Research Assistant (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – September 5, 2014
This was a good opportunity to learn and to have access to specialty research equipment. Although I found that after two years it wasn't challenging enough and the general laziness at the University becomes frustrating.
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – August 4, 2014
University of Ottawa is a great place to study, work and gain experience. I had the chance to work with wonderful colleagues and great supervisors. The university exposed me to a lot of technologies that helped me achieve my full potential in education. The university's management was reasonable in general but could have been improved by providing more – more... training to the new staff. The hardest part of my job was to be consistently aware of all the new technologies and research in my domain. I have really enjoyed working with many exceptional colleagues who were very knowledgeable. – less
Research, development, and collaborate in solutions based on information technology.
Guest Doctoral Researcher (Current Employee), Ottawa, ON – July 12, 2014
Looking for volunteer job, temporary or part-time in computer science. Ability to research, development, and collaborate in the creation and implementation of innovative solutions based on information technology. Skill in Java/Database/Android. Portuguese language native English language skill.
Research Associate (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – May 9, 2014
Pros: friendly atmosphere . easy access by public transit
Cons: management is very chaotic
It was a mix experience. I had the chance to do world class scientific research almost independently. But the management in University is not up to the mark. Due to ignorance of HR personnel:
1. I lived in Canada for a few months without a health insurance! 2. I was denied work permit renewal by CIC 3. I had complications each time my contract was – more... renewed 4. My email account was often disabled due to lack of communication among the university management services
Excellent Machine Shop and electronics Shop
Job Security: poor Career Advancement: poor
Quality of Scientific Research: Mediocre except a handful. I don't know how they manage the funding! – less
Learning workplace environment, learned new technologies
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – April 17, 2014
Pros: less stressful
Cons: short contract
My position as a Research Assistant provided me opportunity to work directly with a professor on a Image processing project. I learned to program on OpenCV image processing library, QT framework and Android API and platform.
The job require extensive and quick learning of technologies and concepts and I enjoyed learning about augmented reality and – more... its applications. – less
Productive and fun workplace on the basketball court
Basketball Official (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – April 14, 2014
Pros: gym access, shoot-around time
The rules required we conduct ourselves in a professional manner although we are in a playful setting. I learned how to be completely objective when calling fouls & violations as well as how to let the game flow for the enjoyment of all players. Management was stellar as they trained and provided us with constant feedback. My co-workers were the best – more... I could have asked for, generally people studying at uOttawa made building a rapport extremely fun. The hardest part of the job is the constant multitasking. You are required to keep track of time, player fouls all while managing the flow and tempo of the game being played. The most enjoyable part is that I get to be on the basketball court, my home away from home. – less
Research Assistant (MSc Electrical Engineer) (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – January 15, 2014
I was a research assistant working with two supervisors and a post doctoral fellow. I was involved in a project with collaboration of industrial partner. The goal of the project was to analyze the kinematics of the snake-like robot for inspection of confined environment.
Excellent teamwork, Non-Violent Communication Training
Communications and Marketing Assistant (Intern) (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – January 6, 2014
Pros: great feedback
Developed proactive and effective marketing and web communication strategies to promote services Designed promotional material (e.g. posters, bookmark, brochure, crossword, visuals for the annual report and social media ads) Improved the office’s visibility by expanding network with student clubs, associations, faculty members and event coordinators Helped – more... develop/implement/promote online contests at corporate events Redesigned website using Web 2.0 best practices in alignment with the University’s corporate website to improve usability, accessibility and findability (i.e. search engine optimization and metadata)
Environment: PC/Mac, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Internet research, Gmail, Google sites, and Photoshop – less