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School of Information Studies

A highly applicable and employable degree, School of Information Studies opens up doors to a multitude of careers and graduate studies options.


Welcome to the University of Ottawa's School of Information Studies (ÉSIS)!

You are joining us at an exciting time! 

Whether your interest is in data curation or in information policy development, in web design or in management of information services, in social media or in access to information, ÉSIS will provide you with a variety of courses to meet your needs, as well as opportunities to develop a research agenda and to put your knowledge into practice – all in a bilingual environment.

At ÉSIS, we offer a positive experience in a program of the highest quality and integrity. We encourage you to connect with professors in our department to find out more about our program. Join the information revolution today by enrolling in the School of Information Studies at uOttawa. We look forward to meeting you!

Contact the School of Information Studies
Mary Cavanagh, Director
Mary Cavanagh, Director

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ÉSIS offers an Information Studies program grounded in theory, supported by practical work experience, and integrally connected to the pulse and trends of the leading knowledge centres in the National Capital Region and beyond. With a wide variety of professors from a range of interdisciplinary backgrounds, a multi-cultural student body, and a strong commitment to student learning outcomes, uOttawa offers a first-class Information Studies education, all within a bilingual North American setting.

Contact us

School of Information Studies

Desmarais Building, 11th Floor
55 Laurier Ave. East
Ottawa, ON, Canada
K1N 6N5
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Tel.: 613-562-5130
[email protected]

Office Hours

Monday to Friday
From 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
From 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June to August: closed at 4 p.m.)

Academic assistants

Undergraduate studies
Simard Hall, room 128
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Graduate studies 
Desmarais Hall, 8th floor
613 562-5800 ext. 5439
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