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: Andrew Cutler

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

  • What skills are needed to become a leader?

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    Jim Mitchell, PhD in Philosophy and former senior civil servant in the Canadian federal government, describes the skills needed to become a leader in public life and how the study of philosophy is an excellent way to build those essential thinking and leadership skills.

  • The Intelligence of Faith at DUC

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    What can you get out of studying philosophy and theology at DUC? Discover the skills and outlook our students receive from studying the great texts and thinkers of the Western tradition.

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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…...

Orientation Session for New Students: August 31, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 10:30       Save the Date! Invitation for all new DUC students! Orientation Session 31 August 2017 Congratulations! Welcome to Dominican University College. Are you excited to start your new academic journey?  On August 31, 2017, all new students are invited to an orientation session which inlcudes a BBQ, information presentation, plus a campus tour! Save the date and stay tuned for more information... Read more »

Epistemology and its History

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 09:00 to Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 16:00
    Epistemology and its History A conference on the main currents of epistemology   Call for Papers Dominican University College is pleased to announce the call for papers for its upcoming bilingual conference Epistemology and its History to take place on October 19-21, 2017. The conference will gather both established and junior scholars from Canada and around the world to provide... 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   CALL FOR PAPERS   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... Read more »