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.

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1942
  • 2019-20 Operating budget of $489.1 million (excluding ancillaries)
  • Situated on 62 hectares just south of Ottawa’s city centre. Bordered by the Rideau River, the historic Rideau Canal, and pleasant residential neighbourhoods
  • Five kilometres of underground tunnels conveniently link the University’s buildings