Landmark $5M gift from Camille Villeneuve promises to drive innovative results at the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine and Telfer School of Management

Faculty of Medicine
Camille Villeneuve with current and former Telfer students who were helped by his generosity.
Latest gift to the reIMAGINE campaign builds on the alumnus’ legacy of support for research and learning at uOttawa

One of the largest individual gifts in the University of Ottawa’s history will create new opportunities for students and researchers at the Faculty of Medicine and Telfer School of Management.

Multivesco President Camille Villeneuve’s generous commitment to supporting research and learning opportunities at his alma mater is well known, and this latest landmark gift of $5 million will substantially build on the progress achieved by the philanthropist’s past gifts to the University now totalling just over $7M.

“It’s important that the person who makes the donation be as happy as the person who receives it. That’s really the case for me. It makes me very happy,” says Villeneuve.

The Faculty of Medicine will benefit from a contribution of $3.5 million that will help drive leading-edge research in areas including brain health, cardiovascular health, infection, immunity and inflammation as well as epidemiology and public health.

“We are immensely grateful and honored to receive this outstanding gift to expand our world-renown leadership and impact in critical areas of research,” says Bernard Jasmin, dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

The transformational gift will also support the learning experience of francophone students at the Telfer School of Management.

In addition to strengthening the supports for students in the French-language MBA, the gift will fund two new research bursaries in the francophone business space. Furthermore, students will be able to access expanded experiential learning opportunities including programs in mentorship, leadership and student business competitions.

“We are very grateful to Mr. Villeneuve for his continuous support. Thanks to his transformational gift, the Telfer School can continue to provide our Francophone students with an excellent experience,” said Stéphane Brutus, dean of the Telfer School of Management.

About the Telfer School of Management

Telfer’s student experience goes far beyond the classroom. The Telfer School exposes students to learning opportunities that will help them get the most out of their university years and enable them to build skills that will kickstart their career dreams and provide a memorable, valuable, and enriching experience. 

About the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine ranks among Canada’s top tier of medical schools for research intensity and impact. It generates upwards of $150 million per year in research funding from provincial, federal and international sources, making it a recognized national and international leader in medical sciences.

For more information about the uOttawa reIMAGINE campaign.