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.

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…...
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...

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 ... 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... Read more »

Thomas Aquinas and Francisco Suárez

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 09:00 to Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 04:00
  Symposium: Thomas Aquinas and Francisco Suárez The Metaphysical Question. History, Projects and Models   The Faculty of Philosophy of Dominican University College will hold an International Symposium on the philosophical thought of Thomas Aquinas and Francisco Suárez. The proposed theme is intended in part to elicit thinking on the many faces of the legacies of Thomas Aquinas and Francisco... 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.