OTTAWA, May 25, 2015 — More than 8,000 academics, researchers and practitioners will converge on the University of Ottawa campus for the 84th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, from May 30 to June 5. Organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Congress is Canada’s largest interdisciplinary academic gathering, bringing together scholars, students and policy-makers involved in a broad spectrum of disciplines including political science, literature, sociology and education.
OTTAWA, May 20, 2015 — Despite the large volume of research on health practices that is published every year, health professionals tend to rely on older research knowledge years after its publication, which contributes to an inconsistent healthcare system that does not meet Canadian standards. How do we move the latest research results from researchers to health practitioners?
Healing the brain. Resolving conflicts. Developing green energy. Eliminating bullying.
These are some of the many hopes and dreams that inspire the University of Ottawa’s students, professors and researchers. And to enable them to achieve their ambitious plans, the University is launching the largest fundraising campaign in its history, Defy the Conventional: The Campaign for uOttawa, with a goal of $400 million.
OTTAWA, April 14, 2015 — Canada’s universities should be at the core of a national effort to maintain our standard of living and our quality of life to ensure Canada is more innovative, productive and competitive, said University of Ottawa President Allan Rock in a speech today at the Economic Club in Toronto.
OTTAWA, February 5, 2015 -- Professors Roland Pongou, from the Faculty of Social Sciences, and Maxim Berezovski, from the Faculty of Science, were honoured today as recipients of the University of Ottawa Young Researcher of the Year Award for their exceptional contributions to research and student mentorship.
OTTAWA, January 20, 2015 - Plans for two new research labs at the University of Ottawa have received major financial support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). One of the labs will design better strategies to protect lands in and around mineral extraction sites, while the other will study the mechanical, physiological and behavioral traits of organisms, to inspire design of new materials and mechanical systems.
OTTAWA, December 15, 2014 — Today, the Government of Canada announced that it will invest $25M to create the first Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) devoted to cancer research. The network will also benefit from an additional $35M from other partners and will be known as Biotherapeutics for Cancer Treatment (BioCanRX), headed by Dr. John Bell, a senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and professor at the University of Ottawa.
OTTAWA, December 3, 2014 — Wild birds learn new techniques by observing others in their social network. This “copycat” behaviour can sustain foraging traditions that last years, according to a study on wild great tits (Parus major), published today in Nature.
OTTAWA, November 4, 2014 — In a study published today by Nature Communications, researchers at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine uncovered a novel mechanism that controls genetic change. This mechanism has possible roles in evolution, drug resistance, as well as tumor formation in a significant proportion of breast and ovarian cancers.