Faculty of Social Sciences

A world of ideas to change the world

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A vibrant community of 10,000 students and 270 professors is at the heart of the cutting-edge research and events that define the Faculty of Social Sciences. It’s renowned for interdisciplinary studies: its nine academic units offer a wide array of programs in French and in English
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Research at the Faculty of Social Sciences

Research at the Faculty of Social Sciences is dynamic and aims to produce local and global impact in two cross-cutting research themes – “la francophonie” and Indigenous research – that frame our priorities and guide the way in which research topics are addressed.
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Decolonizing, Indigenizing, and Reconciliation

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Feb 26 to Mar 1

Sociology and Anthropology Week

Each year, the School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, the Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Association (SASA) and the Graduate St…

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Feb 27

Food for Thought: Citizen and Community Science: The What, the Who and the How

On Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 at 12 PM (EST), the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) is a hybrid edition of Food for Thought featuring…

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Mar 22

Marleau Lecture Series: Subjective Inflation Expectations and Decisions

The Marleau Signature Lecture will be delivered by Professor Yuriy Gorodnichenko.…

Building access

The Social Sciences (FSS) and Vanier (VNR) buildings are open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Facilities and Services available in the FSS Building

Contact us

Faculty of Social Sciences

120 University Private
Social Sciences Building
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5

Office hours

(In Person and Online)
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June to August: closed at 3:30 p.m.)

Undergraduate Studies

Room 3010

Reach us virtually : Undergraduate Virtual Services 

Fax: (613) 562-5311

[email protected]

Graduate Studies

Room 3021

Tel.: 613-562-5732 

[email protected] 

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Indigenous Affirmation

We pay respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded. 


We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home. 


We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old. And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future. 

Learn more about the Indigenous Affirmation.