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Welcome to the 1975 University of Ottawa Gee Gees Vanier Cup Alumni site. With over 130 years of storied football tradition, the undefeated 1975 University of Ottawa Gee Gees Vanier Cup Championship team left the greatest legacy in the history of Canadian college football. 

This website is dedicated to all those parents, students, players, educators, coaches and fans who played a role in the success of the 75 team including all those great teams that came before them and to all those great teams who have followed in their footsteps.

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UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

Located in the heart of Canada’s National Capital, at the juncture of French and English Canada, the University of Ottawa has held a unique place on the Canadian academic map from its inception. Long a meeting ground for two of the prominent intellectual and scientific traditions of the western world, it is the oldest and largest bilingual university in North America. Established by the Oblate Fathers as the College of Bytown in 1848, the institution moved from Lower Town to its present location in Sandy Hill in 1856. In 1861, the College, like the city in which it is located, was renamed and five years later was elevated to university status by royal charter. Rev. Joseph-Henri Tabaret, OMI, three times rector of the College for a total of 30 years during the 19th century, is generally regarded as the builder of the University. The University of Ottawa has been conferring undergraduate degrees since 1872, master's degrees since 1875 and PhDs since 1888. In 2010 enrollment at the university exceeds 40,000 students.

 
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A TRADITION OF FOOTBALL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA SINCE 1881

The rich tradition of football at the University of Ottawa goes back as far as the late 1800s. The University of Ottawa has been a national football power since 1881, shortly after the formation of the Ontario Rugby Football Union. On November 8th, 1884, ten years after the first ever recorded football game was played between McGill University of Montreal and Harvard University, Harvard made its one and only trip to Canada’s national capital to play an exhibition game against the Ottawa College team. The University of Ottawa would win its first National Championship in 1887.

 

CANADIAN CHAMPIONS 1901
CANADIAN CHAMPIONS 1901
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