Global Network

Une carte du monde indiquant les endroits et le nombre de diplômés de l'Université d'Ottawa dans le réseau mondial de l'Association des diplômés.

University of Ottawa alumni belong to a global network of more than 210,000 alumni in over 155 countries around the world!

Alumni across the globe stay connected to their alma mater through participating in dynamic regional events and initiatives and engaging with active regional councils.

Regional councils have been established and alumni events take place annually in:

  • Canada: Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver
  • US: Boston, New York, Bay Area (California) and Los Angeles
  • Outside of North America: London, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai

To get involved with the alumni community in one of our twelve key regions, or to connect with uOttawa alumni in any other part of the world, contact Rhea Laube, Regional Engagement Officer at ( Please make sure to update your alumni profile with your current city of residence to automatically receive invitations to events in your area.

uOttawa on the road – Engage locally, connect globally.

uOttawa on the road is a speaking series presented each year by the Alumni Association and our regional councils in twelve cities around the globe.

September 20, 2017 – London

September 21, 2017 – Paris

October 12, 2017 – Montreal

October 19,2017 – Beijing

October 24, 2017 – Shanghai

October 26, 2017 – Hong Kong

November 7, 2017 – Boston

November 27, 2017 – Toronto

February 6, 2018 – Calgary

February 7, 2018 – Vancouver

About Our Regional Councils

Our twelve regional alumni councils are made up of dedicated volunteers representing all university faculties and diverse professional backgrounds. From Montreal to New York to Paris and Shanghai — these ambassadors help raise the profile of the University internationally through active outreach, championing philanthropic activity and supporting regional events.

Active Outreach

Regional Council members actively engage in outreach to alumni, students, partners and friends of the University in their region.

Championing Philanthropic Activity

Councils help increase alumni giving and financial support to help advance the University’s mission and support Defy the Conventional: the Campaign for uOttawa.

Regional Events

Regional Council members help promote and create meaningful events for alumni celebrating lifelong learning and increasing the profile of the University of Ottawa in their region.

Here are the Regional Council members:


Join our Montreal LinkedIn group

President: Philippe Beaulieu (BSocSc 1991), Partner, Avistra International, Cofounder, LetsShare, President, Celcius22 and Board member of the Alumni Association of the University of Ottawa.

Marie-Hélène Lafond (BA 2007, COOP), Political and Economic Specialist, U.S. Department of State.

Patrick Plante (LLL 2008), Lawyer, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.

Claudine Renauld (BA 1985), Real Estate Broker, Re/Max.


Join our Toronto LinkedIn group

President: Marlon Reid (LLB 1999), Director, Regulatory Complaints, CIBC Wood Gundy.

Bimpe Ayeni (MD 2006), Plastic Surgeon, Southlake Regional Health Centre.

David Bajurny (BSc 1995, Gee-Gees Basketball 1991-1993), Partner, The Clarico Group Inc.

Sarah Downey (MHA 1992), President & CEO, Toronto East General Hospital.

Alan D’Silva (LLB 1987), Partner, Stikeman Elliot LLP.

Wendy Feldman (BA 1980), Information and Research Coordinator, Machinery of Government, Executive Council Office of Ontario.

Valérie Proulx (BASc 2007), Program Manager, Home Depot.

Jaime Seidner (BSocSc 1994), Partner, PwC and Board member of the Alumni Association of the University of Ottawa.

Tracy Ufoegbune (BCom 2006).


Join our Calgary LinkedIn group

President: Feisal Keshavjee (MHA 1994), Managing Director, KWC Consulting.

Noren Hirani (JD 2014, BSc 2008), Associate, Gowling WLG Canada.

Mikaela McQuade (BSocSc 2013), Senior Policy Analyst, MEG Energy.

Chima Nkemdirim (LLB 1997), Chief of Staff to the Mayor, City of Calgary.

Michael Patterson (BScA 1976), Principal, Osborne Interim Management.


Join our Vancouver LinkedIn group

President: Christine Banham (MBA 1994).

Alexandra Bissinger (BASc 2009, MEng 2013), Acting Team Leader, Programs, Defense Construction Canada and Board Member, University of Ottawa Alumni Association.

Jeremy Hessing-Lewis (LLB 2008), Lawyer, Small Law Corporation and Technical Director, Skunworks Creative Group Inc.

Mike Stewart (MASc 2011, BASc 2009), Senior Information Solutions Consultant-Practical Law, Thomson Reuters.

Ben Temple (BCom 2010), Senior Associate, Avison Young.


Join our Boston LinkedIn group

President: Karen Burke (BASc 1985, MBA 1995), Senior Vice President, Talent Development Consultant, Lee Hecht Harrison.

Edwine Alphonse (BCom 2006), Accounting Manager, Circle.

Jude Okolie (MHA 1993, BSc 1990), Relationship Manager, McKesson.

Melissa Yeung (MD 2003), Harvard Medical School, Instructor in Medicine and associate physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

New York

Join our New York LinkedIn group

President: John Gitas (BSc 2000, BA 2001), Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences Advisory Services, KPMG LLP and Board Member of the Alumni Association of the University of Ottawa.

Mina Lux (BSc 1990, BASc 1992), President and Chief Executive Officer, Meelo Logic Inc.

Greg MacDonald (BSocSc 1996), Sr. Director, Supply Operations and Marketplace Development, Yahoo.

Joanne Osendarp (LLB 1986), Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.

Pat Sasso (BSc 1992), Partner and Creative Director, Loop Seven.

Bay Area, California

Join our Bay Area LinkedIn group

President: Ted Tsortos (MBA 1992), Director, Sales Strategy & Planning, Cisco Systems Inc.

Anthony Bagnulo (BASc 2010), Engineering Manager, Tesla.

Jennifer Campbell (MBA 1985), Enterprise Account Executive, DocuSign.

Dorrian Porter (BSocSc 1993), Founder and CEO, Vestaboard Inc.

Derek Sidebottom (BA 1996), Owner and Principal Consultant, Farside HR Solutions.

Sharon Wong (BSc 1992), Corporate Marketing, Intuit.

Los Angeles

Join our Los Angeles LinkedIn group

President: Marc Kayem (BSc 1983, MD 1987), Plastic Surgeon and Otolaryngologist, Marc J Kayem MD Inc.

Yasmin Alpay (LLB 1995), Executive Director, Western District, Armenian General Benevolent Union (A.G.B.U.).

André Berger (MD 1974), President and Owner, Rejuvalife Vitality Institute & CEO, National ACO, LLC.

Doug Falconer (Gee-Gees Football 1973-75), President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Media and Entertainment LLC.

Lee Fraser (BCom 2000), Vice President, Business & Marketing Partnerships, Warner Bros.

Amman Khan (LLB 1993), Lawyer, Khan Law Office.

Aliya-Jasmine Sovani (BA 2005), Television Anchor & Producer, NBCUniversal.


Join our London LinkedIn group

President: Diane Côté (BCom 1989, COOP), Chief Risk Officer, London Stock Exchange Group.

Gordon Charlton (LLB 2003), Executive Director, Morgan Stanley.

Robert Peake (LLB 2007, LLL 2008), Senior Associate, Solicitor, Venner Shipley.

Zhixin Shu (MBA 1996), Senior Investment Analyst, J. Stern and Co.

Nancy Wilson (BSocSc 1999), Commercial Property Solicitor,Wannops LLP.


Join our Paris LinkedIn group

President: Claude-Isabelle Bossi (BA 1977), retired professor and specialist in the development of international interuniversity relations.

François April (LLL 1991), Associé, Linkaters LLP.

Stefano Bertasi (BSocSc 1987, BA 1988), Executive Director, Department of Policy and Business Practices, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Majda Dabaghi (LLB 2006), Senior Associate, Watson Farley & Williams.

Hong Kong

Join our Hong Kong LinkedIn group

(Telfer School of Management-Dean's Advisory Board)

Lee George Lam (MBA 1989, MSc 1985), Senior Advisor, Macquarie Group (Asia) & Chairman, Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of Hong Kong.

Joe Attrux (BCom 1988), Vice President Compliance, A2A Property Developers.

Joseph Lau (EMBA 1997), Director, Rockhound Limited.

William Chan (EMBA 1998), Managing Director, ScotWork.


Join our Shanghai LinkedIn group

President: Charles Liu (MASc 1991), CEO, Guangzhou Sky-Tech Cloud Info Co., Ltd & Special Advisor, Appconomy.

Secretary-general: Rose Wang (Dipl Business Administration 2002), VP, AdinALL.

Jane Zhou (MEng 2003), Vice President, Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated.

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