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.
Discover the new Research Priorities
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Decolonizing, Indigenizing, and Reconciliation

Indigenous
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Pascal Morimanno
Faculty of Social Sciences

Pascal Morimanno, class president and recipient of the Bank of Canada and Eiffel Sciences Po Scholarships

We are delighted to feature an insightful question and answer session with Pascal Morimanno, who has recently earned the distinct honor of receiving b…
Faculty of Social Sciences
Valentina Martinez Ariza
Faculty of Social Sciences

Celebrating Valentina Martinez Ariza: A Stellar Achievement

Valentina Martinez Ariza, originally from Colombia, stands proudly among her peers as one of three class presidents. With an unwavering dedication to …
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Mame Fatou Ndiaye
Faculty of Social Sciences

Celebrating Achievement: Mame Fatou Mbacké Ndiaye Named Class President

We are thrilled to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Mame Fatou Mbacké Ndiaye, who recently graduated as one of three class presidents in Intern…

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

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

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 
[email protected]
Fax: (613) 562-5311

Graduate Studies

Room 3021
Tel.: 613-562-5732 
[email protected] 

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.