A Message from the President
Welcome to Carleton University, Canada’s Capital University!
Welcome to Canada’s capital university.
Situated on unceded Algonquin territory beside the historic Rideau Canal, an official UNESCO World Heritage Site, Carleton University was founded by the community in 1942 to meet the needs of veterans returning from the Second World War.
Since those days, it has grown to become a leading university recognized for its leadership in teaching, research, community engagement and interdisciplinary study.
It is a community that cares about and confronts some of the most challenging problems facing the world.
Its successful capital campaign, “Here for Good,” underscores our commitment to make a difference in the world and to inspire and educate members of our community to be ambassadors for positive change.
Our strong commitments to work closely with our Indigenous communities, to promote tolerance, acceptance and diversity, and to build awareness of the power and potential of education and research for good distinguish Carleton University community among Canadian institutions.
Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon
President and Vice-Chancellor
What defines Carleton?
- We strive for innovation in research, teaching and learning.
- Our location in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, connects us to the world.
- We encourage hands-on experience in the classroom.
- We offer exceptional student support.
What defines our graduates?
- They have an entrepreneurial spirit.
- They are prepared for careers in our rapidly changing job market.
- They are driven by a desire to change the world.
- They are 125,000 strong.
What defines our people?
Carleton University is a community of talented, committed and enthusiastic faculty and staff, dedicated to excellence and to supporting the education and research that distinguishes Carleton as Canada’s Capital University. We know that it is our people that are key to Carleton’s success.
We take pride in our institution and are committed to providing the programs and services that contribute to Carleton University being an employer of choice.
Ottawa, Canada’s national capital
Carleton’s proximity to government institutions, libraries, media and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton a great place to learn and live.
Students, staff, faculty and visitors to Carleton University can take advantage of what Ottawa has to offer all year round: the arts, the outdoors, professional sports, and an exciting, vibrant night life and a strong sense of community.
Carleton University is close to Canada’s majestic Parliament Buildings, the bustling Byward Market, and the beautiful Gatineau Park.