Past Chancellors of the University

Since its foundation as Bytown College in 1848, the University of Ottawa as had many exceptional leaders at its helm.

(1965 - present)

University of Ottawa (reorganized)

  • 2012 - 2015: The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean
  • 1994 - 2012: Huguette Labelle
  • 1991 - 1993: Gordon F. Henderson
  • 1985 - 1990: The Honourable Maurice Sauvé
  • 1979 - 1985: Gabrielle Léger
  • 1973 - 1979: The Right Honourable Gérald Fauteux
  • 1966 - 1973: Pauline Vanier

1889-1965

University of Ottawa

  • 1953 - 1965: Mgr Marie-Joseph Lemieux, o.p.
  • 1940 - 1953: Mgr Alexandre Vachon
  • 1928 - 1940: Mgr Joseph-Guillaume-Laurent Forbes
  • 1922 - 1927: Mgr Joseph-Médard Émard
  • 1911 - 1922: Mgr Charles-Hugues Gauthier
  • *1889 - 1909: Mgr Joseph-Thomas Duhamel
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