The University of Ottawa was established as the College of Bytown in 1848 and is now a major bilingual university of Canada. It is located in Ottawa, Ontario (the national capital), it has made a unique place for itself among Canada's leading universities. Originally a liberal arts college, it has been teaching pure and applied sciences in both French and English since the 1800s.
Its nine faculties offer an array of first class undergraduate and professional programs in a wide variety of disciplines:
- Health Sciences
- Social Sciences
The academic and other needs of about 25,000 students are facilitated by a fully bilingual support staff and programmes that include everything from physical resources security to health, sports and teaching and learning support services.