Distinguished University Professor
In 1999, the Senate of the University of Ottawa created the Distinguished University Professor title to recognize professors who have demonstrated exceptional qualities in the course of their scholarly activities during their career.
Senior scholars of the University may receive the title of Distinguished University Professor in recognition of unusual scholarly achievement at the University, pre-eminence in a particular field of knowledge and a solid teaching record. The number of such distinctions should be no more than 20 regular tenured faculty. Exceptionally, a clinical professor who is particularly active in the supervision of graduate and postdoctoral students and who has significantly contributed to the University's visibility may be considered. This number would not include persons who retain the title after retirement. The significance of the title, as well as the quality of its holders as role models, is recognized at official University functions.
To learn more about this distinction and to see the list of recipients, read the Distinguished University Professor page of the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost.