You can find pertinent information below regarding the upcoming White Coat Ceremony 2023.

The White Coat Ceremony is a meaningful, annual Faculty of Medicine tradition at the University of Ottawa. As of fall 2023, our newly admitted PhD students will embark on their journey to become a scientist in the presence of the members of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, our colleagues, family, and the community.

During the ceremony, the students will be asked to swear an oath of professionalism and each PhD student will be presented with a white coat marking their entry into their PhD program and as a symbol of the high standards of professionalism expected as a student and throughout their careers.

Selected uOttawa staff, professors, and students will receive an invitation to join us, for this event.

The ceremony will go live via YouTube at 1:00 PM. You will receive the link, please share it with family and friends, who wish to attend virtually.

Date: Friday, September 22, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Dress code: Business Professional

Transportation is available on a first come first serve basis, please register when you sign up for the event if you would like a spot on the bus. 

  • Bus departure from the main entrance at RGN: 11:45 a.m
  • Bus departure from the event venue back to RGN: 5:00 p.m

Register Now! Deadline: September 8.  

  • Parking is available on-site for a fee.
  • Please arrive at the History Museum before noon, as you must be seated by 12:45 p.m

  • Reception to follow with food and non-alcoholic drinks.

  • Kindly record a YouTube video where you pronounce your full name. Please recite your name 3 times. This will assist us in confirming the accurate pronunciation of your name during the ceremony. (Upload the video when you fill the registration form)

We are looking forward to celebrating the beginning of your journey ahead!