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Copper branch

Power Food

Their new spot, the first in Ottawa, is opening soon at 350 Albert St.

At Copper Branch, they proudly serve a 100% Plant-Based Power Food menu including goodies like Power Bowls, Burgers, Sandwiches, all-day Breakfast, fresh Sides, Power Smoothies, organic Coffees and Teas, and all-natural Beverages.


They’ll be bringing an assortment of goodies to SAMPLE and PURCHASE from their menu like Zucchini Brownies, Shiitake General Tao, AND POUTINE with CREMINI MUSHROOM SAUCE!


Culture & Coffee

Ondarez (on-the-rez) is an Indigenous business that Ondarez represents the positive images of life of the indigenous. Ondarez (on-the-rez) is inspired from life on the rez but means so much more to those who live there and have a connection. Ondarez is really a culture like no other… They started in 2008 by creating one of a kind t-shirts and sweats that are handmade and produced on the First Nation. Paula is an Indigenous entrepreneur who created Ondarez and now is branching out and adding new products and good to the brand. Ondarez will have new t-shirt designs, snapback hats, Ondarez Coffee and accessories at Market U.

Feline cafe

Ottawa’s ONLY
Cat Cafe

Drink Coffee. Save Cats. 

With over 150 adoptions since they opened their doors, Feline Cafe is the perfect place to study with a little help from a feline friend, or two!

Domains and Hosting

Rebel Believes That Those Who Contribute Make Us Better.
It’s why they create simple, useful tools to empower participation in the world’s bravest communication space: the Internet. They are experts in domain names, hosting, and the products that make the most of them. This helps you showcase your ideas, stories, services, and contributions to the world. Our manifesto: BE THOUGHTFUL, BE SIMPLE, BE BRAVE! 

Meet the team at Market U and grab your free one page Weebly website with the purchase of $2 .ca domains!

downtown underground

Vintage Clothing &

Downtown Underground is coming to Market U! Kimberly sells an eclectic collection of vintage, previously loved and new clothing, accessories, and footwear. She also sells vintage silver jewelry and unique and fun Knick Knacks.

Keep an eye out for the racks of clothing, vintage sterling silver jewelry, and some other random gems at Market U!

urban ocean

Stand-Up Paddle
& Fitness

Urban Ocean seeks to foster self- confidence, community, and a healthy, active and outdoor lifestyle for all by providing quality Stand Up Paddle Education with emphasis on technique, safety, and fun.

They started offering fitness and yoga on the water in 2009 and became year-round in 2013 with indoor pool classes for the colder months. In addition to all the classes they offer, they offer unique tours of the city, instructor certification, and retreats worldwide.

Their team will be at Market U with equipment and swag to promote their indoor programs which start the next day!


Handmade, Small-Batch
Skin Care Products

WILD makes handmade skin care products made in small batches with natural ingredients and 100% pure essential oils. Jana will be bringing her entire line up which includes lip balms, face/body oils, hair/beard oils, aloe aftershave, natural cleansing grain scrub, face cleanser, essential oil bath salts, bathtub teas, aromatherapy rollers, essential oil room sprays, dog paw butter, hemp hand salve, essential oil bug spray, natural bug bite soother, beeswax candles with essential oils and beeswax tea light candles. In a world of uncertainty, knowing what we put on our skin –  the largest organ – is pretty important!


Local Craft

Vox Kombucha brews delicious craft kombucha in Wakefield, QC. Serving the surrounding community and Ottawa area, Vox offers up top quality, organically made, ethically produced booch that will be sure to lift your spirits, nourish your bod, and quench your thirst! Vox (the latin word for “voice”) is the the perfect name for these kombucha tea pioneers, who also happen to be a harmonizing folk duo. Fermented fizzy tea. Small batch. Natural. Organic. Alive!

Stop by for a sample and to grab your bottle!

warriors of the light


Founded by Beth Sturdevant, Warriors of the Light was created to help men, women, and children connect with and fortify their Warrior spirits in a safe and supportive environment by offering regular classes and services such as Weapons & Hand Combat Training, Women’s Only Empowerment Classes, Yoga, Holistic Healing, Children & Teen Programs, Meditation Classes, Workshops, and Warrior Fitness Classes.

barres and Wheels

Barre and Spin Studio
Coming Soon Near uOttawa

Barres and Wheels came from a passion for health, fitness, and movement. Barre fitness is a full body workout which tones the muscles, tightens the core and defined the muscles without the bulk!! Wheels… well do we really need to introduce indoor cycling anymore? Wheels classes are fun fast paced 45 min long classes on crazy good music… you’ll be asking for more! Our latest addition, Avoca superfood, is a smoothies bar located within our studios.

We’ll be bringing unbelievable pre-sale pricing! The opening of our new location is September 29th. We have not disclosed the new location of our new studio, but here is a hint…. you can walk there from uOttawa!


Local Rentals, Made Easy
Rent – Don’t Buy!

Top reasons for you to Ruckify!

1) You save space and money by renting instead of buying.
2) You can create your own rental business/side-hustle (it’s free to sign up, rent from people and create your own myStore or proStore).
3) Renting is eco-friendly and we plant a tree for every Ruckify transaction.
4) You can Ruckify pretty much anything from a kitchen appliance or textbook to vehicles or sports equipment.
5) Ruckify is all about creating a safe community for people to rent to/from other people.

Under carriage

Natural, Non-Toxic
Locally-Made Deodorant

Undercarriage is a natural deodorant cream with powdery finish for under the arms, under the breasts and under the belt.

100% NATURAL & NON-TOXIC INGREDIENTS Natural oil barrier protects skin and private areas from chafing and discomfort. If you are going to apply a product “South-of-the-border”, don’t you want it to be safe and natural?

eleven love

Dope Products, Classes Services
+ Workshops

Eleven Love is a brand that creates products, services, classes, and workshops to uplift and inspire. Each one of their products is created with the intention to help you heal, connect to your true self, manifest your deepest desires, to inspire, and most importantly, to spread the message of love and kindness to the world. They’ll be bringing greeting cards, love notes, candles, bracelets, shirts, smudge kits, crystals and love to Market U.

prana shanti

Yoga Centre and
Teacher Training

The largest yoga centre east of Toronto! PranaShanti Yoga Centre is the go to yoga centre for authentic yoga, teacher trainings and international guest teachers. Offering 90+ yoga classes per week in different styles plus 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher training programs. They’ll be bringing student class package discounts, great deals on yoga mats and water bottles, raffles for class packages and yoga goodies.


New Student Residence
Opening Fall ’19

Theo is a brand new all-inclusive student residence opening on Rideau/King Edward for the 2019 Fall semester.

Theo is run by young, ambitious and determined millennials that want to make an impact in our community! They are super excited and eager to spread the word. They will have jobs for students in the future, hold a safe and fun atmosphere and ensure a great experience! Come chat with the team at Market U

Slippery buddha

High Quality Hemp
+ Cannaboid Products

Slippery Buddha is a Canadian brand put together by two driven female entrepreneurs. With a passion for their careers in fitness, health, functional medicine and their personal stories with illness, together the Slippery Buddha Inc was born. They won’t sacrifice quality to make a buck – EVER and that’s their guarantee.

They offer something for everyone from a supplemental level all the way up to clinical and therapeutic doses. From a basic clear cut CBD (hemp) product without all the fluff to a high-end CBD (coming soon) off the charts option for the elitist in you. Whether you’re a novice or pro, they have something for you. Come join their journey!

Search A tutor

Local Tutors

For many students and families in our community, there may come a time where they need to find a tutor for their unique situation. Often times, finding the right tutor turns into a struggle and hassle and this is where their story begins.

They recognized the need for a one-stop search designed to connect students and their families with tutors at all levels and for all subjects. They have designed a user-friendly and interactive website which provides a resource not only for students/parents to find tutors but also for tutors to showcase themselves in order to find students. They have made the process of finding the right tutor and signing up to be a tutor, Simple-Local-Affordable.



Staterra is an Ottawa based research and development company, specializing in superior supplementation. They pride themselves on producing the highest quality products and providing great customer service.

Join them for the soft launch of their Mood Support Program. It is based on our three pillars of mental wellbeing: brain health, hormonal health, and digestive health. The program was developed by Alysen Clark (BSc, MSc), Sara Moroz (BA, RHN), and Dr. Delphie Dugal-Tessier (BA, PhD), with the mission being to empower all women with an alternative, multi-faceted approach to support their mental wellbeing.

Rideau Bakery

Ottawa’s Oldest +
Finest Bakery

Rideau Bakery located at 384 Rideau Street is just a quick walk from campus and you’ll enjoy the best baked goods, bread, their famous rye, challah and a coffee bar for helping you perk up before class!

Rideau Bakery also provides the absolute best kosher catering in the entire city! Give them a ring for your next celebration and stop by to say ‘Hi’ and sample their goodies at Market U!

exo gourmet

Exotic Ketogenic Meals and Products

Exogourmet’s healthy cooking is designed specifically to provide your body with all the vitamins and nutrients it needs to kick-start a healthful, wholesome life. Exogourmet prepares exotic Ketogenic meals from Africa and the Caribbean using carefully chose ingredients in order to deliver the vitamins and minerals needed to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit. They also prepares homemade bone broths, fermented drinks and sauerkraut. Mariam is bringing unique, tasty, delightful African Ketogenic goodies using fresh ingredients to bring out that outstanding and authentic flavour that people are craving but can’t find everywhere –  right to Market U!

beyond the house

Trendy & Unique
Indoor Plants

Full-service garden center located in Russell, ON featuring a gift boutique with a unique selection of indoor plants including succulents, cacti, tropicals, and air plants. We are a group of women, passionate about plants and all the beauty that nature provides us. In business for 20+ years, our new storefront was built 6 years ago in Russell and we service all the surrounding area including Ottawa.

Indoor plants perfect for dorm rooms or apartments. Low maintenance succulents and cacti with cute matching pots. Trendy air plants that can be hung or sit on a desk. Small tropical plants known for their air cleaning capabilities.


Unique Henna Tattoos + Henna Prints

Mumtaz creates unique henna tattoos under 2 minutes. She also has a line of henna-inspired cards and prints. The sale of henna prints gives $5 to the Ottawa Heart Institute to support critical research. Mumtaz loves all things henna and use that as a platform to connect and unite all people..

Opeongo Soaps

Artisan Goat’s Milk Handmade Soaps

Opeongo Soaps has been around for over 21 years. Current owner Tammy recently approached the previous owners upon learning of their retirement to see if she could help keep Opeongo Soaps around because she loved them soooo much!! The rest is history! Opeongo Soaps, traditionally are made with 35% Rainwater or Goat’s Milk using the cold process method. New products have just recently been added to the soap line up: Shampoo Bars, Neem Nurturer Facial & Body Butter, and the newest, Pit Perfect Natural Underarm Deodorant Balm!


Beard Oil

BUSH was started by two women driven by their love for quality natural ingredients and furry faced men!

All BUSH products are growth promoting, strengthening, moisturizing and packed with nutrient dense properties to make YOUR BUSH the best.


Hand-Painted + Colourful Creations

Pero is a fresh brand representing creativity and happiness. Sophie creates gorgeous handpainted creation on glass, metal and porcelain.

Welcome to her universe of colours!

market organics

Full-Service Health
Food Store

Market Organics, in their commitment to environmental sustainability, provides the option to bring and fill your own containers when purchasing products from their Bulk department.

Looking for a delicious, grab-and-go meal? Market Organics’ talented Chef and team creates fresh prepared meals in-house, which includes a full selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, hot meals, and baked goods.

The best part? Students save 10% off* of most items throughout the store every Thursday on Student Discount Day (*sale items, bakery, dairy, and gift cards are excluded).

Mobile Optician

Mobile Optician Services

Sylvie Demers is a registered optician, offering mobile optical services in the Greater Ottawa region They bring the eyeglass store directly to you, including frames, tools and equipment needed to service, maintain and perform minor repairs on your eyeglasses. Regular tune-ups protects your investment and avoids unforeseen accidents. We can even analyze your current pair of glasses to ensure they are suited to your needs. Mobile Optician Services so you have more time for your assignments or studying for the next exam.

the organic salon

Lucas Nault Hair +
A Braid Bar!

They are proud to say that they did it first. Ottawa’s premier award-winning, eco-conscious hair studio for 14 years. At Lucas Nault, they have an extensive recycling program, LED lighting. They provide Canadian made ammonia-free hair colour, and natural, vegan, gluten free hair care so you have more time for your assignments or studying for the next exam. 

The Organic Salon will be bringing on-site product deals, hair demonstrations including a BRAID BAR, and discounts for those who book with them at Market U.

nature made honey

100% Pure Local Wildflower Honey

Nature Made Honey is a local Ottawa area beekeeping company who grew from the amazing support of the community. Our bees work hard to bring some of the purest and best tasting honey you will ever try. We do things a little differently than most other beekeepers to highlight the natural varieties of pure honey. We offer 100% pure, unpasteurized local wildflower honey, and we also do custom chocolates made with our honey for special events.


FREE Mental-Health App
Connecting You w/ Professionals

SnapClarity is a mental health application available for iOS and Android. SnapClarity provides a free clinically validated mental health check-up and actionable treatment plan, then matches them with a qualified therapist based on the users’ areas of highest concern identified by check-up results. Users can connect with their therapist via unlimited text, 20 minutes of live video/audio therapy, and have the ability to purchase additional video time at their therapist’s hourly rate.


MissNik Presents
Affordable, Organic Makeup

LimeLife is an affordable organic skin care line, free from harsh chemicals.
We are also Professional Makeup that is affordable easy to use, and for everyone.

Meet Nicole and check out her makeup line @ Market U

simply satin

Handmade Satin

Simply Satin makes a variety of solid colored satin pillowcases.
Fits Standard to Queen sized pillows. Envelope style closure.
Made of 100% Satin weave Polyester.

special thanks

Farm Boy

Farm Boy Rideau has generously donated 200 cloth bags for the shoppers at Market U on SEPT 21 from 11-7. Get there early to grab your bag!

Carb free cafe

Keto Restaurant 15 George St.

Due to a kitchen issue, Carb Free Cafe can’t join us at Market U but visit them Saturday morning for the best darn brunch in the city. 

market U

Globally Influenced Locally Sourced Campus Marketplace


11 am – 7 pm

uOttawa Campus @ University Square

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FIRST EVER Market U Campus Marketplace Event

when & Where

FRI SEPT 21 11:00 – 19:00

uOttawa Campus @
University Square