The University of Ottawa’s Francophone culture is embedded in its identity, distinguishing it from other post-secondary institutions in Canada and around the globe. One of uOttawa’s main priorities is the advancement of Francophone educators, researchers, and community members through groundbreaking research and collaborative relationships with renowned faculty and institutions.
The University of Ottawa is a designated institution under the province’s French-Language Services Act, furthering its commitment to promoting Francophone culture by offering undergraduate programs in most faculties in French and ensuring that all services on campus are available in both official languages.
Impacting the world
At uOttawa, you can make an impact where it matters most: shaping minds, training the leaders of tomorrow, and building the future. From probing the mysteries of the brain and mind to informing public policy, our research strives to foster sustainable environments, achieve just societies, embrace technological advancements, and reimagine health care.
Education and research are core to our spirit and integrity as an institution. Our faculty offer an engaging, collaborative, and experiential approach to learning to prepare work-ready leaders. Through research collaborations, uOttawa, in partnership with government bodies, the private sector, and community organizations, drives growth and innovation that affect lives locally, nationally and internationally.
uOttawa builds partnerships with international postsecondary institutions and communities to eliminate barriers and advance research. Our innovative research is at the core of partnerships with renowned institutions, including the Chinese Academy of Sciences, France’s Université de Lyon and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique, and Germany’s Max Planck Institutes.
Diversity, equity and inclusion
uOttawa is proud to be a diverse and multicultural institution with students, faculty, and staff from over 140 countries. We are a welcoming workplace, community, and institution: diversity is essential to achieving our mission. Our Accessibility Hub annually supports over 44,000 students and educators in identifying and removing barriers that impede learning and teaching. Our Human Rights Office helps faculties integrate inclusive practices into everyday teaching and all research efforts.