Smoking and vaping on campus
Should we be allowed to smoke and vape on main campus?
Recreational Cannabis is now legal in Canada, and the University has been attentive to the discussions that have been taking place on other Canadian campuses and to the progress of both federal and provincial government legislation.
Recently, the provincial government announced modifications to the legislation on smoking and vaping cannabis. As the situation has evolved, we have considered a variety of options for an approach on recreational cannabis use on campus, including moving to a smoke-free main campus, similar to some other Ontario universities.
The University’s primary goal is to ensure that our approach on smoking and vaping cannabis on campus is reasonable and consistent with public health imperatives and the public interest. The views of our community are also relevant.
uOttawa is therefore launching a community consultation to hear views from its students, faculty and staff on whether the University’s main campus should become a smoke-free environment. We invite all members of the uOttawa community to express their opinion on this important issue by taking part in the consultation on smoking and vaping on uOttawa’s main campus.
The government's cannabis law is undergoing regular changes. This website will be updated accordingly, so please check for updates to stay informed about changes to uOttawa's cannabis rules.