Dovat Batotele Mutimbutimbu is a part-time professor at the Faculty of Education. On August 30, 2017, the Right Honourable David Johnston presented him with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, an official Canadian honour recognizing the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields.
In 2012, the year after he began at the Faculty, he received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award, which recognizes volunteers—most often working away behind the scenes—who have make a significant and valuable contribution to the community.
An individual with expertise in organizing events and activities, excellent leadership skills and a passion for international development, Professor Mutimbutimbu is very committed to his community and acutely aware of challenges it will face in the future.
At the University of Ottawa, he got involved organizing events for Faculty of Education students as a way to help create a more enriching student experience. Since 2013, he implemented the Bourse Millenium, an independent bursary given annually to a grade 12 student planning to study at the University of Ottawa. To raise funds for this bursary, Mutimbutimbu has organized several events, such as bake sales, variety shows and sales of different types of food from countries around the world.
Visit the Governor General of Canada’s website to read more about Dovat Batotele Mutimbutimbu.