Mois de la francophonie

March is the Mois de la francophonie and the University of Ottawa joins the international community in celebrating French language and culture in all its forms. Activities will take place all over campus during the month of March — concerts, exhibitions, talks, films and more!

This March, let’s celebrate our own rich, dynamic francophone community.

Mois de la francophonie - 2020 Schedule

Sign Language Workshop (LSQ)


One-on-one and free workshop on LSQ fundamentals.
Only 20 spots available. Sign up by email at

Carrefour francophone (UCU 026)

Date: TBC

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Campus Films


Two films or documentaries a day (1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.) at the Carrefour francophone.

Carrefour francophone (UCU 026)

March 9 - 13

Everyday at 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Wilfred Lebouthillier Show

Private musical performance featuring Wilfred and his musician. Tickets are only $10, link TBD.

Café Nostalgica

March 19

8:00 p.m.

French-Canadian Genealogy Workshop

Workshop facilitated by the Ottawa Genealogical Society (SGO) on genealogical research techniques in a French-Canadian context. Ancestry DNA test give away to participants. Email registration to

Carrefour francophone (UCU 026)

March 24

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Conferences on Francophonie

Six speakers from various departments present their research on francophonie. Food offered.

Email registration to

509 Hamelin

March 27

Time: TBC

Meeting of the Carrefour Francophone Reading Club

Monthly meeting of the reading club at Carrefour francophone.


To register, send an email to Free book for the first 10 people who show up!

Carrefour francophone (UCU 026)

March 30

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Arnaud Soly Show

Arnaud Soly's comedy show (1 hour)

Tickets for only $10, link TBD

Café Nostalgica

March 31

8:00 p.m.

Carrefour Francophone’s Midi-Quiz

General culture quiz open to all! Prizes for the most knowledgeable participants.

Come alone or in teams of two.

Carrefour francophone (UCU 026)

Every Wednesday at lunchtime

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Whole month: Short story contest

Short story contest, no particular theme, 1,000 words. Three prizes will be awarded by a committee of judges for the best texts, including a prize for news written by non-francophone students whose mother tongue is not French.

Deadline: March 31 at 11:59 p.m. The short story must be sent to


Poutine Fest

The Poutine Fest is back on campus and you don’t want to miss it. Enjoy the best street food in town all week long!

Fun and music on the side!

University Square

March 23 - 27

Monday to Thursday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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