OTTAWA, September 18, 2012 — University and college professors have long suspected that the grades they give their students affect the way their students in turn evaluate their teaching performance. Now, Tracy Vaillancourt, professor and Canada Research Chair in Children’s Mental Health and Violence Prevention at the University of Ottawa, has the numbers to prove it.
OTTAWA, September 18, 2012 — International research at the University of Ottawa is soaring thanks to the new International Research Acceleration Program (IRAP), bringing top local and international scientists and researchers together to develop outstanding collaborative initiatives.
OTTAWA, September 18, 2012 — International research at the University of Ottawa is in full swing as top scientists and researchers from around the world will visit the campus throughout the year as part of the Distinguished Visiting Researcher Program (DVRP).
OTTAWA, September 12, 2012 — Vitamin D is increasingly being recognized as important for good health. Until recently, there had been little consideration given to the role of vitamin D in more severe diseases, which is why Dr. Dayre McNally’s recent publication in the esteemed scientific journal Pediatrics is so compelling.
OTTAWA, September 11, 2012 — Young children whose families immigrate to Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States are as prepared and capable of starting school as their native-born counterparts, with one exception: vocabulary and language development.
OTTAWA, July 18, 2012 — Two species of single-cell parasites have co-opted “ready-made” genes from their hosts that in turn help them exploit their hosts, according to a new study by University of Ottawa and University of British Columbia researchers.
OTTAWA, July 17, 2012 — Many people living with HIV are aging and may also suffer from chronic diseases, creating complex treatment needs in these patients. Recognizing and dealing with aging-related diseases such as cardiovascular illnesses, cancers and dementia in the context of the AIDS pandemic will be a key theme at the 19th international AIDS conference, AIDS 2012, in Washington, D.C., from July 22 to 27, 2012.
OTTAWA, July 10, 2012 — Monitoring the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine in Canada requires that data from multiple registries and other data sources be combined. Linking registries can be problematic, however, since they are often managed by unrelated organizations. Privacy legislation may also restrict the sharing of data for such linkages. To address these challenges, Dr. Khaled El Emam and his team at the CHEO Research Institute have developed a secure protocol that allows the linking of individual patient records without revealing personal information, which has been published in PLoS ONE.