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…...

Public Conference - Preaching Christ in the Land of the Unexpected

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 19:30   Preaching Christ in the Land of the Unexpected: Challenges for the Church in Melanesia Public conference: Fr. Martin Wallace, OP October 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - Faculty of Theology The conference offers essentially a personal perspective on Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. First, we will look briefly at the geography and ethnic diversity of Melanesia, and the history of the encounter with... Read more »

Renaissance Humanism, the Protestant Reformation, and Jacques Maritain

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 09:00 to Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 16:00
  Renaissance Humanism, the Protestant Reformation, and Jacques Maritain   Canadian Jacques Maritain Association  Annual Symposium Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2017 Dominican University College, 96 Empress Ave., Ottawa, Canada   Acknowledging 2017 as the 500th anniversary of the year which marks the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, it is appropriate that we consider... Read more »

CALL FOR PAPERS - The Philosophy of Lawrence Dewan: Wisdom, Law, Virtue and Human Love

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 09:00 to Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 15:15
        FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY Lawrence Dewan Symposium - November 2nd - 4th, 2017   CALL FOR PAPERS Professor Lawrence Dewan, O.P., enriched the areas of Thomistic metaphysics, natural philosophy and ethics, for over forty years, with the outstanding lucidity, depth and comprehensiveness of his research on the many facets of Thomas Aquinas's legacy.  The specific theme of Wisdom, Law, Virtue and... 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.