Founders' Breakfast

Celebrating our employees

Each year, the University of Ottawa hosts the Founders' Breakfast. This popular annual event is an important opportunity for the University to recognize the outstanding work and commitment that staff have demonstrated throughout the year. An equally important goal of this event is to recognize the contributions of employees who have 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service.


When and where?

The Founders’ Breakfast is on hold for the moment because of the exceptional circumstance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Although the breakfast is free, we encourage employees to donate at least $3. This year funds will go to the International Staff Mobility program.

Tickets are available through your faculty or service representatives.

President's Awards for Service Excellence

Each year, the president awards six prizes in recognition of employees and teams who have demonstrated consistently high levels of service excellence.

For more information or to submit the name of a candidate, please visit My info (confirm your employee group, click the icon Awards and recognition and choose the link President's Awards for Service Excellence).

2019 winners – President’s Awards for Service Excellence
2018 winners – President’s Awards for Service Excellence
2017 winners – President’s Awards for Service Excellence
2016 winners – President’s Awards for Service Excellence

Years of service


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