Six University of Ottawa professors have been appointed University research chairs, in recognition of their solid teaching record and outstanding accomplishments in their fields. The research chairs will focus on pressing issues in areas as diverse as the deformation of the earth’s crust, health care delivery reform, metabolic and genetic factors causing obesity and diabetes, and health care for rare childhood diseases.
One in nine Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer throughout her lifetime, and one in 30 will die from it. Preventing breast cancer at the cellular level however, may be a possibility, after research by Dr. Christine Pratt at the University of Ottawa uncovered why breast cells with the BRCA1 gene mutation are at high risk for evolving into tumours.
The University of Ottawa is making a $1.7 million dollar contribution to the Royal’s Brain Imaging Centre. Researchers at the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI) will now be able to use cutting-edge technology to advance learning and discovery in the field of brain research and psychology using a new PET-fMRI machine, the first of its kind in Canada solely dedicated to mental health research and neuroscience.
A year after the launch of the Max Planck-University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics, the University of Ottawa is commemorating its vibrant partnership with the Max Planck Society by unveiling an official centre plaque, along with Martin Stratmann, president of the Max Planck Society, and Werner Wnendt, German ambassador to Canada.
OTTAWA, February 17, 2016 — The University of Ottawa is pleased to announce that Suzanne Bouclin and Karin Hinzer are the recipients of the Young Researcher of the Year Award. The two professors are being recognized for their exceptional contributions to research, as well as for their role in effectively training students.
University of Ottawa professor Jackie Dawson of the Department of Geography is one of nine scientists conducting a multifaceted research project to strengthen navigation, emergency response and cultural protection in the North.
The University of Ottawa has been awarded eight new Canada Research Chairs and will see seven more renewed, for a total of $13.8 million in research funding. The latest appointed chairs, announced at the University of Ottawa by the Honourable Catherine McKenna, will enhance the University of Ottawa’s breadth of research and expertise in areas such a ultra-secure quantum communication, viral infection and immunity, mental health as well as in green technologies in order to meet Canada’s environmental ambitions and commitments.
OTTAWA, December 11, 2015 -- Many viruses use their host’s metabolism for important building blocks and energy requirements in order to extend their own life cycle. To combat infection, humans have evolved mechanisms to block viruses’ access to these key resources.
OTTAWA, December 8, 2015 — Professor Andrew Pelling, cross-appointed to the Department of Biology and the Department of Physics, has been selected as a TED Fellow, making him one of two Canadians to join a class of 21 change-makers from around the world in February 2016 who will share ideas worth spreading from the TED stage in Vancouver.