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The Capital Advantage

Our faculty, instructors and classroom visitors share their expertise from careers in national and international arenas. Plus, dozens of our students are placed in workplaces as part of our highly successful Field Placement program. Field placements in organizations such as the Crown Attorney’s Office, criminal law offices or social justice organizations will give you hands-on experience in real-life situations, including front-line work with criminalized individuals, victims and survivors of violence, lawyers and non-governmental organizations. Other placements can match you with researchers and policy analysts involved in criminal justice, transformative justice and crime prevention. Carleton’s location in Ottawa gives you research and employment opportunities at grassroots, provincial and federal justice-oriented organizations and agencies.

Consistently ranked as one of Canada’s most livable and safe cities, Ottawa is a diverse and multicultural city with interconnecting waterways, park-like greenery and extensive walking and biking trails. For UnderGrad, Grad, MA, and PhD students who choose to study here, Ottawa offers invaluable research facilities and work opportunities at the city’s numerous agencies, institutions, and businesses.

Although known primarily as the seat of Canada’s federal government, Ottawa is so much more! Elegant shops, international restaurants, movie theatres, nightclubs, beaches, Dows Lake, fresh waterways, Hog’s Back Park, and a bustling farmers’ market flourish in a dynamic downtown core situated in the shadow of Canada’s majestic Parliament buildings.

Ottawa is also known for its many festivals such as Bluesfest, Tulip Fest, Winterlude and many more. With all Ottawa has to offer – no matter where your tastes and interests lie, you’ll find something here!

Did we mention that Carleton University is on an island right beside the Rideau River?