Important Changes at the Library this Fall
Since most of our buildings are closed, some in-person Library services or resources described on this page are currently unavailable. For more details on how the Library can help this semester, check out our services updates or feel free to email us, chat with us, or reach out to a librarian or specialist in your discipline.


Upcoming Events

There are currently no events. 

Past Events


Film screening

On March 28, 2019, we celebrated International Women's Day with the screening of the film Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada. A film directed by Karen Cho. A discussion was led after the film by Pascale Dangoisse, PhD candidate in the Department of Communications at uOttawa. 

Book Launch

On September 27, 2018, the Archives and Special Collections hosted the book launch of Just Watch Us: RCMP Surveillance of the Women's Liberation Movement in Cold War Canada written by uOttawa professor Christabelle Sethna and Steve Hewitt.



On November 7, 2016, the Archives and Special Collections hosted the lecture: The Road Back Home: The Sephardic Appropriation of Leone Ebreo’s Dialogues of Love through its First Spanish Language Translation by James W. Nelson Novoa, assistant professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literature (Spanish), and Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Lecture Series

In March of 2017, Archives in Context, a series of lectures was presented by the Archives of the University of Ottawa, the Archives and Special Collections (Morisset Library) and the Centre for Research on French Canadian Culture (Faculty of Arts). 

The following lectures were presented: 

A Shot in the Dark: Ghosts of University Military Training in Canada by Ken Kingsbury, an independent researcher. 

Georgette Lamoureux: de l'écriture épistolaire à l'écriture de l'histoire d'Ottawa by Ghislain Thibault, an archivist at Centre de recherche en civilisation canadienne française.

First Love: The Story of the Birth Control Handbook by Christabelle Sethna, an associate professor in the Institute for Feminist and Gender Studies, Faculty of Social Science, at the University of Ottawa. She does research in the history of sex education, contraception, and abortion.

A Journey through the Slovak Archives by Mark Stolarik, Professor, Department of History, University of Ottawa.

Le Vatican et l’Ontario français au moment du Règlement 17 : les archives du CRCCF à l’étude by Michel Bock, Professor in the Department of History, University of Ottawa

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss: Changes and Similarities in the University of Ottawa’s Administration 1965-1969 by Adam Strömbergsson-DeNora, Master's student in English, University of Ottawa.


Lecture series

In 2014-2015, the Archives and Special Collec­tions presented the Treasures of the Library lecture series. This bilingual lecture series took a contemporary look at the rare books collection, which includes more than 14,000 items, by inviting the University of Ottawa pro­fessors to present a rare book from their area of expertise.

Biography of a demon-fighter

Translating Plato during the Renaissance

Pour une esthétique de la bigarrure : les tableaux parisiens de Louis Sébastien Mercier

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