Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

We pay respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded.
We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home.
We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old.
And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future.

Ni manàdjiyànànig Màmìwininì Anishinàbeg, ogog kà nàgadawàbandadjig iyo akì eko weshkad. Ako nongom ega wìkàd kì mìgiwewàdj.
Ni manàdjiyànànig kakina Anishinàbeg ondaje kaye ogog kakina eniyagizidjig enigokamigàg Kanadàng eji ondàpinangig endàwàdjin Odàwàng.
Ninisidawinawànànig kenawendamòdjig kije kikenindamàwin; weshkinìgidjig kaye kejeyàdizidjig.
Nigijeweninmànànig ogog kà nìgànì sòngideyedjig; weshkad, nongom; kaye àyànikàdj.


Facilities and Resources

Whether ones interest is painting, sculpture or photography students attending the visual arts program have accesses to a broad range of facilities and equipment.

Student Associations

Student Life

The Visual Arts Student Association (VASA) is a group of students committed to speaking for the Visual/Fine Art student body each school year.

AHSA’s purpose is to create an environment where students of the History and Theory of Art (HTA) program and other art lovers across campus can interact and share ideas about art.

Sherry Welden Visual Arts store

Sherry Welden Visual Arts Store

Sherry Welden Art Store is the University of Ottawa Department of Visual Arts' comprehensive supply shop. Open to students and the general public, we carry a wide range of professional materials, both in store and through special order.

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The Department has several large student run galleries that allow students to document and curate their own exhibitions.


Follow us on instagram to see works by our students @visualartsuo

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