The University, which is known for its research centres, is nestled between the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal. Nearby are many business establishments, including a Physiotherapy Clinic, a Medical Clinic, a Pharmacy, the Green Door Vegetarian Restaurant, Natural Foods Store, a Spiritual / Self-Help Bookstore, a Lebanese Convenience Store, and an Alternative Medicine Centre. There is also a free shuttle bus that goes back and forth between the University of Ottawa and Saint Paul University. The University also accommodates students who want to live inside the campus. They can choose from the new residence on Saint Paul University campus which can accommodate around 200 students.
The University of Saint Paul offers the following student services: Centre for Counselling, Centre for Ministry Formation, Admissions and Recruitment Office, Administration and Governance, Traditions, Computer and Telecommunications Services, Distance Education, Ethics Centre, Financial Aid and Bursaries, Financial Services, FSRRG, International Services, Jean-Leon Allie Library, Librairie Saint-Paul & Canterbury, House Bookstore, Lonergan Centre, Marketing and Communications Services, Multimedia Centre, Multiservices Centre, Partnerships, Pastoral Services, Research Centre for the Religious, History of Canada, and Room Bookings.
The University has four faculties: CANON LAW [Bachelor in Canon Law (B.C.L. or J.C.B.),Licentiate in Canon Law (J.C.L.), Doctorate in Canon Law (J.C.D.), Graduate Certificate in Canon Law (G.C.C.L.), Graduate Certificate in Canonical Practice (G.C.C.P.), Graduate Certificate in Ecclesiastical Administration (G.C.E.A.), Master's in Canon Law (M.C.L.), and Doctorate in Canon Law (Ph.D.)]; HUMAN SCIENCES [Minor in Pastoral Studies, Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Human Relations and Spirituality (Major in Pastoral Studies), Master of Arts in Counselling and Spirituality, Ph.D. in Counselling and Spirituality, Graduate Certificate in Couple Counselling and Spirituality, Honours Bachelor's in Conflict Studies, Master of Arts in Conflict Studies, Baccalaureate of Arts with Honours in Mission Studies and Interreligious Dialogue, Certificate in Interreligious Dialogue, Certificate in Mission Studies, Minor in Interreligious Dialogue, Minor in Mission Studies, and Master of Arts in Mission Studies and Interreligious Dialogue]; PHILOSOPHY [Certificate in Ethics, Bachelor in Ethics (with CO-OP option), Graduate Certificate in Public Ethics, Master of Arts in Public Ethics, First Nations Leadership Certificate,Certificate in Philosophy, Minor in Philosophical Theology, Minor in Philosophy, Ecclesiastical Bachelor in Philosophy, Ecclesiastical Licentiate in Philosophy, and Ecclesiastical Doctorate in Philosophy]; THEOLOGY [Certificate in Anglican Studies, Master of Arts - Eastern Christian Studies Concentration, Major in Ethics, Master of Arts - Ethics Concentration, Licentiate - Ethics Concentration, Doctorate in Theology - Civil - Ethics Concentration, Doctorate in Theology - Ecclessiastial - Ethics Concentration, Summer Institute in Religious Education, Master of Arts - Spirituality Concentration, Licentiate - Spirituality Concentration, Master of Arts in Theology - Systematic and Historical Theology Concentration, Licentiate in Theology - Systematic and Historical Theology Concentration, and Certificate in Theology]
Some of the notable alumni of Saint Paul include: Francis Eugene Cardinal George and Sister Helen Prejean.
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."