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Collège Universitaire Dominicain

For other colleges with the same name, see Dominican College (disambiguation).

Coordinates: 45°24′40.02″N 75°42′32.92″W / 45.4111167°N 75.7091444°W / 45.4111167; -75.7091444

Dominican University College
Dominican University College
Established 1900
Type Public
Chancellor Yvon Pomerleau, O.P.
President Maxime Allard
Dean Michel Gourgues (Theology), Eduardo Andujar (Philosophy)
Academic staff 25
Students 160
Undergraduates 80 full time + 110 part time
Postgraduates 50 full time + 4 part time
Location Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Campus Urban
Colours silver     ; gold     ; blue     
Affiliations AUCC, IAU, AUFC

The Dominican University College (formerly the Dominican College of Philosophy and Theology) is a bilingual Roman Catholic university in Ottawa, Ontario, offering civil and pontifical bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in philosophy and theology. Its name in French is Collège universitaire dominicain.



  • Between them, the Faculty of Philosophy and Theology have about 80 full-time students each, for a total student body size of about 160.

Faculty of Philosophy

The Dominican University College offers a general education in philosophy, through the study of the principal schools of thought as well as major philosophical themes. Although the college is a Catholic institution, it is open to all schools of thought. Studies range from the Greek philosophers to Saint Augustine and Saint Thomas Aquinas, René Descartes and Immanuel Kant, and other modern and post-modern philosophers.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with Concentration in Ethics
  • Bachelor of Arts with Concentration in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Philosophy and Minor in Ethics
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy
  • Doctor in Philosophy
  • Certificate in Philosophy
  • Certificate in Applied Ethics (Philosophy)

Faculty of Theology

The undergraduate program in theological studies provides an overall view of the Christian Mystery. The three year Bachelors program has three major themes: God and the human being; Jesus Christ and the being-in-Christ; the Church and the Christian response.

  • Bachelor of Theology: civil and canonical degrees
  • Masters of Arts in Theology
  • Doctor in Theology
  • Certificate in Theological Studies
  • Certificate in Theology, Ethics and Health
  • Continuing Education


  • The teaching of Philosophy and Theology has been a tradition for the Dominican order since the 13th century, but only in the past century have they been able to open the university up to the public and offer certified degrees.

The building opened in 1899 as a Dominican convent and house of studies. Today the building houses the Dominican Monastery and the Dominican University College, which offers undergraduate and graduate studies in philosophy and theology. The Saint-Jean-Baptiste Priory has served St-Jean-Baptiste Parish since its foundation in 1899. The building, which features arched ceilings, stained glass in the church and library, and a Casavant Frères organ was included amongst other architecturally interesting and historically significant buildings in Doors Open Ottawa, held June 2 and 3, 2012.[1]

Institut de pastorale des Dominicains

  • L'Institut de pastorale des Dominicains in Montreal offers, in French, programs in pastoral or liturgical theology or in catechism, leading to university certificates, bachelor's and master's degrees.
  • L'Institut was founded in 1960 in Montreal, Quebec by the Dominican Order during the construction of the Convent Saint-Albert-le-Grand. L'Institut partnered with the Dominican College in Ottawa and acquired university status in 1967.
  • The Institute consists of 10 professors and two staff.
  • The Director and registrar is Denis Gagnon.
  • The motto is C'est l'université à taille humaine (It is the University with a human dimension)


See also

Ottawa portal


External links

  • University's main website
  • Institut de pastorale website
  • Canadian Dominicans
  • University's Online Library Catalog
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