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Père Joseph-Henri Tabaret O.M.I. - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Loonwatcher
N 45° 25.472 W 075° 41.156
18T E 446338 N 5030340
Quick Description: A statue commemorating the founder of the University of Ottawa.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/11/2013 5:40:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMH9MH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 8

Long Description:
Joseph-Henri Tabaret (12 April 1828 – 8 February 1886) was a Canadian Roman Catholic Priest and academic, best known because of his long and important association with the University of Ottawa. He was a member of the Oblate Fathers of Mary Immaculate. The Oblates founded the College of Bytown in 1848. Under Tabaret's leadership from 1853-1861, Bytown College became an official university.
He was rector (president) of Collège d'Ottawa / College of Ottawa from 1861-1864, 1867-1874 and 1877-1886. Rev. Joseph-Henri Tabaret, OMI, served the College for a total of 30 years during the 19th century, and is generally regarded as the builder of the University. Father Tabaret was an ardent defender of bilingualism, often heard to say: " this part of Canada, the use of both languages is not a matter of discussion; it is a matter of necessity."

In 1879 Pope Leo XIII conferred a doctorate in theology on the rector. Tabaret, who had enjoyed the esteem of his former pupils and of two bishops, Guigues and Joseph-Thomas Duhamel, can rightly be considered the man who built – the University of Ottawa.

This statue is life size on a marble base. The inscription reads:
"J. H. Tabaret
Patri Et Fondatori
Universitatis Ottawensis
Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: outside Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa

Entrance Fee: none, public viewing

Website: [Web Link]

Artist: Not listed

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