Every day, soon-to-be parents across Canada receive some of the most difficult news a physician can deliver: that their unborn child is at high risk of being born at the limit of viability. Parents are confronted with situations where their vulnerable infant is potentially facing life with a range of handicaps, or even death.
In honour of the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Government of the Province of Ontario has established a fund to provide annually up to five prizes to outstanding researchers in the early stages of their career who are continuing to post-doctoral studies or have recently started a faculty appointment at an Ontario university. In 2016, the prizes have a value of $20,000 each and are available in the areas broadly defined as Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economic Science.
David Villeneuve, adjunct professor at the Department of Physics of the Faculty of Science and scientist with the National Research Council (NRC), has received the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Quantum Electronics Award.
First, the good news: a University of Ottawa researcher has discovered that younger individuals have the ability to consolidate new memories and skills while they sleep. The bad news? The same study shows that in older adults, age-related changes in sleep may hamper this ability.
Researchers working in the arts, social sciences and humanities at the University of Ottawa have received more than $5 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
The University of Ottawa congratulates Professor Stewart Elgie, Director of Institute of the Environment and Common Law professor specializing in environmental law and economics, and the Sustainable Prosperity team on being selected as Clean50 Top15 Projects of 2017 for the Smart Prosperity Initiative.