Plans for ON’s first French-language university coming to life

October 17, 2019

Further details have been released regarding the creation of Ontario’s first French-language university, the Université de l’Ontario français (UOF). The original funding agreement announced in early September has been revised to include provincial subsidies, bringing the total funding for UOF to $126M over 8 years. Officials hope that the UOF will open in the fall of 2021, offering courses on globalized economy, urban environments, digital cultures, and human plurality. University Affairs reports that once the institution has reached financial maturity, it hopes to welcome some 2,000 students. Although it seems settled that UOF will open in Toronto, the city of Cornwall has also confirmed their desire to host the new institution. University Affairs (ON)