September 8th, 2020

  • Shine day! Tuesday! Every year, on the first Tuesday of the school year,101ers and guides alike come together to raise funds and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis, a fatal genetic disease affecting thousands of Canadians today. As 101 week goes virtual this year, instead of taking to the streets, 101ers are invited to take to the web for this year’s Shine Day and enjoy a virtual fun-filled day of activities and speakers!
  • We have plenty of events planned (you are encouraged to make a donation) and some awesome prizes to be won. Our goal is to raise $10,000 and as we approach our goal, our lovely volunteers will perform some ridiculous dares for your entertainment.
  • Check out our many events below and register before it’s too late, spaces are limited!

Speaker Series

Want to learn more about cystic fibrosis? Come to our speaker series to hear from some CF warriors! The series runs from 10-1 on September 8th 2020, and you will not want to miss it. Our speakers include:

  • Professor Shawn Aaron, who will be providing a general overview of the impacts CF has on patients
  • Thomas Kovesi, who will be giving a general overview of CF
  • Cystic Fibrosis Canada researcher Dao Nguyen
  • Anne-Marie, who will be talking about their journey with CF
  • Certified Family Life Educator and parent coach Lisa Greene
  • Chris Macleod, chair of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Society (CCFTS).

Minecraft Design Contest


Remember the outdoors? Remember chopping down trees, mining, and fighting off creepers? Sign up for our Minecraft Design Tournament! You’ll be given a list of challenges, and you will have the day to build the biggest, most beautiful creations possible. Our panel of judges will determine the winner, who will be awarded a prize of a $50 Steam gift card! Are you the baddest builder?

List of challenges:

  • Pick one:
    • Recreate a work of art (i.e. Mona Lisa, Girl with a Pearl Earring)( /20)
    • Make an original piece of art ( /20)
  • Create a model of the Canadian parliament ( /25)
  • Build a tribute to your faculty ( /30)
  • Build an army of snowpeople ( /10)
  • Make a roller coaster ( /30)
  • Make a Geegee ( /20)
  • Design a vehicle of any kind (other than a rollercoaster) ( /15)

Note: The bigger your projects are, the more points you’ll earn. Focus on the high point ones the most.

Jackbox Tournament

We know you’ve brushed up on your gaming skills during quarantine (and even if you didn’t, these games are super easy and fun) so try out your luck on one of our three Shine Day Jackbox tournaments! There are 3x $25 dollar gift cards to UberEats for grabs. We have qualifiers all day long, with our finals from 4 PM to 5 PM to see who really is the best.

Jackbox - Fibbage 2

Fibbage is the lying, bluffing, fib-till-you-win trivia party game from the makers of YOU DON’T KNOW JACK! Fool your friends with your lies, avoid theirs, and find the (usually outrageous) truth.

Jackbox - Guesspionage

Guesspionage tests your knowledge of the human condition as you guess how real people responded to basic poll questions like, “What percentage of people have mistaken mannequins for real people?” and “What percentage of adults have played Truth or Dare after turning 30?”

Jackbox - Murder Trivia Party

Answer trivia questions correctly in each round or you’ll find yourself on The Killing Floor, where players compete in devious minigames that determine whether they survive another round or become a ghost. But relax, ghosts can still win the game. (The host is evil, but he still cares about balanced game design.)

Shine Classes

Looking to learn some new skills during quarantine? Join us as we put on a variety of classes and teach you how to rant about profs in french (among other things), gain some clout on instagram, learn to manage your finances (from all the money you get on instagram) and how to stay healthy for all your new found fans. Not only will you acquire some awesome skills you’ll be entered in a chance to win a gift card for Uber.

SHINE1102: Oral Communication in French as a Second Language

Need to learn the language of love so you can greet that cute person you’re into? Need to impress your employer for a whole 60 seconds during an interview while hoping the conversation switches to English? Come to an Intro to French class hosted by the incredible Director of Bilingualism of the SSA, Léa! We will be focusing on casual and conversational French. *Becoming fluent in French by the end of the class is not guaranteed* By entering in this or any of the classes you will be entered to win a gift card to Uber.

SHINE1101: Fundamentals of Finances in Student Life

School is expensive, so learn some tips on how to save money! Learn how to manage your expenses using resources, like funds and awards, offered by the uOttawa and the SSA. Join the SSA’s brilliant Finance team as they give you the inside scoop! *We can’t guarantee you’ll be a millionaire by the end of class but we are setting you in the right direction.* By entering in this or any of the classes you will be entered to win a $25 to Uber.

SHINE1104: Selected Topics in Life Science- Staying Healthy During Quarantine

Summer may be almost over, but it’s never too late to develop some healthy workout habits with the SSA’s workout tutorial! This workout is perfect for those looking to create a solid workout routine they can stick to! Join the SSA’s VP academic, Kyra, as she teaches us more than book smarts this workout class. *Six pack not guaranteed by the end of the course but consistency is key* Note: This class is just for fun and peer education, and is not run by a certified trainer. Please follow within your limits! By entering in this or any of the classes you will be entered to win a $25 to Uber.

SHINE1103: Principles of Content Creation and Aesthetic Development

Get the Instagram clout you’ve always wanted by learning how to make influencer level aesthetic content! In this class, you will learn how to pose, take a photo shoot, and edit your photos. You know it’ll be good because it’s hosted by the talented SSA promo team, Karishma and Izzy! *Becoming insta famous after applying these techniques is not guaranteed, but is likely* By entering in this or any of the classes you will be entered to win a $25 to Uber.

Shinerama Escape Room

Feeling trapped in your own home? Get a true escape room experience on Shine Day and raise money for Cystic Fibrosis while you're at it. You and up to four other team members can venture into our escape room which will test your mental strength, stamina, and Shine knowledge. You'll be tried on your speed and ability to work with your team. The team with the fastest time will be awarded $50 credit (5 x $10 gift card) to UberEats.


Check out this year’s Shine Day Trivia Game with themes from Disney Classics to Pop culture and Netflix Specials! Make sure your laptop is charged and ready to go, you won’t want to miss out on this one!

Pop Culture Trivia

You’ve seen it, but can you repeat it? Pulling from your favourite trending moments of the past and present this trivia tests your knowledge of defining Pop Culture events, people, trends and news.

Ottawa Special Trivia

Whether you were born and raised in Ottawa or new to the City, this Trivia game is all about OTTAWA! The game includes questions about landmarks, history, street names and much more about the Nation’s Capital!

General Knowledge Trivia

Looking for a way to put all your accumulated random knowledge to the test? This game includes a VARIETY of questions about a VARIETY of topics! From sports, to geography to history, this Trivia game will put you to the test!

Disney Classics Trivia

The exemplary craft of music, art and iconic characters of Disney movies has left kids and their parents alike a lasting experience. Take the quiz below to test your knowledge with this Disney classics Trivia!

Netflix Specials Trivia

Hope you watched enough Netflix shows this quarantine, cause now's the chance to prove your fandom and show off your immense Netflix knowledge. Take the quiz below and find out how much of a fan you really are!

Logo/Slogans Trivia

The worlds of fast food, fast fashion, and franchises collide in this dynamic trivia game! Think you’ve got what it takes to master the art of marketing? Play this trivia to find out!


School’s coming up and unfortunately that means you have to spend money on school and supplies so why not spend 2, 5 or 10 more dollars for a chance to win a $250 giftcard to BestBuy? Don’t like those chances? Don't worry, we are also offering a $100 gift card to uOttawa’s bookstore and a $50 gift card to Uber as a second and third prize.

Dares & Challenges

For each goal we hit our volunteers will do some insane challenges.

Ashley, UOSU’s own Fundraiser Coordinator, will tug on your heartstrings with a soulful rendition of Gotta Go My Own Way from High School Musical 2 with her Shawn Mendes cardboard cutout.

The SSA’s own VP Equity, Michael, will beautify his legs by giving them a wax.

The UOSU President himself, Babacar, will show his stuff and do 50 pushups in a row!

Shreya, the VP Philanthropy of the CSSA, will scorch her mouth by eating a spoon of hot sauce!

One member of the SSA’s charity committee will ruin their hair by cracking an egg on their head in an intense game of egg roulette!

Jeremy, the VP Philanthropy of the PSAÉP, will put his trust in his colleagues’ hands when he undergoes a blindfolded taste test!

SASA’s VP Philanthropy, Mariama has been notched and will shave off part of her eyebrows!

Shannon, the VP Philanthropy of the CHRA, will eat a delicious ice cream sundae! Oh? We’re out of chocolate sauce? No worries! Use ketchup and mustard instead!

Babacar will show off his bling as he pierces both his ears!

The SSA’s VP Philanthropy, Ricky, will give his chest a makeover by giving it a nice wax straight down the middle.

Sofia, CSA’s VP Philanthropy will one up Babacar and pierce her nose!

Brittany, SSA’s Finance Assistant, and Anjaliya, SSA’s Senator, will dye their hair to Shinerama’s trademark orange and blue!

Ricky decided it’s time for a new hairdo and will start fresh by shaving his head bald!

Sammy, ESS’s VP Philanthropy, and Julian, ESS’s Commissioner will pull an engineering classic and dye themselves purple!

Ricky and Shannon will do the unthinkable and endure the heat of eating a Carolina Reaper, the world’s hottest pepper!

The SSA’s Fundraising Coordinator, Rahna, will show her dedication to her role and give herself a Shine themed tattoo!

UOSU’s VP of University Affairs, Lindsey, will give herself a Shine inner lip tattoo!