Statement from uOttawa's President

Statement from uOttawa's President
The scale of suffering in the Middle East is leading to difficult conversations on university campuses everywhere, including the University of Ottawa.

As a bilingual and multicultural institution, the University values and encourages freedom of expression, freedom of religion and equality for all. We welcome and embrace open dialogue and the free exchange of ideas from every member of our diverse community.

The University of Ottawa Student Union is an independent body from the University of Ottawa. The University therefore refrains from commenting on UOSU’s business. We encourage members of our University community to work together to ensure we have a campus where mutual respect and freedom of expression flourish.

The University of Ottawa will have no part of any movement that boycotts academic institutions. We will continue to pursue mutually beneficial relationships with leading institutions around the world and will continue to do so to further the advancement of knowledge and the free circulation of ideas, students and faculty members.

Jacques Frémont, President and Vice-Chancellor