Alumni 2020-2021

Portrait of Anne Moreau

Alumni from the Faculty of Social Sciences are proud ambassadors who play an important role in improving our students’ academic experience. Across the country and around the world, we provide our alumni with the opportunity to stay connected to their alma mater, build their professional and personal networks, and volunteer in meaningful ways.

Pictures of Vicky Barham, Kelly Ashcroft and two alumni

Pivoting to solely virtual engagements in 2020, the FSS Alumni Relations team tested and launched projects featuring our alumni, including the One on One video interview series, which began with an interview of Anne Moreau, political science graduate and current Common Law student, who reflects on her experiences in elementary and high school and educates our community about poignant moments in Black Canadian History that are often missed in history class.

We also launched our new LinkedIn page, which is dedicated to projects and news from members of the FSS community, including blog posts about them. The Alumni Relations Office of the University of Ottawa also launched several digital initiatives, including Homecoming and the uOttaknow podcast series, hosted by Faculty of Social Sciences alumna Gwen Madiba.

Portrait of Christiane Taubira

Moreover, for the fifth edition of the Singh Family Lecture Series this year, we took on the challenge of delivering an equally engaging lecture online. Our community participated in a discussion on Uncovering our Painful Past and Recognizing our Differences. To fuel the conversation, we called on a major guest, Christiane Taubira, who was France’s Minister of Justice from 2012 to 2016, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the law named in her honour that recognizes slavery as crime against humanity.

he Alumni Relations team at the Faculty of Social Sciences continues to strive to connect with others and build meaningful relationships in order to make a remarkable difference for our students and for their futures.

If you would like to get involved in one of our initiatives, please contact Kelly.ashcroft@uottawa.ca

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