The International and Global Health Office (IGHO) supports and administers international agreements on behalf of and in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine community.

The main priority for international partnerships is to foster long-term progressive relationships with the goal of promoting social accountability, healthcare outcomes, and financial sustainability.

The faculty’s Strategic Plan (pdf, 6,900.22 KB) and its defined priorities drives our efforts to become a global intellectual hub.

International and Global Health Office (IGHO) will focus on creating the most beneficial outcomes and opportunities available to the Faculty of Medicine community. The IGHO works closely with:

  1. Faculty of Medicine’s leadership, schools, departments and services, its Affiliated Hospitals and Research Institutes
  2. University of Ottawa’s International office administration
  3. Government and Diplomatic Corps

Francophone affaires collaborations

The office of Francophone Affairs is the principal agent for developing training programs offered in French at the Faculty of Medicine, including the undergraduate program, the postdoctoral program and continuing medical education.

The mandate of the office of Francophone Affairs extends to cover, among other things, the creation of opportunities for exchange and collaboration at the national and international levels.

Medical students have the opportunity to discover a variety of health care resources and practices through international internships in Benin, France and China, among others.

Francophone Affaires collaborations

Reporting on existing international activities

One of IGHO’s mandate is to collect information on all international activities at the Faculty of Medicine. This will serve to inform, support and report on international activities at the Faculty of Medicine.

If by perusing the database (MoveON), you cannot find the international activity you are involved in or one that you know of, kindly inform the IGHO either by completing the Reporting on existing international activities form or by contacting the office by telephone or email ([email protected]). 

New partnerships

In an effort to increase the success of the Faculty’s international portfolio and exposure, and to set a strategic direction for academic value and social accountability, IGHO liaised with the International Office at the University of Ottawa to create a systematic process of evaluating proposals for new partnerships.

Our experienced team can advise you on the best form of collaboration and suitable partner institutions, so that collaborations support the goals of the unit, the Faculty and the University. We also advise on developing, managing and renewing international agreements.

Click on the tabs below to view the steps involved in the partnership life cycle.


Research collaborations

In addition to Internationalization, Research Excellence is a major priority for uOttawa’s strategic plan. Faculty’s international presence is highly recognized and its cutting-edge research is paving the way for future partnerships based on a preferred model with targeted investments.

The Faculty of Medicine has a number of major research collaborations with international institutions. A summary of the Faculty’s international research agreements and collaborations can be found exploring the Research Office’s web page.

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