OTTAWA, June 14, 2013 — Here's a good reason to pay attention in math class. Today, Nature Communicationspublished an article by Ottawa researchers that describes how advanced mathematical modelling can be used to fight cancer. The math predicts how different treatments and genetic modifications might allow cancer-killing, oncolytic viruses to overcome the natural defences that cancer cells use to stave off viral infections.
OTTAWA, June 3, 2013 — A team of experts led by University of Ottawa law professor Ghislain Otis has been awarded $1,901,645 by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a large-scale project that will lead to a better, more sustainable legal diversity and coexistence of state and Aboriginal systems.
OTTAWA, May 30, 2013 — University of Ottawa masters student Jillian Gedeon has received the Women’s Health Scholars Award from the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) for her contribution to bettering the lives of women in Ontario and around the world.
OTTAWA, May 1, 2013 — Dr. Antoine Hakim, uOttawa professor, director of the Brain and Mind Research Institute and director of the neuroscience program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), will be officially inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame at a ceremony tomorrow in Halifax.
OTTAWA, April 25, 2013 — The University of Ottawa has done it again: it has proven the outstanding quality and achievements of its research community. According to the latest rankings issued by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University, uOttawa has placed among the top 200 universities of the 500 major universities in the world in terms of its impact on life sciences, science and engineering, social sciences and the humanities.
OTTAWA, August 20, 2013 — Students’ transition from high school to first year university can be hard, but the University of Ottawa is trying to ease the integration process through a program giving new students access to mentors from their home regions.
OTTAWA, April 17, 2013 — Two University of Ottawa professors have received Quality of Life Research Grants from the Canadian Cancer Society. Professor Robert Klaassen’s research aims to assess the impact of treatments on the quality of life of patients with incurable blood disorders, and Professor Roanne Thomas will research factors that affect the breast cancer experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis women.
OTTAWA, April 17, 2013 — Researchers from the University of Ottawa have released the findings of a three-year study on “third parties” in the adult and sex industries, including their role in sex worker safety.
OTTAWA, March 5, 2013 — A groundbreaking discovery by a team led by Robert Boyd has enabled the first direct measure of polarization states of photon light, the directions in which the electric and magnetic fields of light oscillate.