The University of Ottawa and the World: Internationalization at uOttawa

In the context of the desired attainment of the goals of 4th pillar of Destination 2020 Strategic Plan and the upcoming preparation of the Destination 2030 Strategic Plan, a Committee was struck and mandated by the President and Vice-Chancellor to create the framework and foundations for an effective and modern internationalization policy so that the University can address the challenges and issues of an ever-changing, interdependent and competitive globalized society. The Committee, chaired by Professor Sanni Yaya, submitted its first draft of its report, which includes its key strategic elements.

On the strategic front, the report proposes that the University implement a transformative vision in order to assume its place among world class institutions. The Committee further suggests a series of guiding principles which must shape our approach to internationalization, an improved structuring of internationalization, and a major shift which, put together, hold the potential to bring about a new era of creativity and innovation on campus.


All members of the University community, including students, professors, researchers and support staff members, were invited to come share their opinions, comments and suggestions on the key strategic elements proposed by the Committee during two public consultations sessions which were held on campus on the following dates:


Session # 1:
Monday, December 4, 2017
Tabaret Hall, Room TBT 083
3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Session #2:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Roger Guindon Hall
Lecture Hall A (room 2005)
3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A consultation of members of the Board of Governors and of the Senate took place from January 15 to January 29, 2018. We thank all those who provided comments during this consultation.

The Board of Governors approved the internationalization strategy at its January 29 meeting. 

Learn more about the President’s Committee on International Policy

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