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About the proposal

University of Ottawa and the City of Woodstock announced a proposal to establish a satellite campus in Woodstock on August 5, 2014. On provincial approval, the campus would offer programs in French and French immersion for approximately 1,000 students in its first five years, with plans to grow to 3,000 students.


Why Woodstock for a University of Ottawa French and French Immersion campus?

  • Connection. Located at the crossroads of Highway 401 and 403, Woodstock is within a one-hour drive of two million Ontarians. Woodstock is also between the Franco-Ontarian communities of Welland and Windsor and the French designated communities of London and Hamilton. As Canada’s premiere bilingual university, a University of Ottawa campus in Woodstock means more of southwestern Ontario's university-bound students can look to a future that includes French.
  • Capacity. The proposal will repurpose a number of existing buildings in the development of 70,000 ft2 of academic space within a campus-like setting located in Woodstock’s historical downtown core.  
  • Community. Our people are behind it! There is widespread support among residents and businesses to bring a uOttawa satellite campus to Woodstock and Oxford County. Help us make it happen!