The School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies at the University of Ottawa offers a distinctive and innovative approach to culture and society, in both French and English.
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Within the Faculty of Social Sciences' Student Hub, find information on scholarships, research grants and assistantship positions offered to graduate students.
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Graduate scholarships

The School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies students can apply to the following scholarships:

Also, as a Faculty of Social Sciences undergraduate or graduate student, you have access to faculty-wide scholarships, regardless of your program of study.

For a complete list, go to the uOttawa Online Scholarships and Bursaries Portal.

Resources available to graduate students

Work space

An academic assistant sends an e-mail at the beginning of each semester asking those students who would like workspace in an office to respond. The assistant will then assign workspaces based on a number of factors.

Teaching assistantships

The Coordinator of Operations will inform students when teaching assistant postings are available on the University of Ottawa Human Resources' website approximately one month before the beginning of the semester. Postings will be up for 10 days and then assignments will begin. Both successful and unsuccessful candidates will be notified.

For office hours, teaching assistants must do their own online booking by connecting to TARBS system.


For assistance related specifically to social science material, contact the Social Science Librarian: Alain El Hofi, Social Sciences Building, room 2010B, Tel 613-562-5800, ext. 7186. Visit the library for more information.

Graduate Student Association

The Sociology and Anthropology Graduate Student Association represents all graduate students of the School. At the beginning of each academic year (in the Fall), an executive is elected at a general assembly. Positions are open to anyone. During the year, the Association represents graduate students at different levels in the University (at Departmental meetings, the TA union SFCP/CUPE 2626, as well as the Graduate Student Association at the University of Ottawa).

Members of the Executive also organize social, cultural and academic activities throughout the year, including discussion workshops (to foster discussion between professors and students), film discussions, and social events at the beginning and end of each semester.

Contact us

School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies

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

Tel.: 613-562-5720

[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.