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.
A group of twelve researchers from the University of Ottawa will be joining the ranks of Canada’s brightest minds, with five elected to the Royal Society of Canada and seven others gaining admittance to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
What if a blood spot from a newborn could identify vulnerable children at birth? One of the biggest vulnerabilities is being born premature. Canadian researchers are hoping that metabolic markers found in blood spots routinely collected from infant heel pricks as part of newborn screening will help determine gestational age in newborns and lead to better care for infants in developing countries.
As the hustle and bustle of students on campus quiets down for the summer, researchers in the faculties of Science and Engineering at the University of Ottawa are making a lot of noise after receiving a total of $17,845,356 in support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Six University of Ottawa professors have been appointed University research chairs, in recognition of their solid teaching record and outstanding accomplishments in their fields. The research chairs will focus on pressing issues in areas as diverse as the deformation of the earth’s crust, health care delivery reform, metabolic and genetic factors causing obesity and diabetes, and health care for rare childhood diseases.
One in nine Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer throughout her lifetime, and one in 30 will die from it. Preventing breast cancer at the cellular level however, may be a possibility, after research by Dr. Christine Pratt at the University of Ottawa uncovered why breast cells with the BRCA1 gene mutation are at high risk for evolving into tumours.