Past Presidents

Since its foundation as Bytown College in 1848, the University of Ottawa as had many exceptional leaders at its helm.

1965 - present

University of Ottawa (reorganized)

1889 - 1965

University of Ottawa

  • 1964 - 1965: Roger Guindon, o.m.i.
  • 1958 - 1964: Henri-F. Légaré, o.m.i.
  • 1952 - 1958: Rodrigue Normandin, o.m.i.
  • 1946 - 1952: Jean-Charles LaFramboise, o.m.i.
  • 1942 - 1946: Philippe Cornellier, o.m.i.
  • 1936 - 1942: Joseph Hébert, o.m.i.
  • 1930 - 1936: Gilles Marchand, o.m.i.
  • 1927 - 1930: Uldéric Robert, o.m.i.
  • 1921 - 1927: François-Xavier Marcotte, o.m.i.
  • 1915 - 1921: Louis Rhéaume, o.m.i.
  • 1914 - 1915: Henri Gervais, o.m.i.
  • 1911 - 1914: Adrien-Bruno Roy, o.m.i.
  • 1905 - 1911: William Murphy, OMI
  • 1901 - 1905: Joseph-Édouard Émery, o.m.i.
  • 1898 - 1901: Henri-Antoine Constantineau, o.m.i.
  • 1889 - 1898*: James McGuckin, OM

1861 - 1889

College of Ottawa

  • 1887 - 1889: Jean-Marie Fayard, o.m.i.
  • 1886 - 1887: Antoine Paillier, o.m.i.
  • 1886: Philémon Provost, o.m.i.
  • 1877 - 1886: Joseph-Henri Tabaret, o.m.i.
  • 1874 - 1877: Antoine Paillier, o.m.i.
  • 1867 - 1874: Joseph-Henri Tabaret, o.m.i.
  • 1864 - 1867: Timothy Ryan, OMI
  • 1861 - 1864: Joseph-Henri Tabaret, o.m.i.

1848 - 1861

The College of Bytown

  • 1853 - 1861: Joseph-Henri Tabaret, o.m.i.
  • 1851 - 1853: Augustin Gaudet, o.m.i.
  • 1850 - 1851: Napoléon Mignault, o.m.i.
  • 1849 - 1850: Jean-François Allard, o.m.i.
  • 1848 - 1849: Édouard Chevalier, o.m.i.

* The title "Rector" was first used in 1889, the year the University received a pontifical charter. Heads of the College in earlier years used the term "superior". In 2004, the English title "Rector" was replaced with "President".

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