Internationalization Prize

Recognition for one or more internationalization projects that have proven originality, success and impact on innovative approaches to teaching at the University of Ottawa.

 Call for applications : 15 November 2021 – 15 January 2022
Eligibility criteria (PDF, 166 KB)

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Internationalizing the curriculum - Why?

The Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs, Jill Scott, and the Vice-President International and Francophonie, Sanni Yaya, collaborate to support internationalization of programs.

Professors, program specialists and program directors who wish to initiate work on internationalizing courses, programs or their pedagogical approach have access to:

  • Resources developed by world renowed specialist, Professor Betty Leask,
  • Financial support for selected projects,
  • A community of practice.

Curriculum internationalization is at the heart of comprehensive internationalization and Internationalization at Home. The international and intercultural dimensions are part of an integrative process including teaching and learning, research and service functions of universities and post-secondary institutions.

Comprehensive internationalization

Commitment and action to infuse and integrate international, global and comparative content and perspective throughout the teaching, research and service missions of higher education.

Watch this conference by John Hudzik, professor, Michigan State University (Internationalization Day 2020) and check out the PPT presentation by John Hudzik.

Internationalization of the curriculum

Curriculum internationalization is the process of integrating global, international and intercultural perspectives into a curriculum, in terms of content, pedagogical approach and learning outcomes, with the aim of training professionals and global citizens. - (adapted from: Betty Leask, Internationalization of the curriculum, Routledge 2015).

Internationalization at home

“Internationalization at Home is the purposeful integration of international and intercultural dimensions into the formal and informal curriculum for all students, within domestic learning environments.” Josh Beelen & Elspeth Jones, The European Higher Education Area: Between critical reflections and future policies, European Parliament, 2015.

Internationalizing the curriculum - Where to begin?

Do you want to integrate internationalized learning objectives into your courses or programs of study in your faculty?

Initiative to Support Program Internationalization


May 2021 – A few dozen professors, program directors and specialists attended the online training with Betty Leask, world-renowned specialist in curriculum internationalization.

 Contact us to access the training material and recordings.

Funding Program Internationalization

Summer 2021 – 5 professors received funding of $4,000 to support their course or program internationalization projects, including a reserved spot in training with Betty Leask for each project.

  • Internationalisation of the Major in World Languages and Cultures, Prof. Luis Abanto Rojas, Faculty of Arts
  • Cours en éducation relative à l'environnement (ÉRE), en langue française, Prof. Liliane Dionne, Faculty of Education
  • Internationalization of the Professional Practice Course in Mechanical Engineering, Prof. Catherine Mavriplis, Faculty of Engineering
  • Global and community health rehabilitation needs assessment, Prof. Jennifer O’Neil, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Cours sur les religions et cultures, Prof. Ramazani Bishwende, Faculty of Social Sciences

Community of Practice

Monthly meeting, to discuss the issues, practices and successes of the internationalization of the curriculum, as well as any other topic related to the curriculum, internationalization or pedagogy (inclusion, diversity, indigenization, sustainability etc). Open to all professors, program directors and specialists.

Contact us to participate!

Join the dialogue

How to internationalize your curriculum?

Are you looking for intercultural and international learning activities to guide your students' learning?

uOGlobal Recognition Course (3 units)

The uOGlobal course - Global citizenship and skills in action will be offered in 2 parts: GLO 49011 in the Fall and GLO 49012 in the Winter. Since May 2020, these two elective courses give the right to a total of 3 credits.

uOGlobal has demonstrated that its diverse, respectful and inclusive space promotes the integration of students into the university community (see testimonials below). By promoting uOGlobal in your networks, you encourage respect for diversity and a healthy and sustainable environment, all the while supporting development of institutional competencies such as Worldview.

  • Add the courses of the uOGlobal certificate (GLO 49011 and GLO 49012) to the elective course offering on your faculty or departmental website.
  • Consider integrating these 3 credits into the sequence of optional or mandatory courses in your programs.

Take action on these opportunities today by contacting the uOGlobal Team!

International and intercultural learning activities
Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)


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