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.

July 14, 2016
The Canadian Jesuit Bernard Lonergan influenced a good number of students in all three departments of Dominican University College, principally through the teaching of Gaston Raymond, O.P., in the...
April 22, 2016
Why are we so afraid of making a mistake? Like any fear, the fear of making a mistake is largely irrational, hence, difficult to control. Without being a Hobbesian, I have to admit, the old man was...
April 8, 2016
According to a few English dictionaries, a (politically) correct definition of political correctness runs along these lines: it is the avoidance of forms of expression or action perceived as...

Welcome Week 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, September 9, 2016 - 22:00
  Welcome Week 2016 Registration Day Registration day for the upcoming academic year will be held on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016. You may arrive at DUC anytime between 8:30am and 4:00pm to register for your courses. Volunteers will be available to greet you at the door and show you where to go to register for the upcoming academic year. Come join us to register for your courses and hang out... Read more »

Why Philosophy?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 19:00   Why Philosophy? Come Chat about the Secrets of the Examined Life   Have you ever thought being a philosopher is mysterious? Perhaps difficult? Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to do philosophy 7 days a week? Then this discussion series is for you. Come join us for an informal, friendly chat with professor Graeme Hunter. During the chat, professor Hunter will answer several questions... Read more »

Why Feminism Entails (Real) Panpsychism

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 19:30 Why Feminism Entails (Real) Panpsychism Jennifer McWeeny Worcester Polytechnic Institute   Abstract Feminist philosophers have long argued that mind-body dualism facilitates oppression because it entails a hierarchical valuation of the mental over the bodily that respectively maps onto differential valuations of men and women, among other pairings. Recently, Galen Strawson and David Chalmers have... 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.