The University of Ottawa believes in stimulating constructive thinking that encourages discussion and raises awareness of differing perspectives on important topics. And this is the aim of the uOttawa Chancellor’s Debate, which brings together thought-leaders, opinion-makers and exceptional individuals who, through lively exchanges and spirited discussions, explore and discuss important contemporary issues, principally for the benefit of students.
The uOttawa Chancellor’s Debate is held twice yearly, once in the fall and once in the spring. The formats and topics of these debates vary. Formats will range from panel discussions to one-on-one interviews to classic, head-to-head debates, depending on the topic and the invited guests. Topics could include foreign affairs, innovation and economic growth, or justice and social policy.
The Chancellor attends and participates in each debate.
Do you have a topic for the next Chancellor's Debate? If so, please send your suggestion to chancellorsdebate@uOttawa.ca!