Constituted in 1982, the Dominican University College Foundation’s mandate is to insure the development of the Dominican University College as a learning centre in philosophy, theology and pastoral, while increasing its influence. The financial contribution of the Foundation covers teaching, support to students, research, formation of professors, publications, maintenance and development of libraries, and maintenance and acquisition of didactic material.
The Dominican University College, first established in Ottawa in 1900, by the Canadian Province of the Dominican Order, is one of the oldest university colleges in the nation’s capital. Its educational roots lie in the studium generale of 1260 at the very beginning of the development of universities in Europe. With its specialization in philosophy and theology, Dominican University College is devoted to the search for truth in an environment which nourishes critical thinking, amicable dialogue and a unique educational experience.