In the winter of 2019, the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (OVPRI) created the (CRMF). The program is one of the most important research initiatives on Ontarian, Canadian and international Francophonies and on the realities of the Francophone world.
In addition to undertaking a research program and overseeing organization of research activities linked to chair objectives, the chairholder must actively participate in the Collège des chaires de recherche du monde francophone (CCRMF) and work to disseminate, develop and promote research on the Francophonie and realities of the Francophone world.
The chairs’ scope will be determined, first and foremost, by the chairholders’ areas of research, and must be consistent with the planned areas of research mentioned below, as well as the the University’s . Chairholders must be regular University of Ottawa professors.
Each chair must have a clear objective regarding study, analysis and interpretation of one or several aspects of the Francophonie. It must fully dedicate the resources of the program to research, organization of research activities and dissemination of knowledge and research on the francophone world. Francophone-related matters cannot be a minor research consideration or restricted to administrative areas.
Each CRMF chairholder must submit an annual report as well as a five-year report on activities, benefits and promotion of the work of his or her chair to the director of the Collège des Chaires, the Dean of his or her faculty and the Vice-President, Research and Innovation.