The International Staff Mobility program allows support staff and professors to benefit from professional development in an international environment.

Staff mobility at uOttawa

The University of Ottawa recognizes that administrative staff and professors play an important role in executing its Strategic Plan, and more specifically international initiatives concerning students. This is why we have launched the International Staff Mobility program, which will allow support staff and professors to benefit from professional development in an international environment.

Through these mobility opportunities, administrative staff and professors will be able to exchange best practices with our partners, as well as be completely immersed in a new culture. This will allow them to develop international competencies, and in particular:

  • understanding cultural nuances;
  • acquiring intercultural communication skills;
  • participate in international research and teaching activities (professors);
  • appreciating the value of a mobility exchange for uOttawa students;
  • bring back innovative ideas.

These newfound skills and knowledge will help these employees better serve an increasingly international campus community, promote mobility among our student body, and support us in strengthening our relationships with our international partners. This will contribute to the University reaching its internationalization objectives.

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Staff mobility opportunities

If you are a uOttawa staff member and you are interested in being on a reserve list to be contacted when new staff mobility opportunities arise, please fill out the staff mobility interest form.
Staff mobility interest form

uOInternational Scholarship for the Internationalization of Administrative Staff

uOInternational will give a Scholarship of 3,500 CAD to a member of the uOttawa Administrative Staff that wishes to complete training as part of a mobility stay abroad in an institution of their choice.

  • the Scholarship funding comes from uOInternational Fund for the Internationalization of the University of Ottawa Administrative Staff members and from the money raised at the Founder's Breakfast last May;
  • the training opportunities consist of job shadowing, observation periods, exchange of best practices, or specific training courses abroad at a coveted institution;
  • the duration of the mobility stay must be approved by your supervisor, the host institution and in consideration of the granted funds. We recommend a maximum of 14 days;
  • the funds should cover the expenses related to your stay, plane ticket and other living expenses.
  • CHANGE: this call is to grant one Administrative Staff mobility opportunity for training.

Help us give motivated administrative staff members the chance to complete an enriching international staff mobility exchange. Make a donation through VirtuO to the uOInternational Fund for the Internationalization of the University of Ottawa through the Employee Giving Program

Note: If you are a uOttawa staff member and you are interested in being on a reserve list to be contacted when new staff mobility opportunities arise, please fill out the Staff Mobility Interest Form.

There are no open calls for the uOInternational Scholarship for the Internationalization of Administrative Staff program available at the present time. If you have any questions about this program, please contact us at [email protected].

Funding type: uOInternational Scholarship of 3,500 CAD
Mobility available: one Administrative Staff mobility
Timeframe for mobility: Before April 1, 2022
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Description andhow to applyView the call (PDF, 139KB).
Selected participant: Sylvie Desrochers, Human Resources Manager at the Faculty of Social Science

The purpose of this call is to grant one Administrative Staff mobility opportunity for training to be completed before April 1, 2022.

Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is a program created by the European Union (EU) to promote education, training, youth and sport in Europe. In addition to other objectives, the program aims to promote cooperation with partner countries, such as Canada.

The University of Ottawa has been selected by a number of our European partners to participate in Erasmus+ (through Key Action 1: Mobility of Individuals for Higher Education and Training), giving uOttawa students, staff and professors the possibility to receive funding for mobility stays at these select partners.

The EU funding is aimed at covering travel costs as well as costs incurred during the stay, and it varies in relation to the length of the stay, the host country, and the distance between Canada and the host country, among other factors.

To learn more about Erasmus+ funding for the mobility of individuals, visit the EU’s website here.

Eligibility criteria vary according to the partner and agreement concerned; please consult the list of open calls below to view whether you are eligible for any opportunities.

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Tabaret Hall, Room M386
550 Cumberland Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6N5
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Tel: 613-562-5847
Fax: 613-562-5100
Email: [email protected]

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