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Legislative governance framework of ┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô

The following documents govern ┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô and define its civil and ecclesiastical nature:

  • Elements of a Vision for an Oblate Catholic Institution of Higher Learning (2022)╠řThese categories provide a sketch of Oblate higher education. Far from closing discussion, they invite ongoing conversation and debate among all who work in Oblate institutes of higher learning.
  • Saint╠řPaul University Act (2014) This Law, concerning the University Senate, modified certain articles in the University of Ottawa Act, 1933.
  • Statutes of Saint╠řPaul University (2009) These ecclesiastic statutes, approved by the Congregation for Catholic Education, were written based on their norms and took into account the Apostolic Constitutions EX Corde Ecclesiae; because of its ecclesiastic faculties, ┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô is also subject to the Apostolic Constitution Veritatis Gaudium. In accordance with the terms of the latter, the University must modify its Statutes by December 2019.
  • Saint╠řPaul University Policy No.╠ř3╠řÔÇô 2002 (2002) A policy document based upon the University of Ottawa Act, 1933 which was developed to incorporate certain elements of the civil charter (available only in the language originally published).
  • Agreement between Saint╠řPaul University and the Congregation of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (2001) According to our history, the origin of ┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô dates back to September 26, 1848, when ÔÇťThe College of BytownÔÇŁ was founded by Bishop Joseph-Eug├Ęne Guigues, O.M.I., who in 1856 officially entrusted the College to the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (les Missionnaires Oblats de Marie Immacul├ęe). Historically committed to the University, the Corporation, les Missionnaires Oblats de Marie Immacul├ęe and the University signed an agreement that dealt with items such as ownership of assets, merger, dissolution or winding up of the University, the CorporationÔÇÖs reserved powers, the mode of appointment of the Rector and members of the Board of Governors, the establishment of a foundation, the commitment to and from the members of the Board of Governors (available only in the language originally published).
  • University of Ottawa Act (1965) This Act changed the name of our University to ┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô and created the , nonetheless preserving our civil and canonical charters.
  • Since 1965, Saint╠řPaul University has been federated with the University of Ottawa. The╠řtwo universities are complementary institutions and work closely together. Both institutionsÔÇÖ civil degrees are conferred jointly by their respective Senates. The Federation Agreement is reviewed periodically to ensure that it reflects the evolution of both universities and is still valid (available only in the language originally published).
  • University of Ottawa Act (1933) This Act, which is still valid, is considered the seminal document that created the modern-day civil charter of our University, which came to be known as ┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô.

The University has a bicameral system of governance, through which governance is shared by the Board of Governor╠řand the Senate. Saint╠řPaul University works in association with the Congregation of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.