Faculty of Social Sciences

With 10,000 students, 260 full-time professors, and wide array of programs and research centres, we play a key role at the heart of the University of Ottawa.

Faculty Of Social Sciences' Greatest Needs
Financially support the priorities of the Faculty of Social Sciences
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The Faculty of Social Sciences is home to almost a quarter of all uOttawa students. We teach, engage and conduct research in the areas of Criminology, Economics, Feminist and Gender Studies, International Development and Global Studies, Political Studies, Psychology, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, and Sociological and Anthropological Studies. 

We have 9 centres and research institutes who's multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches are furthering how we look at governance, citizenship and minorities, educational and community services, the environment, and feminist education and research. 

Victoria Barham

“Together, we can encourage students and faculty to achieve their potential— to be ambitious for themselves and for society.”

Victoria Barham

— Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

The social sciences play a critical role in developing the citizens and research our world needs to thrive. Together we are re-IMAGINING the Faculty of Social Sciences and we are doing this in four key areas.

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“Having the opportunity to put into practice what I have learned in class is truly rewarding.”


— International Development and Globalization Friends in Development (FIDE), Uniterra, Tanzania

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Get in Touch

Nicolas Mercier

Director, Stakeholder Engagement
[email protected]