Ongoing Projects

The Dominican University College Fondation currently supports the Dominican University College in the realisation of the following projects :

Head Start Project

It has been said that children, as well as teenagers are curious, that they ask questions, that they wish to understand how things work. Constantly rediscovering their surroundings, while trying to engage in relationships with their peers, children try to understand and find themselves in a world in motion. Children are not dogmatic, nor sceptic and not even cynic… They are, most of the time not satisfied with the response we give them. They navigate the world accepting authority while questionning it all at the same time. In one word, they are ‘critical thinkers’. Philosophers …

At the Dominican University College, we believe that teaching philosophy to our youth is essential, as most of the time, in Quebec and Ontario, philosophy is not taught in middle or high school.

The Head Start Project therefore responds to a need children and teenagers develop and by introducing them to the study of philosophy, we challenge their critical thinking skills, while encouraging the exchange of ideas, engaging them in a quest for the truth …

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Library Project

Located in the heart of the Saint John the Baptist convent, the library of the Dominican University College, a library specialized in philosophy and theology, is an ideal place to read, study and conduct one’s research.

With more than 130 000 volumes and more than 400 academic journals allocated on five floors, the space dedicaded to the Dominican University College library is now full and has trouble responding to the needs of the students, professeurs and researchers of the College.

The objective of the Library Project is to preserve traditionnal book collections of the 15th to the 18th century as well as making them more available by restoring them.

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