Collège des chaires de recherche sur le monde francophone
The University of Ottawa’s Francophone mission is central to its history and identity. In 2003, the University created the Research Chair in Canadian Francophonie program, which is now coordinated by the Collège des chaires de recherche sur le monde francophone (CCRMF).
The renewal and development of the Chaires de recherche sur le monde francophone (CRMF) program and the creation of new research chairs in 2019 are proof of the University’s intention to build on its heritage of teaching and research for the community in Ontario, across Canada and abroad.
Today, the CCRMF plays an active role within the University, contributing to the excellence of Francophone research and the dissemination of scholarly work in French to many partners.
The CCRMF helps create an environment that furthers educational and scholarly experiences for a multicultural Francophone community.
Message from the director
Furthering exchanges and collaboration, offering genuine expertise on the most current issues in the French-speaking world, making bold research programs possible and promoting research on the francophonie in Ontario, across the country and around the world — these are the main objectives of the Collège des chaires de recherche sur le monde francophone (CCRMF). We are home to high quality researchers studying many topical questions. Together, they’re helping to meet the challenges facing research in French and on the French-speaking world outlined in a report titled Portrait et défis de la recherche en français en contexte minoritaire au Canada. (ACFAS, June 2021).
The collège at uOttawa is open to extensive collaboration on projects involving the French-speaking world or, more broadly, research in French. We are funded by the Office of the Vice-President Research as well as the Office of the Vice-President International and Francophonie. We are looking to assist and collaborate with researchers from here and elsewhere, francophone minority communities, Canadian and international academic partners, and any organization interested in co-constructing both today’s and tomorrow’s francophonie, to enable French-language scholarship to live and to thrive.
E.-Martin Meunier, Director, Collège des chaires de recherche sur le monde francophone.
Chaires de recherche sur le monde francophone
The Chaires de recherche sur le monde francophone program brings together more than fifteen researchers, including guests. It assists with the organization of research activities, promotion of research on the Francophonie and requests for national and international research grants.
The chairholders help internationalize research by developing scholarly relationships with members of the Francophonie in Ontario and throughout Canada and with research institutes in many French-speaking countries.
The benefits of these research chairs include the creation of wide-reaching networks of researchers who help train hundreds of graduate and postdoctoral students.
The administrative team handles the day-to-day activities of the collège and its affiliated chairs. This includes coordinating events and communications, providing support for strategic writing, organizing development and fundraising activities, and operations management.