In 2015, the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) celebrates its 60th anniversary! Keep an eye out for articles and activities meant to highlight, throughout the year, our commitment to research, teaching and engagement.

The FSS comprises nine departments, schools and institutes, which offer undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs in both English and French. With its 10,000 students, 260 full-time professors, and wide array of programs and research centres, the Faculty of Social Sciences plays a key role at the heart of the University of Ottawa. Its graduate students are supervised by excellent researchers and undertake cutting-edge research in the Faculty's masters and Ph.D. programs.


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  • Learn how you can help unite against sexual violence on campus
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Contact Information

Faculty of Social Sciences
120 University
Social Sciences Building
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1N 6N5

Undergraduate Studies
Room 3010
Tel.: 613-562-5709
Fax: 613-562-5311

Graduate Studies
Room 3021
Tel.: 613-562-5732
Fax: 613-562-5308

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September to May:
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June to August:
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1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.