calculators if their decisions are influenced by random numbers?

The course proceeds to examine certain relevant theories (such as game theory and decision theory), but relies mainly on experiments, videos and class discussions.


Professeur : Lamis Kattan
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


132 - From Likes to Siri to Trolls - Being Human in a Digital World

Social media connects us with people across the world but also allows for anonymous hate speech, mass surveillance, and algorithms charting our behaviour. Digital technologies have changed education, entertainment, employment, health, and privacy in exciting but also potentially negative ways.

Are we, then, living in a utopian or dystopian digital world?

You as a Digital Native – someone born into the internet age – will learn to develop critical analysis skills to question the changing digital world we live in.

This fun, interactive course will feature lectures, in-class activities, films and discussions. From ‘Likes’ to Siri to trolls and more. Groups will work toward a creative final project.



Professeur : Louise Edmonds
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


133 - How to be a Feminist at Work

Are women more caring? Are men natural leaders? Is it nature or nurture? The primary objective of this course is to introduce students to gender dynamics across and within organizations in a way that challenges assumptions surrounding "women's work and men's work." In this hands-on course, we use feminist and gender studies tools to explore social justice issues in diverse sectors - technology, healthcare and higher education. Students complete a capstone project and submit it for review by their peers. This course will necessarily engage with racism, sexism and sexuality. This material will be presented at an age-appropriate level.

Professeur : Jamie Lundine
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


134 - I Got It from My Parents: An Overview of Child Development

Why do babies find peek-a-boo so funny? Why is harder to learn new languages as you get older? Why can't I remember my first birthday? This course explores these and many other questions about how children grow and learn. From infant to child, learn about human development across a variety of areas: physical, social, emotional, language and thought-based.

Professeur : Elizabeth St. John
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


135 - Let's Play! Understanding International Politics through Simulations, Games and Popular Culture

If you were the leader of a country, would you invest more in education and health, or in your military? What if your neighbours were powerful and seemingly aggressive? What about a zombie apocalypse? An alien invasion? We look at how these questions are answered in popular culture and, through games and simulations, we try to answer them with the help of different theories on international relations. Some of the issues covered are migration, the environment, war, terrorism and inequality. Note: Please be advised that this course examines potentially sensitive issues and discussions about gender, race, violence and discrimination.

Professeur : Sezgi Karacan
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


136 - Sex(t) Education: Psychology of Sexuality in the Digital Age

Note: Sexual and otherwise mature content will be discussed.

Technology is changing the way people engage with each other – including our romantic and sexual relationships. When, how and with who do people use technology in their relationships? What are the consequences? What might the future of sexuality look like? This mini-course uses a psychological lens to explore the changing face of sexuality in the digital age through lectures, in-class activities and discussions.

Anticipated topics: technology-mediated sexual interactions (e.g., sexting, cybersex), pornography, sexuality and relationships, popular culture and the media, as well as important safety, sexual consent and legal implications that young people need to know.


Professeur : Erin Leigh Courtice & Marilyn Ashley
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


137 - The Greatest Challenge of Our Generation? Tackling Climate Change

Climate change is widely deemed “the greatest challenge of our generation.” With recent worldwide climate strikes, climate change being front and centre in the 2019 federal election and increasingly alarming UN reports, the time to act is now. Luckily, it seems that a new generation of young Canadians is ready to tackle this challenge head on. This course provides an interactive and engaging overview of the challenges these issues pose for Canadians and the rest of the world. It also presents students with an overview of ways in which climate change can and has been successfully countered, while allowing them the opportunity to spend the week building toward what they see as a comprehensive, realistic and sound Canadian climate strategy.

Professeur : Andrew Heffernan
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


138 - Psychology of the Senses: There Is No Such Thing as Magic!

By understanding the five senses and visual attention, this course teaches students about the psychology behind optical illusions and magic. Through hands-on activities, students engage in perceptual experiments that are then presented to their peers. This course covers topics such as where colour and motion processes occur in the brain. Interesting issues concerning factors that can affect our perception, specifically, how brain injuries can alter our senses, are also covered. Finally, this course demonstrates how evidence-based studies try to find solutions to
these problems in psychology.

Professeur : Corina Lacombe
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


139 - Are you still watching? The Evolution of TV

Television is no longer just a black box in the living room with scheduled programming. TV is now
outside the box, on demand, and becoming more personalized to our tastes. This course looks at
the evolution of TV in terms of technological advances and its effects on society. We discuss
everything from traditional TV networks, online streaming, Netflix and YouTube. We look at how
different forms of TV have influenced our habits and social interactions, and explore concepts like
channel-surfing and binge-watching. Best of all, we'll get to watch Netflix and create our own
YouTube videos!

Professeur : Ebtsam Metwally
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


140 - Artists in Nature

Artists in Nature participants will spend one week exploring flora and fauna in the Ottawa region and will learn how to create art in sync with the natural world. Students will learn how to extract colours and prints from plants using eco-printing and dyeing techniques and how to start their own dye plant garden. They will also create a series of unique 2D and 3D plant based artworks to take home. Artists in Nature will be lead by Ottawa artist Gillian King: www.gillianking.com

Professeur : Gillian King
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


141 - Becoming a Multilingual Communication Expert: Introduction to Translation and Interpretation

Do you speak two or more languages at home, at school and with your friends? If so, you are off to a great start to become a translator. Famously known as the oldest profession in human history, translation is one of the fastest-growing industries today. For millennia, people from different tribes, cultures, countries and continents have needed translators to communicate, share their cultural and literary heritage, trade goods and do business together. This course is an introduction to the profession that enables communication between 7 billion people in 7,000 languages every day. Without translators, our world would not be possible!

Professeur : Julian Zapata Rojas
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


142 - Doing Pluralism: What Is It and How Do We “Do” It?

This interactive, multidisciplinary course introduces you to pluralism. What is it? Is it important? Is
there something we can call Canadian pluralism? What are the benefits and challenges of
pluralism? We begin from a global and historical perspective, identify elements of pluralism and
explore Canadian pluralism in all its diversity through art, dance, music and the built environment.
We learn about various approaches to pluralism from deep equality to its hardware and software.
Through interactive modules, guest speakers and field trips, students are encouraged to think more
critically and creatively about the meaning of Canadian pluralism and how we “do” it.

Professeur : Zaheeda Alibhai
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


143 - Drones: much more than toys when in the hands of geographers!

Geographers use various airborne platforms to study our planet from remote locations. Balloons and kites were the first, followed by planes and satellites. Until recently, the latter have been the tools of choice to obtain images and data from our environment but are complex and very expensive to operate. Then came the drones (UAVs): affordable, easy to operate and capable of carrying cameras and/or various sensors. This mini-course offers you the opportunity to manipulate drones and to learn how they can be used in geography-related studies as powerful research tools.

Professeur : Jean Holloway
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


144 - Histories of Canada and Canadians in Film

Movies can provide an interesting commentary about places, societies and people in different periods of time. They can address a particular historical event but also provide thought-provoking context for understanding a particular period, society or people by telling a fictional story.

Through presenting, viewing and discussing films that depict a variety of representations of Canada and Canadians, topics such as identity and region are explored and considered from multiple angles to better understand Canada and Canadians, past and present.


Professeur : Shannon Conway
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


145 - How to Become Famous on Social Media?

This mini-course teaches you the difference between various social media platforms and how to
develop material on social media to expand your fan base and followers. Not only do you get
hands-on training in video production and various multimedia products, you also become familiar
with various strategies for developing social media campaigns to rally people around a cause or to
support certain charitable causes.

Professeur : Radamis Zaky
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


146 - "I Want to do YouTube": Reading Books and Becoming a Celebrity

The goal of this course is to make literary studies applicable to the everyday world. In this course, we read works of short fiction from eighteenth-century Britain--a time in history known for its scandalous writing--and adapt the plot lines to online media: YouTube videos, blog posts, independent vlogs, Tweets, Netflix episodes, etc. Each student can choose the story that most interests them and “re-make” it in a medium more accessible than the traditional essay. Students may choose to present their work at the end of the course.

Professeur : Nour Afara
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


147 - Monsters & Superheroes, Oh My! Why (and How!) We Use Metaphors in Popular Culture

From Hercules to Iron Man, Dracula to the Walking Dead, monsters and superheroes in
various shapes and forms have always been part of popular culture. Whether we’re
talking about zombies, werewolves, vampires, aliens or superheroes, these stories
separate the world into two groups – us versus them, good versus evil, normal versus
abnormal. But what happens when the lessons we learn from these stories spill over
into our everyday life? Through a combination of discussions, in-class activities, and –
of course! – movie-watching, this course explores how the treatment of monsters and
superheroes in popular culture teaches us about difference, behaviour and identity.

Professeur : Jennifer Dumoulin
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


148 - Music Alive!

Explore what it’s like to study music in a university environment. Daily sight singing/dictation, music history classes and instrumental practice in small ensembles provide a general idea of basic courses. Workshops on topics such as performance anxiety, the musician's body, injury prevention, pop, jazz and world music give a sense of electives. With a well-balanced schedule, this course will allow you to try out our program on a micro level to see if music is really for you! Anglophone and Francophone students will be separate for most of the course. Classes may be taught in English and/or French.

Professeur : Ylan Chu
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


149 - Processing: Painting in Code

Learn the basics of coding visuals and animations with Processing, a programming software designed for the visual arts! Course material will be placed in the context of the history and contemporary state of digital/video art and painting. Assignments are open-ended, creative projects that allow for maximum creativity. This course is for persons new to code and covers the basics of colour, form and animation.

Professeur : Tiffany April
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


150 - Russia: The Snow Looks Familiar, but What Else?

This multidisciplinary course introduces you to the basis of Russian language, culture and history.
You’ll learn the features of the Cyrillic alphabet and have a simple conversation in Russian. No
prior knowledge of the Russian language required! We’ll also do a brief historical survey, identify
elements of folklore, be introduced to the major tourist attractions in Russia and learn about some
famous examples of world class literature, music and fine arts. You’ll see a wealth of visual
materials, including some prepared specifically for the course as well as those available on
Internet. A visit to a Russian Orthodox Church in Ottawa is planned.

Professeur : Arkadi Klioutchanski
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


151 - The Middle Ages of Yesterday and Today

Who were the monks, knights and peasants of the Middle Ages? How were their lives shaped in the shadow of the church and the castle? How can historians learn about the men and women of this time and the legacies of its civilization still present in today's society? The Medieval world was very different from our own, and this course offers an opportunity to explore many aspects of it, including social hierarchies, language, manuscripts, life in villages and in cities, and more! Over several classes and practical workshops, we work together to demystify the fascinating time that was the Middle Ages!

Professeur : Kristy Frenken-Francis
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


152 - What Makes Us Human?

What makes us human? Is it superior mental abilities? Our use of language? Culture and complex social structures? Philosophy teaches us that the answer is far from simple. In this course, we use philosophy to examine the relationship between humans and animals. We critique classic answers to the question, learn what famous philosophers had to say and explore the findings of science.

Professeur : Shelby Bertrand
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


153 - When in Rome: Daily Life in the Roman Empire

This mini-course provides an introduction into how men and women lived in the city of Rome and
the surrounding Roman Empire. We explore aspects of daily life including family life, food,
entertainment, education, medicine and religion. Students discover how Romans, from slaves to
citizens, lived and interacted with the world around them and how the rise of Christianity impacted
their lives.

Professeur : Emily Lafleche
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


154 - Food Science: Food Product Development Challenge

Do you like trying new food products that you see in the grocery store? Have you ever thought about making your own formulations? Food product development is an exciting part of being a food scientist and this mini-course teaches you about the chemistry, microbiology and sensory analysis that goes into creating and producing food products. You also have the opportunity to practice what you learn by designing and making your own unique product. Join us and get creative!

Professeur : Ayesha Lone
École ou département : School of Nutrition Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11