Downtown Ottawa is just a short walk over the footbridge crossing the Rideau Canal, linking the campus to everything downtown has to offer.
Find your favourite tree on campus and make yourself comfortable. The Tabaret lawn is the perfect spot for daydreaming, hanging out with friends or thinking up fresh ideas for your next assignment.
The Social Sciences Building reflects the Faculty of Social Sciences’ commitment to sustainable development, following best environmental practices, including a green space on the roof and using recycled construction materials when possible.
The six-storey living wall in the Social Sciences Building is made up of 2,000 plants from 12 different species. The biofilter reduces the amount of air intake and lowers heating and cooling costs.
A fresh snowfall always adds a little bit of magic to the campus. The inviting lights from Tabaret Hall are reflected on a new carpet of snow, adding a frosty glitter to campus.
STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics)
The new STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) complex will propel uOttawa toward its goal of becoming one of Canada’s top five research-intensive universities. Starting in 2018, several departments from the faculties of Science and Engineering will call the complex home, sharing the same roof to foster connections and encourage new ways of thinking.
The complex’s Brunsfield Centre will be a dedicated space for students to build and test prototypes, the discovery labs in the Makerspace will encourage students from all fields of study to join the “invent-build-play” movement and the open-concept teaching labs and Entrepreneurship Hub are sure to spark student creativity.
Ice, snow, and slush are no match for uOttawa classes and activities. We’re always equipped to handle whatever winter throws our way.
It can be tempting to hibernate during the winter, but there’s nothing quite like an invigorating walk around campus, with a nip in the air and crunching snow underfoot.
Winter is a fact of life at uOttawa, one we embrace. The cold weather keeps you on your toes and adds some hustle to your walk between classes.
Hundreds of trees burst into bloom when spring makes its way to campus.
There may not be as many students on campus in the summer, but those who are here get to admire the carpet of ivy that grows on the walls of Hagen Hall.
The columns of Tabaret Hall (circa 1904) were the inspiration for uOttawa’s logo. Today, the building houses the university’s central administration, including the registrar’s office.
Photo credit : University of Ottawa Archives
This is the first home of the College of Bytown, established in 1848. Renamed the College of Ottawa following the city’s name change, the college was granted university status in 1866 and became the University of Ottawa.
If you’re on campus in the summertime you can appreciate the hot sunny days from underneath a shady tree, the perfect spot to read a book or have a picnic.
With so much beauty on campus, there are countless places to crack open a book, breathe the fresh air, and soak up some sunshine.
The University’s campuses are spread over dozens of hectares, so there’s always plenty of room to hang out with friends to discuss, debate and make plans for the weekend!
The campus blends historical and modern architecture. The Social Sciences Building was completed in 2012. It was designed with the environment in mind — 80% of its heating needs are met through heat redistribution.
You’ll find original works of art scattered throughout campus, including in Gallery 115. This student-run gallery provides budding artists with the opportunity to develop curatorial and administrative skills and display their own work.