Welcome to uOttawa!

Welcome to the University of Ottawa and traditional Algonquin Territory!

The University of Ottawa acknowledges its location on traditional Algonquin territory. All students, faculty members, and staff are encouraged to acknowledge the campus' location on traditional Algonquin territory and to learn more about our unique relationship with the Indigenous peoples of Canada.

Since its establishment in 1848, the University of Ottawa has taken pride in fostering a remarkable learning environment for all students, and in providing an outstanding work environment for faculty members and support staff. As a community, the University has set ambitious goals for the future, including the development of a unique and diverse cultural environment in which students can learn, grow and excel; embodying the Canadian spirit with an openness toward the world; fostering the spirit of discovery; and nurturing the many languages that defines the country, including Indigenous languages.

In 2015, the University of Ottawa adopted the 13 Principles on Indigenous Education that were released shortly after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report on Canada’s residential schools. The 13 Principles on Indigenous Education were created by Universities Canada (the voice of Canadian universities) in partnership with Indigenous communities, in order to address the underrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in post-secondary institutions. In light of the 13 Principles, the University responded to a student-led request to create an Indigenous presence on the University of Ottawa website by creating an Indigenous Student Portal.

The Indigenous Student Portal aims to provide Indigenous students with all the tools and resources they need to succeed, such as information on the programs or bursaries offered, how to use the library’s resources and how to take part in community activities. The Portal also aspires to increase visibility and awareness of Indigenous culture on campus to ensure that the landscape of the University of Ottawa reflects its vibrant, active, and diverse Indigenous community.

Together, let’s make your experience at the University of Ottawa a productive, supported, and memorable journey of learning!


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