Faculty of Arts

Our ideas transform the world.

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Now more than ever, the new economy needs thinkers, communicators, and creators. Whether you are interested in the Humanities, Languages and Literatures, or Fine and Performing Arts, the Faculty of Arts offers you an education for today's and tomorrow's workplace!

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Jesse Jones

“What I’ve learned most since my days at the University is passion (for the things we put most of our time into) is essential. Thank you University of Ottawa for helping light my fire. It’s still lit.”

Jesse Jones

— B.A. Communication ‘03, founder of TEN81 Lifestyle Inc. and host of The Drive on Global TV.

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Distributed in financial aid and awards each year to more than 2,000 students

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Disciplines

55,000+

Alumni

Your success is our success

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News

Events

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May 24 to May 27

DHSITE 2022: futur·e·s

Digital Humanities seeks to enrich our understanding of the human record through interpretation and analysis. This work is pressing, and we are unable…

A New Approach to Religion in Antiquity
Sep 29 to Oct 1

Appropriation: A New Approach to Lived Religion in Antiquity

The concept of “appropriation,” developed by the French historian and philosopher Michel de Certeau, describes the everyday tactics with which people …

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Jul 26 to Jul 29

Experiencing Modernity; Modernity of experimentation

Joint congress:
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society
Northeast American Society for Eighteen…

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Academic office

Simard Hall
60 University
Ottawa ON Canada K1N 6N5
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Office hours
Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June 1st to August 31st:
closed at 3:30 p.m.)

I’m a future student: 
[email protected]ttawa.ca

Student studies offices

I’m a current student:
Undergraduate studies
Simard Hall, room 128
Contact us
Fax: 613-562-5973
[email protected]

Graduate studies
Desmarais Building, 8th Floor
55 Laurier Ave. East
Tel.: 613-562-5439
Fax: 613-562-5340
[email protected]

Indigenous affirmation

We pay respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded.

 

We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home.

 

We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old. And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future.

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