Research - Annual report 2019-20

Abstract waves

An overview of research the Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences is the largest faculty at the University of Ottawa. Our researchers engage in basic, theoretical, empirical, applied and dedicated research. FSS is one of the few faculties to receive funding from all Tri-Council agencies.

Some statistics:

  • 9 academic units
  • 263 regular professors
  • 35 post-doctorate students
  • 1,607 graduate students, 39% pursuing a doctorate
  • $13,197,456 in total research funding
  • $50,180 in research intensity
  • 14% increase in research intensity over the previous year and
    32% since 2015
  • 65% of professors receive research funding
  • 39% of research funded by Tri-Council agencies

Five research focus areas

Cross-cutting priorities: La Francophonie and Indigenous research
  1. Social Justice, Equity, Social Groups, and Inclusion
  2. Environment, Sustainability, and Society
  3. Governance, Policy, and Open Societies
  4. Health and Human Development
  5. Media, Technology, and Society
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