Since 1848 the University of Ottawa has been Canada's university. Located in the heart of the nation's capital, the University has emerged as a vibrant "centre of learning", with a total population including students, teaching and support staff - of 40,000. The largest bilingual university in North America, the University is a major player in the cultural and economic development of the National Capital Region.
Students are the heart of a university. From exceptional academic achievement to widespread involvement in extra-curricular activities, University of Ottawa students are engaged and enthusiastic and have created a community they are proud to call their own.
The University of Ottawa is among Canada's leading teaching and research-intensive universities. We foster an environment where ideas flourish and innovation thrives. The student experience is enriched by our unique characteristics producing generations of exceptional graduates.
For more than 150 years the University of Ottawa has been a driving force within our community, our city, our country and even globally.
The University of Ottawa draws strength from individuals in a variety of communities: university, local, national, and international. With faculty and students from more than 150 countries, we are among the most diverse and multicultural postsecondary institutions in Canada. Throughout our history, students, graduates, researchers and educators have influenced those who shape national and international priorities and in so doing, have left their mark on our institution.