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A Campus for the Future:

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The University of Ottawa has grown quickly: the number of students has doubled over the past 12 years. As a result, the University needs to provide its 43,000 students with modern, accessible campus facilities equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and collaborative spaces.

Key Projects at the Main Campus

The new STEM Complex will fuel innovation for decades to come

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Complex, which is scheduled to open in 2018, will bring students and researchers from the faculties of Science and Engineering under one, ultra-modern roof. The goal is to create an environment and culture that foster innovation and an exchange of seemingly unrelated concepts, key ingredients in the quest for excellence, the advancement of knowledge and the creation of a resilient economy.

The STEM complex will adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to research that breaks down silos and generates new synergies. The building will include labs that feature the latest in digital infrastructure and advanced equipment, as well as high-tech classrooms, teaching labs and unstructured spaces for students to work collaboratively on projects.

Your support will help us equip this facility with exceptional new spaces that will foster creativity, teamwork and a sense of pride and belonging. It will also help expand a growing array of courses, programs and competitions that give students opportunities to apply the concepts they learn in the classroom.

A New Black-Box Theatre to Help the Faculty of Arts Make a Dramatic Leap

In 2017, the curtain will rise on a new theatre in downtown Ottawa.

This exciting black-box space will showcase University productions from September to May before hosting a medley of high-profile national and international festivals over the summer. The theatre and its four rehearsal spaces will be the University’s contribution to a major redevelopment of the city’s Arts Court building, which promises to become a vibrant cultural hub adjacent to the bustling ByWard Market.

Given that uOttawa houses one of the few French-language theatre schools outside Quebec, the University has trained many of the actors and artistic directors of theatre companies who work in minority Francophone communities, making the University of Ottawa a key player in ensuring the vitality of French-language theatre on a national scale.

Once the new performance and rehearsal spaces are ready, the Department of Theatre will launch the only Bachelor of Fine Arts conservatory acting program in the nation’s capital.

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