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Office of Public Policy Research and Outreach

The Office of Public Policy Research and Outreach (OPPRO) helps the University of Ottawa develop effective solutions to complex policy challenges and inform public policy in Canada and around the world.

Mission

The OPPRO’s mission is to:

  • Support uOttawa researchers, research centres and institutes in their relationships with all levels of government to help shape and strengthen public policy.
  • Promote the University of Ottawa as a trusted voice on broad public policy issues to senior thought leaders, policy-makers and influencers in government.
  • Develop research and training initiatives that support the development of evidence-based public policy in Canada.
  • Evaluate the impact of uOttawa’s public policy research to better inform and transform policy for the benefit of society.
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Cintia Quiroga

“With its experts and research centres and institutes, the University of Ottawa plays a pivotal role in Canada’s research ecosystem, enhancing public policy in the heart of the nation’s capital.”

Cintia Quiroga, Acting Director, Research and Public Policy Outreach

Alex Trebek

Furthering the Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue’s objectives

The OPPRO advances the goals of the Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue by supporting research into practical solutions and knowledge mobilization for public policy challenges. The Forum is a vibrant platform for uOttawa researchers and government officials.
Learn more about the Forum

Research centres and institutes

The University of Ottawa has several leading public policy research centres and institutes. This makes it a major player in devising high-impact solutions to complex policy challenges and informing policy in Canada and around the world.

Learn more about our research centres and institutes
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Florian Martin-Bariteau
CLTS - LAW TECH AND SOCIETY

Florian Martin-Bariteau recognized as Early Researcher of the Year

Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau receives the University of Ottawa’s Early Career Research Award for his impactful and innovative research track-record.
Science diplomacy
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Science diplomacy

Science diplomacy: Can universities provide the blueprint?

Co-hosted by uOttawa and the French embassy in Canada, the panel discussion provided insights on how researchers can engage in science diplomacy.
Data literacy
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Data literacy

New research institute positioned to become a global leader in data literacy

Launching the Data Literacy Research Institute: an interdisciplinary research and training hub to strengthen and promote data literacy skills.

Contact us

Office of Public Policy Research and Outreach

Cintia Quiroga
Acting Director, Research and Public Policy Outreach
[email protected]

Linda Gionet
Lead Specialist, Public Policy and Research
[email protected]

Salma Benyoussef
Lead Coordinator, Marketing, Communications and Events
[email protected]