On June 9, 2016, an audience assembled to witness the University/Hospital Affiliation Agreement Signing Ceremony, signifying the renewal of a unique collaboration that recognizes and addresses the shared academic missions of its partners into one single agreement.

The agreement marks the continuation for another five years of the partnership between uOttawa’s Faculties of Medicine, Social Sciences and Health Sciences and Telfer School of Management, and the five teaching hospitals in Ottawa — Bruyère, CHEO, Montfort, Royal Ottawa, and TOH. The partner agreement covers the key areas of education, research, professionalism and the learning environment, the appointment of clinical faculty members, and joint appointments, empowering all to move as one affiliated entity to improve and innovate in health education and research.

Representatives from each partner organizations signed the University/Hospital Affiliation Agreement: Dr. Michel Laurier, Vice-President Academic and Provost, University of Ottawa; Mr. Daniel Levac, President and CEO, Bruyère Continuing Care; Dr. Hélène Perreault, Dean, University of Ottawa Faculty of Health Sciences; Dr. Lindy Samson, Chief of Staff, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario; Dr. Jacques Bradwejn, Dean, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine; Dr. Bernard Leduc, President and CEO, Hôpital Montfort; Dr. Marcel Mérette, Dean, University of Ottawa Faculty of Social Sciences; Mr. George Weber, President and CEO, The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group; Dr. François Julien, Dean, University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management; Dr. Jack Kitts, President and CEO, The Ottawa Hospital; Mr. Allan Rock, President, University of Ottawa (left to right in the photo above).

Photo credit: Andrea Campbell