uOttawa celebrates new home for Faculty of Social Sciences

October 22, 2012

For the first time ever, the 10,000 students, 260 professors, and 100 staff at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Social Sciences will be together under one roof at the downtown campus. On Friday, uOttawa officially opened its new 15-storey, 25,299-square-metre facility, which is connected to Vanier Hall by several walkways and brings together the faculty's 9 academic units and 6 research centres. The second floor is dedicated entirely to students with numerous study areas and meeting places, which will help to offer a rich and inspiring student experience -- one of the 4 over-arching goals in uOttawa's strategic plan. The construction of the facility and renovations to Vanier Hall required a $120-million investment. uOttawa News Release