Let’s celebrate our 2022 graduates | Convocation

Once more, this cohort of graduates has shown its resilience, allowing it to skillfully complete university studies despite the COVID-19 pandemic. To mark the occasion, the OLBI marketing team has created a graduate video montage from material submitted by three new graduates from the Major in French as a Second Language.

OLBI congratulates the newest members of the University of Ottawa alumni community! The Faculty of Arts convocation was held in person on Tuesday, June 7.

Celebration our 2022 graduates

Major in French as a Second Language | Student spotlight

Major in French as a Second Language | Student spotlight

 

Discover the journey in images of our graduates from the Major in French as a Second Language. The videos were produced as part of the Portfolio sommatif : Réflexion sur les résultats d’apprentissage course taught by Professor Monika Jezak.

Maria Paz, a new graduate, offers this advice to new uOttawa students: “It’s time to become your best self!” See the videos of the newest members of the uOttawa alumni family.

Maria, new alumna from the Major in French as a Second Language

Statistics Canada Survey on the Official Language Minority Population

Statistics Canada is conducting a new Survey on the Official Language Minority Population to better understand the needs of the communities making up this group in Canada. Since mid-May, 59,000 Canadians have been randomly selected to take part in the survey. Data collected will be used to develop community services such as:

  • schools and daycare services
  • health care and government services
  • cultural projects

The survey will allow us to take stock of the situation in Canada. For more on the survey, email Statistics Canada.

Canada Stastique graph

Understanding Linguistic Insecurity | Infographic

The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages has published an infographic on its website to break down the main points regarding linguistic insecurity and explain some key related concepts.

It includes statistics from a public service survey as well as solutions to strengthen linguistic security in Canada. See the Understanding Linguistic Insecurity infographic.

“We need to build more linguistic security in Canadian society. That means building more acceptance and acknowledgement of the diverse varieties of English and French in Canada and of people's efforts to learn our official languages, both within the public service and in wider society.”

Raymond Théberge, Commissioner of Official Languages

Map of Canada

Guide on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Terminology | Online Resource

Guide on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Terminology | Online resource

 

Do you care about equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI)? Check out the bilingual Guide on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Terminology, developed by the Government of Canada’s Interdepartmental Terminology Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. It will help you better understand EDI-related concepts.

It includes definitions and notes on terms like microaggression, neurodivergent, person with a disability and systemic racism. It’s meant to promote thoughtful, sensitive exchanges.

Guide on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Terminology

CIRCEM podcasts: The francophone world’s intellectual traditions a listen away

CIRCEM podcasts: The francophone world’s intellectual traditions a listen away

CIRCEM podcasts promote interdisciplinary research on democratic citizenship and minorities. They cover many topics, such as creole knowledge and issues for francophone researchers in the scholarly publication world.

Listen to Sanni Yaya, uOttawa Vice-President, International and Francophonie, in an episode titled Les langues de la science : quelle place pour le français? (in French).

The project is led by Stéphanie Gaudet, CIRCEM Director and uOttawa Faculty of Social Sciences Professor. Listen to the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Citizenship and Minorities’ compelling podcasts on Apple PodcastsSpotify or Google Podcasts.

CIRCEM podcasts