OTTAWA, January 23, 2013 — A study by the CGA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre (CGA-AGRC) has found that the recent global financial crisis had little impact on the risk disclosures of non-financial Canadian firms.
OTTAWA, January 22, 2013 — The University of Ottawa and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), Canada’s largest high-technology association, have joined forces to create a new communications network to help first responders in Ottawa overcome critical challenges.
OTTAWA, January 15, 2013 — As the colder weather sets in and more than 40,000 students return for the winter term, things are heating up at the University of Ottawa. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has earmarked $8,703,736 in research funding for two major uOttawa projects.
OTTAWA, December 10, 2012 — An analysis of sulphide ore deposits from one of the world’s richest base-metal mines, located in Canada, confirms that oxygen levels were extremely low on Earth 2.7 billion years ago but also shows that microbes were actively feeding on sulphate in the ocean and influencing sea water chemistry during that geological time period.
OTTAWA, December 6, 2012 — The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Marc Ruel, Cardiac Surgeon and Endowed Chair of Cardiac Surgery Research at UOHI,as the new Chief of Cardiac Surgery.
OTTAWA, December 5, 2012 — For Ottawa scientist and neonatologist Dr. Bernard Thébaud, even publishing a major paper reporting five significant discoveries still doesn't seem quite enough— he is determined to apply his laboratory breakthroughs in neonatal intensive care units (NICU).
OTTAWA, November 27, 2012 — Scientists have discovered that injecting a novel human protein into muscle affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy significantly increases muscle size and strength, a finding that could lead to a therapy akin to the use of insulin by diabetics.
OTTAWA, November 27, 2012 — The University of Ottawa and the Nashville (Tennessee) Zoo are pleased to announce the first ever captive breeding of eastern hellbenders and the first controlled breeding of any hellbenders using biotechnology. The two hellbenders were successfully hatched from eggs produced and artificially fertilized from the Nashville Zoo’s long-term captive animals.
OTTAWA, November 26, 2012 — An Ottawa scientist has discovered a critical reason why women experience fertility problems as they get older. The breakthrough by Johné Liu, a senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and professor at the University of Ottawa, also points to a simple solution that could increase the viability of egg cells for women in their late 30s and older — putrescine water.