Francophonie and Bilingualism

A unique identity

Located in the heart of Canada’s capital, the University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world. We are very proud of the enriching nature of our bilingualism and of our commitment to infusing the Francophonie into every aspect of our exceptional cultural environment.

I am very pleased to present this new website. Francophonie and bilingualism, central to the University’s mandate, are one of the four strategic pillars of this institution. This explains why it is important to have a central hub to find all information pertaining to the enriching nature of our bilingual and Francophone identity.

This website is aimed at the entire University community and all its members who wish to study, teach, work and live in our remarkable university setting. It reflects our values and our vision with regards to Francophonie and bilingualism on our campus. It provides a fascinating historical overview, a summary of our regulations and policies, a description of our approach to education and research, along with information on the many ways you can get fully involved in our community.

I hope you will make the most of everything this website has to offer and that together, we can continue to promote the flourishing of the French language and Francophone cultures, not only in our institution, but also in our communities. Join me in celebrating the unique identity that is ours.

David Graham
Provost and Vice-President Academic Affairs

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