bilingualism

Jacques Frémont

The U of O president’s report to the Senate did not provide the same updates in both languages when it came to the University’s reception of the academic freedom report. The updates in French were much more extensive, and the message very different — these updates should have been the same in both languages to not keep unilingual members of the U of O community in the dark.

Karolyne Pickett—actress, producer and University of Ottawa alumna—was there recently shooting her debut independent film Broken Waters/ Eaux Troublés. It tells the story of a young female psychiatrist in mid-1980s Ottawa, focusing on her struggle against the then-mainstream concept of chemical psychiatry with her own firm belief in humanistic psychotherapy.

Candidates’ French responses found lacking leading up to election The Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) hosted two debates last week ahead of this week’s general election, however concerns of candidates’ bilingualism arose after some struggled to respond to questions in French. Prior to being selected as a candidate, all applicants are required …

Board wants improvement in French course offering, sets date for divestment talk The University of Ottawa’s Board of Governors (BOG) convened for their first meeting of the year on Monday, Jan. 25. On the agenda was the university’s overall performance, as well as updates on fossil fuel divestment, bilingualism, and the ombudsperson’s report. Fossil fuel …