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La Cité collégiale and University of Ottawa announce a new partnership in leisure studies

Leisure Studies Partnership

La Cité collégiale and the University of Ottawa signed a memorandum of understanding this morning that will be of great benefit to students interested in a career in the recreation and leisure services industry.

According to the terms of the articulation agreement between the two institutions, the University of Ottawa will grant equivalencies of eight university courses (24 credits) to graduates of the Techniques des services en loisirs at La Cité collégiale towards a minor in leisure studies at the Faculty of Health Sciences. To be awarded a minor, a student would be required to complete two third- or fourth-year (3000- or 4000-level) courses at the University of Ottawa.

This initiative is in response to the Ontario government’s priority to improve student mobility. The two institutions currently have 19 articulation agreements in a variety of fields and disciplines.

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Back row, left to right: Marc Bissonnette, Acting Director, École d’administration, d’hôtellerie et de tourisme, La Cité collégiale; Catherine Bernatchez, graduate from La Cité collégiale's Techniques des services en loisirs program and BHSc alumna at the Faculty of Health Sciences, uOttawa; Donald Bouchard, Program Coordinator, Techniques des services en loisirs, La Cité collégiale; François Gravelle, Professor, School of Human Kinetics, uOttawa; Gisèle Carroll, Vice-Dean, Academic, Faculty of Health Sciences, uOttawa. 

Front row, left to right: Johanne Bourdages, Associate Vice-President, Academic, Université d’Ottawa; Linda Cloutier, Vice-President, Teaching, La Cité collégiale.