STEM Building

Digital strategy and learning innovation

The University of Ottawa is committed to pushing the boundaries in order to provide a rich, innovative and engaging learning experience. In order to advance this goal, the President has appointed Kevin Kee, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, to the position of Senior Advisor, Digital Strategy and Learning Innovation. Senior Advisor Kee will perform these duties on a full-time basis until his return to the Office of the Dean in January 2024.

Senior Advisor, Digital Strategy and Learning Innovation

The Senior Advisor to the President, Digital Strategy and Learning Innovation will help establish the University of Ottawa as a national leader in digital transformation in teaching, research, knowledge mobilization and lifelong learning. As a past holder of a Canada Research Chair focused on learning through technology, and having launched a series of new learning program initiatives as Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Senior Advisor Kee will bring a wealth of expertise and experience to this new role.

The Senior Advisor will expand on the long-term aspirations of Transformation 2030, build on the Imagining Our 5G Campus report, and draw from recent initiatives in several Faculties to lead and direct a process that reimagines the role of the University of Ottawa in society, enables emerging technologies to improve and add to the individual and collective campus experience, and builds ecosystems to serve lifelong learners in the National Capital Region, across the country and around the world. In this way the Senior Advisor will help the University of Ottawa achieve its goal of becoming more agile, connected, impactful and sustainable.

To pursue this objective, the Senior Advisor will foster a sense of common university purpose by working closely with the vice-presidents and deans as well as by engaging with counterparts elsewhere in Canada and internationally. 

For more information on the Senior Advisor’s mandate, read the following article: The Future of Learning is inclusive, adaptive and connected

Senior Advisor Kee

Learning Futures Community of Practice

Discover the Learning Futures Community of Practice, which brings together members of our University Community with a passion for digital and learning innovation. 

The next meeting of our Community of Practice will take place on Wednesday, March 6, at 1:30 p.m. at the Learning Crossroads! This meeting will focus on enhancing digital technologies in a learning environment. Those who wish to take part can contact us by e-mail at [email protected]. We hope to see you there! 

Group of professors part of the community of practice.
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The recipients of the Learning Futures Fund (2023)

As we mark the 175th anniversary of the University of Ottawa, we are pleased to announce the projects and recipients of the $175,000 Learning Futures Fund.
Projects and recipients


Awards and recognition
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Awards and recognition

Isabelle Salle and Guidon Fenig recipients of the Learning for the Future Fund

Drs. Isabelle L. Salle and Guidon Fenig, Associate and Assistant Professors at the Faculty of Social Sciences respectively, are at the forefront of a …
Radio-Canada interview with uOttawa researchers

Une plus grande visibilité de l'histoire de la communauté LGBTQ

(French only) Un groupe d'universitaires et de chercheurs se battent pour une plus grande visibilité de l'histoire de la communauté LGBTQ. Plusieurs d…
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Rising waters, rising solutions: Redefining flood preparedness with AI

As Canada grapples with rampant wildfires during a summer of record-breaking heat, the looming threat of floods should not be underestimated. In fact,…
Academics from around the globe discussing AI legislation in a panel

Shaping AI for just futures: Close-up on the global landscape of AI regulation

To shed light on the international AI scene, leading academics from around the world were invited to the University of Ottawa to participate in Shapin…
Faculty of Law - Common Law Section
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Faculty of Law - Common Law Section

Law Researchers Leverage Emerging Technologies to Improve Teaching and Learning

Four researchers at the Faculty of Law are using emerging technologies to improve and expand the way teaching and learning are done at the law school,…
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The future of learning is inclusive, adaptive and connected

Kevin Kee and his team are accelerating our use of digital technology to teach and learn, to make uOttawa more agile, accessible and connected.