Viateur Bergeron Relief Fund (742220101176)



Viateur Bergeron Relief Fund


Viateur Bergeron, Q.C., (BA 56, LLL 59, Dipl. E.S.D. 60, LLD 80) works as a lawyer, law professor, labour law adjudicator and businessman. In 1960, he was hired at the University of Ottawa as a lecturer and was promoted to assistant professor in 1962. In 1966, he was granted tenure and became an associate professor; he was designated full professor in 1971. For one year, Mr. Bergeron served as acting dean for the Civil Law Section. Also, in 1982, he became a member of the School of Graduate Studies and Research. A prolific researcher, writer and speaker, Mr. Bergeron as published two books, many journal articles, reports and more than 200 features. He has also edited ten legal education textbooks. He has been president of the Barreau de Hull, of the Barreau du Québec, of the Canadian Bar Association - Quebec branch, of the Quebec Interprofessional Council and of the Outaouais Chamber of Commerce and Industry. As a consultant, he went to Rwanda in 1993 on assignment for the World Bank, and to Vietnam in 1997 as an expert for the Parliamentary Centre. In 1996, he was appointed to the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation’s board of trustees. Mr. Bergeron received the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation Medal in 1992, the Mérite du Barreau du Québec in 1993, the Mérite du Barreau de Hull in 1995 and the Canadian Bar Association Medal, Quebec branch, in 1996. The donor wishes to thank the Government of Ontario who helped create this fund through their generous matching contribution.


To provide financial aid to degree students in the Civil Law Section of the Faculty of Law whose studies would otherwise be compromised.


Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

1. be registered full-time or part-time as a degree student at the Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section of the University of Ottawa;

2. be an Ontario resident, as per OSAP [2] rules; and

3. demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid and Awards Service of the University of Ottawa.

Value of the award: Variable

Number of awards: Variable

Frequency of the award: Annual

Level or program of study: Undergraduate and Graduate

Application contact: Financial Aid and Awards Service

Application deadline: October 31


Applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries, which can be accessed through, and should include the Financial Questionnaire.


[1] OSOTF: Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund

[2] OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program