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Nicolas Gregoire-RacicotExecutive Director Marketing and Brand

The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world. Founded in 1848, the University of Ottawa is located in the heart of the capital of Canada. The university has a unique bilingual nature, which allows its students, faculty and staff to learn, work and live in English, French or both. UOttawa are committed to academic and research excellence and value cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The University’s new strategic framework, Transformation 2030, boldly focuses our University community on shaping the leadership and research needed to address questions on a national and global scale.

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A university open to the world

uOttawa is a diverse community that brings together thousands of international students from more than 150 countries, offering opportunities to explore new cultures and ideas every day. Students choose UOttawa to enjoy a superior quality of education and generous scholarships, while living and studying in downtown Ottawa, near many international organizations, including dozens of NGOs, embassies and consulates.

With its diverse community of 45,000 students — including 16,000 Francophones and Francophiles — and 5,000 faculty and staff, The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world. In 2020, the University created the Office of the Vice-President International and Francophonie (OVPIF) in order to further reinforce its position in both the francophone and global communities.

Strategic pillars:

  • More agile: Succeeding in a world where change is the only constant
  • More connected: Becoming leaders in our global village
  • More impactful: Working together to build a better world
  • More sustainable: Securing our shared future

Driving research into the future


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The University of Ottawa, together with its affiliated hospital research institutes, are acclaimed innovators. Its researchers are world leaders in photonics, vascular and cardiovascular health, brain and mental health, Francophonie, public policy and social justice. With 23 research centres and institutes cutting across faculties and disciplines, uOttawa promotes dynamic research collaboration and leverages Ottawa’s government laboratories, industry and policymakers.

Ranking among the top 10 research-intensive universities in Canada and a member of the U7 International Alliance, uOttawa generates nearly $350 million in research revenue annually and is home to 94 Canada Research Chairs and 23 research centres and institutes. Our 29 core facilities, ranging from leading-edge photonics to multidisciplinary psychology labs, and a new building dedicated to STEM enable our researchers to push the boundaries of discovery.

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