OTTAWA, July 2, 2013 — Once again, the University of Ottawa is in the spotlight thanks to its outstanding researchers. Dr. Denis Prud’homme, full professor in the School of Human Kinetics and former dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, today became the new associate vice-president research and scientific director of the Institut de recherche de l’Hôpital Montfort (IRHM), the research arm of the Montfort Hospital.
OTTAWA, June 26, 2013 — Adolfo J. de Bold, University of Ottawa professor of pathology and cellular and molecular medicine, has joined the likes of Charles Darwin, Benjamin Gould, Henri Milne-Edwards and Nobel laureates Bernardo Houssay and Luis Leloir as an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences of Argentina, for his contribution to the advancement of science.
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.