Media Advisory: Power Corporation of Canada to Support Student International Mobility at uOttawa

Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018


To succeed in the new economy, Canadian students must arrive in the workforce equipped with internationally-focused skills and experiences. The University of Ottawa invites you to attend the official launch of the uOGlobal recognition program, which encourages students to get involved in cross-cultural activities. The goal of uOGlobal recognition is to progress beyond what students learn in university, to expose them to international experiences and allow them to see the value of studying, working or doing research abroad. This unique program provides opportunities to acquire the tools, values and skills needed to succeed in today’s global economy.

Power Corporation of Canada, formerly led by the late Paul Desmarais Sr., whose family has deep ties with uOttawa, will be announcing a major gift to the uOGlobal recognition program during the launch. This generous contribution will help support students interested in gaining significant international experience through volunteering, CO-OP terms, student exchanges and field research.


WHAT: Official launch of uOGlobal recognition program and Power Corporation of Canada gift announcement


4 p.m.: Welcome

4:10 p.m.: Jacques Frémont official gift announcement on behalf of Power Corporation of Canada

4:15 p.m.: Closing remarks


WHEN: September 10, 2018, 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


WHERE: Desmarais Building (DMS), 12th floor, 55 Laurier Avenue East | map



  • Jacques Frémont (President and Vice-Chancellor, uOttawa)
  • Paul Genest (Senior Vice-President, Power Corporation of Canada)
  • Marie-Hélène Lafond (young alumna, economic and political specialist, senior adviser, U.S. State Department, Montreal)
  • Adel El Zaim (Chief Internationalization Officer, uOttawa)


More information:


Media inquiries

Isabelle Mailloux Pulkinghorn
University of Ottawa

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