Aniqa Sheikh recently won the first place in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Symposium (UROP) for her research on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on Islamic funeral rites in both Canada and the U.K.
Congratulations to communications doctoral candidate William Durbau, who was awarded the Joseph-Armand Bombardier SSHRC Graduate Scholarship for his research Turning Watchers into Players: An intermediary analysis of play and gamification as drivers of artistic mediation conjunctions.
Jackie Dawson, a professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics who holds the Canada Research Chair in Environment, Society and Policy, is an internationally recognized expert on climate change and shipping.
As you may already know, uOttawa will not be moving forward with the traditional in-person Spring ceremonies for a second year in a row. However, the Faculty of Arts is still looking for remarkable student(s) to represent the graduating classes of 2021!
The Faculty of Arts has learned with great sorrow the consequences of the restructuring process at Laurentian University. This outcome is shattering for all members of the post-secondary education community, particularly those who provide French language services in a minority context. The erosion of a francophone hub in a minority setting is a loss for Canadian society in general.
The University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Arts reiterates its unwavering support for la Francophonie in all its diversity. We celebrate its presence in our student community, among our staff and faculty, here and abroad.
I want to update you on specific steps that we are taking to make a clear and meaningful stand against racism and all other forms of discrimination. As Dean, I want to emphasize that the Faculty of Arts is dedicated to creating a safe, equitable, and inclusive environment for everyone.
Join us for the last event of Black Mental Health Week 2021! This concert, Playing Together Against Racism, is the result of a musical collaboration between Black youth from the Ottawa region and music students at the University of Ottawa.
Whether you currently study communication, health sciences, another discipline or are a professional already in those fields... There has never been a better time to study the relationship between communication and health.
February is Black History Month. This is a time for the Faculty of Arts to honour the richness and diversity of contributions of Black people in Canada and around the world. It is also a chance for us to reflect on the challenges that have been, and continue to be faced by the Black community, and how we can work together to build a better future for everyone.
The dark months of winter are difficult during a normal year. Add a pandemic to the mix and it’s not surprising that we’re feeling more frazzled than usual. To help beat the blues, we asked our Faculty of Arts community members: How are you staying cheerful this time of year?
Congratulations to Mr. André Lapierre, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Linguistics and former Secretary of the Faculty of Arts (the equivalent of Vice-Dean Governance), for his appointment to the Order of Ontario for the impact of his work on toponymy, more specifically on French toponymy in Ontario.
Congratulations to Pierrot Ross-Tremblay, professor of the Institute of Indigenous Research and Studies (IIRS) and now holder of the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Intellectual Traditions and Self-Determination.
Congratulations to Professor Brenda Macdougall, Chair of the Institute of Indigenous Research and Studies (IIRS), Chair of Métis Research, Cross-appointed Professor, Department of Geography and now Research Chair in Metis Family and Community Traditions.
The Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Canada is proud to present the work of artist Ken Lum for the sixth annual Stonecroft Foundation Visiting Artist Lecture on Thursday, November 12th, at 6:00 pm. Ken Lum will present an artist-talk followed by a conversation and question period moderated by Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada.
This year, six professors from the University of Ottawa have been elected fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the highest distinction for a scholar, scientist or artist in Canada. Two of them are professors at the Faculty of Arts
While this pandemic has been forcing us to do and think differently, our professors at the Faculty of Arts have been preparing their classes accordingly. Here is what some of them had to say about the initiatives developed during this transition to online learning
Congratulations to the Faculty of Arts graduating students who are joining the extended uOttawa alumni family! Convocation is a unique event, a time to celebrate with those who have helped you reach your goals — family, friends and members of the uOttawa community. This year, our Spring Convocation was unique, and perhaps all the more important because of that difference.
For the second year in a row, the University of Ottawa Faculty of Arts has given the Student Awards of Excellence to six deserving students in the areas of fine and performing arts, languages and literature, and the humanities, to recognize and encourage undergraduate student excellence.
The Faculty of Arts’ Executive Committee and the Dean’s Office continue to work closely to identify the best structure and resources to help support our professor in the transition/transformation of their courses to a digital learning format. In all models explored, the key consideration and guiding principles have been supporting our professor.
Over the last few days, citizens across Canada and the United States have united to protest the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the deaths of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery only weeks before, and the systemic racism that has taken the lives of many others.
A book paying tribute to France Martineau, distinguished university professor in the Département de français, holder of the University Research Chair in Language and Migration in French America and founding director of the Polyphonies du français laboratory, is now available.
Congratulations to Mr. Harry Kisoka, from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, for being awarded the 2019 Award of Excellence for Administrative Staff of the Faculty of Arts at the holiday celebration that took place this Friday, December 13.
How can the combination of creativity and technology provide innovative solutions for the digital age?
This event was held on November 6th and was an unparalleled networking opportunity with digital humanities professors from France, Quebec and Ottawa, as well as representatives of the high-tech and cultural industries.
Tyler Gibson, a communications student, is the 2019 winner of the $10,000 RBC Scholarship through the University of Ottawa's RBC CO-OP Entrepreneurship Program. The result of a partnership between uOttawa’s Co-operative Education Programs and RBC, this program provides financial support for a four-month internship to allow a student admitted into the CO‑OP Program to develop his or her entrepreneurial skills at a start-up company.
Guillaume Saindon was chosen as one of the actors as part of the D-Day 75th anniversary commemorative ceremony at Juno Beach. He delivered this performance in front of veterans and dignitaries such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his French counterpart, Édouard Philippe.
Professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Translation and Interpretation with a cross-appointment to the School of Information Studies, Lynne Bowker is part of a research program at Concordia where she will use her own expertise in the area of translation technology to help all members of the scholarly community improve their machine translation (MT) literacy in the context of scholarly communication. Her goal is to enable MT users to « avoid the pitfalls of this technology while optimizing its strengths. »
In memoriam - The University of Ottawa is saddened to announce the sudden passing on May 11, 2019 in Victoria, B.C. of Dr. Hugh M. French, former Dean of the Faculty of Science and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, and the Department of Earth Sciences. Dr. French is internationally recognized as a specialist on periglacial processes and permafrost science.
On May 1st the University support staff celebrated the Annual Founders’ Breakfast. In addition to highlighting the careers of university employees, the President awards six prizes in recognition of employees and teams who have demonstrated consistently high levels of service excellence. This year, the award goes to the Office of Undergraduate Studies at the Faculty of Arts!
Saguenay, April 3, 2019 – The Faculty of Arts is proud to announce an official partnership between the CEGEP de Jonquière and the University of Ottawa. This agreement will allow graduates from the Journalism program at the CEGEP de Jonquière to receive 60 university units and complete their studies in Digital Journalism at the University of Ottawa in two years.
As part of the #uOArtsinApril celebration, the Faculty of Arts in partnership with the Faculty of Social Sciences would like to invite the university community to the Venture Initiative Showcase. A social innovation fair that displays the work of students from the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences as part of the new Venture Initiative: a dynamic new option for students who want to find innovative social solutions to real world issues.
Congratulations to Diane Daoust, Office Administrative Assistant for theOfficial Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI), for being awarded the 2018 Award of Excellence for Administrative Staff of the Faculty of Arts at the holiday celebration that took place last Friday, December 14.
Congratulations to France Martineau, Professor in the Département de français and holder of the Research Chair in Borders, Networks and Contacts in French America and Founding Director of the Polyphonies du français Laboratory, for being awarded the Ordre des francophones d'Amérique at a ceremony that took place this Wednesday, November 28 in Quebec City.
The Administration Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Martine Lagacé as associate vice-president, research, promotion and development, for a five-year term starting on August 1.
Learn more about the program of medieval studies in our contemporary culture and his possible careers for students with Andrew Taylor professor of English at the Faculty of Arts who engages in a quiz questions answers.
This lecture will address the place of humanities, and humanism, in a world dominated by technology. The specific focus will be on how Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Life are affecting our sense of 'the human'.
Shana Poplack is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Ottawa whose work has helped to debunk linguistic stereotypes by providing a scientific explanation for the evolution of dialects.
On February 2, as part of Black History Month, we invite you to attend the screening of highlights from the series "The History of Africa". Produced by the BBC and presented by journalist Zeinab Badawi, these films are based on UNESCO's collection of books, "The General History of Africa".
The Department of Visual Arts is proud to announce the opening of the Atelier CoFab | Arts Makerspace in January of 2018. This space, located on the second floor of the Department of Visual Art, 100 Laurier, is a shared Faculty of Arts space that focuses on the intersection between art and digital technology.
We live in a world that is more and more defined by an ultraliberal and ultra-individualist vision of social life which brings a decline in values and a decrease of social order. As we face a phenomenon which brings all individual opinions to the same level as expertise, the humanities must react by insisting on the critical distancing to explain the mechanisms at work in the social transformations.
My dream job was actually to work for CSIS or to work as a translator for a video game company like Ubisoft. I ended up finding my way into marketing while I was finishing my master’s in Toronto, and I used a lot of the skills I had learned while working for the SFUO Foot Patrol and grew from there. Now I’m a full-time digital account manager for a marketing agency in the GTA!
My dream was always to work in theatre and tour around the world. Once I got to Berlin and travelled with my scripts, I felt like I achieved this and was ready for new challenges and to try everything that interested me.
Three experts from Library and Archives Canada will discuss some of their latest initiatives. These include an innovative digilab, a new Wikipedian in Residence program and the launch of a crowdsourcing tool.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 – 12:00 PM-1:00 PM. Room LRR114
Melanie Brown, Alexandra Haggert, Amy Tector
Library and Archives Canada
The Order recognizes our history Professor Gaffield’s “leadership in interdisciplinary and multi-institutional collaboration as a historian and administrator, and for his pioneering work in the digital humanities.”
Young alumni Mathieu Lacombe’s job as the lead news anchor for TVA Gatineau-Ottawa has its roots not only in his graduation from a joint uOttawa-La Cité journalism program (BA ’14), but also in his team’s back-to-back gold medal performances in the News Team category at the Jeux de la communication, a national French-language communications competition.
Lucie Hotte, Département de français, was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Jitse Dijkstra, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society's College of New Scholars.
Last November 18, I had the great pleasure to hear a talk by Richard Carleton. The Faculty of Arts was honoured to welcome Carleton, a uOttawa history alumnus, as part of a day of networking titled Arts | innovation. A successful businessperson and CEO of the Canadian Securities Exchange, Carleton was able to convince us of the value of an arts degree and make us laugh with his wittiness.
Carmen as you have never considered it! Join the outstanding singers and orchestral players of the uOttawa School of Music on a dramatic musical journey across the ocean and into the future. It is 2020 and against the backdrop of a Europe deep in crisis, one tormented Canadian soldier has gone missing. This fully staged production promises to move, entertain and make you think again about one of opera’s most familiar and beloved stories.
On Wednesday, November 9, the Faculty of Arts donors VIP reception took place at Alex Trebek Alumni Hall. The event was organized in conjunction with the 2016 Charles R. Bronfman Lecture in Canadian Studies. Many donors attended, including Gilles Provost and Claude Jutras, who generously established the Gilles Provost Scholarship in Theatre.
We provide established and emerging researchers of various backgrounds with an opportunity to share the results of their work on Translation Studies as an academic discipline and on its future avenues of development. This year’s topic is Translation and Minority.
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa has great cause to be proud of its alumni. To recognize their outstanding achievements and exceptional careers, we are creating a veritable Who’s Who of Faculty of Arts alumni on the first floor of Simard Hall.
Faculty of Arts professor Patrick McCurdy and his team win the top prize in SSHRC’s Human Dimensions Open Data Challenge, with the MediaToil project. This project seeks to create a database of information and images to help Canadians better understand how public campaigns can influence their perception of energy development.
The Shakespeare 400 project, initiated in 2012 and headed by English Professor Irene Makaryk at the Faculty of Arts, came to a successful completion on April 23rd 2016 after more than three-months of celebrating the legacy of William Shakespeare, the most translated and performed playwright in the world.
Professor Sylvie Lamoureux of the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute of the Faculty of Arts has been inducted into the College of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) which was inaugurated in 2014.
According to a study conducted in the Department of Geography at the University of Ottawa, immigrants’ experiences of settlement and sense of belonging differ across the interprovincial border between Ottawa and Gatineau.
The youth web-series 2 h 14 Un continental en cinq temps, produced and directed by Marie Claude Dicaire and Jean-François Dubé and starring student and actress Laurence Latreille, is nominated for two prizes at the 2015 Prix Gémeaux.
We are thrilled to announce that Stanzie Tooth is this year’s recipient of the 2015 Joseph Plaskett Foundation Award. This $25,000 prize is the legacy of the generous, Canadian-born artist and philanthropist, Joseph Plaskett (1918 – 2014).
Professor Lynne Bowker, School of Translation and Interpretation, received the CATS Vinay and Darbelnet Award for her article "The Need for Speed! Experimenting with 'Speed Training' in the Scientific/Technical Translation Classroom".
[In French only] L’écriture en mouvement et l’Association des Auteurs Franco-Ontariens (AAOF) en collaboration avec la Faculté des arts et le Service de vie communautaire de l’Université d’Ottawa présentent Les 24 heures du roman.
uOttawa's Faculty of Arts ranked among the world's 200 best in the subjects of English, Philosophy, Linguistics, Geography, Environmental Studies and Communication according to the QS World University Rankings 2014.
The Faculty of Arts is proud to announce that several of our researchers were awarded Insight Grants and Insight Development Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Congratulations to all!
Congratulations to our former PhD student, John Bonnet. His revised doctoral thesis, Emergence and Empire: Innis, Complexity and the Trajectory of History, published in November 2013 by McGill Queen’s University Press, was recently awarded the Gertrude Robinson Prize for 2014, by the Canadian Communications Association, for the best book published in 2013.
Alice Munro, last fall’s winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, was the subject of this year’s Canadian Literature Symposium. Participants offered various readings of her splendidly challenging fiction and career.
Congratulations professors Damien-Claude Bélanger, Department of History and Luke Copland, Department of Geography, both recipients of the 2013-2014 University of Ottawa Excellence in Education Prizes!
Congratulations to professor Rukhsana Ahmed, Department of Communication, who has been awarded with the 2012 Distinguished Edited Book Award of the Applied Communication Division of the National Communication Association (NCA).
Pierre Anctil, Full Professor in the Department of History and alumnus and PhD student Hugues Théorêt received respectively the Prix du Canada en sciences humaines 2014 and the Prix du Canada en sciences sociales 2014.
Come to campus, visit your program representatives and meet potential thesis supervisors. Let us help you decide in favour of graduate studies at uOttawa! Contact the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to make your appointment.
Lisa LaFlamme, chief anchor and senior editor of the CTV National News, and a University of Ottawa alumna (Bachelor of Arts in Communication), was named Best News Anchor, National at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards.
We are proud to announce that Carol Wainio, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Visual Arts and painter, is being honoured with a Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts for her rich, tactile and complex works.
The School of Music at the University of Ottawa and St. Lawrence College have formed a partnership that will create opportunities for Music & Digital Media students at the College wishing to further their post-secondary education in the music field.
Professor Paul Rusnock's article "On Bolzano's concept of a sum”, published in History & Philosophy of Logic 34:2 (2013):155-169, has been awarded the Ivor Grattan-Guinness Best Paper Award for History & Philosophy of Logic in 2013.
Pierre Anctil, professor in the Department of History, has been awarded the Luc-Lacourcière Medal by the Centre interuniversitaire d’études sur les lettres, les arts et les traditions (CÉLAT) for his book Jacob-Isaac Segal (1894-1954). Un poète yiddish de Montréal et son milieu, published in 2012 by Les Presses de l'Université Laval.
The CIBC Mentoring Scholarships are awarded annually to student mentors displaying strong academic, leadership and coaching skills. This year, three student mentors from the Faculty of Arts Student Mentoring Center have been recognized and rewarded for their strong dedication and academic excellence...
Recent research by a group of researchers from the Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and Environment Canada show that the increase in traffic in the Arctic Ocean is not only the result of a surge in freight transport by boat or even resource development, but rather a growing interest in visiting, experiencing, and understanding the region.
Congratulations to Anne Gilbert, Chair of the Centre de recherche en civilisation canadienne-française (CRCCF) and Professor in the Department of Geography who has been named Personality of the year 2013 in the category “Education” by Radio-Canada and Le Droit.
The Communications and Marketing Team of the Faculty of Arts, in collaboration with Computing and Communications Services and Communications Directorate, is excited to present you with this brand new website that aim to offer a much friendlier way to navigate. We are looking forward to receiving your feedback by emailing us at artscomm@uOttawa.ca.
The Faculty of Arts is saddened by the death of Father Jacques Croteau, philosophy professor from 1948-1986, dean of the Faculty of Philosophy from 1960-1970, and vice-president of the University from 1964-1965.