The School of Political Studies, created by the University of Ottawa in 2003, is a hub of knowledge bringing together the study of political science and public administration. Using both disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, the School of Political Studies makes it possible for students to acquire in-depth knowledge on a range of political phenomena, such as power and authority, opposition and resistance, as well as management and public policy, in all their different forms at home and around the world. Learn more about the School.


  • Mr. Adam Sandor's doctoral thesis defence (Political Science)
    will take place on Friday, December 11th 2015 at 9:00 in FSS4015, 120
    University (Social Sciences Building). Thesis Title: "Assemblages of Intervention: Politics, Security, and Drug Trafficking in West Africa ". Thesis Supervisor: Professor Rita Abrahamsen.
  • Ms. Sara MITCHELL's doctoral thesis defence in Public Administration will be held on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 at 9:30 in Hagen Hall Room 105 at 115 Séraphin Marion. Thesis Title: "Exploring the Use of Procedural Policy Instruments in the Development and Implementation of French Second Language Policy in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia". Thesis Supervisor: Professor Nathalie Burlone
  • Claude Denis on the situation of Francophones living in minority communities - TFO émission #ONFR

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School of Political Studies

Faculty of Social Sciences
120 University
Social Sciences Building
Room 7005
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5754
Fax: 613-562-5371

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Office Hours

Monday to Friday

September to May:
8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June to August:
8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.