Access to information

The University of Ottawa routinely provides information to the public on its website or through its administrative and academic services. A formal request for information that can be routinely released to the public is not required.

If you are looking for information that is not readily available on the University's website or through its administrative and academic services, you may submit a formal access to information request, for general or personal information that is under the custody or control of the University.

 

Privacy

The University of Ottawa collects, uses and discloses personal information in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

For a detailed overview of the privacy complaint and privacy breach process, please consult the University Policy and Procedure on Access to Information and Protection of Privacy.

Correction of personal information

You have the right to request access and/or the correction of your personal information. If you believe there is an error or omission of your personal information held by the University you may request it's correction under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Resources

This section of our website is designated to provide you with some best practices, resources and to inform you of the University's legal obligations regarding access to information and privacy at the University.

Best practices

  1. Handling of Personal Information
  2. Exclusions and Exemptions
  3. Recordkeeping

Policies and legislation

The following policies, procedures and provincial legislation should also be consulted in order to have a complete view of the University's guiding principles and legal obligations regarding access to Information and Protection of Privacy.

University Policies

Legislation