University of Ottawa


100 - "Are You Ready for Disaster?" Managing, Responding to, and Preparing for Disasters

Course on disaster management and emergency preparedness to learn valuable assets on how to prepare, respond and recover from disasters. Students will learn skills such as team planning, cooperation and coordination, management of resources and forward-thinking. Activities include creating a shelter-in-place, a mini first aid course and a visit to the local fire station. Using the tools and resources they have acquired during the week, students will gain a global understanding of disasters as well as the management required throughout the process. Methods of teaching will be power point presentations, group activities, and guest speakers from various disaster management specialities.

Professeur : Christina Pickering
École ou département : Telfer School of Management
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


101 - Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the world of business and finance. Students will learn the evolving roles of a financial manager and statements that a financial manager must understand. Students will also learn about stocks, bonds and how to invest in financial markets. They will apply the concepts and principles of investment through online stock market simulations. Working in small groups, the stock market simulation tries to make the simulation a contest with the winner the group who has the largest portfolio value at the end of the trading session. The minicourse will also include guided tour to the Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada and the Royal Canadian Mint.


Professeur : Jason Daley
École ou département : Telfer School of Management
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


102 - Entrepreneurship in the Information Age: The Development of New Business Opportunities Beneficial to Society

Think you have a great business idea!? Every think you will start a business? This course explores what it would be like to be an “entrepreneur” and the opportunities and management behind starting a new business. Students will have the opportunity to develop a new, unique concept for a product and/or service business idea beneficial to society (consumer products, healthcare, education, etc.), but also
considering the digital enhancement of the new business. Students will develop the skills necessary for financially running a new business, the necessary marketing strategies and sales tactics and also considering a team to manage. The point of view is always that of a new business owner who must direct, make decisions and take action to ensure leadership in the market.

Professeur : Dennis Sakalauskas
École ou département : Telfer School of Management
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


103 - Business and Government

This course will explore the key differences between public sector and private sector, how business and government interacts with each other and how business and government seek to influence one another. Discussions regarding private and public goods, public-private partnership, corporate social responsibility, government intervention and lobbying will help illustrate the complexities of these two sectors.

Professeur : Hong Qiu
École ou département : Telfer School of Management
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


104 - Genome GENE-iuses

Put on your lab coat and become a scientist! Join us for an exciting week of handson laboratory experiments where you will try to uncover the hidden secrets of your DNA. Identify criminals by analyzing DNA samples; make greenglowing bacteria by using biotechnology to manipulate the genome; 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 minilectures, you will explore how genomes contribute to the functioning of an organism and how we can manipulate and analyze DNA in a lab environment.

Professeur : Josée Coutu
École ou département : Faculty of Science
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


105 - Microbiology - The World Inside Us

Bacteria are a huge part of our lives. In fact, they outnumber our own cells ten to one. This course will allow students to discover some of the bacteria that live symbiotically with them, as well as simulate what happens when good microbes go bad. Activities will include microscopy, bacterial culturing, isolation, and identification. In the second part of the course students will learn about fungi, parasites and carry out more advanced identification techniques such as DNA cloning and electrophoresis (exact experiment to be determined pending class size).

Professeur : Agnes Cadieux
École ou département : Faculty of Science
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


106 - Star-Stuff to Life

Science fiction makes the Universe seem to be teeming with life. Yet, we have only one example of a populated planet our Earth. Is the Earth so unique that there is no other life in the Universe but here? We’ll look into what makes the Earth seem so
special and try to define what set of environments are required for life as we know it. We’ll look at our neighboring planets to see what forms of life they could harbor, and we’ll look to the stars for possible abodes for life beyond our solar system. This is a
descriptive study of planets and planetary systems, of the environments necessary for life to begin, and of what is necessary for it to thrive. Come ready to explore.

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


107 - From Neuroscience to Quantum Mechanics and Astrophysics: Five Days at the Physics Frontier

This fast paced mini-course will introduce students to some of the most fascinating topics in current physics. Each day, full of interactive lectures and hands-on demonstrations, will be concluded with the talk given by a guest-speaker, a world class researcher on the topic of his/hers expertise. Among the topics to be discussed are: Neuro-physics and Physics of the Brain, Quantum Information, Stellar Evolution, Big Bang, Standard Model, Gravitational Waves. Students will be given the opportunity to visit and use our state-of-the-art research labs.

Professeur : Andrzej Czajkowski
École ou département : Faculty of Science
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


108 - The Wonderful World of Physics

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

Professeur : Andrzej Czajkowski
École ou département : Faculty of Science
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 9


109 - Down-to-earth Mathematics

Come explore many interesting subjects in mathematics and their applications in our daily lives. For instance, in cryptography, we will study processes associated with scrambling plaintext (ordinary text, or cleartext) into ciphertex (a process called
encryption), then back again (known as decryption). In Graph Theory, we will encounter the Kõnigsberg bridge problem. In Probability Theory, we will explain how
to estimate quantities accurately via sampling, and in Number Theory, we will construct some pseudorandom
number generators.

Professeur : Rachelle Mikkelborg
École ou département : Faculty of Science
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 9


110 - Rocks, 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 type of lifeforms existed on Earth 500 million years ago? 3) How can we tell that a two kilometrethick ice sheet recently covered the Ottawa area? 4) Is an accidental spill of toxic waste likely going to 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 to go on field trips, get their hands dirty, participate in animated discussions, and learn something! Rated: (G) (Great content)

Professeur : Simone Dumas
École ou département : Faculty of Science
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


111 - What in the World ISN'T Chemistry?

Perform twenty-five hands-on experiments that really work! “It’s elementary, my dear Watson”: studies of atoms, atomic structure, and ionic behaviour; “Acids, acids everywhere”: measurements that you will make on all kinds of things from pH2 to 12; “It’s a mixed-up world”: the separation of chemical mixtures by all sorts of neat methods; “My first big experiments in science”: so secret we can’t even tell you at this time: “Making’ Stuff”: your chance to make gels, colloids, liquid crystals, polymers, etc.

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


112 - Toxicology and Living systems

Toxicology studies the negative effects of chemicals on living organisms. Everything in the environment is made of chemicals that can be either man-made or naturally occurring. People and other animals are exposed to chemicals by ingesting, inhaling or absorbing them through their skin. This mini-course will explore what a toxic chemical is and what type of risk it may pose to human health. We will use the scientific method to formulate specific hypotheses. Students will be introduced to the basics of toxicology, conduct a toxicology experiment and determine the toxic dose of alcohol that will cause abnormalities in zebrafish.

Professeur : Kimberly Mitchell
École ou département : Faculty of Science
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


113 - Theatre: Breaking Through the 4th Wall

A hands-on introduction to the practice of theatre through acting, movement, and stage design and management. Students will work directly with different theatrical styles and equipment while workshopping a production to be presented at the end of the week.

Professeur : Mar Dos Reis
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


114 - Reading and Writing in a Digital Environment

What makes a post on the internet go viral? What is it that leads to something being liked, upvoted, reblogged and retweeted? In this interactive writing seminar, you will get a crash course in how to develop your skills as a web professional as you learn how to read and write online. Discover the theories behind web publishing, blogging, tweeting, digital editing and more from a websavvy scholar who has seen and done it all—and who has lived to tell the tale. No laptops, tablets or smartphones are necessary, and you will not be required to post content online.

Professeur : Nicholas MilneWalasek
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


115 - The Power Behind a Story

The objective of this mini-course is to develop the skills needed to write a concise news story and capture your audience. Students will learn to conduct research, dissect information and facts and then use them as the basis for a compelling news story. Students will write a story for print or online media based on information gathered. This course will be of interest to anyone considering studies or an eventual career in journalism.

Professeur : Bhanubhakta Acharya
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 10


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

This minicourse is designed to give students an introduction to the way that men and women lived in the Roman Empire in the first century. From slaves to emperors, students will discover facets of everyday life including family life, food, entertainment, education, careers, healthcare, and religion. Students will explore the way that changes in the Roman Empire, including the rise of Christianity, impacted the way that Romans lived and thought about the world around them.

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


117 - Drawing: Hands on Art History

This mini-course combines art history with art making. Classes are structured around themes in contemporary art and are contextualized through historical examples. Students will explore fundamental drawing techniques and mediums through the direct observation of a range of subjects. Each project is designed to encourage students to look at the world in different ways while improving gestural confidence, hand–eye coordination and the visual “editing” of information.


Professeur : David Kaarsemaker
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


119 - Exploring The Self Through Creative Writing

This creative writing course, taught by a renowned novelist and former Poet Laureate of Ottawa, is geared towards the beginner as well as students who already
have writing experience in poetry and short fiction. Students will be asked to tap into their own backgrounds and to develop new techniques for expressing themselves. Sharing with peers towards generating positive feedback will be key. The focus will be on building confidence in the basics of writing and understanding language and rhythm, narrative structure by examining the works of wellknown writers and the students’ own efforts. The overall aim will be to share in the dynamic of a creative environment and to explore the students’ own ideas and feelings.

Professeur : Cyril Dabdyeen
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


120 - Your Local Pokéstop Has More Than Just Pokémon!

With popular augmented reality apps and other mobile games like Pokémon Go sweeping the globe, it’s important to consider the impact they have on the way we interact with our surroundings. While the latest Pokémon craze uses geotagging to place adorable creatures all over town, other apps use comparable technology to create immersive and interactive experiences with different historic sites and monuments. This mini-course will consider how our city and nation’s history can come alive, literally, with taps of our fingertips. Through class discussion, computer lab sessions and trips to various historic sites around the uOttawa campus, students will learn to work with digitized archival images and basic geotagging principles to explore how new technologies shape the way we experience the past.


Professeur : Amanda Montague
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


121 - One Wug, Two Wugs: The Wonders of Language Acquisition

How do we understand and produce our native language? From where do we start? And what happens if we speak more than one language? This hands-on mini-course will provide answers to these questions while introducing the broad areas of Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistics. We will examine some experimental work that accounts for the current state of both fields and speculate how the brain works for languages. Students will have a chance to analyze and collect samples of spontaneous child speech and see what kind of experimental work is done in language labs and explore how we access linguistic knowledge.

Professeur : Gustavo Freire
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


122 - Mapping and Modelling the Real World: Intro to GIS

The real world is complex! Through the use of a computer geographic information system (GIS), we can create models of the real world to answer spatial questions such as: What are ambulance response times for everyone in Ottawa? Or where should Starbucks put their next location? This mini­course will give students some practical skills in geomatics, the science of collection, analysis and interpretation of data relating to the earth’s surface. Engaging in citizen science, students will gain hands-on experience collecting their own geographic data, using ArcGIS (GIS software), making maps and running analyses to answer spatial questions.


Professeur : Kristin Eccles
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


123 - From Dancing to Downloads: Entertainment in 20th Century America

In this mini-course, we’ll explore how Americans consumed and engaged with pop culture during the 20th century. From the silent films and jazz of the early 1900s, through the rock ’n’ roll and hippie movements of the 50s and 60s, to video games, the Internet and other post-1970s technologies, we’ll attempt to understand how each generation of Americans was entertained. To fully immerse ourselves in the period, we’ll watch various movies and television clips, listen to many genres of music and read what many Americans liked to read.


Professeur : Eric Fecteau
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


124 - Did you do the homework? Me neither: Academic Motivation and Procrastination

Have you ever experienced a time when you just couldn't get started, even though you knew a deadline was fast approaching? Have you ever said "I'll just do it tomorrow"? This course aims to provide tips and tricks to increasing academic motivation and productivity. We will be covering a variety of prominent motivational theories that will explain how to increase motivation. We will also cover research that examines why procrastination is so common for students and how to ward against it. This mini-course will teach these tips and tricks through discussions, group and hands-on activities, and games.

Professeur : Rylee Oram
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


125 - Sprechen Sie Deutsch? A Fun Way to Learn German!

If you have little to no knowledge of German language and culture but are eager to learn, then this multi-disciplinary and fun mini-course is right for you! You will learn about similarities between German and English and French and to initiate simple conversations in German. Class activities will include conversation, reading of short texts, listening to pop songs, and playing games. You will also learn about some world famous figures from German history and culture, such as Albert Einstein, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and of course Germany's present chancellor Angela Merkel. Last but not least, we will talk about some of the attractions you should not miss if you decide to visit Germany.

Viel Spaß! (Enjoy.)


Professeur : Mohammad Alavi
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


126 - Intro to Italy: la Dolce Vita!

This minicourse is intended for beginning students with little or no knowledge of Italian. In this course, students will develop listening, reading, talking, and writing skills at the elementary level. Students will be involved in a variety of class activities that will enable them to communicate in Italian from the first day. Class activities
will include conversation, reading, and games. We will use videos and songs to improve students’ Italian skills and introduce them to different aspects of Italian culture. The teacher will use the communicative approach to secondlanguage teaching, where one of the key principles is "demonstrate, don't explain".

Professeur : Helga Paschetto
École ou département : Faculty of Arts
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


127 - Music Alive!

Explore what it’s like to study music in a university environment. With short classes in sightsinging
and music history, and a strong focus on instrumental practice through one-on-one lessons, workshops and ensemble work, participants get a real-life taste of what studying music at a postsecondary level will entail. As well as raising your level of performance on your instrument, 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 grouped for activities such as choir and field trips. Comments will be presented in both languages.

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


128 - Bilingualism: The Best of Both Worlds

Do our languages shape our thoughts and how we see the world? How does language and culture influence our identity and how we communicate? This course will introduce students to bilingualism and the psychology of language. Topics include accents, bilingualism, attitudes, and how they vary with social variables such as age, status, and ethnicity. This course will use films and activities to support student learning. Students will participate in class discussions, debate, and a research project on a bilingual city! The goal of this course is for students to understand the importance of language and appreciate multilingualism in Canadian society.

Professeur : Odilia Yim
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


129 - What are you Watching? Representation in Popular Culture

IMPORTANT NOTICE: content will include discussions of sex, sexuality, race, gender and dis/ability

Everyday we are bombarded by media sources. They effect the way we see the world. Who is included and excluded in popular media subtly tells us who and what is accepted by society. Through examples of popular TV, movies and book series, this course will look at how media effects our thoughts and opinions. Representations of race, sexuality, gender, and ability will all be discussed. Students will be encouraged to think critically about the media sources that they interact with on a daily basis.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: content will include discussions of sex, sexuality, race, gender and dis/ability

Professeur : Katie Wellard
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


130 - Born This Way? The Psychology of Child Development

How do people become who they are? Are they born that way, or do experiences shape who they become? This course will introduce students to the inner worlds of
the child and the factors that influence child development. We will examine various aspects of child psychology, such as physical and brain development, language development, socio-emotional development, as well as how families and peers influence all of these processes. This course will involve the use of multimedia such as films and a child simulator, which will allow students to learn in an interactive
manner by raising their very own virtual child.

Professeur : Kim Yurkowski and Jeffry Quan
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


131 - The Dark Side of Tourism: Creating Solutions to Improve the Travel Experience

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Mature or controversial topics of sexual violence against children, prostitution, drug trade, North-South power relations.

Travelling is so exciting! We look forward to our next vacation to have fun and relax! But how do our “hosts” feel about our visit? Let's take a trip to some destinations to analyze tourist activities and their negative impacts in the lives of the locals: (1) all-inclusive resorts; (2) mega-events; (3) "voluntourism"; (4) child sex tourism. Finally, let's collectively create possible solutions and policies to improve the travel experience for both travellers and host populations.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Mature or controversial topics of sexual violence against children, prostitution, drug trade, North-South power relations.

Professeur : Karla Matias
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


132 - Jed-Eye Mind Tricks

In this course, you will learn about our hidden senses as well as our five primary senses. We will demonstrate many illusions as well as several perceptual experiments that can then be shown to friends for fun or be used as a science project. This hands-on course incorporates many lab exercises using ourselves as experimental subjects. How do we differ in our ability to sense our environment?
How is our perception flawed and how can we improve it? This course will answer these questions and also lay the foundation for understanding and applying the
scientific method in psychology.

Professeur : Chantal Lemieux
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


133 - Interested in Setting Health Goals? Learn How to Achieve Them Using Motivational Theories

Are you interested in healthy behaviours, such as healthy eating and physical activity? Do you sometimes wish you knew more about good motivators or tips and
tricks to help you achieve and maintain these behaviours? In this course, you will have the opportunity to learn about leading motivational theories and how individuals succeed in integrating healthy behaviours in their lifestyles. This minicourse will also increase your awareness of how society and the media promote health information that is not always advantageous for individuals. Learning about these topics will be done through excursions, discussions and games.

Professeur : Camille Guertin
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


134 - United Nations: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This course aims to introduce the system of the United Nations in brief, and focus mainly on the new agenda for the sustainable development by 2030. In addition, the course contents will also enrich participants' knowledge about the goals of the United Nations towards the betterment of women, children and youth worldwide. The students will be encouraged to take part in the interactive discussions and debates on people, planet, peace, prosperity and partnership as enshrined in the UN resolution on transforming our world. The course, will therefore, enlighten the students about the current discourses on sustainable development and future plans as well as the challenges to make this world a better place for its citizens under the auspices of the United Nations.

Professeur : Ishrat Ahmed
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


135 - Corruption: The "Catch Me If You Can" Behavior

What does corruption mean? What are the different forms of corruption? What are the consequences of corruption on the society and on the economy? If somebody is cheating, is he harming others? What should the world do to fight it? What can YOU do to help?

We will answer these questions through activities, videos and class discussions. Students will learn the definition, the different forms of corruption and the anti-corruption measures that are/should be adopted.

Working in small groups, students should be able to simulate a corrupt incident and come up with potential solutions for it.


Professeur : Joanne Haddad
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


136 - Newcomer's Hidden Contributions

“We asked for workers. We got people instead” (Max Frisch).

This mini-course examines the contributions of immigrants and refugees into Canadian society throughout the last two centuries. Our goal is to investigate how such significant domains as politics, legislation, social movements, mass media and art were enriched by newcomers.

We will watch both fiction and documentary movies, explore street art, mass media, and advertisements. Group activities (debates, various games) and meetings with Ottawa artists are planned within this course.

Professeur : Mariia Alekseevskaia
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


137 - What's in a Movement?: Social Movements and Policy Change

What is a social movement? How do social movements affect social change? This course is designed for any student interested in politics, activism, and human rights. This course will serve as an introduction to social movement theory, Canadian social movements, and social movement engagement with the state to invoke policy change. Through a series of mini-lectures and interactive activities, students will become more versed in the language used to describe social movements and their interactions with the state, learn about key social movements in Canada, and will gain a better understanding of how activists continue to fight for change.

Professeur : Sarah Smith
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 8


138 - “Hulk SMASH!”: Deconstructing Philosophies of Justice Within Popular Culture

What is justice? How are philosophies of justice represented within the superhero genre? Do these pop cultural representations reflect reality? And, most importantly, how do they reinforce or challenge our acceptance of ‘justice’ as defined by our Criminal Justice System?

You will be able to answer all these questions (and more!) by critically analyzing the superhero genre in various media formats. While superhero icons such as Batman and Wonder Woman will give you insight into basic philosophical principles of justice, you will also leave the classroom with a more critical understanding of how popular culture can both reflect and shape our understanding of the world. Expect to examine some of the latest comic books, films and video games, as well as produce your very own comic strips.

Professeur : Paula Hirschmann
École ou département : Faculty of Social Sciences
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


139 - Youth and the Criminal Law

This course will introduce students to how the Youth Criminal Justice Act governs how youths from age 12-17 are dealt with when suspected, accused, tried for, and found guilty of, crimes. Recent, high-profile cases will be discussed. Advocacy skills will be developed and practiced through debates and moots.


Professeur : Rebecca Bromwich
École ou département : Faculty of Law, Common Law Section
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 8


140 - You Be the Judge

What is a law? What makes something criminal? Put the law on trial as you get a chance to "be the judge".

Using real Canadian court cases, you will decide:

1) if the law in question "should" be a law
2) if it should be criminal or civil
3) if the defendant is guilty
4) how should the law deal with that guilt?

Once the class has decided, we'll look at what the court decided and think about the ways the class agreed or disagreed with the court's decision.


Professeur : Ashley Seely
École ou département : Faculty of Law, Common Law Section
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


141 - Introduction to International Law

This course will provide students with an introduction to modern public international law. The course will review topics including sources of international law; international human rights law; international criminal law; international humanitarian law; and the impact of international law in Canada. The course will also provide an introduction to the basics of how to read and synthesize case law and treaty law.

Professeur : Jared Porter
École ou département : Faculty of Law, Common Law Section
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


142 - Privacy Law

We use different apps and websites every day, for example to communicate with friends or play games. These apps and websites are useful and fun. However, they collect and use some personal information about us. In this mini-course we will learn about the privacy law in Canada, and the value and importance of the Privacy Policies. We will also have various activities to help us understand the impact that some of these technologies can have in our privacy, and the tools that exist to help us make smarter decisions in the online environment.


Professeur : Laura Garcia
École ou département : Faculty of Law, Common Law Section
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 8


143 - Animals, Food Systems, and the Law

As food becomes an increasingly important topic of public and economic policy discussions, considerations about the legal framework underlying the use of animals for food become equally significant. In this course, students will be familiarized with Canadian laws and regulations governing animal treatment, as well as the philosophical traditions that have informed their development. This course will also consider a broader range of questions and issues arising from human relationships with non-human animals, especially in the context of food systems and sustainability.

Professeur : Angela Lee
École ou département : Faculty of Law, Common Law Section
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


144 - 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


145 - What Makes Machines Fly

This course will focus on the engineering and science behind flying matchines including aircrafts and spacecrafts. Newton's law of gravitation, laws of motion and Bernoulli's principle will be explained and applied to these machines. Special attention will be given to the various processes as well as materials for different parts of these machines.

Students will then have the potential to apply the knowledge in real-world applications and understand many factors such as designing aspects, costs, etc. The teaching will consist of lecture slides, videos and field trips to various museums including the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum.

Professeur : Nafisa Bano
École ou département : Faculty of Engineering
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


146 - Mobile Devices and Developing Mobile Applications

Nowadays, cell phones and tablets are unavoidable parts of our life, and it is always exciting to see new software applications (Apps) and different areas in which we can use these devices. Meanwhile, it is fabulous to develop our own Apps and use them in new contexts. In this course, you will become familiar with Android mobile programming which allows the development of useful and joyful Apps. It includes
introducing preliminary requirements, basic concepts of mobile development, special hardware parts, simple and fun examples, different application areas, the
importance of learning this technology, and last but not least multiplayer mobile game competitions.

Professeur : Vahdat Abdelzad
École ou département : Faculty of Engineering
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


147 - Create Your Own Video Games

Programming is fun! We will begin by looking at apps for the youngest programmers that can be loaded on tablets and that let kids animate objects using simple block-based visual programming. Then we will move onto software for older kids available on PCs and Macs. It includes the same block-based programming with tools like Scratch and app Inventor that let you build real-world apps. Finally, we will look into programming environments that help kids learn real languages like Ruby and Javascript.

Professeur : Adnane Stitou
École ou département : Faculty of Engineering
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


148 - Civil Engineering Role and Impact on Society

In this mini-course, students will be introduced to all branches of civil engineering, such as water, geotechnical, structure and environmental resources. A particular basic-level presentation about climate change will be discussed. Students will familiarize themselves with the concepts and challenges of this current topic.

Activities such as spaghetti bridges, water samples and field trips are on the agenda.

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


149 - 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 repair, 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


150 - Buzzing with Electricity

Students will be buzzing with excitement as they learn about harnessing the natural powers of the earth to generate electricity. Groups will be facilitated (and shocked) in their discovery of alternative energy sources such as oceans, wind, and sun.

The course will consist of hands-on labs including miniature wind turbines and model solar cars, interactive discussions on all types of renewable energy practices used to date, and loads of bad electicity puns. Teamwork, mutual support, and friendship building will be fostered throughout the course.

Professeur : Shidan Cummins and Alexandra Ouzas
École ou département : Faculty of Engineering
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


151 - Unravelling DNA: The Mystery Molecule of Life

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to read your entire DNA to discover about yourself? Join this class to learn about DNA structure and function, and how it encodes genes that define you as an individual. Get an insight into DNA mutations and how environment and genes together can affect your chances of getting a disease.

Join a fun activity of extracting DNA from strawberries and a fun genetics experiment to learn the many different traits siblings can inherit from the same parents!

Professeur : Arsala Tasleem
École ou département : Faculty of Engineering
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


152 - Speak the Language of Robots!

Technology has become an essential part of our lives. However, despite this deep interaction, we don't always see the "magic" which makes this possible. In this mini-course, we'll be introduced to the field of electronics, robotics, and programming through a unified game design process. Students will learn "Scratch" programming language to program the famous Pacman game.

Sudents will also be introduced to the concept of computational thinking with applications from daily life.

Professeur : Sadi Altamimi
École ou département : Faculty of Engineering
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11


153 - Maker 101: The Wonders of Technology

This mini-course will focus on the wonders of technology. Students will work on several different projects and learn about circuits, writing and programming, while also getting the chance to do some hands-on building. Students will be able to bring home some of the projects.

Professeur : Danielle Taillon and Maryam Hezaveh
École ou département : Faculty of Engineering
Niveaux : Min: 8 - Max: 11