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Learn more about the Faculty of Arts

The oldest and one of the biggest faculties at the University of Ottawa. The Faculty of Arts has evolved to be one of the leading faculties on campus.

Kevin Kee, Dean

Do you know Dean Kevin Kee? We met up with him for a quick Q&A to help you get to know him a bit better. 

Meet the Dean
Dean Kee
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key strategic directions: Reimagine programs, attract and support the students, promote la Francophonie, enhance research

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disciplines under three areas: Humanities, Languages and Literatures, Fine and Performing Arts

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buildings across campus.

Our students

4,000+

Undergraduate

700+

Graduate

83%

Canadian

Our programs

62%

Humanities

24%

Languages and Literatures

14%

Fine and Performing Arts

Our professors

1/5

of uOttawa Professors are in the Faculty of Arts

200+

full-time professors

37%

of uOttawa Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada are Members of the Faculty of Arts (35 members)

Research chairs

6

Canada Research Chairs

5

University of Ottawa Research Chairs

4

Endowed and Sponsored Research Chairs

1

Chair in Canadian Francophonie

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Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute Chairs

Areas of research strength

  • Francophone communities in a changing world
  • Indigenous Cultures
  • Living with diversity
  • Society and environmental changes
  • Digital Humanities
  • Well-being across the life course
  • Rights across borders
  • Cultures, communities, and change

Partnerships in the community

  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
  • Canadian Museum of History
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Canadian War Museum
  • Kanata-North (Canada’s largest research and technology park)
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • National Arts Centre
  • Ottawa Art Gallery
  • Translation Bureau
  • La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardin