The Heritage Circle was created to honour those individuals who have confirmed a gift to the University of Ottawa in their estate plan.
Through her bequest, Mrs. Suzanne Gouin-Boudreau wishes to inspire future students to take the path of classics studies and develop an historical perspective to better understand the present.
Professor André Samson is pleased to know that his bequest will help young francophones pursue their education and find their place at the University of Ottawa and in society.
Mr. Alan Freeman, trustee for the estate of Mr. Murray Brown (PhD ’75, Clinical Psychology), is proud to meet three students (Myriam Beaudry, Angeline Sin Mei Tsui and Cynthia Wan) benefiting from the Student Experience Fund created by his cousin for the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa.
If there is a recurring theme in Professor Curran’s thinking, it is the importance of learning — at any age. By creating his scholarship, he wishes to help many budding teachers continue in their studies and increase their own knowledge.
Dr. Moshe Nahir and Dr. Tsippi Guttmann-Nahir chose to plan a bequest for the creation of a scholarship in memory of their daughter, Aya Nahir, for whom music was highly therapeutic.
The Dr. Roger Brault and Dr. Anna Maria Brault Scholarship empowers and inspires new generations of physicians and surgeons to deploy their special talents as positive forces around the world.
The Jacqueline and Marcel Ouimet Bursary honours the profound legacy of a trailblazing broadcast journalist and champion of the French language in Canada.
The Dr. Loyer-DaSilva Research Chair in Public Health Nursing is the direct result of one extraordinarily generous woman carefully planning her will to help future generations of nurses as she was once helped.
The Constance Nozzolillo Scholarship Fund ensures that a lack of money doesn't stunt the academic growth of budding biologists.
“My father wanted to help a student that needs money to get through medical school. Someone like him, who was so poor, but had the determination to do it. I’m so glad that my dad, even though he’s gone, is still able to help.”
“We don’t have children, so who do we leave the money to? The simplest thing is to leave it to charities or organizations that we’ve been supporting all our lives and that we’re passionate about.”
“It’s important to consider the needs we have today, but we also need to consider the future. The best universities were built through bequests.”
President Jacques Frémont in conversation with a donor and a scholarship recipient. The Planned Giving program is celebrating 25 years of close relations with University donors.
"Death may be final, but this scholarship keeps Gene’s memory alive. Especially at the University of Ottawa, where we know that he loved to teach."
Laura McDonell’s voice falters a little. The Audrey J. Boyce Scholarship has struck a chord with her.
“For me, the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law is an example of the way you can manage to respectfully combine Canada’s two languages and cultures.”
“You have no idea how this helped me at this specific time. I was so thankful. All the interviews I did, all the events I went to, everything I experienced while I was there is 90% of my paper.”
“There’s nothing exceptional about us as donors. There are many people who can do this. By planning a little, you can give back a lot and really have a major impact.”
When, in 1974, Robert Oades decided to become a full-time member of the University of Ottawa Department of Music, after 20 years as an educator, administrator and professional trumpeter, the English native was only following a passion for teaching that he had always felt, one his daughters, Susan, Jennifer and Valerie, know a thing or two about.
Nearly 40 years being part of the University of Ottawa's Annual Campaign. A scholarship for students of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. A brand new reaction kinetics lab for the department.
Though she was only four foot eleven, Betty Riddell's outsized strength of character made her an impressive figure. When she was finishing nursing studies in her native Manitoba, the Second World War broke out. She offered her services to the Canadian army, which refused to take her, no doubt due to her short stature. Completely unperturbed, she rushed to enlist in the American army, serving for 35 months.
Right from the get-go, Monique Lortie- Lussier radiates the inspiring energy of a trailblazer. In 27 years researching and teaching social psychology at the University of Ottawa, she played a leading role in establishing its women's studies program. Now retired but still committed to education and women's issues, she draws generously on her registered retirement income fund (RRIF) to support a graduate scholarship in women's studies at the University. She kindly agreed to answer our questions.
In the 1980s, it was rare to see a woman working as a manager. For a fighter like Ida Deurloo, there was no way she could let that stand. Whether at the University of Ottawa, where she was assistant registrar from 1983 to 1989, or in the world of finance, where she finished her career, Deurloo wasn't satisfied with just forging her own path — she also wanted to pave the way for those who followed.
Annabelle Gagnon-Barnes was ready to do almost anything for her dream internship in India.
Paul E. Gagné isn’t one to let others decide for him—with one exception.
Patrick Cauthers needed a new French horn… but didn’t know how he’d pay for it.
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