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.
OTTAWA, June 11, 2015 — Today the Government of Ontario announced a total of $29,446,580 in funding for research projects that will be carried out by professors and students at the University of Ottawa and its affiliated institutions.
OTTAWA, May 29, 2015 — A group of scientists from the University of Ottawa and its affiliated institutes, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), will share $28,511,215 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to support cutting-edge research in areas ranging from pediatric diseases, neurodegenerative disorders, and stem cells to photonics and chemistry.
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 26, 2015 — The University of Ottawa is proud to announce a formal partnership with the Max Planck Society that will establish the Max Planck-University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics. The centre will link two of the world's foremost research teams in the field of photonics and be only the third Max Planck Centre in North America.
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.