2.5 million dollars awarded!

Ottawa researchers (Jeremy Grimshaw, Kednapa Thavorn and Patrick Fafard) play key roles in global framework for responding to drug-resistant infections and are awarded 2.5 million dollars from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Pascale Massot appointed to Indo-Pacific Advisory Committee

University of Ottawa professor Pascale Massot appointed to Minister Joly’s Indo-Pacific Advisory Committee

Masters and PhD Scholarships / Public Administration Programs (French Programs Only)

Call for applications: Masters and PhD Scholarships

Metropolitan governance and collaborative spatial planning in Canada's National Capital Region


As part of a research project entitled "Metropolitan Governance and Collaborative Spatial Planning in Canada's National Capital Region" funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada - SSHRC, the research team is seeking two student fellows to join the team.



Principal Investigator and Research Leader

Mario GAUTHIER, Full Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Université du Québec en Outaouais



Guy CHIASSON, Full Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Université du Québec en Outaouais

Anne MÉVELLEC, Full Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa



Urban and metropolitan governance
Urban and metropolitan planning
Canadian metropolitan regions (Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau)
Cross-border metropolitan regions
Major urban and metropolitan projects
Interprovincial connections and sustainable mobility
Public participation in an urban and metropolitan context
Municipal politics


Have an undergraduate or graduate degree in the social sciences (or be in the process of obtaining one);
Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and be committed to pursuing graduate studies in a program at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) or the University of Ottawa, under the supervision of a professor member of the team;
Interest in writing a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation on one of the research topics;
Very good knowledge of written French and good writing skills;
Fluency in written and spoken English would be an asset;
Ability to work in a team.


Université du Québec en Outaouais


Master's degree in social sciences of development, concentration in territorial development

Application for admission before 15 May 2022



PhD in Applied Social Sciences

Application for admission before 15 May 2022



University of Ottawa


Master of Public Administration

Application for admission before 15 May 2022



PhD in Public Administration

Application for admission before 15 May 2022

https://catalogue.uottawa.ca/fr/etudes-sup/doctorat-philosophie-administration- publique/



PhD: $21,000 per year (2 years)
Master's degree: $17,500 per year (2 years)


Interested candidates should send a letter of intent, a recent transcript and a curriculum vitae by May 2, 2022 to the attention of Mario Gauthier at the following address: mario.gauthier@uqo.ca



Mario Gauthier

Full Professor

Department of Social Sciences, Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) Telephone (819) 595-3900, extension 2320, mario.gauthier@uqo.ca

Congratulations Jon-Evan Quoquochi, lecturer at Kiuna, the only Aboriginal CEGEP in Quebec!

We are proud of Jon-Evan Quoquochi, who has completed his bachelor’s degree in December and will be teaching an Introduction to Politics course at Kiuna College, the first college entirely dedicated to Indigenous students by Indigenous faculty. Jon-Evan has also started a master’s degree in Political Science at the Faculty in January 2022.



MA student in Public Administration Hayden Rasberry’s paper has been selected as the winner in a National Student Paper Competition!

His paper entitled “Evidence Over Stereotypes: Using Data to Address Indigenous Healthcare Inequalities” was selected as one of the 5 finalists of the 8th National Student Paper Competition organized by the Canada School of Public Service.

On October 26, 2021, he presented his paper to a panel of Deputy Ministers who determined that his presentation was outstanding and deserved to win the competition!

Hayden is an MA student in Public Administration since September 2020. He was previously awarded the admission scholarship, the excellence scholarship, and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS).

Congratulations, Hayden! The School of Political Studies is proud of your achievement!

MA student Keelan Buck wins national essay competition

We are pleased to share that Keelan Buck, MA student in public administration at the School of Political Studies, has won the 2021 Charles B. Koester Student Essay Competition hosted by the Canadian Study of Parliament Group (CSGP).

Keelan wrote his winning essay on the Canadian House of Commons in comparative perspective as an undergraduate student at the University of Ottawa.

Congratulations to our graduate valedictorian, Lauren Touchant!

My name is Lauren Touchant. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa within the Centre on Governance (COG) and the Environmental Law and Global Sustainability (CELGS). This postdoc follows the completion of my PhD in Public Administration at the University of Ottawa. In 2016, I was honoured to receive the Vanier scholarship and today I can pursue my research interests through the Alex Trebek Postdoctoral Fellowship for Water Law and Governance, co-led by the Centre for Public Law, COG and CELGS. In addition to spending most of the last few years in school, I have also been very involved in my community for the last fifteen years. I have been the President of the Vanier Community Association since 2017 and I am apart of the board of directors of several non-profits, including the national chapter of Fair Representation and the Coalition of Community Associations for Sustainable Development. Being in a leadership position, I ensure daily that I mobilize my knowledge, skills, and competencies to address current challenges in my community, which leads me to be involved in community-based research initiatives that aim to develop policy and other solutions to address complex issues such as family


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