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Former Employee - Program Assistant - Student Contract in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Program Assistant - Student Contract in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I worked at University of Ottawa as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

Great flexibility of tasks, autonomy and role. You have the opportunity to work on many projects outside your job description if you show an interest.

Cons

Too many employees are French only, discouraging to Canadians. A lot of red tape decisions even for the smallest approval of procurement or sourcing.

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    Part TIme Professor

    Current Employee - Professor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Professor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Ottawa part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good facilities for teaching, including WiFI and wired classroom. Good student body, that seems engaged.

    Cons

    The administration seems to take professors, especially part-time professors for granted. They expect the part-time professors to do much organization and scheduling and do not seem to respect that these individuals have full-time jobs. As a whole, the administration seems to favour French as the language of choice so English speaking profs seem at a disadvantage. The reliance on web based email is also frustrating.

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    Satisfactory at Best

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Ottawa full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Centrally located, Decent physical facilities, opportunity to learn English or French as a second language

    Cons

    Biligualism acts as an obstacle for professional growth. Most gatekeeper staff is French and despite their ability to help everyone, response time is slower if you can't communicate with them in French.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the need for bilingualism on a case-by-case basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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