The Dominican community of Canada has always cared to offer a solid formation in philosophy and theology.
For almost 120 years, in Ottawa first, then in Montreal from 1960 with it's Pastoral Institute, the Dominican University College has offered a solid formation, deeply-rooted within the tradition of the Church, and at the same time attentive to the challenges our society faces today. This formation is designed for those interested in widening their knowledge with the goal to have a brightening evangelic presence, not only in their present networks, but as well as in futur engagements they may have in link with pastoral, teaching, immigration, ecology and social marginality.
The significance of an education based on the human and christian values our institution offers is still relevant in our society today. Fully engaged in the transmission of our cultural and spiritual heritage, the Dominican University College is one of the rare places that offers a secondary education that responds to a growing need in our society.
"One must attach itself to the truth and invest his faith in the future" (Benoît Lacroix).
Faithful to a tradition that is more that 800 years old, the Dominican University College encourages the study and the developpement of a rationnal and catholic thought through it's programs of philophy and theology. It holds a particular expertise in ancient greek philosophy, german idealism and in the exploration of the thoughts of Saint Thomas Aquinas.
It is in that spirit that the Dominican Univerity College has decided to create six Research Chairs on subjects that matter to our society. Such subjects include, culture and faith, Saint Thomas Aquinas, ethics and spirituality, and the study of consecrated life.
The Dominican University College Fondation is committed in assisting the Dominican University College as well as it's Pastoral Institute by offering scholarships to it's students in need, allowing them to pursue their studies at the College.