Health and wellness
University of Ottawa Food Services is conscious of its role and responsibility in creating and leading social and economic change. Toward this end, Food Services has identified five specific sustainability areas to address.
- Social Responsibility
- Environmental Efforts
- Human Resources
- Guest Satisfaction
- Health and Safety
University of Ottawa Food Services' main objective is to fulfill its mandate by providing healthy food options at fair and competitive prices. Our commitment to the environment and our clients' wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us.
Students and off-campus visitors can count on a truly satisfying dining experience on the University of Ottawa campus.
ON-THE-GO Products can be found in both Food Courts, at the University Centre and at SITE.
Just look for the Vegetarian, Vegan and Balanced symbols to fit your unique lifestyle.
Alternative Food Options
We wish to provide the University community with a variety of food options. Here is a list of specific types of food and where they can be found on campus:
|Picture of label||Label Description|
|In the UCU 24/7 Dining Hall, at Shish, Menutainment Station (when stir-fries and fajitas are featured) and at SITE (when stir-fries are featured).|
|Vegetarian options are available at most food locations on campus. Make sure to look for the vegetarian symbol on products or ask one of our helpful Food Services staff members.|
|Vegan options are available at most food locations on campus. Make sure to look for the vegan symbol on products or ask one of our helpful Food Services staff members.|
|Made without gluten||
|In the University Centre 24/7 Dining Hall, at Menutainment Station (when the pasta bar is featured).|
|Cage free eggs||
|At Coyote Jack's and Jazzy Restaurant for breakfast.|
|Local pasta (from Parma Ravioli on Wellington Street) is featured at Menutainment Station at the pasta bar, and local bread (from Le Moulin de Provence in the Byward Market) is featured at the Wheat Street Deli Food Court station.|
|Local food merchants serve a variety of freshly prepared items. Keep on the lookout!|
Fair Trade Campus
About Fair Trade
Fair trade is an alternative and ethical way of doing business with the developing world. Unlike conventional trade, which seeks to obtain the lowest possible prices for imported products — no matter what this means for the quality of life of farmers and producers — fair trade seeks to ensure that farmers are able to live a life of dignity.
EWB uOttawa and fair trade
EWB uOttawa is the official chapter of Engineers Without Borders at the University of Ottawa. It brings together students who are passionate about international development to focus on challenges to human development and connecting Canadians to Africa, including via fair trade. EWB uOttawa also works with the chapters at Carleton University and the Ottawa City Network.