University of Ottawa Press

80 years of scholarly excellence

Where knowledge shines in a multitude of hues

Located in Canada’s national capital, the University of Ottawa Press (UOP) is the publishing arm of one of Canada's top research universities and one of the world's top bilingual universities.

UOP is also North America's only fully bilingual university press and oldest French-language university press.

Founded in 1936 as Les Éditions de l’Université d’Ottawa, UOP began publishing in English during the 1940s. Click here to learn more about UOP's 80-year history.

UOP published more than 1100 monographs and edited volumes since 1936. UOP publishes a dozen books in French and another dozen in English each year. Since 2009, simultaneously releases both print and digital versions for every new title, and has curated a significant open access collection. Click here for more info on our OA program.


UOP’s mission is:

  1. To enrich intellectual and cultural life through the publication and dissemination of scholarly works
  2. To extend the reach and influence of the University of Ottawa and associate its name with excellence in research and knowledge creation


As the publishing house of the University of Ottawa, UOP publishes in both official languages and is committed to bilingualism and multiculturalism.

As a university press, our publishing program reflects and promotes critical and ethical thought, first-class research, intellectual integrity, social responsibility and innovation.

Publishing Program

In order to fulfill its mission and uphold its core values, UOP looks to its rich academic heritage to publish compelling books that engage with today’s issues and are forward-looking. UOP series are structured along three axes:

  1. Francophonie & Canadian Studies
  2. Politics, Public Policy and Globalization
  3. Contemporary Society

A fourth axis, Praxis, is perpendicular to these and comprises textbooks and other pedagogical materials. For the full presentation of our publishing program, click here.