The University is a member of the L'Association des universites de la francophonie canadienne, a web of institutions of the Canadian Francophonie. It is situated in downtown Ottawa, just a few minutes from Parliament Hall. It is also near the Transitway, a bus system designed to transport its passengers at the quickest speed. The Gatineau Park is around 15 minutes away from the University, and everyone can take advantage of the beautiful lakes and cross-country trails that the park offers. The College offers in-campus residences for male students who are full-time Dominican University College students.
Students can avail of the services of the University. Some of them include: Schedules, Registration, Choice of Courses, Loans and Bursaries, Administrative Questions, Library Services, and many others.
The Students’ Association (AECDO) acts as the representative body of the students. It is a bilingual (French and English) association responsible for organizing extracurricular activities, social gatherings, and other events that will make the students’ stay in the campus more memorable and fun. Membership requires the students to be registered as part-time or full-time students, along with having paid the subscription fee in their inscription.
The University has two main faculties: The Faculty of Philosophy and the Faculty of Theology. The Faculty of Philosophy is open to all schools of thought, with studies that range from diverse philosophies, such as the Greek philosophers, modern and post-modern philosophers, Saint Augustine, Descartes, Kant, and Saint Thomas Aquinas. Some of the degrees offered are: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with Concentration in Ethics, Bachelor of Arts with Concentration in Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Philosophy and Minor in Ethics, Master of Arts in Philosophy, Doctor in Philosophy, Certificate in Philosophy, and Certificate in Applied Ethics. The Faculty of Theology gives an overall perspective about the Christian Mysteries, with major focal points on God and man, Jesus Christ, and the Church and Christian response. Some of the programs under it are: Bachelor of Theology: civil and canonical degrees, Masters of Arts in Theology, Doctor in Theology, Certificate in Theological Studies, Certificate in Theology, Ethics and Health, and Continuing Education.
The University offers Bursaries and Scholarships, such as the Regents’ Scholarships and Annie Coulombe Scholarship. Some of the Maintenance Bursaries offered by the Dominican University include: Elisabeth Bruyère Bursaries, Bursary in memory of Marthe Gagnon-Doré, Jean-Baptiste de la Salle Bursary, Pallas Athena Bursary, Esther Blondin Bursary, Marie-Léonie Bursary, Marcellin Champagnat Bursary, Imperial Tobacco, Catherine of Sienna Bursary, and the Jean-Marie-Roger Tillard Bursaries.
Ottawa is the capital of Canada and the country's fourth largest municipality. Ottawa is situated on the south bank of the Ottawa River, and contains the mouths of the Rideau River and Rideau Canal. The oldest part of the city is known as Lower Town and occupies an area between the canal and the rivers.
Ottawa is home to a wealth of national museums, official residences, government buildings, memorials and heritage structures. The abundance of well-maintained parks (over 800), woodlands and recreational paths stand as a testament to the City's commitment to the environment and connects urban, suburban and rural residents to its vast green space.
Ottawa's focus on healthy living is also represented in a rich array of recreational facilities and programs like summer camps, tennis, public skating and swimming. Ottawa's primary employers are the Canadian federal government and the hi-tech industry. Because major companies have offices in the city, it has become known as "Silicon Valley North."