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.
OTTAWA, November 30, 2015 -- A team of molecular cardiologists at the University of Ottawa has linked a gene, which had never been suspected of playing a role in blood pressure regulation, with human hypertension. The discovery, which was published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications, may lead to new targets that would improve treatments for patients with high blood pressure.
OTTAWA, November 17, 2015 — University of Ottawa researchers have been awarded three of the five John Charles Polanyi Prizes funded by the province of Ontario, for research that may lead to smart, “organic” electronics, better violence prevention and new molecular imaging agents to detect disease.