Visiting our campus / Meeting with us

The International Office is the first point of contact for requests involving international delegations that wish to visit our campus. Our role is to offer advice to visiting delegations, search for common areas of interest with administrators or faculty, and to facilitate the eventual planning and logistics of delegation visits.

Please note:

  • We require 4-6 weeks advanced notice for international visit requests
  • During the summer months (May-August) many academics are away conducting research and therefore not all requests can be accommodated


Upcoming Delegations Visits


France - Université Catholique de Lille

  • Mrs. Audrey Vanpeperstraete, Coordinator of International Programs

China – Wuhan University

  • Prof. Li Xiaohong, President and Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering
  • Prof. Song Baoliang, Dean of Life Sciences School
  • Prof. Lin Zeng, Dean of Sociology Department
  • Prof. Hu Bin, Associate Dean of School of Chemistry
  • Prof. Cheng Xuemeng, Director, International Office
  • Ms. Liu Xiaoli, Program Manager, International Office

England – University of Liverpool

  • Mr. Rich Dunning, Deputy Study Abroad Manager

China - Southwest University of Nationalities

  • Mr. Wang Yong, Vice President of  Southwest University for Nationalities
  • Mrs. Bai Zhen, Southwest University for Nationalities Southwest Ethnic Research Institute deputy dean
  • Mrs. Zimo wuguo, Southwest University for Nationalities Yi Studies College  deputy dean
  • Mr. Li Yuanguang, Southwest University for Nationalities Political College dean
  • Mr. Xu Yaou, Southwest University for Nationalities  Life Science and Technology College dean

France - Université de Lille

  • Mr. Guillaume Penel, Dean of the Faculty of Sport Sciences Lille 2
  • Mr. Yann Carin,head of THE ISIS and co-director of the International Sport Management Master

Dominican Republic - Instituto Tecnológico de Santo

  • Mrs. Indhira Dejesus, Vice-President for Research and Institutional Relations, INTEC

Norway - University of Bergen

  • Mr. Adrian Kjær, student adviser at the Department of Comparative Politics
  • Ms. Nedelina Naydenova, International Relations & Study Abroad Coordinator

United Kingdom - Cardiff University

  • Mrs. Annika Axelsen, Study Abroad Coordinator, Global Opportunity Centre


Past delegations that we have had the pleasure to welcome to the University of Ottawa

Description of the visit
September 29th 

England - University of Leicester

  • Mrs. Suzanne Alexander, Director, International Office

- Campus Tour

- Presentation for the Academic Advisors and the International office

September 26th 

Colombia and Peru – Group of Senior engineering school

  •  Group of engineers from Colombia and Peru Schools (17 members)

- General Presentation of CALDO

- Meeting with the Faculty of Engineering, the Office of Research and the International Office

September 25th

Saudi Arabia - King Saud University

  • Dr. Fahad bin Abdullah Al-Turki, General Supervisor of Colleges in Muzahmia Branch
  • Dr. Khalid bin Ibraheem Al-Humaizi, Dean of College of Engineering
  • Dr. Hamad bin Saleh Al-Hokail, Supervisor College of Engineering in Muzahmia Branch
  • Mr. Adil bin Khalid Al-Otaibi, Supervisor of Financial and Administrative Affairs, Muzahmia Branch

- Meeting with the Faculty of Engineering

- Meeting with the Centre for Mediated Teaching and Learning

- Meeting with the Teaching and Learning Support Service

- Meeting with Co-operative education

- Meeting with the International Office

September 19th 

Japan - Waseda University, Tokyo

  • Mrs. Yuka Kawano Program Coordinator, Centre for International Education
  • Mrs. Shizuka Kato Program Coordinator, ​Centre for International Education

- Campus Tour

- Presentation for the Academic Advisors and the International Office

September 18th 

Colombia – Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá

  • Dr. Eduardo Barajas,  Faculty of Political Science Dean

- Meeting with the School of International Development and Global Studies (SIDGS) and the International Office

September 9th-10th 

Germany - University of Bremen

- Meeting with the International Office

- Meeting with Co-operative Education

- Meeting with the Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies

- Meeting with the School of Political Studies

September 4th 

Congo -  Congolese Ministry of Youth and Civic Education

  • Excellence Mr Anatole Collinet MAKOSSO, Minister of Youth and Civic Education
  • Mrs. Irène Blanche POOS BOUMBA,  Director of Cooperation at the Ministry of Mines and Geology
  • Dr. Vlady Vivien NAKOUTELAMIO NLEMVO, Young Student Program Coordinator Business and teacher-researcher
  • Mr. Michel POATI TCHICAYA,  Technical Adviser, Minister of Youth and Civic Education

- Meeting with the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean and the International Office

August 18th

China - University of International Business and Economics

  • Mr. Yang Changchun, Vice President
  • Mr. Xia Haiquan, Director of International Office
  • Mr. Ye Wenlou, Director of Alumni Office
  • Mr. Wang Haitao, Director of IT Office
  • Mr. Liu Yuyang, Staff member of Alumni Office

- Meeting with the International Office

- Meeting with the Office of Alumni Relations

- Meeting with the team responsible for the notification system for emergencies


Our recent visits abroad

Requesting to visit uOttawa

Letters of invitation

In some cases Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) requires a letter of invitation from the Canadian Institution in order to process visas for visiting delegations. Once your visit request is approved please consult the CIC website for the details required on such letters and email this information to the International Office.

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