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Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2015

The launch of the University’s major fundraising campaign took place May 9, as part of the Defy the Conventional Gala, the crowning event of Alumni Week.

 

It was also an opportunity to highlight the 50th anniversary of the modern University of Ottawa. On June 21, 1965, the Ontario Legislative Assembly passed Bill 158, the University of Ottawa Act, 1965.

 

The law came into effect on July 1 of that year, giving full powers to the Board of Governors and the Senate. It made the University of Ottawa a public institution. With funding from government, but also the private sector and the community, the University has experienced remarkable growth over the past 50 years.

 

For the gala, a visual timeline was installed on the walls of the hallway between InfoService and the Tabaret Hall Rotunda. The pictures and the lists of highlights allowed visitors to learn more about our university’s 50-year history as a public institution.

Black and white picture of a group of students standing outside, in front of a uOttawa building.
Group of students in 1965.
Group of students sitting at their desks in a classroom.
Group of students in 2014.
Black and white photo four men and a woman looking at large open book.
International cooperation, 1970.
Group of smiling students standing or sitting around a table. They watch as one of the men flips through a magazine.
International office, 2015.
Black and white photo of a theater full of students dressed in graduation gowns and mortar boards in 1976.
Convocation 1976.
Theater full of students dressed in graduation gowns in 2013.
Convocation 2013.
Black and white photo of two female students walking on campus in 1970.
Female students on campus in 1970.
Two female students walking on campus in 2013.
Female students on campus in 2013.
Master plan created in 1965.
Master plan created in 1965.
Master plan for year 2020.
Master plan for year 2020.
Gee-Gees football team in 1967.
Gee-Gees football team in 1967.
Gee-Gees women’s soccer team in 2013.
Gee-Gees women’s soccer team in 2013.
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