Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 Update – Students getting closer to the finish line - faculty and staff asked to not come to campus

Message to Students

As the exam period gets underway, I want to encourage all uOttawa students as you make your final effort to finish assignments and assessments for the semester. And don’t forget to take a moment for yourselves during this coming long weekend.

We know this has been a very difficult term, one whose challenges no one could have imagined when it began. But with patience, creativity and determination you have nearly made it successfully to the end. We are so proud of you!

In these final few days of the term, please try to get some rest and fresh air to allow yourself to stay focused as you study and write your exams. Remember that we are thinking of you and wish you the best.

uOttawa understands that you are worried about your future in light of the tremendous upheavals that have been forced upon you, whether for the coming summer or the year ahead.

I know you all look ahead to the upcoming academic terms with excitement and ambition, even as you are seeking answers to big questions. The University will do the same. No matter what, we will find ways to ensure that you can continue your studies, either this summer or in the fall.

Please know that we are doing all that we can to find the best ways possible to support you in meeting your academic, professional and personal goals.

Guided by public health authorities we will continue to do our utmost to protect our community's health and safety while ensuring the continuity and viability of our academic programs. It’s a big challenge, and with your help we’ll get there.

Jill Scott
Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs

Message to faculty and staff

Based on the most recent changes to COVID-19 related restrictions, the University of Ottawa wants to remind all its employees that only authorized people are permitted on the campus.

In accordance with provincial public health directives related to COVID-19, unless your function has been identified as essential, you should not be present on the campus. Only employees with authorization letters approved by Deans and Associate Vice-Presidents are permitted on campus.

Following last week’s revision of the list of essential workplaces by the Ontario Government, law enforcement officers have adopted a stricter approach and fines of up to $1,000 may be issued to anyone who doesn’t comply by the directives.

University of Ottawa Protection Services will ensure that only those duly authorized to come on campus may access our facilities.

If your function has been identified as essential and you must to come to campus, please make sure to carry identification (either your uOttawa employee card or government used IDs) and the authorization letter issued to you by your manager. Physical distancing rules should apply at all times.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Public health information

On campus

For Ontario Residents
Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000
or TTY: 1-866-797-0007

For Quebec Residents
Info-Santé: 1-877-644-4545
or TTY: 1-800-361-9596

Campus information

University Services

All buildings on campus are currently closed except the following:


Hours of Operations

Centre Universitaire / University Centre (UCU)

6 am - 9 am Dining Hall doors only

Pavillon Colonel By / Colonel By Hall (CBY)

6 am - 11 pm Sunday to Saturday
(CBYB105 available to students)

100 Marie-Curie (MCE)

6:30 am - 11 pm Monday - Friday
9 am - 7 pm Saturday - Sunday

Édifice SITE / SITE Building

6 am - 11 pm Sunday to Saturday

Complexe STEM Complex

6 am - 11 pm Sunday to Saturday

Pavillon Roger Guindon / Roger Guindon Hall (RGN)

Perimeter locked (front doors 1-2 and links unlocked 6 am - 11 pm)

Pavillon Vanier / Vanier Hall

7 am-7 pm Monday to Friday

Pavillon Sciences sociales / Social Sciences Building

7 am-7 pm Monday to Friday

Édifice MINTO/ MINTO building (MNO)

7 am-7 pm Sunday to Saturday (For the clinic)


Contact information


For all IT information and support, submit a request through the IT service portal.

Protection Services

General inquiries: email or call 613-562-5499

Report an emergency: call 613-562-5411

Call center 2222

Due at the situation of the COVID-19, the call center is currently closed.

For all questions or request, please use the following options:

  • Use our online Maximo requisition form
  • Email us at
  • call us at 613-562-5800 ext. 2222 and the option: 3 for an emergency.

Office of Risk Management

Safety issues:

For more on your clinical placement requirements, please contact the person responsible for your program.

Biosafety issues for research:

Radiation issues for research:

For Hazardous Material and Hazardous Waste issues:

We also request that everyone still complete the incident / accident form should they have an accident either on campus or working from home.

Human Resources

Health and wellness:

Labour relation:

pension plan:




Talent management:

Info RH:

Employment and Immigration:

Performance management and development program:

Financial resources



Student accounting:


Pension and Investments

All inquiries:

After hours inquiries:

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