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University of OttawaUniversité d'OttawaCoat of arms of the University of OttawaLatin: Universitas OttaviensisFormer namesCollege of Bytown (1848–1861) College of Ottawa (1861–1866)MottoLatin: Deus scientiarum Dominus estMotto in EnglishGod is the Lord of knowledgeTypePublicuniversityEstablished1848EndowmentC$279.6 MillionChancellorCalin RovinescuPresidentJacques FrémontAcademic staff2,911Administrative staff2,839Students41,749Undergraduates35,515Postgraduates6,741LocationOttawa, Ontario, Canada 45°25′20″N 75°40′57″W / 45.4222°N 75.6824°W / 45.4222; -75.6824Coordinates: 45°25′20″N 75°40′57″W / 45.4222°N 75.6824°W / 45.4222; -75.6824CampusUrban, 42.5 hectares (105 acres)LanguageEnglishand FrenchColoursGarnet and Grey NicknameGee-GeesAffiliationsACU, AUCC, ACUFC, CARL, CBIE, U Sports, COU, CUSID, IAU, Fields Institute, OUA, QSSF, U15SportsU Sports, OUA 29 varsity teamsWebsiteuottawa.caThe University of Ottawa (uOttawa or U of O) (French: Université d'Ottawa) is a bilingualpublicresearchuniversityin Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The main campus is located on 42.5 hectares (105 acres) in the residential neighbourhood of Sandy Hill, adjacent to Ottawa's Rideau Canal.The university offers a wide variety of academic programs, administered by ten faculties.It is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada.The University of Ottawa is the largest English-French bilingual university in the world. The University of Ottawa was first established as the College of Bytown in 1848 by the first bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa, Joseph-Bruno Guigues.Placed under the direction of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, it was renamed the College of Ottawa in 1861 and received university status five years later through a royal charter.On 5 February 1889, the university was granted a pontifical charter by Pope Leo XIII, elevating the institution to a pontifical university.The University was reorganized on July 1, 1965, as a corporation, independent from any outside body or religious organization. As a result, the civil and pontifical charters were kept by the newly created Saint Paul University, federated with the university. The remaining civil faculties were retained by the reorganized university. The school is co-educational and enrolls over 35,000 undergraduate and over 6,000 post-graduate students. The university has more than 195,000 alumni. The university's athletic teams are known as the Gee-Geesand are members of U Sports. Contents1 History2 Campus2.1 Library and museum2.2 Housing and student facilities2.3 Off-campus facilities2.4 Sustainability3 Administration3.1 Finances4 Academics4.1 Bilingualism and Biculturalism4.2 Reputation4.3 Research4.4 Co-operative education4.5 Admission5 Student life5.1 SFUO vs. UOSU Referendum5.2 Athletics6 Notable people and alumni7 See also8 Notes9 External linksHistoryThe university was established on 26 September 1848 as the College of Bytown by the first Roman Catholic bishop of Ottawa, Joseph-Bruno Guigues. He entrusted administration to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.The college was originally located in Lower Town, housed in a wooden building next to the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica. However, space quickly became an issue for administrators, triggering two moves in 1852 and a final move to Sandy Hill in 1856.The Sandy Hill property was donated by Louis-Theodore Besserer, where he offered a substantial parcel from his estate for the college.The college was renamed College of Ottawa in 1861, following the city's name change from Bytown to Ottawa. In 1866, the college received its first charter, as well as university status, making it the final institution in Canada to receive a Royal Charterfrom London before the British North America Act, 1867made education a provincial responsibility.By 1872 the university had already begun to confer undergraduate degrees, with master's degrees coming in 1875 and doctoral degrees in 1888.On 5 February 1889, the university was granted a pontifical charter from Pope Leo XIII, elevating the university to a pontifical university. The university faced a crisis when fire destroyed the main building on 2 December 1903. After the fire, the university hired New York architect A. O. Von Herbulisto design its replacement, Tabaret Hall. It was among the first Canadian structures to be completely fireproof, built of reinforced concrete.Women first enrolled in 1919. Tabaret Hall under construction in 1903 (completed in 1905). Construction began earlier in the year after fire destroyed the University's main building.In the fall of 1939, a Canadian Officer Training Corp was established at the university, with training beginning in January 1940.The Canadian Officers' Training Corps, University of Ottawa Contingent, which comprised a company, headquarters and three platoons in 1939, was authorized to become a battalion in 1940.By 1941, the unit swelled to 550 men.An air force Officers' Training Corp was created in 1942 and a naval Officers' training corp in 1943. Participation in one of the three corps became mandatory for all students over 18, although they were not obliged to participate in the actual war at the end of their studies.During this time, the Royal Canadian Air Forceused parts of the university's grounds for training and the university constructed barracksto house members of the Canadian Women's Army Corps. In total 1,158 students and alumni of the university enrolled the Canadian Forcesduring the Second World War, of which 50 died overseas.The unit was eventually disbanded during the unification of the Armed Forces in 1968. The Ottawa architecture firm of Burgess, McLean & MacPhadyen designed the Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology (later to merge with the Ontario Vocational Centre and renamed Algonquin College), opened its new Rideau Campus on a 12-acre city owned Lees Avenue site in 1964. After being unused for a number of years, the midcentury academic complex was sold to the University of Ottawa in January 2007. The university was reorganized on 1 July 1965 as a corporation independent from any outside body or religious organization, becoming publicly funded. As a result, the civil and pontifical charters were transferred to the newly created Saint Paul University, federated with the corporation, while the remaining civil faculties were retained by the reorganized university. Constructed in 1893, 100 Laurier Avenue East is the oldest building at the University. The building was acquired by the University in 1970.In 1970, 100 Laurier East became property of the University of Ottawa, acquired at a cost of $1,120,900.Previously named Juniorat du Sacré-Coeur, the property became the university's oldest building after it was acquired.At a cost of $28,000, it was built by Joseph Bourque, a Hullcontractor and church builder, and completed in 1894.The Juniorat du Sacré-Coeur provided classical education for young men who wished to pursue a religious life and join the Order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The building was expanded in 1937, an expansion that was indistinguishable from the original structure.The huge cross that used to dominate the top of the building was removed after its purchase, leaving only small references to the building's religious history as the Juniorat du Sacré-Coeur. The property now houses the university's department of Visual Arts. It is located at the corner of Laurier Avenue and Cumberland Street, near the Rideau Canal. In 1974, a new policy mandated by the Government of Ontariostrengthened institutional bilingualismat the university, with specific instructions to further bilingualism and biculturalism and preserve and develop French culture. In 1989, Dr. Wilbert Keonof the University of Ottawa Heart Instituteperformed the country's first neonatal artificial hearttransplanton an 11-day-old baby. On 11 November 1998, during the University of Ottawa's 150th anniversary celebrations, two war memorial plaques were unveiled in the foyer of Tabaret Hall which honour 1000 graduates of the university community who took part in armed conflict, especially the list of 50 graduates who lost their lives. The engineering building, Colonel By Hall, was unveiled in September 2005 as a memorial dedicated to Lieutenant-Colonel John By, Royal Engineers. CampusThe university's main campus is situated within the neighbourhood of Sandy Hill. The main campus is bordered to the north by the ByWard Marketdistrict, to the east by Sandy Hill's residential area, and to the southwest by Nicholas Street, which runs adjacent to the Rideau Canal on the western half of the University. As of the 2010-2011 academic year, the main campus occupied 35.3 ha (87 acres), though the University owns and manages other properties throughout the city, raising the university's total extent to 42.5 ha (105 acres).The main campus moved two times before settling in its final location in 1856. When the institution was first founded, the campus was located next to the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica. With space a major issue in 1852, the campus moved to a location that is now across from the National Gallery of Canada. In 1856, the institution moved to its present location. The buildings at the university vary in age from 100 Laurier(1893) to 120 University (Faculty of Social Sciences, 2012).In 2011 the average age of buildings was 63.In the 2011-2012 academic year, the university owned and managed 30 main buildings, 806 research laboratories, 301 teaching laboratories and 257 classrooms and seminar rooms.The main campus is divided between its older Sandy Hill campus and its Lees campus, purchased in 2007. While Lees Campus is not adjacent to Sandy Hill, it is displayed as part of the main campus on school maps.Lees campus, within walking distance of Sandy Hill, was originally a satellite campus owned by Algonquin College. Library and museumMorisset Library is the main library for the university and houses the majority of its special collections.The University of Ottawa Library is a network of twelve locations with holdings of more than 4.5 million titles in monograph and electronic form as of 2016.The main library is in Morisset Hall, which also houses the Media Centre, Archives and Special Collections, and the Geographic, Statistical and Government Information Centre. The university has five other specialized libraries: the Brian Dickson Law Library, located in Fauteux Hall; the Health Sciences Library, located at the Roger-Guindon campus; the Management Library, located in the Desmarais Building; the Isobel Firestone Music Library, located in Pérez Hall; and the Annex, an off-site storage facility that houses less-used portions of the collection. The University of Ottawa Museum of Classical Antiquities was established in 1975 as a teaching collection, operated by the Department of Classical and Religious Studies. Composed of artifacts which reflect daily life during the period from the 7th century BC to the 7th century AD, the permanent collection is enhanced by touring exhibitions.The university also houses a student-run gallery space, known as Gallery 115 on the main floor of 100 Laurier East. The student-run gallery provides students the opportunity to work within a gallery setting. It provides graduate and undergraduate students a chance to develop curatorial and administrative skills, as well as, display their own art pieces. In co-operation with the University of Ottawa, the Gallery operates under a democratic structure representing many students enrolled in various programs, including Visual Arts, Art History and Art Administration. Housing and student facilitiesThompson Hall is one of ten student residences at the University.Although most students live off-campus, the university has ten student residences: Brooks, Le Blanc Hall, Marchand Hall, Stanton, Thompson Hall, Hyman Soloway, Friel, Henderson, Rideau, 45 Mann and 90 University.The university offers a variety of housing options. Four of the seven residences are conventional single and double bedrooms. Brooks and Hyman Soloway are 2–4 bedroom apartment-styled residences, while 90 University is a two bedroom suite-styled residence.On January 24th 2018, the new Annex residence was officially announced to students in an email newsletter from the school's 'The Gee' news outlet. The new residence (due to open in September 2018) will have 1-5 bedroom units including studio-styled single rooms.In September 2010, 26.2 percent of first-year students lived on campus, part of the 8.8 percent of the overall undergraduate population which lived on campus.Residents are represented by the Residents' Association of the University of Ottawa (RAUO). With a mandate to help improve the quality of life in residences, each building elects a representative to the association. The RAUO also provides a political representation on the behalf of the residents. Buildings may collect a small fee, known as the floor fund to pay for the group. The Jock Turcot University Centre (UCU) is the centre of student life and programming. Located between Montpetit Hall and Morisett Library, the centre was completed in 1973 at a cost of over C$6 million.In spring of 2017, an expanded rooftop patio was added to the University's 'UCU', allowing students to have a more open campus in a downtown setting.Funding for the centre was partially offset by the Jock Turcot University Fund, which was set up by the student body. The centre was named after former student federation president Jock Turcot, who was killed in a traffic collision in 1965.The university has over thirty five dining outlets. This includes several major restaurant chains. Off-campus facilitiesOff-campus faculties are located throughout Ottawa. The university owns and operates another campus located in Ottawa's Riverviewneighbourhood, known as the Health Science or Alta Vista campus. Located on Smyth Road, the Health Science campus is 7.2 ha (18 acres).The campus primarily serves the Faculty of Medicineas well as hosting programs for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Roger Guindon Hall serves as the primary building for students at the campus.The Health Science campus is located in between The Ottawa Hospitaland the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, both of which are university-affiliated.Many of the hospital's health professionals and researchers teach in the Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences. Medical and health sciences students learn on the job at The Ottawa Hospital. The university operates the Centre for Executive Leadership at the World Exchange Plaza. Located on O'Connor Streetin Downtown Ottawa, the centre is primarily used by the Telfer School of Management'sExecutive Master of Business Administrationprogram.The centre includes one amphitheatre-style classroom, seven case rooms for team meetings, collaborative work and/or independent study and conference and boardroom spaces. SustainabilityThis section may contain an excessive amount of intricate detail that may interest only a particular audience. Please help by spinning offor relocatingany relevant information, and removing excessive detail that may be against Wikipedia's inclusion policy. (August 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)The Office of Campus Sustainability, established in 2006, coordinates, promotes and implements sustainable developmentactivities.The Office of Campus Sustainability is headed by the Sustainable Development Committee. Membership of the committee comprises administrators, students, community groups and the City of Ottawa.Along with the other members of the Council of Ontario Universities, the University of Ottawa signed a pledge in November 2009 known as Ontario Universities Committed to a Greener World, with the objective of transforming its campus into a model of environmental responsibility.The university is a signatory of the Talloires Declaration. The green wall in the Faculty of Social Science building is the tallest living biofilter in North America. The green wall is one example of the University's sustainability projects.Several programs from the university placed in the 2011 Corporate Knightsrankings, which measures how well Canadian universities integrate sustainability into their curriculum. Telfer School of Management ranked fifth in Canada for undergraduate business programs. The Corporate Knights also ranked Telfer eighth in Canada for MBA program. The University of Ottawa has implemented a variety of activities in order to increase sustainability across campus. The university has been working on creating a more sustainable campus through the efforts of the Office of Campus Sustainability. One of the main programs occurring at the University of Ottawa to promote waste reduction is RecycleMania. RecycleMania is a competition among colleges and universities that occurs within a 10-week period of time.Each school is to report their trash and recycling data which are then ranked according to the largest quantity of recyclables.The purpose of this competition is to see who has the highest recycling rate. As results fluctuate among competitors, schools get more enticed to keep reducing waste.In 2011, the University of Ottawa was awarded first place among Canadian universities in the RecycleMania competition.The university also ranked 14th out of 180 universities in the “waste minimization” category in the international RecycleMania competition. The RecycleMania program will continue to encourage and inform University of Ottawa students on how to change their consumption habits as well as recycle. One of the newer programs initiated by the University of Ottawa is the Free Store.The Free Store is a location in which students can drop off items they no longer want and pick up items they do want for free.The reason this was created was to reduce consumption by offering free items to students who no longer want items that may be used by someone else.Items that are dropped off include clothing, textbooks, electronics, and office supplies. The Free Store is located at 647 King Edward.In 2007, the Office of Campus Sustainability coined the term “Gratuiterie” as the French translation to their Free Store. Since then, the concept of la Gratuiterie has gained widespread popularity in France, namely in Grenoble where the first Gratuiterie appeared.Since then France has seen a boom of “Gratuiteries” around the country. On September 1st of 2010, the University of Ottawa stopped selling bottled water on campus and created a bottled water ban in order to reduce plastic consumption, and encourage students to carry reusable water bottles and use campus water fountains.The University of Ottawa put forth $150,000 to improve the water fountains across campus. The new Social Sciences Building at the University of Ottawa is the school's latest green initiative. The fifteen-storey building that took about four years of planning and construction to complete opened its doors in September 2012.The Social Sciences Building that cost a grand total of $112.5 million provides students and faculty with an array of space for individual studying and group work.This building is the newest addition to the University of Ottawa with its green and sustainable architecture and facilities.This building is very different among the rest of the university's buildings as its structure and characteristics are very eco-friendly. Some features that the building includes are: construction materials that were chosen due to their recycled content, a living wall that is five stories tall and composed of numerous plants that with act as an air filtration system, and a green roof.The green wall is the tallest living biofilterwall in North America. The wall is situated in the main agora of the Faculty of Social Sciencebuilding and is visible from the outside. The green wall is a unique component of the building's air handling system, for it is capable of treating a large quantity of air at a time, and it provides a source of humidity that doesn’t need to be artificially introduced. The living wall was built on 14 October 2012, by Diamond & Shmitt Architects.Eighty percent of the building's heating will be recycled and created through the building's data centres (computer labs, etc.).This heating system will also heat nearby buildings including Vanier Hall. Not only has the University of Ottawa stayed true to their reputation of being on the forefront of sustainable living by creating the green wall, but they have also created a green roof, which is potentially the first green roof constructed on a Canadian university campus.The green roof was established in 1971 on the rooftop of the Colonel By building.One of the faculty's goals is to achieve an LEED Gold Certification, which is given to green buildings that meet specific environmental guidelines. In 2006, the University of Ottawa established the first community campus garden. Over the course of the past eight years, the community garden has expanded in terms of the number of plants that occupy it, and has grown into a full-fledged garden containing more than thirty pots in various locations on campus. The community garden is open from early spring until mid-autumn.In addition to the various eco-friendly accomplishments that have been added to the university over the years, in 2005, the university established a boreal forest and wetland environment, and is in the middle of creating a living classroom for students to enjoy.The University of Ottawa is on the rise to being one of the top eco-friendly Canadian universities in North America. The University of Ottawa has also introduced a bike share program to encourage cycling to and from school. The university offers free bicycle rentals and access to free maintenance and repair workshops.Along with new bike routes and services, the university has enhanced car-pooling and shuttle services, and is also located next to the transit way to encourage students to use public transit via a discounted university student bus pass. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) provides various activities that attempt to increase sustainability practices among individuals and institutions, promote resource sharing, and make sustainable practices a norm within higher education institutions.The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), created by AASHE, was designed to provide guidelines for better understanding of sustainability and build a more sustainable community throughout university campuses.It is a way for universities and colleges to measure their sustainability efforts. The program compares higher education facilities’ sustainability initiatives and ranks them based on their efforts. In 2011, the University of Ottawa received a silver star by the STARS program. The Office of Campus Sustainability continues to create various events and programs to promote sustainability among students at the University of Ottawa. They are responsible for informing students of all initiatives and programs put forth by the University. Eco-friendly initiatives are growing rapidly at the University of Ottawa with the help of the office. AdministrationTabaret Hall was named after Joseph-Henri Tabaret and houses the university's administrative offices.Governance is conducted through the Board of Governors and the Senate, whose roles were established by the University of Ottawa Act, 1965. The Act describes their membership and powers, as well as their principal officers.The Board provides overall governance and management, including financial decisions and the implementation of policies and procedures.The Board consists of an executive committee which includes the Chair of the Board and the Vice-Chair and Chair of the Executive Committee. As stipulated by the act, the board comprises no more than 32 members, appointed or elected by the various parts of the university community. While not stipulated in the act, the board's membership includes elected undergraduate and graduate student representatives.The Board includes one honorary member, the current chancellor. The Senate sets educational policies and the management of academic issues. Such powers include the ability to create and abolish faculties, departments, schools and institutes, academic regulations, admission standards, degree and diploma requirements. It confers certificates, degrees at all levels and with the approval of the board, honorary doctorates.The Senate consists of 72 members including president, who acts as its chair. Other members of the Senate, as mentioned in the act, include the chancellor, the president, vice-presidents and the dean of each faculty, including those of federated universities. While not outlined in the act, the Senate includes students from each faculty. As stipulated in the act, the chancellor is the university's titular head and is accorded a place of honour at commencement exercises and other functions and may preside at examinations. The chancellor is appointed by the board with the concurrence of the Senate and holds the office for one or more four-year terms.The president is the chief executive officer and chairman of the Senate with the responsibility of managing the direction of academic work and general administration, teaching staff, officers, servants and students. The president is appointed by the board and continues until the board votes otherwise.The office was first referred to as superior until the university received a pontifical charter, when the name changed to rector in 1889. In 2004, the English title of rector was replaced with president. FinancesNet assets as of 30 April 2016 stood at $1.767 billion.The University completed the 2015–2016 year with revenues of $973.610 million, expenses of $986.843 million and a deficiency of revenues under expenses of $13.233 million.The largest single source of revenue originates from operating grants, valued at $382.762 million for the 2015-2016 academic year. The second-largest source of revenue is tuition fees, which reached $361.184 million.As of 30 April 2016, its endowmentwas valued at $241.944 million. The university was registered as an educational charitable organization in Canada on 1 January 1967. As of 2015, the university was registered primarily as a post-secondary institution.The university's Institutional Research and Planning department estimated that its students, staff, visitors and the institution itself brought in an estimated total of $4.12 billion into the local economy in 2011. AcademicsThis research university is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.It functions on a semester system, operating fall/winter and spring/summer sessions.Undergraduate programs comprise the majority of the school's enrolment, with 35,515 full-time and part-time undergraduate students, compared to 6,741 graduate students in 2018.Excluding Saint Paul, the university conferred 7,449 bachelor's and professional degrees, 208 doctoral degrees, 1,815 master's degrees in 2015. Bilingualism and BiculturalismThe Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, a language institute affiliated with the University, is housed at Hamelin Hall.As of 2016, the university was the world's largest English-French bilingual university.The university is one of the three bilingual universities in Ontario that is not federatedwith a larger university.Since its inception the university has seen itself as fostering English-French bilingualism.However, bilingualism was only made an official university policy in 1965 when the Government of Ontario passed An Act respecting Université d'Ottawa through the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.Section 4 of that Act specifically states that an object and purpose of the university is"to further bilingualism and biculturalism and to preserve and develop French culture in Ontario", and "to further ... Christian principles". Despite that law, these parts of the university's mandate are now arguably superseded by the 1982 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which constitutionalizes multiculturalism (not biculturalism) and freedom of religion. The university operates the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute(OLBI). The OLBI was officially opened on 1 July 2007, replacing its predecessor, the Second Language Institute. Both institutes promoted English-French bilingualism, although the OLBI holds an expanded mandate, to strengthen research, innovation and outreach efforts in official languages and bilingualism.The university is a member of the Association of Universities of the Canadian Francophonie, an association which promotes post-secondary education and research in French. While the university maintains bilingualism as an official policy, students need not be bilingual. Instead, most courses and programs are offered in both languages.As of September 2011, the percentage of students who used French as their primary language of education was at 31.1 percent, while the number of students which use English as their primary language for education was 68.7 percent.As of March 2009, 68.6 percent of professors in bilingual positions were considered to be actively bilingual, while bilingual staff comprised 91.5 percent. ReputationUniversity rankingsGlobal rankingsARWUWorld151–200QSWorld289TimesWorld176U.S News & World ReportGlobal208Canadian rankingsARWUNational7–9QSNational13TimesNational7U.S News & World ReportNational8Maclean'sMedical/Doctoral9The University of Ottawa has ranked in a number of university rankings. According to the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universitiesrankings, the university ranked 151–200 in the world and 7–9 in Canada.The 2019 QS World University Rankingsranked the university 289th, and 13th in Canada.The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankingsplaced Dalhousie 176th in the world, and seventh in Canada.In the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking, the university placed 208th in the world, and eighth in Canada.In terms of national rankings, Maclean'sranked the university 9th in their 2019 Medical Doctoral university rankings.Ottawa was ranked in spite of having opted out — along with several other universities in Canada — of participating in Maclean's graduate survey since 2006. The university has also placed in a number of rankings that evaluated the employment prospects of its' graduates. In QS's 2019 graduate employability ranking, the university ranked 301-500 in the world, or 9–17 in Canada. ResearchThe University of Ottawa Heart Instituteat the Wilbert Keon Building, houses over 60 principal investigators and 175 researchers for cardiovascular medicine.The university is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada.Research at the University of Ottawa is managed through the Office of the Vice-President, Research.The university operates 40 research centres and institutes including the Ottawa Health Research Instituteand the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.In 2018, Research Infosource ranked Ottawa 9th on their list for top 50 research universities in Canada, with a sponsored research income (external sources of funding) of $324.581 million in 2017.In the same year, the university's faculty averaged a sponsored research income of $246,800, while its graduate students averaged a sponsored research income of $47,000.The largest source of research funding comes from the federal government, which provided $142.8 million in 2010. This was followed by the provincial government, which provided $31.2 million and the corporate/private sector which provides $25.8 million in research funding. The university's research performance has been noted several bibliometricuniversity rankings, which uses citation analysisto evaluates the impacta university has on academic publications. In 2018, the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universitiesranked Ottawa 146th in the world, and eighth in Canada.The University Ranking by Academic Performance2018–19 rankings placed the university 152nd in the world, and eighth in Canada. Co-operative educationThis section may contain an excessive amount of intricate detail that may interest only a particular audience. Please help by spinning offor relocatingany relevant information, and removing excessive detail that may be against Wikipedia's inclusion policy. (August 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)The University of Ottawa's cooperative educationprogram is an optional program which presents students with excellent work experiences and other various benefits the program has to offer. The program is offered for both undergraduate programs and certain graduate programs.The program was first introduced to the school over 30 years ago, in the year 1980.The University of Ottawa's co-operative program has expanded very quickly since its creation and now stands as the second largest program in Ontario with a placement success rate of over 98 percent.The co-operative education program is designed to generally have students work full-time during altering semesters, in their area of study. One work term generally lasts 15 or 16 weeks.Every work term is a paid work term where students’ pay varies on the program of study related to their job; however, student pay can range anywhere from 400-700 dollars per week.In addition to the hands-on experience students may acquire through this program, the co-op program at the University of Ottawa can further offer a range of services to the students such as: one on one consultations concerning resume or cover letter reviews, various workshops, and numerous training possibilities for different purposes such as for interview preparation and work term success. The University of Ottawa's co-op program claims to offer excellent experiences to students as the program maintains “regular contacts with over 4000 active private- and public-sector employers throughout the year”.The University of Ottawa's co-op program has five fees, with prices varying each year. There is a fee issued for each work term and an additional free which is paid when the student accepts the co-op offer for the training and support provided by staff leading up to the work terms. The fees go towards the preparation and training of students, allowing them to develop a better understanding of the job market, resume reviews, and extensive preparation for interviews and jobs. In addition to the Telfer School of Management, the Desmarais Building also houses the offices for the University's co-operative education program.Each year, about a thousand students are accepted into the University of Ottawa's co-op program.However, this number is a rough estimate because it is based upon job availability and is thus altered every year.Students are accepted into the program through their academic achievement.Based upon this, there are general requirements one must follow in order to successfully apply and be considered for the co-op program at the University of Ottawa. In order to keep a reserved co-op spot, a student must maintain an 8.0 average throughout their first year. Although for some programs it may vary, generally a student is able to apply for the co-op program at the beginning of their second year of study; in order to begin their first work term the summer before their third year of study. The minimum CGPA required for applying to most undergraduate programs is a 6.0.For graduate students, the minimum CGPA is a 7.0.In order to be eligible for a co-op program at the University of Ottawa, a student must be considered a full-time student and maintain the requirements for their program of study as well. Furthermore, depending on the chosen program of study, one needs to complete certain required mandatory courses beforehand. Lastly, many programs require that a student be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or an international student with authorization or a permit allowing them to work. The University of Ottawa's co-op program is available for a wide range of programs for undergraduate students. Co-operative programs are offered in English and in French for certain programs. There are various programs offered in the following faculties: arts, social sciences, engineering, science and law. The faculty of arts offers the option of co-op for the following programs: communications, lettres françaises, English, environmental studies, geography, history, and translation, along with the option of combining two programs in cases where a student is completing a joint honours program (i.e. sociology and communications). The faculty of social sciences offers co-op options for the following programs: anthropology, sociology, human rights, conflict studies, economics, political science, international development and globalization, public policy, and public administration. In the faculties of arts and social sciences, work terms usually begin in the second summer of a student's studies (where a student is done second year and entering third) with the exception of the translation program where the first work term begins the summer before a student's fourth year. Each program offers specific conditions that a student must meet in order to participate in his or her placement. For the science and engineering faculties, the co-op programs offered are: chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, software engineering, other various engineering programs, biomedical science, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, earth sciences, physics, environmental science, statistics, and other various science programs. All the engineering programs offered at the University of Ottawa begin during the summer before a student's third year. However, the science faculty's programs offer different starting points for the different programs mentioned above. The University of Ottawa's co-op's page offers a more detailed view on these starting points.The faculty of law offers a co-op program for civil law in French. The requirements consist of the same general requirements for acceptance and maintaining a position in the program. The Telfer School of Managementat the University of Ottawa also offers a co-op option for some of their programs including: accounting, finance, management, marketing, international management, human ressources management and Management Information Systems and Analytics. With the exception of accounting which starts during the summer before a student's fourth year, all programs start the summer before a student's third year of study. Finally as a last category, several co-op graduate programs are offered as well: computer science, economics, globalization and international development, history, information studies, and public and international affairs. The entry requirements for graduate students are a little different from those for undergraduate co-operative education programs. In the graduate level, one of the requirements of the co-op program is that it is crucial that students begin their study in the fall semester because of the co-op program's placement cycle. The option of completing a work term abroad is also a possibility through the University of Ottawa's co-op program. Although there may not be as many job opportunities abroad directly presented, the opportunity still remains.However, most of the work terms abroad are discovered by students themselves, outside the co-op program. Typically, the requirements remain the same as for the co-op program itself. In certain cases, additional features may be considered. If one is considering working abroad there are information sessions held to further inform students at the University of Ottawa on work term abroad possibilities.The sessions outline what students should expect, various costs of living abroad, and the challenges they may come across. Furthermore, if a student chooses to pursue a work term abroad, the University of Ottawa's co-op program offers further assistance right up to the departure date in order to ensure student success. Services offered may include meeting with a professional development specialist in order to compose a job-finding strategy, learn various success strategies, and work towards having everything ready before the departure date. In addition, training can be offered to help prepare students with an idea of what to expect, necessary documents, and further information on the work they will be completing and the country students may be traveling to. The University of Ottawa's co-op program may provide students with a wide range of benefits. In addition to relevant work experience students acquire from the provided work terms, other benefits may arise from choosing the co-operative education program. For example, students can begin to build a network of contacts throughout their co-op work terms.Furthermore, students learn more about resume building and develop strong techniques for successful interviews. This can lead to a student's increased ability to find a job more easily after graduation. Due to their work experience, students may hold a stronger advantage in the job market. In addition, many students may struggle with paying for tuition fees, thus, the University of Ottawa's co-op program provides a solution by offering the opportunity for students to earn an income throughout their studies.The program's staff is composed of experienced and friendly specialists who are dedicated to help students reach their goals. It is with these benefits and many others tied into the program for which numerous students choose to participate in co-operative education programs such as the ones offered at the University of Ottawa. AdmissionAdmission requirements differ between students from Ontario, other provinces in Canada and international students, due to the lack of uniformity in marking schemes. The admissions office maintains that an admission rate of at least 73 percent is required, although the rate may increase based on the popularity of a program.The 2015 secondary school admission average is 83.9 percent. The highest admission average is science, and the admission average is 86.5 percent. The 2015 acceptance (registrant) rate of first choice student is 45.6 percent.The 2010 secondary school rate for full-time first-year students, including Saint Paul was 82.1 percent.The retention rate for first-time, full-time first year students in 2009 was 86.1 percent. Students may apply for financial aid such as the Ontario Student Assistance Programand Canada Student Loans and Grantsthrough the federal and provincial governments. Aid may come in the form of loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships, fellowships, debt reduction, interest relief and work programs.In 2011-2012, the university provided $71.458 million in financial aid and scholarships. Student lifeDemographics of student body (2015–16)UndergraduateGraduate
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Welcome to Canada!Canada Homestay Network (CHN) manages Homestay for the University of Ottawa. In partnership with the University of Ottawa, CHN provides international students with warm and welcoming homestays and related custodianship services so they feel well supported during their program of study in Canada. If you wish to stay with a Canadian host family, please review the Student Guide, the Student Participation Agreement, and complete our International Student Homestay Application. For more information about the cost of the program, please refer to our Services and Feesand our Payment Policies and Proceduresdocuments. You should start the process for your Study Permitwith Immigration Canada at once. Custodianship Services If you are a student under 18 and are NOT staying with a family friend or relative who is also your Custodian, you MUST register in the University of Ottawa’s Homestay and Custodianship Program managed by Canada Homestay Network. The first step is to obtain the Parental Appointment of Custodian form from CHN. Please emailour local office and request a copy, citing your Student ID and Reservation ID numbers from your application if possible. This form must be signed and notarized in your home country. Once your application and payments are received, you will be sent the notarized Declaration of Custodianship required by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) along with a confirmation letter containing information regarding your host family. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us.
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World Intellectual Property (IP) Day at the University of Ottawa features Dr. Blaine HoshizakiHeld annually on April 26th, World IP Day is a celebration of innovation and creativity. This year’s theme was Reach for Gold: IP and Sports; Dr. Blaine Hoshizaki was invited as a one of four panellists for the event. Read more about World Intellectual Property (IP) Day at the University of Ottawa features Dr. Blaine Hoshizaki
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World Intellectual Property (IP) Day at the University of Ottawa features Dr. Blaine HoshizakiHeld annually on April 26th, World IP Day is a celebration of innovation and creativity. This year’s theme was Reach for Gold: IP and Sports; Dr. Blaine Hoshizaki was invited as a one of four panellists for the event. Read more about World Intellectual Property (IP) Day at the University of Ottawa features Dr. Blaine Hoshizaki
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Quick FactsWorld's largest bilingual (French-English) university.Students study in their choice of English, French or both, with the possibility of pursuing French immersion/Extended French Stream undergraduate programs.One of Canada’s top 10 research universities.Located in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, within walking distance of Parliament Hill.Students and faculty members from about 150 countries.400 programs over 100 disciplines.Co-operative education program among the top 5 in Canada.Location & DirectionsInfoAdmission Tabaret Hall 75 Laurier Ave. East, Room 109 Ottawa ON K1N 6N5Get DirectionsYou will be redirected to Google Maps
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Dominican University College - Philosophy and Theology in Ottawa, CanadaDominican University College (DUC) is a first-class research university for students who want to think through deep and complex questions in philosophy and theology. We offer a personalized learning environment and encourage rigorous, critical thinking in a spirit of openness. Our small-class sizes and innovative teaching methods make DUC an ideal place for students seeking to become expert researchers and well-rounded people. Français
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