Nomination Process for Class President – Fall 2021

Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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uOttawa will be offering  virtual Fall ceremonies for a second year in a row. The Faculty of Arts is looking for a remarkable student to represent the graduating class.

The student selected as Class President will give a rousing, bilingual, three-to-five-minute speech that will be shown during the ceremony as a send-off to the graduates of 2021.

***Please ensure that have a good internet connection to film yourself if needed. We appreciate your understanding in the matter and promise to keep you well informed of any developments. ***

The Class President will be selected by a committee made-up of faculty administrators.


  • You must be graduating as part of the Fall Class of 2021 with your first program in the Faculty of Arts;
  • Academic excellence;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Contributions to the University of Ottawa and Faculty of Arts community and/or to an off-campus community;
  • You must be bilingual (English and French).


Application Process

To be considered, you must submit the following documents:

  • An official or unofficial copy of your most recent grade report;
  • A brief statement (maximum of one page) outlining your involvement or volunteer activities in the Faculty of Arts/University of Ottawa community or in an off-campus  community;
  • A draft of your rousing, bilingual speech (approximately 300 to 400 words).  The speech should look towards the future for members of the Class of 2021, drawing upon your personal memories or experiences but expressing them in a manner that will resonate with all the graduating Arts students attending the convocation;
  • A 60-to-90 second video* summary of your bilingual speech;
  • A completed copy of the nomination form; (LINK TO PDF FORM)
  • Please submit your completed application to Fidèle Lavigne by email at by 8 p.m. on October 29, 2021.

The selection committee will review your application and will contact you should you be chosen as Class President.

Thank you in advance for offering to participate in this leadership opportunity!

 *We are not looking for professionally produced videos. Your video should support your application by demonstrating your speaking skills, not your video production skills.

All contestants acknowledge that videos submitted may be used by the Faculty of Arts in promotional materials, advertisements and online marketing activities. By entering the contest, participants expressly waive all moral rights with regard to the video. The University may use, edit, reproduce, publish, broadcast, exhibit, transmit and distribute both the video itself and the name, images, audio and text submitted by the participants, without further permission or compensation.


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