What we value
The School of Information Studies supports uOttawa's mission statement by placing great emphasis on bilingualism and the promotion of French culture in Ontario. By embracing our diversity of skills, backgrounds and perspectives, we aim to educate well-rounded, self-reliant, flexible and engaged members of society who work well with their colleagues.
ÉSIS is a centre of research and teaching excellence that offers a competitive professional education based on a comprehensive understanding of the theory and practice of the production, collection, organization, retrieval, transformation and management of data, information and knowledge. ÉSIS fosters a learning environment that prepares information professionals in the 21st century to assume leadership and research roles for the benefit of citizens in Canada's bilingual and multi-cultural knowledge-based economy and information society.
ÉSIS shall be the information studies school of choice for bilingual (English-French) individuals in the National Capital Region, in Canada and internationally, through excellence in research, teaching and community engagement.