Employee Giving

Faculty, staff and retirees
Give to fulfill a dream

Campus Campaign is a grassroots fundraising initiative that seeks to engage faculty, support staff and retirees.

Our students are our inspiration. We share their pride in acing a test, in meeting new challenges, in pushing boundaries and in seeing things differently. As such, we recognize the impact of our work and support.

From March 2 to April 17, donate to the unique projects and initiatives that you and your colleagues have helped establish to make a genuine and appreciable difference in the lives of our students.

Making a difference, one student at a time.

Faculty of Arts

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
The University of Ottawa aims to enhance the educational experience of all students, and your gift can go a long way in helping the University achieve this goal. When you make a donation to help fund student financial assistance, you are providing much-needed and much-appreciated scholarships, bursaries, awards and fellowships to deserving students. A gift to the fund for financial assistance is an investment in our future.
Evelyn Greenberg Music Endowment Fund
The Evelyn Greenberg Music Endowment Fund was established to provide the School of Music at the University of Ottawa with a sustainable source of income to maintain, renew and purchase instruments integral to the training of future professional musicians.
Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI)
This fund will support the development of second-language teaching and acquisition, language assessment, and language planning.
Faculty of Arts 125th Anniversary Student Experience Fund
This fund was created in 2014 in honour of the 125th anniversary of the Faculty of Arts, with the objective of enhancing the experience of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Faculty of Arts programs. The fund will provide financial support for student experience priorities at the Faculty of Arts, including initiatives such as student exchanges, conferences and internships abroad, student scholarships, student competitions, student academic events and seminars as well as conferences and lectures at the Faculty of Arts targeted primarily at students. Your donation dollars can go twice as far when you give to this fund thanks to the Destination 2020 matching fund, which matches all donations up to a maximum of $600,000.
Suzanne Gratton-Sarrazin Scholarship
This scholarship aims to assist graduate students who are not in receipt of external scholarships (OGS, NSERC, SSHRC, FQRS, CIHR, etc.) and who are conducting research in human geography, environmental studies or geomatics (that deals with a human geography or environmentally-related problems), and to encourage innovative research in these areas.
Judith R. Raymond Scholarship in Cancer Research
The fund's objective is to promote cancer research by providing a scholarship to a student, or a graduate student of the Faculty of Medicine, or an intern who works directly with the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. Preference will be given to students involved in research on cancers that disproportionately affect women.
Walter Faigan Kiwanis Club Endowment for Fellowships in Lyphoma and Transplant Research
The fund's objective is to support a student, or a student of the Faculty of Medicine, who pursues a research program in the field of hematology.

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education Graduate Scholarships
Graduate students help push the boundaries of our understanding of education. However, they often face the most financial pressure. Scholarships are a key tool to increase access to graduate studies and to help students focus on their studies.
Research Chair in Learning Technologies
New methods for teaching and learning are being developed at a rapid pace. Teachers are currently integrating communication and information technologies in the classroom. Without an understanding of how these changes affect students, we are flying blind. The Technology in Learning Research Chair will provide guidance on these changes and investigate approaches that show promise.
Faculty of Education Excellence Award for Graduate Student Mentoring
This yearly prize will reward one of the many outstanding graduate professors who show exceptional leadership skills in mentoring graduate students in the areas of criminal law, family law, civil litigation and immigration and refugee law.
Mental Health and Bullying Research Fund
Youth mental health is an emerging field. By taking a leadership position now, we will be able to positively influence the direction of this area of study. Every day, teachers see bullying and intimidation that has a real impact on student outcomes. This chair will help provide the right tools for teachers to identify and address this serious issue.

Faculty of Engineering

Chemical Engineering Professors' Scholarships Fund
Chemical engineering and biological engineering professors have committed to annually providing five scholarships of $150 to five recipients from the chemical and biological engineering programs, specifically three scholarships to first-year students, one to a second-year student and one to a third year student, with selection based on students with the highest GPA.
Laboratory Equipment at the Faculty of Engineering
To ensure that our students are well-prepared for their careers, we need to continually upgrade our undergraduate engineering and computer science teaching laboratories with new equipment, allowing our students and professors to work in a modern setting with state-of-the art technology to produce world-class results. Contributions help fund modern computer systems, technology-friendly teaching labs, state-of-the art software and lab equipment as well as specialized software, operating systems and equipment, all of which foster new teaching and research opportunities and make it possible for students to study leading-edge technology.
Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund
This fund financially supports students registered in the civil engineering program who are in need of financial assistance.
Atef Fahim Prize in Engineering Design
The Atef Fahim Prize in Engineering Design was established to encourage future generations of mechanical and biomedical mechanical design engineers. The prize is awarded each year to two teams of students, one in mechanical engineering and one in biomedical mechanical engineering, who have submitted the top design project for that year as part of the Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing course (MCG4322). Atef Fahim made major contributions to education and training in engineering design at the University of Ottawa.
Faculty of Engineering Makerspace Fund
The Faculty of Engineering MakerSpace is a free, collaborative space where people can come together to invent, play, design and build. Training is offered on all the available equipment, such as 3D printers, CNC mills, Arduinos and more. It is a member-operated space where anyone can share a common interest in design tools and technology.

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Bursaries and Financial Aid
This fund financially supports students at the graduate and postdoctoral levels.

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Nursing Scholarship for Doctoral Studies
This $20,000 non-renewable scholarship is awarded to a student admitted to the PhD program in nursing.
Médéric Montpetit Fund
The Médéric Montpetit Fund was established by the School of Human Kinetics in memory of Rev. Médéric Montpetit, OMI, whose boundless energy and timeless efforts led to the establishment of the Institute of Physical Education in 1949. The purpose of the fund is to support projects to enhance the academic experience at the School of Human Kinetics, to assist undergraduate and graduate students who distinguish themselves academically and to promote and enhance research activity.
Experiential learning at the Faculty of Health Sciences
The project aims to provide students of the Faculty of Health Sciences the opportunity to participate in field trips outside the Ottawa area as part of a course counting towards a degree. Many students have cited these trips as some of the most memorable experiences of their time at university. This program seeks to create an administrative structure to support faculty professors wishing to offer experiential learning experiences.

Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section

Student Financial Assistance at the Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section
The Civil Law Section is committed to helping each of its students succeed. Consequently, when a student is in financial difficulty, and this is putting their academic success at risk, the Civil Law Section is happy to help these students meet their basic needs by providing emergency funding through this fund, also known as the Fonds d'aide et d'encouragement aux étudiants de la Section de droit civil. Contributions to this fund make a big different in a student’s life.
Shen-Joly Cup
The Shen-Joly Cup honours the memory of Karina Joly and Ted Shen, two civil law students who died on September 20, 2012, in a tragic car accident. The award was established through the combined efforts of the Faculty of Law's Civil Law Section, the Outaouais civil law students association and the Sapere Aude society, and is presented to the winner of the annual Sapere Aude debate competition. The winner receives the Shen-Joly Cup and a $1000 prize.
Gene Assad Memorial Scholarship in Penal Law
This scholarship was created by the Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section in memory of Professor Gene Assad, who died suddenly on April 26, 2013. The fund provides a $1000 scholarship to a student in the Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section who has a keen interest in criminal law and who has demonstrated financial need.

Faculty of Law, Common Law Section

Public Interest Fellowship (Common Law Program)
These fellowships fund opportunities for students to work on social justice topics, with public interest organizations, or with small law firms or sole practitioners. Past placements have included Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the Coalition for Gun Control, Ecojustice and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, as well as small firms across Canada that work in the areas of criminal law, family law, civil litigation and immigration and refugee law.

Faculty of Medicine

University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute Development Fund
Your generous gift directly supports world-class research into lifesaving treatments for Parkinson’s disease, stroke, depression and other debilitating brain disorders.
Faculty of Medicine Priorities-Emergency Student Aid
The purpose of this fund is to offer financial assistance to students in the MD program at the Faculty of Medicine who are experiencing exceptional or unexpected financial difficulties. This fund was created by the Assistant Dean of the Student Affairs Office after noticing that many students were living in difficult financial situations. Given that they must pay tuition costs that top $20,000 a year, in addition to living expenses, most MD students have taken on significant debt by the time they graduate from medical school. To be eligible for this bursary, the student must be in a dire financial situation and must have exhausted all other financial resources before coming to the Student Affairs Office for help.

Faculty of Science

Department of Mathematics and Statistics Student Aid
This fund provides emergency financial assistance to students in the Department of Mathematics to help them overcome any short-term financial difficulties they may be experiencing.
Swartzen Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of this award is to recognize academic excellence and provide financial assistance to a student in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
André E. Lalonde in Memoriam Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial support to deserving undergraduate students in the Department of Earth Sciences at the Faculty of Science. It was created in honour of André Lalonde, a dedicated professor, outstanding scholar and skillful administrator who shared his enthusiasm and passion for mineralogy and geology, and brightened the lives of his colleagues, students and friends during his more than 25 years at the University of Ottawa. Throughout his entire career, he built bridges across disciplines and instilled a strong sense of community at his faculty. He was not only the driving force behind making our university an international hub for photonics research, but also instrumental in making the Advanced Research Complex (ARC) a reality.
Marion Hall Student Space Improvement Fund
To improve the student experience in the Faculty of Social Sciences by providing funds to renovate the small cafeteria in the Marion Hall basement.
Laboratory and Scientific Instrumentation Renewal Fund at the Faculty of Science
The main objective of this fund is to replace scientific equipment in undergraduate teaching laboratories.

Faculty of Social Science

Chuck Talbot Memorial Prize
This prize is awarded to outstanding students in the Department of Criminology Field Work Program. The Chuck Talbot Memorial Prize recognizes academic excellence and encourages recipients to study or work in the field of criminology.
Director's Fund of the School of Political Studies
The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to full- or part-time students registered in their second, third or fourth year of an honours program in political science.
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) Imagination Scholarship
This fund helps meet the financial cost of international opportunities abroad that students may wish to pursue. It was announced at the 2010 GSPIA Gala, and is a joint project of the Student Council, the GSPIA administration and the University.
Canada and the World Economy Lecture Series Fund
This lecture series brings world-renowned academics from around the globe to the University of Ottawa to discuss their recent research. These visits provide opportunities for members of the Department of Economics to develop international research networks and enrich the university experience of faculty members, undergraduate and graduate students. The lectures give attendees the opportunity to meet leading scholars, learn about new ideas and further stimulate their own research in economics.
Michéle Kérisit Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial support to a deserving, full-time female student in the Faculty of Social Sciences School of Social Work with at least one dependent child and who is a permanent resident, an international student or has refugee status. The scholarship honours Michèle Kérisit, a professor who was devoted to helping women through her research on immigrant and refugee women and women survivors of armed conflict. As an educator, she ensured that her students became social workers who were deeply committed to social justice and research ethics.
Danielle Nacu Scholarship in the Faculty of Social Sciences
This scholarship is awarded to a bilingual (English/French) undergraduate student studying in the Faculty of Social Sciences with a focus on social studies or governmental disciplines.
School of Psychology Inspire Laboratory User Fund
This fund will help the School of Psychology provide financial assistance to students who wish to use the INSPIRE laboratory.
Women's Studies Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student registered in the Women's Studies program.

Telfer School of Management

Dean's Strategic Priorities Fund
Donations to the Dean’s Strategic Priorities fund are used to hire the best professors, provide a superior student experience and launch new programs, such as the PhD program.
Telfer School of Management Scholarships
Scholarships provide much-needed and much-appreciated aid to deserving students. By making a gift to the fund for financial assistance, you are investing in our future.
Micheál J. Kelly Fund
In honour of Dean Micheál Kelly, this fund supports students competing under the Telfer School banner, generating pride and an enhanced reputation for the School.
Telfer International Experience Fund
We offer student mobility scholarships to all students who are selected to take part in an international exchange program. These experiences positively influence a student’s approach to the world. Make a gift to this fund and shape the next generation of leaders.

Retired Administrative Staff

University of Ottawa Active and Retired Administrative Staff Scholarship
In 1986, support staff established a scholarship to recognize academic excellence and student involvement on campus and in the community. In 2003, the Support Staff Retirees Association (SSRA), which went on to become the Administrative Staff Retirees Association (ASRA), created a bursary to provide financial assistance for undergraduate students. The two awards were combined in 2009 and renamed the University of Ottawa Active and Retired Administrative Staff Scholarship. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to students in recognition of community involvement and academic excellence.

Centre for Global and Community Engagement

University of Ottawa Students' Community Engagement Residence Fund
This initiative funds opportunities for uOttawa students living in University of Ottawa residences to collectively take part in community service projects. It provides an interactive way to meet other uOttawa students and get involved in the community. The initiative is meant to provide positive and constructive engagement opportunities for uOttawa students living in residence as they learn about and execute community service projects that respond to community needs.

Co-operative Programs

Co-Op Student of the Year Award
This award is given to an outstanding co-op student chosen from among the winners of the Faculty co-op Student of the Year Awards

External Relations

Resources and Information Office Annual Scholarship
This scholarship assists students with their education costs, provides them with positive work experiences during their studies and encourages them to return to work in the External Relations Resources and Information Office. Candidates must be enrolled (full or part time) at the University of Ottawa, have completed at least two consecutive Work-Study placements at Resources and Information, and have been accepted for a third.
Development Office Scholarship for Student Philanthropy
This fund awards a scholarship to a student who works at the Development Office as part of the University of Ottawa Work-Study Program and who is involved in philanthropic initiatives as part of their academic or extracurricular activities.

Human Resources

Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA), Ottawa Chapter Scholarship
This excellence award provides financial assistance and networking opportunities to students in the bachelor of commerce program (human resources management option) at the Telfer School of Management who demonstrate both academic excellence and potential to work in the field of human resources.

Information Technology

IT uOttawa Card Fund
This fund provides assistance to students who demonstrate financial need. Computing and Computing Services (CCS) deposits funds directly into the successful candidates' uOttawa card account. The students can then use the funds on campus to pay for items such as computer supplies, books, printing and food. Candidates must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at the University of Ottawa. Recipients are chosen by CCS.

International Office

International Office Staff Scholarship
The employees of the International Office value student mobility and wish to reward University of Ottawa students that act as ambassadors abroad. This fund provides a limited number of $500 bursaries to the winners of the Student Exchanges Abroad Video Challenge. Recipients will be announced at an evening event for outgoing students to be held at the end of the winter session.

Library

Library Technology Improvement Fund
This fund was created by the University of Ottawa Library in order to provide new and innovative technology to meet changing user needs. This is an essential element in providing a quality student experience.
University of Ottawa Library for School of Information Studies (ÉSIS)
The University of Ottawa Library has close ties with the École des sciences de l'information/School of Information Studies (ÉSIS). The Library would like to further its commitment by raising funds for a student bursary granted on the basis of financial need.

Office of the Vice-President, Governance

Michel Prévost Bursary in Regional History
This scholarship provides assistance to a master’s student in the Department of History who chooses to study the history or heritage of the National Capital Region, Eastern Ontario or West Quebec. Your donation will encourage a student to raise awareness, writing in French, about the rich history of our great region, which is not sufficiently known or valued

Office of the Vice-President, Research

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) provides undergraduate students with a unique and exciting opportunity to experience cutting-edge research at the University of Ottawa while reflecting on their own career path and professional goals. Students participating in the program receive a $1000 award and will devote a minimum of 50 hours per academic session to research conducted by a faculty sponsor of the student’s choice.

Physical Resources Services

Physical Resources Employees' Scholarship
The Campus Campaign is an opportunity to continue supporting the commitment by Physical Resources to service excellence through a donation to the Physical Resources Employees' Scholarship. The award offers financial support to students pursuing studies in the fields of environmental and sustainable development.

Protection Services

Protection Services
The Protection Services Fund provides financial assistance to student-athletes whose education would otherwise be compromised.

Risk Management Office

Risk Management Bursary
This fund aims to provide financial assistance to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence and shown the greatest integration of risk management principles into their activities.

Strategic Enrolment Management

Employee Emergency Fund
This fund provides emergency financial assistance to University of Ottawa students who are experiencing short-term financial need.

Student Academic Success Services

Student Academic Success Service Financial Aid Fund
The Student Academic Success Service Financial Aid Fund provides financial assistance to University of Ottawa students who have physical, emotional or health problems.

Student Services

Gee-Gees Sports Camps for children
This fund allows children, who come from families in the community that demonstrate financial need, the opportunity to participate in a Gee-Gees sports camp. During the summer months, the campus is a safe, friendly and bilingual place to learn and explore, where children of all ages can enjoy a variety of athletic, recreational and cultural experiences. This initiative also provides our student-athletes with a unique teaching experience.
Micheline Charbonneau-Séguin Scholarship in recognition of an outstanding contribution to enriching the student experience in residence
This scholarship recognizes the outstanding contribution that students themselves make to enriching the student experience in residence by provide financial aid to a student who has shown exceptional leadership and community engagement as part of the residence-life team while maintaining excellent grades.
Student Services Volunteer Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who, of their own accord and without receiving any monetary compensation, has been involved in activities in service of the University of Ottawa. Specifically, this scholarship rewards students who have made an exceptional contribution to socio-cultural or athletic life on campus, or to the quality of the student experience outside the classroom.
University of Ottawa Students' Community Engagement Residence Fund
This initiative funds opportunities for uOttawa students living in University of Ottawa residences to collectively take part in community service projects. It provides an interactive way to meet other uOttawa students and get involved in the community. The initiative is meant to provide positive and constructive engagement opportunities for uOttawa students living in residence as they learn about and execute community service projects that respond to community needs.

Teaching and Learning Support Services

Excellence Award for Teaching Assistants
The Excellence Award for Teaching Assistants, valued at $500, recognizes exceptional TAs who provide high quality of support to their peers and in doing so, enrich the student experience–the ultimate goal of this award.
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