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Reza Farzi

Reza Farzi, Ph.D. receives the Geraldine Arbach Dedicated Service Award | APTPU…

Reza Farzi, who is a Level IV language teacher and interim assistant director of the OLBI, has received the Geraldine Arbach Dedicated Service Award in recognition of his exceptional contributions as treasurer on the APTPUO board of directors for eight years.
Sanni Yaya

The OVPIF mobilized to place La Francophonie in the realm of scientific and cul…

The University of Ottawa is a key player in the field of higher education and research in French, both in Canada and internationally.

Groupe des Ambassadeurs Francophones d'Ottawa
Groupe des Ambassadeurs Francophones d'Ottawa
Groupe des Ambassadeurs Francophones d'Ottawa

The Francophonie of the future must be a primary tool for cooperation

During the pandemic, new borders were created, nationalism emerged and a digital culture was established that was useful but threatening to those who were not prepared. However, this ordeal has brought to light the great strength of the Francophonie: solidarity in diversity. In this post-Covid era, the Groupe des Ambassadeurs Francophone suggest that we build on this strength to move the Francophonie into the future, by reinforcing the use and teaching of French, defending linguistic and cultural diversity, and working for peace and democracy.
Neil Murray
Mar 14

“Not another curriculum initiative!” Justifications and challenges concerning the embedding of academic literacies in university programme curricula

The Canadian Centre for Studies and Research on Bilingualism and Language Planning (CCERBAL) warmly invites you to its next research forum titled “Not…

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Dec 8

The use of coaching for linguistic security

Linguistic insecurity (LI) limits the effective use of French and English as official languages in Canadian federal institutions. As LI is often assoc…

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Apr 8

Information Session on Promotion to Full Professor

In this new workshop, professors are invited to familiarize themselves with the different conditions and steps to apply for promotion to Full Professo…

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