Office of the President

I approach my new responsibilities as President with humility and determination. It is my great honor to take the reins of such a dynamic institution.

Welcome to the University of Ottawa.

Whether you are a prospective or current student, professor, researcher, staff member, alumni or friend, we appreciate your interest in the endless opportunities available to you here.

The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (French-English) university in the world and one of Canada’s top 10 research universities. Our vibrant community of more than 50,000 students, faculty and staff is committed to academic excellence, innovation, exceptional service, bilingualism and creativity.

As one of the city’s oldest institutions, we not only benefit from our longstanding, inextricable connection to the nation’s capital, but also from the presence of our 210,000 alumni in more than 155 countries around the world.

As the University continues to prepare graduates to lead as global citizens; to pioneer new discoveries; to advance bilingualism and programming for Francophones; and to be a presence on the international stage, we are reimaging what it is to be a university in the 21st century.

This is a place that respects ideas, values diversity of thought and is committed to excellence in all matters. We welcome you to join us in our pursuit of academic inquiry and service to society – and I hope you find the University of Ottawa as exciting and enriching a place as I do!

Jacques Frémont
President and Vice-Chancellor

Jacques Frémont


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