The Faculty of Public Affairs is the only one of its kind in Canada. We are a community of students, faculty members, instructors and staff dedicated to the study of governance and civil society.

Our 12 academic units offer more than 80 unique degree programs and 800 courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.



Abigail - "My professors are always available for support."

Lazourd - "Great opportunities, inspiring environment."

Gabriella - "Learning informed by real-world experience."

Ridah - "A welcoming and approachable community."

Ganiyat - "I love the emphasis on networking and connecting with professionals."

Calum - "Classes with really enriching material."

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The Faculty of Public Affairs is located in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, situated between the Rideau Canal and the Rideau River, on the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe nation.