The Leadership Academy at the University of Ottawa: Risk. Discover. Be.

Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2021

“At the heart of any innovative project, creative endeavour or process of social and institutional change, there is the exercise of leadership,” says Margarida Garcia, the acting vice-dean of research at the Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section and the director of the Leadership Academy, a new initiative centred around leadership training, research, mentorship and transformational knowledge mobilization run by an interdisciplinary team of uOttawa professors and administrative staff.

The Leadership Academy is a bold and imaginative campus-wide project emerging from a partnership between the Faculties of Law, Engineering and Social Sciences to offer leadership training to our community (students, staff and professors) — and beyond. Imagine leadership in the service of law and the humanities, research and social change! That’s exactly what the academy seeks to offer.

“There are ways of being and acting that we intuitively recognize as the hallmarks of effective leadership,” says Richard Dubé, a professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Criminology. “The Academy has set out to produce knowledge on the practice and the science behind the effective exercise of leadership.”

Click here to read an article about the Leadership Academy in the uOttawa Gazette.

And click here for further information on the Leadership Academy, including its upcoming six-day course offering in May.

To inquire about the Academy’s courses, please contact

Andrew Kuntze, Richard Dubé, Margarida Garcia, Marc Dubé and Cintia Quiroga


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