Campus Campaign 2014 - It takes a campus to fulfill a dream. Give now

It takes a campus...

Campus Campaign is a fundraising initiative that gives University of Ottawa faculty, staff and retirees a way to enhance the student experience on campus. Students inspire us and are at the heart of our mission. Seeing them proudly achieve their goals motivates us to support them and fosters an effervescent, campus-based spirit of philanthropy that reflects the University's commitment to its students.

In 2014, all the money collected was distributed among some 50 projects aimed at supporting students. Whether these projects took the form of scholarships or funding for student initiatives, advancing student success continues to be our one and only goal.

After all, it takes a campus to fulfill a dream.

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Current Campus Campaign projects

The following a list of ongoing projects that will be updated regularly.


 

Faculty of Law – Civil Law Section

Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section Financial Aid

The Civil Law Section is committed to helping each of its students succeed. So when a student is in financial difficulty putting their academic success at risk, the Civil Law Section is happy to be able to help these students meet their basic needs by providing emergency funding through the Fonds d'aide et d'encouragement aux étudiants de la Section de droit civil.

Contributing to this fund will help make a big different in the life of a student.


Shen-Joly Cup

The Shen-Joly Cup honours the memory of Karina Joly and Ted Shen, two civil law students who died on September 20, 2012, in a tragic car accident. The award was established through the combined efforts of the Faculty of Law's Civil Law Section, the Outaouais civil law students association and the Sapere Aude society and is presented to the winner of the annual Sapere Aude debate competition. The winner receives the Shen-Joly Cup and a $1,000 prize.


Gene Assad Memorial Scholarship in Penal Law

This scholarship was created by the Civil Law Section of the Faculty of Law in memory of Professor Gene Assad, who died suddenly on April 26, 2013. The fund provides a $1,000 scholarship for a student in the Faculty of Law's Civil Law Section with a keen interest in criminal law and who demonstrates financial need.


Student Services

Community Life Volunteer Scholarship

Awarded to a student who has, by his/her own accord and without receiving any monetary compensation, been involved in activities in service of the University of Ottawa. Specifically, this scholarship rewards students who have made an exceptional contribution to the socio-cultural or athletic life on campus, or to the quality of the student experience outside of the classroom.


The Micheline Charbonneau-Séguin Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes students' outstanding contribution to enriching the student experience in residence by provide financial aid to a student who has shown exceptional leadership and community engagement as part of the residence-life team while maintaining excellent grades.


Sports Services Support Staff Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by the employees of Sports Services to recognize the extraordinary commitment of student athletes to academic and athletic excellence.

The fund provides financial assistance to students who are members of a women's Gee-Gees team and whose education would otherwise be compromised.


Gee-Gees Sports Camps for children

This fund allows children from families in the community who demonstrate financial need the opportunity to participate in a Gee-Gees sports camp. During the summer months, the campus is a safe, friendly and bilingual place to learn and explore, where children of all ages can have a variety of sports, recreational and cultural experiences. This initiative also provides our student athletes with a unique teaching experience.


Protection Services

Protection Services Fund

The Protection Services Fund provides financial assistance to student athletes whose education would otherwise be compromised.


Teaching and Learning Support Service

Excellence Award for Teaching Assistants

The Excellence Award for Teaching Assistants, valued at $500, recognizes exceptional TAs who, through the high quality support they provide their peers, contribute to providing an enriched student experience, the ultimate goal of this award.


Student Academic Success Service

Student Academic Success Service Financial Aid Fund

The Student Academic Success Service Financial Aid Fund provides financial assistance to University of Ottawa students who have physical, emotional or health problems.


Human Resources

Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA)

This excellence award provides financial assistance and networking opportunities to students in the bachelor of commerce program (human resource management option) at the University of Ottawa's Telfer School of Management who demonstrate both academic excellence and potential for working in the field of human resources.


Faculty of Science

André E. Lalonde In Memoriam Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial support to deserving undergraduate students in the Department of Earth Sciences at the Faculty of Science. It was created in honour of André Lalonde, a dedicated professor, outstanding scholar and skillful administrator who shared his enthusiasm and passion for mineralogy and geology and brightened the lives of his colleagues, students and friends during his more than 25 years at the University of Ottawa.

Throughout his entire career, he built bridges across disciplines and instilled a strong sense of community at his faculty. He was not only the driving force behind making our university an international hub for photonics research but also instrumental in making the Advanced Research Complex (ARC) a reality.


Library

Library Technology Improvement Fund

This fund was created by the University of Ottawa Library in order to provide new and innovative technology to meet changing user needs. This is an essential element in providing a quality student experience.


Student Academic Success Service Financial Aid Fund

The Student Academic Success Service (SASS) Financial Aid Fund aims to provide financial assistance to students registered at the University of Ottawa who have physical, emotional or health disabilities.


Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts 125th Anniversary Student Experience Fund

This fund was created in honour of the Faculty of Arts' 125th anniversary in 2014, with the objective of enhancing the experience of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Faculty of Arts programs. The fund will provide financial support for student experience priorities at the Faculty of Arts, including initiatives such as student exchanges, conferences and internships abroad, student scholarships, student competitions, student academic events and seminars as well as conferences and lectures at the Faculty of Arts targeted primarily at students. Your donation dollars can go twice as far when you give to this fund thanks to the Destination 2020 matching fund, which matches all donations, up to a maximum of $600,000.


Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education Personnel Prize

The Faculty of Education would like to acknowledge student engagement at the Faculty by presenting four prizes at convocation:

  • One for a francophone undergraduate student
  • One for a francophone graduate student
  • One for an anglophone undergraduate student
  • One for an anglophone graduate student

These prizes allow Faculty personnel to recognize the efforts of some of our most outstanding students. When you make a donation to the Faculty of Education Personnel Prize fund, you are recognizing and supporting student engagement at the University of Ottawa.


Physical Resources

Physical Resources Employees' Scholarship

The 2014 Campus Campaign is an opportunity to continue supporting Physical Resources' commitment to service excellence through a donation to the Physical Resources Employees' Scholarship. The award offers financial support to students pursuing studies in the fields of environmental and sustainable development.


Faculty of Health Science

School of Nursing Scholarship for Doctoral Studies

The School of Nursing is pleased to be able to provide a $20,000 non-renewable scholarship to a student admitted to the PhD program in nursing.


Experiential Learning at the Faculty of Health Sciences

The project provides students of the Faculty of Health Sciences with an opportunity to participate in field trips outside the Ottawa area as part of credited courses for their university degree. Many students have considered these experiences some of the most memorable during their time at university. Professors wishing to offer such an experiential learning component in their courses are provided with administrative support by both professionals and students of the Faculty.


Médéric Montpetit Fund

The Médéric Montpetit fund was established by the School of Human Kinetics in memory of Father Médéric Montpetit, OMI, whose boundless energy and timeless efforts led to the establishment of the Institute of Physical Education in 1949.

The fund offers support for projects aimed at enhancing the academic experience of students at the School, provides financial assistance to deserving undergraduate and graduate students and helps extend and promote research done at the School.


Faculty of Law — Common Law Section

Summer Public Interest and Social Justice Fellowship (Common Law Program)

These fellowships fund opportunities for students to work on social justice topics, with public interest organizations, or with small law firms or sole practitioners.

Past placements have included Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the Coalition for Gun Control, Ecojustice and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda as well as small firms across Canada that work in the areas of criminal law, family law, civil litigation and immigration and refugee law.


Faculty of Law, Common Law Section Scholarship

The University of Ottawa aims to enhance the educational experience of all students, and your gift can go a long way in helping. When you make a donation to help fund student financial assistance, you are providing much-needed and much-appreciated scholarships, bursaries, awards or fellowships to deserving students. A gift to the fund for financial assistance is an investment in our future.


Faculty of Engineering

Laboratory Equipment at the Faculty of Engineering

To ensure that our students are well prepared for their careers, we need to continually upgrade our undergraduate engineering and computer science teaching laboratories with new equipment, allowing our students and professors to work in a modern setting with state-of-the art technology to produce world-class results.

Contributions help fund modern computer systems, technology-friendly teaching labs, state-of-the art software and lab equipment as well as specialized software, operating systems and equipment that, together, foster new teaching and research opportunities and make it possible for students to study leading-edge technology.


The Atef Fahim Prize in Engineering Design

The Atef Fahim Prize in Engineering Design was established to encourage future generations of mechanical and biomedical mechanical design engineers. The prize is awarded each year to two teams of students, one in mechanical engineering and one in biomedical mechanical engineering, who submitted the top design project for that year as part of the Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing course (MCG4322).

Atef Fahim made major contributions to education and training in engineering design at the University of Ottawa.


Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Student Bursaries and Financial aid

Financially support students at the graduate and postdoctoral level.


Faculty of Social Sciences

Michèle Kérisit Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial support to a deserving full-time female student in the Faculty of Social Sciences' School of Social Work with at least one dependent child and who is a permanent resident, has refugee status or is an international student.

The scholarship honours Michèle Kérisit, a professor who was devoted to helping women through her research on immigrant and refugee women and women survivors of armed conflict. As an educator, she ensured that her students became social workers who were deeply committed to social justice and research ethics.


Faculty of Social Sciences Graduate Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance each year to a graduate who has completed their course work and passed the qualifying exams. Recipients are chosen by the Faculty of Social Sciences selection committee.


Chuck Talbot Memorial Prize

This prize is awarded to outstanding students in the Department of Criminology's Field Work Program. The Chuck Talbot Memorial Prize recognizes academic excellence and encourages recipients to study or work in the field of criminology.


Directors Fund of the School of Political Studies

The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to full- or part-time students registered in their second, third or fourth year of an honours program in political science.


Department of Sociology and Anthropology Michèle-Ollivier Prize

This prize is presented to the student with the highest cumulative grade point average after completing at least 60 credits in their program at the University of Ottawa and who is going into fourth year of an honours with specialization program in sociology.


Women's Studies Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student registered in a women's studies program at the University of Ottawa.


Canada and the World Economy Lecture Series Fund

This lecture series brings world-renown academics from around the world to the University of Ottawa to discuss their recent research. These visits provide opportunities for members of the Department of Economics to develop international research networks and enrich the university experience of faculty members and graduate and undergraduate students. The lectures give attendees the opportunity to meet leading scholars, expose students and faculty to new ideas and further stimulate their own research in economics.


Danielle Nacu Scholarship in the Faculty of Social Sciences

Danielle Nacu led a full and inspiring life. While doing her second undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa, she worked for Citizenship and Immigration Canada as a senior program advisor and volunteered at local organizations in Ottawa.

This scholarship is awarded to a bilingual (English/French) undergraduate student in social or government studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences.


Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) Imagination Fund

This fund helps meet the financial cost of opportunities abroad that students may wish to take on. It was announced at the 2010 GSPIA Gala, and is a joint project of the Student Council, the GSPIA administration and the university.


Faculty of Social Sciences Student Welcome Fund

This fund aims to ensure a warm welcome to the student population of the Faculty of Social Sciences. It will supply the reception and meeting areas with small gifts for students to promote good relations and a feeling of belonging: candy, agendas, pens, etc. The walls of the Mentoring Centre will also be graced with artwork representing the concept of mentoring.


School of Psychology Inspire Laboratory User Fund

This fund will help the School of Psychology provide financial assistance to students who wish to use the INSPIRE laboratory.


Telfer School of Management

Telfer PhD Fund

The Telfer School of Management will be launching a PhD in Management by 2014-15. The program will train academics to conceptualize, design and implement applied and pure research for the creation of new knowledge, applications and best practices in management.

The PhD in Management supports the School's vision of being recognized as a leading institution for management education and influential research, and completes the portfolio of Telfer graduate degrees.

The Telfer PhD in Management will provide an opportunity for faculty members to be engaged in graduate teaching and supervision and to conduct specialized research in conjunction with graduate students.

The Telfer PhD Fund will provide funding to launch and manage the program.


Dean's Strategic Priorities Fund

Every year, the Telfer School invests in strategic priorities which are determined by the Dean. Gifts to the Dean's Strategic Priorities Fund are used to provide support for student activities and new initiatives, upgrade facilities, launch new programs, and support research activities.


Micheál J. Kelly Fund

This fund supports students competing under the Telfer School banner, generating pride and an enhanced reputation for the School through their success across Canada and around the world.

 It was created in honour of Dean Kelly's ten years as Dean, in recognition of his enormous and enduring contribution to the success of the School. The record breaking success of Telfer students in competition has been a source of pride for Dean Kelly during his tenure. This fund continues his commitment to an exceptional student experience, by supporting Telfer School of Management students as they compete in competitions throughout Canada and around the world.


External Relations

Alex Trebek Innovation and Challenge Fund

The fund provides support for innovative projects undertaken by students and professors eager to address critical social and development issues, both in Canada and abroad. It was established together with Alex Trebek, host of the popular TV game show Jeopardy! Alex Trebek matches all donations made to the fund, up to $100,000 a year for three years. Gifts to this fund have positive effects on communities in need.


Resources and Information Office Annual Scholarship

This scholarship assists students with their education costs, provides them with positive work experiences during their studies and encourages them to return to work in the External Relations Resources and Information office. Candidates must be enrolled (full or part time) at the University of Ottawa, have completed at least two consecutive Work-Study placements at Resources and Information and have been accepted for a third.


Faculty of Arts 125th Anniversary Student Experience Fund

This fund was created in honour of the Faculty of Arts' 125th anniversary in 2014, with the objective of enhancing the experience of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Faculty of Arts programs. The fund will provide financial support for student experience priorities at the Faculty of Arts, including initiatives such as student exchanges, conferences and internships abroad, student scholarships, student competitions, student academic events and seminars as well as conferences and lectures at the Faculty of Arts targeted primarily at students. Your donation dollars can go twice as far when you give to this fund thanks to the Destination 2020 matching fund, which matches all donations, up to a maximum of $600,000.


International Office

International Office Staff Bursary

The employees of the International Office value student mobility and wish to reward University of Ottawa students that act as ambassadors abroad. This fund provides  a limited number of $500 bursaries to the winners of the Student Exchanges Abroad Video Challenge. Recipients will be announced at an evening event for outgoing students to be held at the end of the Winter 2015 session.


Research

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) provides undergraduate students with a unique and exciting opportunity to experience cutting-edge research at the University of Ottawa while reflecting on their own career path and professional goals. Students participating in the program receive a $1,000 award and will be able to devote a minimum of 50 hours in one academic session to working on research being conducted by a faculty sponsor of the student's choice.


Computing and Communications Services (CCS)

CCS uOttawa Card Fund

This fund provides assistance to students who demonstrate financial need. Computing and Computing Services (CCS) deposits funds directly onto the successful candidates' uOttawa card. The students can then use the funds on campus to pay for items such as computer supplies, books, printing and food. Candidates must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at the University of Ottawa. Recipients are chosen by CCS.


Strategic Enrollment Management

Employee Emergency Fund

This fund provides emergency financial assistance to University of Ottawa students to help with short-term financial difficulties they may be experiencing.


Financial Resources

Gee-Gees Sports Camps for children

This fund allows children from families in the community who demonstrate financial need the opportunity to participate in a Gee-Gees sports camp. During the summer months, the campus is a safe, friendly and bilingual place to learn and explore, where children of all ages can have a variety of sports, recreational and cultural experiences. This initiative also provides our student athletes with a unique teaching experience.


The Micheline Charbonneau-Séguin Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes students' outstanding contribution to enriching the student experience in residence by provide financial aid to a student who has shown exceptional leadership and community engagement as part of the residence-life team while maintaining excellent grades.


The Sports Services Support Staff Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by the employees of Sports Services to recognize the extraordinary commitment of student athletes to academic and athletic excellence.

The fund provides financial assistance to students who are members of a women's Gee-Gees team and whose education would otherwise be compromised.


Retired Professors

Faculty of Arts 125th Anniversary Student Experience Fund

This fund was created in honour of the Faculty of Arts' 125th anniversary in 2014, with the objective of enhancing the experience of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Faculty of Arts programs. The fund will provide financial support for student experience priorities at the Faculty of Arts, including initiatives such as student exchanges, conferences and internships abroad, student scholarships, student competitions, student academic events and seminars as well as conferences and lectures at the Faculty of Arts targeted primarily at students. Your donation dollars can go twice as far when you give to this fund thanks to the Destination 2020 matching fund, which matches all donations, up to a maximum of $600,000.


Roger Guindon Scholarship Fund

The University of Ottawa named this scholarship fund to honour Father Roger Guindon, OMI, a man remembered by many with deep respect and affection and who laid the foundation that allowed the University of Ottawa to become one of Canada's leading universities. Father Guindon spent many years at the University of Ottawa, first as a student then as a professor in the theology faculty. He served as faculty dean from 1959 until 1964, when he became University rector (now known as "president"), a position he held until his retirement in 1984. Father Guindon was well known for his great affection for the University. His desire for improved student services drove him to be a key player in obtaining provincial funding for the campus that today bears his name. This scholarship provides funds to University of Ottawa students to recognize good academic standing and involvement in one or more activities, either on campus or in the community.


Scholarships and Student Financial Aid

The University of Ottawa aims to enhance the educational experience of all students, and your gift can go a long way in helping. When you make a donation to help fund student financial assistance, you are providing much-needed and much-appreciated scholarships, bursaries, awards or fellowships to deserving students. A gift to the fund for financial assistance is an investment in our future.


Retired Staff

Faculty of Arts 125th Anniversary Student Experience Fund

This fund was created in honour of the Faculty of Arts' 125th anniversary in 2014, with the objective of enhancing the experience of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Faculty of Arts programs. The fund will provide financial support for student experience priorities at the Faculty of Arts, including initiatives such as student exchanges, conferences and internships abroad, student scholarships, student competitions, student academic events and seminars as well as conferences and lectures at the Faculty of Arts targeted primarily at students. Your donation dollars can go twice as far when you give to this fund thanks to the Destination 2020 matching fund, which matches all donations, up to a maximum of $600,000.


Student Financial Assistance: Fostering Excellence

The University of Ottawa aims to enhance the educational experience of all students, and your gift can go a long way in helping. When you make a donation to help fund student financial assistance, you are providing much-needed and much-appreciated scholarships, bursaries, awards or fellowships to deserving students. A gift to the fund for financial assistance is an investment in our future.


University of Ottawa Active and Retired Administrative Staff Scholarship

In 1986, support staff established a scholarship to recognize academic excellence and student involvement on campus and in the community. In 2003, the Support Staff Retirees Association (SSRA), which went on to become the Administrative Staff Retirees Association (ASRA), created a bursary to provide financial assistance for undergraduate students. The two awards were combined in 2009 and renamed the University of Ottawa Active and Retired Administrative Staff Scholarship. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to students in recognition of community involvement and academic excellence.


Faculty of Medicine

Amanda Kelsall Fund

This fund was created in memory of Amanda Kelsall who passed away on January 5th, 2014. Amanda was a second year MD student at uOttawa, working towards her dream of becoming a doctor. She was an outstanding athlete, student, friend, sister and daughter who lived life to the fullest. The Faculty of Medicine will bestow Amanda an in memoriam degree in 2016. The purpose of the fund is to support an MD student that has demonstrated integrity, determination, selflessness and an adventurous spirit through community involvement, athletics, and/or extracurricular activities.


Faculty of Medicine Priorities - Emergency Student Aid

The purpose of this fund is to offer financial assistance to students in the MD program at the Faculty of Medicine who are experiencing exceptional or unexpected financial difficulties. This fund was created by the Assistant Dean of the Student Affairs Office after noticing that many students were living in difficult financial situations.  Given that they must pay tuition costs that top $20,000 a year, in addition to living expenses, most MD students have taken on significant debt by the time they graduate from medical school. To be eligible for this bursary, the student must be in a dire financial situation and must have exhausted all other financial resources before coming to the Student Affairs Office for help.


Part-Time Professors

Excellence Award for Teaching Assistants

The Excellence Award for Teaching Assistants, valued at $500, recognizes exceptional TAs who, through the high quality support they provide their peers, contribute to providing an enriched student experience, the ultimate goal of this award.


Risk Management

Risk Management Bursary

To provide financial assistance to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence and shown the greatest integration of risk management principles into their activities.


Co-operative Programs

Employee Emergency Fund

This fund provides emergency financial assistance to University of Ottawa students to help with short-term financial difficulties they may be experiencing.