Our close proximity to a number of important institutions allows us to provide unrivalled resources for research and policy studies. These institutions include Canada’s Parliament, the Supreme Court, government departments concerned directly and indirectly with law, and the offices of many interest groups and social movements concerned with legal and social change. Additionally, Carleton has forged strong connections with Ottawa’s government sectors — creating scores of research and employment opportunities for our students. Find out more about studying at Carleton University and its Capital Advantage.

Canada’s Capital City

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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 numerous agencies, institutions, and businesses in the city.

Although known primarily as the seat of Canada’s federal government, Ottawa is so much more! Elegant shops, international restaurants, movie theatres, nightclubs, beachesDows 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 BluesfestTulip FestWinterlude 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?