Welcome to the School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies at the University of Ottawa.

Our School was first established in 1955 as a Department of Sociology, which then became a Department of Sociology and Anthropology in 2006, with the introduction of undergraduate (2006) and M.A. in Anthropology (2010) programs, and finally transitioned to School status in 2014 by incorporating the multidisciplinary program in Social Sciences. The M.A. in Sociology program has been in existence for about 30 years, the Ph.D. in Sociology program has been offered since 2008, and our new Ph.D. in Anthropology program began in 2021. We have also developed a one-year Master's in Applied Sociology to better meet the needs of community and government workers.

André Tremblay, director

A word from the director

André Tremblay,
Director, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies.
Read a note from our director.

Contact us

School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies

Faculty of Social Sciences
120 University Private
Social Sciences Building
Room 10005
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5

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 that during the Covid-19 pandemic our services and our personnel are also available by MS Teams and by email.

The Social Sciences (FSS) and Vanier (VNR) buildings will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.