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.

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 »

CALL FOR PAPERS - Inaugural Canadian Aristotle Society Conference May 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 09:00 to Friday, May 11, 2018 - 18:00
      CALL FOR PAPERS It is with great pleasure to announce the inaugural conference of the Canadian Aristotle Society for May 9, 10, and 11, 2018, at Dominican University College, Ottawa, ON. The theme of  this conference is the following: Aristotle: A Critic of Plato. Please submit a one-page abstract to Dr. Mark Nyvlt at The deadline is January 31st, 2018. Our first... Read more »