101 – Université de l’Ontario français

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Last updated: October 1, 2020

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About the Université de l’Ontario français

As a new university, we do things differently. We are open, inclusive and connected to the world, while at the same time firmly rooted in our environment.

Our innovative pedagogical approach and programs mean that the Université de l’Ontario français (UOF) is like no other. We are agile, de-compartmentalized and committed to your success in a hyper-competitive and digital-oriented world.

Throughout your undergraduate or graduate studies, you will learn through exploration, discovery and experimentation, supported by a collaborative faculty team.

Our courses are designed to give you on-the-ground experience, allowing you to solve real-world challenges and to participate in internships in a professional environment that matches your aspirations.

In pedagogical terms, this is called “transdisciplinarity”, which emphasizes inductive and experiential approaches to learning and team teaching.

At UOF, every program promotes the acquisition of knowledge and a deeper understanding of society’s most pressing issues to help you develop critical thinking skills, reflect and become more engaged.

Employers will appreciate your ability to collaboratively find solutions to the challenges we all face. UOF prepares you for the jobs of tomorrow, today.

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Toronto-centred and Connected

UOF is an innovative French-language institution, shining in an English-speaking world.

We are located in downtown Toronto, the fourth largest city in the Americas, after Mexico City, New York and Los Angeles. Being taught exclusively in French while living in a predominantly English-speaking environment will allow you to use Canada’s 2 official languages on a daily basis. This is a significant benefit to you, as employers are increasingly seeking a bilingual or multilingual workforce.

Resolutely urban, our campus is located at 9 Lower Jarvis Street, in the heart of the “Innovation Corridor”. Our neighbors are also dynamic innovation organizations and include Artscape Daniels Launchpad, WaterFront Innovation Center, MaRS – a hub for innovation and support for entrepreneurs – Sidewalk Lab and Corus.

Our building is accessible by public transport and is just steps from the shores of Lake Ontario. Each room offers stunning views of the city and its activity. Distinctive architecture and creative modern facilities exemplify our focus on excellence, innovation and daring.

A tour of our new campus will be possible in the summer of 2021.

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Admission

Academic excellence is a core value at UOF. We attract high-calibre faculty and demanding, success-oriented students.

UOF values inclusivity and equal access to university education for all talented students, regardless of their financial resources or specific needs.

Admission criteria:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or the equivalent provincial or international diploma.
  • Successful completion of at least 6 courses taken at the 4U/M level in Ontario (Grade 12 pre-university or pre-college level) or equivalent level according to the province or country where the courses were taken.
  • The minimum academic average required (depending on the program) in the 4U/M level courses or equivalent, per the province or country where the courses were taken.
  • Minimum of 3 years of study at the high school level where French is the main language of instruction.

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Programs

UOF’s initial programs of study are unique. Rather than be constrained by the traditional divisions of academic disciplines, our programs address the major issues of the 21st century from a transdisciplinary perspective. This promotes the development of the skills and knowledge necessary to respond to these issues, all while capitalizing on the dynamism of the Toronto area and Ontario economy.

UOF’s faculty members care deeply about student learning, above all else. They teach as a team in order to combine their strengths and best support individual student achievement. As researchers, they collaborate to meet the needs of communities, institutions and businesses that seek justice, equity and prosperity.

UOF provides cutting-edge learning opportunities across digital platforms, allowing you to fully participate in your courses, either on campus or remotely.

UOF offers 4 bachelor programs:

The programs are structured as follows:

  • Core curriculum (30 credits): Transdisciplinary workshops, integrated projects and a linguistic and intercultural portfolio.
  • Thematic (78 credits): Half of these credits are required; the other half are optional.
  • Optional courses (12 credits): Credits selected outside of the program.

Digital Culture

Are you a creative person or an entrepreneur interested in new technologies?

This honours bachelor’s degree examines creativity, innovation and the challenges of the digital age. Explore new forms of human interaction, communication and creation using digital media and technologies, including artificial intelligence, social media, video games, virtual reality, art and advertising.

Examples of job opportunities:

  • multimedia designer
  • digital marketing and advertising specialist
  • communications professional
  • artist
  • director
  • artistic producer
  • graduate studies

Economy and Social Innovation

Do you want to contribute to economic and social innovation?

This honours bachelor’s degree explores the socio-economic transformations that reshape the world locally and globally, the issues they raise for the development of communities and the possibilities they present for social innovation.

Students in this program develop their knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship, organizational management and human resources, social responsibility, sustainable development and social economy.

Examples of job opportunities:

  • socio-economic planner
  • community economic development officer
  • social entrepreneur
  • policy analyst
  • development expert
  • human resources officer
  • talent acquisition specialist
  • empowerment coach
  • Agile coach
  • graduate studies

Urban Environments

Do you want to contribute to the design of cities at a time of ecological transition?

This honours bachelor’s degree explores urban environments and human activity, including the study of architecture, public spaces, personal mobility networks and the movement of goods and services, as well as social and cultural practices in the context of smart cities.

The program offers a broad perspective on design, urban planning, sustainable resource management and social interventions.

Examples of job opportunities:

  • urban planner
  • town planner
  • policy analyst
  • environmental compliance officer
  • municipal services inspector
  • graduate studies

Human Plurality

Do you want to change the world?

This honours bachelor’s degree addresses human diversity by focusing on the social processes and ethical challenges that mark contemporary societies: Migration and refugees, multiculturalism, multilingualism, management of diversity, discrimination and social exclusion, racism and oppression, and gender and sexuality. We develop knowledge and skills to support governance and facilitate collective actions, intervene, arbitrate or reconcile in difficult situations and value and celebrate differences.

Examples of job opportunities:

  • policy analyst
  • civil service manager or executive
  • social service worker
  • community development worker
  • non-profit organization manager or employee
  • diversity specialist
  • graduate studies

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Center in Support of Student Success

The Center in Support of Student Success is a 1-stop shop that brings together all the services offered to students and faculty: Academic support, assistance with internships , support for language learning, library resources, IT, financial aid, immigration help, employment and career counselling, housing, student living, etc.

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Contact Information

Université de l’Ontario français
9 Lower Jarvis
Toronto ON  M5E 1Z2

Website: www.uontario.ca
Email: communications@uontario.ca

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