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Research at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

On the strength of Canada’s two major intellectual traditions, anglophone and francophone, the Faculty of Social Sciences stands as a centre of excellence in knowledge creation, research and training.


Driven by both disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, research at the Faculty is at once rich, innovative and varied, contributing to the depth and breadth of discussions on current issues here and elsewhere. And whether fundamental, theoretical, applied or action-oriented (action research), this research stems from proven expertise—most notably in Canada's Francophonie—and greatly influences individual communities and society in general.

In step with contemporary society on both the national and international fronts, the Faculty of Social Sciences fosters social innovation, creates and shares knowledge, promotes public policy development and builds research partnerships with the public and private sectors, as well as community organizations.


National Security
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National Security

GSPIA national security task force publishes its report

A national security strategy for the 2020s

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is another global disruption that has exposed how Canada is ill-prepared fo…
Climate Change
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Climate Change

GSPIA report on Climate Change and Canadian Foreign Policy

A new report by senior fellows of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at uOttawa, led by senior fellow Patricia Fuller, Canada's f…
Digital Trade
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Digital Trade

A Digital Trade Strategy for Canada Rests on Three Pillars

A new report by Patrick Leblond, Associate Professor and CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy in the Graduate School of Public and I…

Research chairs, groups and laboratories

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“Unpacking relationships across Social Capital, Social Inclusion and Diversity”

Canada has undergone unprecedented demographic, social and economic change over the last half century; international migration has reshaped our major cities; the country has moved from an economy largely based on manufacturing to one firmly rooted in the knowledge and service sector; and, declining fertility rates have led to an aging population more and more dependent on immigration to prop it up.
Read the full article in World of Ideas (PDF, 7.4 MB)

Contact us

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Faculty of Social Sciences
Social Sciences Building
120 University Private, Room 6005
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5
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Tel.: 613-562-5689

[email protected]

Office hours

Monday to Friday
8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June to August: closed at 3:30 p.m.)


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.