OTTAWA, December 11, 2015 -- Many viruses use their host’s metabolism for important building blocks and energy requirements in order to extend their own life cycle. To combat infection, humans have evolved mechanisms to block viruses’ access to these key resources.
OTTAWA, December 8, 2015 — Professor Andrew Pelling, cross-appointed to the Department of Biology and the Department of Physics, has been selected as a TED Fellow, making him one of two Canadians to join a class of 21 change-makers from around the world in February 2016 who will share ideas worth spreading from the TED stage in Vancouver.
OTTAWA, November 30, 2015 -- A team of molecular cardiologists at the University of Ottawa has linked a gene, which had never been suspected of playing a role in blood pressure regulation, with human hypertension. The discovery, which was published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications, may lead to new targets that would improve treatments for patients with high blood pressure.
OTTAWA, November 17, 2015 — University of Ottawa researchers have been awarded three of the five John Charles Polanyi Prizes funded by the province of Ontario, for research that may lead to smart, “organic” electronics, better violence prevention and new molecular imaging agents to detect disease.
The University of Ottawa research community applauds the federal government’s decision to re-instate the mandatory long-form census as announced Thursday by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.
OTTAWA, October 16, 2015 — The University of Ottawa, still among the top 10 research institutions in Canada, has climbed one spot from 9 to 8 for research intensity—research income per full-time faculty member—and scored high in research partnerships supported by non-profits, according to Re$earch Infosource’s national Top 50 Research Universities rankings.
OTTAWA, September 14, 2015 — Two teams of researchers from the Centre for Law, Technology and Society have been awarded prestigious multimillion dollar Partnership Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for their research projects, which explore youth experiences online and inherent tensions between intellectual property systems and access to knowledge in Africa, respectively.
The University of Ottawa Administrative Committee has named Professor Monica Gattinger of the School of Political Studies new director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, effective August 24, 2015.
OTTAWA, July 28, 2015 – Today’s announcement of the first round of awards from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund demonstrates the federal government’s commitment to supporting globally competitive research excellence. Even more importantly, the projects and partnerships these Canadian universities brought forward for funding illustrate the capacity of our institutions to organize and engage in world-class research initiatives.
OTTAWA, July 9, 2015 – In the most comprehensive analysis of the impact of climate change on critical pollinators, researchers have found that rapid declines in bumblebee species across North America and Europe are strongly linked to climate change. The study was published in Science.