Founders' Breakfast

Celebrating our employees

Each year, the University of Ottawa hosts the Founders' Breakfast. This popular annual event is an important opportunity for the University to recognize the outstanding work and commitment that staff have demonstrated throughout the year. An equally important goal of this event is to recognize the contributions of employees who have 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service.


When and where?

This year, the Founders’ Breakfast will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. in the gymnasium of Montpetit Hall.


Although the breakfast is free, we encourage employees to donate at least $2 to the University of Ottawa Active and Retired Support Staff Scholarship.

For tickets, please contact your Faculty or Service representative.

If your sector is not included on this list, we ask that you contact Ceremonies and Events immediately to make arrangements for ticket distribution.


Each year, the president awards six prizes in recognition of employees and teams who have demonstrated consistently high levels of service excellence. The recipients of the Staff Scholarships are also announced at the breakfast.

For more information or to submit the name of a candidate, please visit the Awards section in the HR tab of VirtuO, the employee’s portal.

See the list of 2016 Founders' Breakfast award winners.

Years of Service

2017 edition
2016 edition




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