Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa
The university of Ottawa’s logo was inspired by the huge columns at the front entrance of Tabaret Hall.
The building was given its name in 1971 to honour Father Joseph-Henri Tabaret, OMI, considered the “builder” of the institution. During the 1800s, Father Tabaret was the driving force behind the university for over 30 years, and it was under his leadership that Bytown College became an official university. An ardent defender of bilingualism, Father Tabaret was often heard to say, “in this part of Canada, the use of both languages is not a matter of discussion, it is a matter of necessity.” The university’s administration still remains faithful to these ideals.