President's report 2021-2022
“The past few years have produced many challenges for our community. But our compassion and resilience have enabled us to carry on with our core mission of teaching and research.”
Jacques Frémont, President and Vice-Chancellor
uOttawa at a glance
Awarded in research
The University of Ottawa and COVID-19
Our response to the pandemic highlighted numerous achievements in our community, ranging from our speed and adaptability in the face of an evolving situation to our scholarly contributions to fighting the pandemic, and our efforts to reduce the impact of COVID-19 for our students, faculty and staff.
Research and innovation are key to changing—and improving—our world. Our researchers are global leaders in fields such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, health, the Francophonie, medicine, photonics, public policy and social justice. In fact, the University of Ottawa ranks among Canada’s top 10 research intensive universities.
Agents of change in our community
To respond to new trends and changing realities, we are reaching out beyond our community, not only to attract talent and revenue, but also to be an active part of the world around us. The University of Ottawa is driven by our change agents, individuals who demonstrate the skills, determination and creativity to contribute to society.
A university for the future
This is a pivotal moment for the University of Ottawa. We are working to become a world-class institution that is not only research-oriented, agile and sustainable, but also a university whose future is grounded in being an educational community of equity, diversity and inclusion. Our Transformation 2030 strategic plan sets us on a path to achieve this.