We power ideas through innovation and continuously seek opportunities to enhance and optimize the University’s resources and spaces. We nurture dynamic, sustainable, and inclusive physical and non physical environments that support the University’s academic mission and its learners. We enhance student experience, and promote community engagement in our rich, sustainable, and safe environments.
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Building the Future

Our mission is to provide exceptional facilities services to our University community. We are dedicated to the safety, functionality, appearance, and sustainability of the campus. We deliver innovative solutions that enhance our built environment while remaining fiscally sustainable. Through proactive communication, collaboration, and continuous improvement, we support student experience and engage with the wider community.

Our reach


Total acres of land


Total number of buildings

4 billion

Total property value

We recognize that the physical environment plays a crucial role in creating an optimal atmosphere for learning, research, and collaboration. With this understanding, we have assembled a team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals who are committed to ensuring that our campus buildings and other physical resources meet the diverse needs of our university community.

Our team comprises experts in various fields, including architects, engineers, project managers, facility managers, and maintenance personnel. Each member brings their unique expertise and experience to the table, working collaboratively to enhance the functionality, safety, and aesthetics of our university's physical infrastructure.

We take pride in the transformative impact our work has on the university community. Our goal is to create a campus that not only meets the practical needs of our students and faculty but also fosters a sense of pride, belonging, and inspiration. We believe that by providing a well-designed and well-maintained physical environment, we contribute to the overall educational experience, making our university a wonderful place to work and study.

Our impact

The Facilities Service has a remarkable array of success stories and achievements, solidifying our reputation as a leader in the field. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence, we have consistently delivered exceptional results. From implementing cutting-edge energy efficiency initiatives, resulting in significant cost savings and reduced environmental impact, to spearheading innovative space optimization strategies.

Facilities continues to set new benchmarks for excellence, making us a standout success in the realm of facility management.

View our success stories
Hamelin Corridor

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Contact us

uOttawa - Facilities

141 Louis-Pasteur
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5

Indigenous Affirmation

We pay respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded. 

We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home. 

We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old. And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future. 

Learn more about the Indigenous Affirmation.