Employee Giving

I give!

The University’s annual Employee Giving program seeks to engage faculty, support staff and retirees in support of research and student-focused initiatives.

Every day, uOttawa faculty and staff give of their time and energy to help students reach their academic goals. What’s more, in 2016–17, over 1,350 support staff, professors (full and part time) and retirees went above and beyond by donating to causes and areas that are meaningful to them.

The Employee Giving program was introduced in 2012 and had a participation rate of 16%. This year we are pleased to report a participation rate of 31%, nearly double!

The program supports 346 funds, providing financial assistance, additional research funds, awards, opportunities to study abroad, access to key experts in a chosen field, the chance to take part in academic competitions and more, bringing our students closer to achieving their dreams.

Every gift matters and the University acknowledges all gifts, with donors who give $500 or more annually being recognized as members of the Tabaret Society.

We each have our reason to give. Here are two examples:

  • Elaine Beaulieu, professor, Faculty of Science: “I give to support the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, because science is in the DOING.”
  • Guy LeBlanc, Facilities: “I give because I remember being a student and having to use gold bond stamps to buy groceries.”

The Employee Giving program plays an integral role in uOttawa’s Defy the Conventional Campaign.  Join us in strengthening our teaching, research and service and in showing the wider community that we support our workplace.

Employees can make a donation by logging into VirtuO.

Employee Giving Program poster
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