101 – Université de l’Ontario français

Last updated: October 6, 2021

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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 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 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 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 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 daily. 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 transit 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.

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

We value 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.
  • Successful completion of at least 6 courses taken at the 4U/M level (Grade 12 pre-university or pre-college level).
  • An average of 70% for those 6 courses, including:
    • the FRA4U course for students with French as a first language or
    • the FIF4U course for students in French Immersion or
    • the FEF4U course for students in Extended French.
    • No 4U/M course included in the admission average below 70%.
  • Language requirements:
    • Students with French as a first language: A minimum of 3 years of study at a high school level where French is the main language of instruction in Ontario. If not, a sub-committee will assess on a case-by-case basis.
    • Students with French as a second language: A minimum of 3 years of study in a high school where French is the secondary language of instruction in Ontario (FSL), or have passed a test demonstrating the ability to study in French:
      • French Language Studies Diploma (DELF) test with a B2 level (minimum 70 out of 100),
      • International French Test (TFI) with a result of 700 or more (out of 990),
      • French Assessment Test (TEF) Studies with a result of 600 or more (out of 900) or
      • Test of knowledge of French (TCF) with a result of 450 or more (out of 699).

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Our 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.

Our faculty members care deeply about student learning, above all else. They teach as a team 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.

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

We offer 4 bachelor programs:

The programs are structured as follows:

  • Common Core (39 credits): Transdisciplinary workshops, integrated projects and a linguistic and intercultural portfolio.
  • Specialization (63 credits): Specialization courses in the chosen field (48 credits) and the chosen concentration (15 credits).
  • Additional Activities (18 credits): Courses selected outside of the specialization, as well as 1-credit professional workshops.

Digital Cultures

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:

  • virtual community facilitator
  • social media coordinator
  • multimedia designer
  • digital marketing and advertising specialist
  • communications professional
  • content specialist
  • artist
  • director
  • artistic producer
  • online event specialist
  • graduate studies

Economics 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
  • 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 their 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
  • neighborhood developer
  • green market developer
  • municipal services inspector
  • sustainability officer
  • 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
  • program officer
  • social service worker for settlement of newcomers
  • community development worker
  • non-profit organization manager or employee
  • diversity specialist
  • graduate studies

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Center for Student Success

The Center for Student Success is a 1-stop shop that brings together all the services offered to students and faculty: Academic support, well-being and health services, library resources, IT, financial aid, immigration support, employment and career counselling, housing, student clubs and associations, etc.

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Contact Information

Université de l’Ontario français
9 Lower Jarvis Street
Toronto ON  M5E 0C3

Website: https://uontario.ca
Email: admission@uontario.ca

Fill out our contact form to obtain information in 48 hours (2 working days).

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