Saint Paul University

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established = 1848
type = Public
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faculty = Canon Law, Human Sciences, Philosophy, Theology
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rector = Rev. Dale M. Schlitt
chancellor = Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa
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students = 1,000
undergrad = 170 full time + 260 part time
postgrad = 260 full time + 90 part time
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divinity = pastoral counselling, mission studies and inter-religious dialogue, theology, ethics, biblical studies, spirituality, canon law, Anglican studies, and Eastern Christian studies.
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city = Ottawa
state = Ontario
country = Canada
campus = Urban
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affiliations = AUCC, IAU, AUFC, ACU
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address = 223 Main Street
publictransit = OC Transpo #5 and #16. shuttle bus to University of Ottawa
telephone = 1-800-637-6859
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Saint Paul University (French: Université Saint-Paul) is a Catholic Pontifical university federated with the University of Ottawa. It is located on Main Street in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and has been entrusted for more than a century to the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

Like the University of Ottawa, Saint Paul University is a fully bilingual institution, offering instruction in English and French.


In 1848, Monsignor Joseph-Bruno Guigues, the first Catholic Bishop of Bytown, established a small college for boys housed in a modest wooden building shadowing the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica. Space soon became an issue, and in 1852, students and professors of the College of Bytown moved to a stone edifice on Sussex Avenue, then known then as the Académie De La Salle. In 1856, the college moved to six lots on Wilbrod Street donated by notary L.-T. Besserer, and was later renamed the University of Ottawa.

In 1965, the University of Ottawa's original ecclesiastical components were separated from its secular components, and Saint Paul University was created as a consequence. For while the Ontario government wished to accommodate the university's Christian identity, it was felt that the creation of a new institution would better suit the specific needs of the city's Catholic community.


The university is a member of L'Association des universités de la francophonie canadienne, a network of academic institutions of the Canadian Francophonie. [ [ AUFC ] ]


The school comprises four faculties: Human Sciences, Philosophy, Theology and Canon Law. Its programs in 19 disciplines range from the undergraduate to the doctoral level. Such disciplines include: Anglican Studies, Biblical Studies, Canon Law, Canonical Practice, Conflict Studies, Counseling and Spirituality, Eastern Christian Studies, Ecclesiastical Administration, Ethics, Group Facilitation, First Nations Leadership, Interreligious Dialogue, Ministry, Mission Studies, Pastoral Theology, Philosophical Theology, Philosophy, Public Ethics, Religious Education, Social Communications, Spirituality and Theology.


Saint Paul University offers education for both the laity and candidates for ordination in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Eastern Catholic Churches. The Bachelor of Theology and Master of Pastoral Theology (similar to the Master of Divinity) are the standard ordination-track degrees.


*Francis Eugene Cardinal George, OMI
*Sister Helen Prejean M.A. (1973)

External links

* [ The Official Website]
* [ Financial Aid Website]
* [ Housing and Residence Website]
* [ Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies]
* [ Contact North]
* [ Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada profile]


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