With #Canada150 celebrations under way all across the country, the University of Ottawa’s vice-deans of research would also like to contribute to the festivities. Marc Dubé, the vice-dean of research at the Faculty of Engineering, came up with the idea of 150 tweets about some of the University of Ottawa’s most notable research moments.
“The vice-deans for the other faculties all leapt at the idea of promoting the extraordinary work of our researchers,” says Dubé. “It’s been great to see the reaction online to the legacy of our collective accomplishments—it definitely points to a very bright future!”
Each faculty submitted up to 15 tweets, which are being tweeted twice a day in random order until July 1. They’re about everything from Blaine Hoshizaki’s efforts to model brain trauma to improve head protection for the world’s top athletes, Emmanuel Duplàa’s research that helps seniors learn with video games, France Martineau’s outstanding work mapping the history of the French language and Ján Veizer’s exploration of what ancient sea shells tell us about the climate 500 years ago.
“The idea is to celebrate both the quality and the breadth of research at the University of Ottawa,” says VP of research, Mona Nemer. “Reading over these tweets, it’s easy to see why uOttawa is consistently ranked among the top research universities in Canada and the world.”
The tweets will continue until July 1. Follow @uOttawaResearch.