Change brings opportunity

Posted on Thursday, July 2, 2015

By Linda Scales

The search is on for a new chancellor, and members of the University of Ottawa community are heartily encouraged to suggest potential candidates. The chancellor is the titular head of the University and is appointed for a four-year term, although reappointments are possible.

As is known, the Right Honorable Michaëlle Jean, appointed chancellor in 2012, will be leaving the University to fulfill her new responsibilities as Secretary General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF). 

On Tuesday, June 30, the Board of Governors launched a wide-ranging search process that also solicits nominations from University staff, faculty, students and alumni. The Board is ultimately responsible for selecting the new chancellor, pending University Senate approval.

For more information about the process, the criteria for selecting a chancellor and the nomination form, please visit the webpage on the selection process. The University community and others interested in the University’s future have until August 31, 2015, to nominate potential candidates.

The name of the new chancellor will be announced once the Board’s decision is finalized.

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