The Field Placement Program in Criminology

The field placement is a unique learning experience. It is a great opportunity to observe and experiment criminological practices in the field. Because we are situated in the national capital, we offer diverse field opportunities including but not limited to policy analysis, program development and evaluation, research or front line work with people involved with the criminal justice system. 

Devised to enhance pedagogical guidance and supervision, the Field Placement is an excellent opportunity to develop knowledge of the profession as well as hard and soft skills that are transferable to the workplace. Furthermore, students are invited to personalize the Field Placement experience by integrating their personal and professional learning objectives to the more general objectives of the program.

The field placement is an academic activity reserved for students registered in the following programs:

  • Honours in Criminology - Field Placement;
  • Joint Honours in Criminology and in Feminist and Gender Studies - Field Placement;
  • MA Criminology - Courses and Field Placement; 
  • MA Criminology - Major Research Paper and Field Placement; 
  • MA Criminology - Thesis and Field Placement.

Chuck Talbot Recipients

Chuck Talbot Scholarship Winners 2022-2023
Please join us in congratulating the 2022-2023 Chuck Talbot recipients, Ann Potter Haughton from the Anglophone cohort, and Marianne Leduc from the Francophone cohort!

Contact us

Department of Criminology

Faculty of Social Sciences
Social Sciences Building (map)
120 University Private, Room 14002
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5303

[email protected]

Office Hours

September 1 to May 31:
Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 1 to August 31:
Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Field Placement and Education

Manager, Field Placement and Education

Marie-Lyne Vachon
Social Sciences Building
Room 14002 D
Phone: 613-562-5800 ext. 1808
[email protected]

Senior Specialist, Field Placement and Education

Drew Pitchforth
Social Sciences Building
Room 14002 E
Phone: 613-562-5800 ext. 1816
[email protected]


Please note our services and our personnel are available by MS Teams and by email.

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