The School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa offers a three-credit Political Science course (the equivalent of 0.5 credits at Carleton University) exclusively to House of Commons Pages.
The course provides an introduction to Canadian government and politics and begins with a look at the foundations of the Canadian political space: the Constitution, parliamentary government, federalism, political parties, and elections. It then gives an overview of some of the major political forces (e.g. societal classes, groups, movements and ideas) that shape political life in Canada. The course is closely linked to the work carried out by Pages and their experiences on Parliament Hill.
Although participation in the course is voluntary, Pages are strongly encouraged to enrol. Classes are offered in a bilingual format, allowing students to express themselves in either official language.
For information regarding the universities in the National Capital Region, please contact:
Telecounselling Supervisor and Page Liaison
Undergraduate Recruitment Office
Room 315, Robertson Hall
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Toll Free: 1-888-354-4414
Prospective Student Services Coordinator
550 Cumberland Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Tel.: 613-562-5800 EXT. 2595
Toll Free: 1-877-868-8292 EXT. 1000
(press the pound key (#) before dialing the EXT.)
Recruitment and Communications Services
223 Main Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C4
Tel.: 613-236-1393 EXT. 2259
101, rue St-Jean Bosco
C.P. 1250, Succursale Hull
Gatineau, Quebec J8X 3X7
Tel.: 819-595-3900 EXT. 3851
For more information on UQO's application process, please contact the university directly.
Please visit the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) Web site for more information on the Ontario University application process or contact the OUAC directly at:
Ontario Universities’ Application Centre
170 Research Lane
Guelph, Ontario N1G 5E2
Web site: https://www.ouac.on.ca/