uOttawa launches new online events calendar to help enrich student experience

April 3, 2012

Last month, the University of Ottawa unveiled uoCal -- an events calendar that will help the institution achieve one of the main goals in its strategic plan: to private a rich, inspiring student experience. The idea of uoCal was first suggested by the student federation, which approached administration to work together on creating one single events calendar for the whole campus community. Compared to previous online calendars, uoCal is a more visually attractive and user-friendly tool that includes social media functions such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google Maps. 2 students who helped with the uoCal project believe the new service will increase the number of students participating in uOttawa-related events. The tool is easier to access as it is integrated into the uoZone student portal, and is also "much faster than the previous tool and looks better too, something that will attract more people," says one student. uOttawa Gazette