A bilingual university
in the capital city of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
. Commonly mistaken with Ottawa University
in Ottawa, Kansas by rival school Carleton University
Much better school with a higher admission average
than Carleton University
. Actually has a football
team, Law School
, and Medical School
, unlike Carleton.
Nice campus in a central, downtown
location on most main bus routes within the city
. Within walking distance to the Rideau Centre, Byward Market, Parliament Hill, Spark Street Mall and most tourist locations in the city
Colours are Garnet and Grey, which lead to the choosing of their mascot, the noble Gee Gee. The Gee-Gee, which is the first horse out of the gate in a race, was adopted as the University
of Ottawa brand initially to appeal to both the anglophone and francophone student populations. Since the initials “GG” can be used to describe the school colours, garnet and grey, in both languages, the nickname stuck.