Dominican University College - Philosophy and Theology in Ottawa, Canada

Dominican University College - Philosophy and Theology in Ottawa, Canada

Students at Dominican University College (DUC) are encouraged to foster a spirit of openness, dialogue and critical reflection. We believe that today's complex problems can be creatively addressed through the study of philosophy and theology in the Dominican tradition, centered on academic excellence and personal growth. Thanks to intimate class sizes that allow direct access to professors, DUC students from across Canada and around the world enjoy a rich academic experience.

  • The DUC Experience: Gordon Lund

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    Recent graduate Gordon Lund talks about the benefits of studying theology and why DUC opens students to the most important questions in theology and religion.

  • Iva Apostolova: what is philosophy?

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    DUC professor Iva Apostolova discusses what philosophy is and how it helps us understand the most fundamental activities of societies.

  • The DUC experience: Andrew Cutler

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    Recent DUC graduate Andrew Cutler explains why DUC is a unique university for studying philosophy.

November 25, 2016
Philosophy, especially academic philosophy, is not a discipline women are typically associated with. Why is that, one might ask? Like anything else related to philosophy, there is no easy or...
October 6, 2016
Any first-year philosophy student is familiar with the oldest syllogism in the book, “All men are mortal, Socrates is a man. Therefore, Socrates is mortal.” Rather logical, is it not? But when it...
September 6, 2016
« Débuter »? Le verbe dit seulement, selon son étymologie, quitter un lieu, un poste. Cela dit partir. Pas plus. Débuter une année universitaire signalerait alors simplement ce qui avait été un but…...

Student Conference in Philosophy and Theology 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 18:00 to Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 20:00
    Annual Student Conference in Philosophy and Theology The student association of the Dominican University College will be holding its Annual Student Conference in Philosophy and Theology for graduate and undergraduate students on Friday, February 24, 6pm - 8pm & Saturday, February 25, 9am - 5pm. We have a number of very interesting presentations, including a good balance of philosophy and... Read more »

Why Philosophy?

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 19:00   Why Philosophy? Come Chat about the Secrets of the Examined Life   March 2nd, 19h00   Have you ever thought being a philosopher is mysterious? Perhaps difficult? Have you ever wondered what you can do with a degree in philosophy? Then this discussion series is for you. Come join us for an informal, friendly chat with Jim Mitchell, doctor of philosophy and former senior public servant in the... Read more »

War Symposium

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, April 7, 2017 - 16:30
    The ethico-political and religious war in our time. Issues and outlook. April 6-7, 2017   CALL FOR PAPERS The Faculty of Philosophy of the Dominican University College will hold its 11th Annual Symposium on War (2016-2017). The proposed theme is intended in part to elicit thinking about the nature of war in our time and about the relevance of Just War Theory as a primary basis for discussion... Read more »
  • Discover DUC

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    Discover the places and people that make Dominican University College a unique home of intellectual and personal growth.