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.

  • Welcome to DUC

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    DUC president, Maxime Allard, explains how students will be equipped at DUC with the tools to effect change for the good of individuals and society.

  • 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.

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…...

Spinoza Today

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 09:00     Spinoza Today December 8th, 2017 Dominican University College Few ancient or modern philosophers have been featured in a novel. Spinoza, though, enjoys this privilege through the novel The Burglar who Studied Spinoza. Few philosophers make the front page of newspapers or are a point of reference for news about politics or the economy. Spinoza—through the work of Frédéric Lordon—is regularly... Read more »

Student Conference in Philosophy and Theology

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 18:00 to Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 19:00
    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 23 & Saturday, February 24.  This conference, organized by students for students, has been a tradition for years at Dominican University College... Read more »

Idealist Philosophies of History

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 09:00 to Friday, April 20, 2018 - 17:00
  Idealist Philosophies of History Call for papers April 19-20, 2018 - Dominican University College / Memorial University Dominican University College, in collaboration with Memorial University, is pleased to announce the call for papers for its upcoming conference Idealist Philosophies of History to take place in Ottawa on April 19-20, 2018. We construe philosophical idealism very broadly,... 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.