A second round of seed funding for international research at the University of Ottawa

Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

OTTAWA, September 17, 2013 — Once again this year, the International Research Acceleration Program (IRAP) has generated great interest and has funded eight international research initiatives among the numerous proposals submitted. Since its inception in 2012, the IRAP has enabled leading scientists and researchers from all disciplines to partake in innovative collaborative research across the globe.

The awards for 2013-2014 include the following research projects:

“Using twin core fiber to form Brillouin grating for wavelength converted data storage and temperature and strain sensing”
Xiaoyi Bao, Department of Physics, in collaboration with Harbin Engineering University, China

“Les logiques spatiales de l’innovation: regards croisés sur le Canada et la France”
David Doloreux, Telfer School of Management, in collaboration with Montesquieu University Bordeaux IV, France

“Operator Algebras and Dynamical Systems: from Quasicrystals to Quantum Symmetries”
Thierry Giordano and Vladimir Pestov, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, in collaboration with the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil and the University of Orléans, France

“Are Operational and Business Risk Disclosures Value-Relevant? An International Comparative Analysis”
Kaouthar Lajili and Daniel Zhégal, Telfer School of Management, in collaboration with Dresden University of Technology, Germany

“Global Governance in an Unjust World – The Case of Migration”
Patti Tamara Lenard and Christine Straehle, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, in collaboration with the University of Hamburg and the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

“Comparative Study of Regulatory Effectiveness of Occupational Health and Worker’s Compensation Legislation in the Context of Globalisation”
Katherine Lippel, Faculty of Law, in collaboration with the University of New South Wales, Australia and Cardiff University, United Kingdom

“Sacred River: Art and Technology”
Jennifer Macklem, Faculty of Arts, in collaboration with Banaras Hindu University, India

“Niobium in nanotechnology and catalysis”
Juan Scaiano, Department of Chemistry, in collaboration with Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Along with the Distinguished Visiting Researchers Program (DVRP), the IRAP is funded by the Office of the Vice-President, Research (VPR) and is managed by the Office of International Research. The program aims to help University of Ottawa researchers to establish innovative collaborative research projects and to foster exchanges between researchers and their partners abroad. This two-year research funding will also enrich the academic experience of graduate students on campus, with a view to generating longstanding partnerships beyond the duration of the program. 

University of Ottawa faculty members who wish to learn more about the program are invited to consult the Office of International Research website.

The University of Ottawa is committed to research excellence and encourages an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge creation, which attracts the best academic talent from across Canada and around the world. It is an important stakeholder in the National Capital Region’s economic development.

Office of International Research:
Tel.: (613) 562-5397

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