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University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

University of Ottawa

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

University of Ottawa

Photo by contributor Matthew Hoskin - Posted July, 2007

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
On a walkway on the University grounds
just south of Laurier Avenue East, west of Cumberland Street

Coordinates: N 45 25.421 W 75 41.117


Plaque Text

Founded in 1848 as the College of Bytown by Bishop Joseph-Bruno Guigues, the University of Ottawa is the oldest and largest bilingual post-secondary institution in Canada. Under the direction of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate until 1965, it serves as a meeting ground for two of the most prominent intellectual and scientific traditions of the Western World. The University has always maintained special ties with Canada's Francophone population, most notably in the province of Ontario. Located in the heart of the nation's capital, the University of Ottawa illustrates Canada's commitment to diversity and mutual respect.

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Ottawa Plaques

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