OTTAWA, October 19, 2012 — For the first time ever in the history of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Social Sciences, its 10,000 students, 260 professors and 100 staff members are together under one roof, in the heart of the downtown campus. This move will bring new vitality to the Faculty’s intellectual resources by creating greater opportunities for collaborative research and teaching activities and lead to richer learning experiences.
OTTAWA, October 18, 2012 — Every year, the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame elevates a select few of our country’s most brilliant minds to laureate status. Laureates are those who have pushed the boundaries of discovery and innovation beyond the realm of possibility to make the world a better place. Among the 2013 inductees is Dr. Antoine Hakim, uOttawa professor of neurology and director of the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute.
OTTAWA, October 18, 2012 — This year’s Research Universities of the Year rankings, published by Research Infosource Inc., place the University of Ottawa seventh overall, maintaining last year’s position, and eighth in research intensity, rising one spot from the last year among Canada’s top research intensive universities.
OTTAWA, October 16, 2012 — Five top researchers at the University of Ottawa will share a total of $863,509 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to support their cutting-edge research in the areas of earthquake patterns, prenatal health, environmental protection, chronic illnesses and disability as well as novel therapies in microcirculation.
OTTAWA, October 16, 2012 — Few drugs are available to treat muscle injury, muscle wasting and genetic disorders causing muscle degeneration, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy. A compelling discovery that may change this was made recently by a research group led by Dr. Robert Korneluk, distinguished professor at University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine and founder of the CHEO Research Institute’s Apoptosis Research Centre, was reported today in Science Signaling.
OTTAWA, October 10, 2012 — The University of Ottawa is proud to announce two newly appointed university research chairs that will have a significant impact on knowledge translation in patient decision-making and in the synthesis of pharmaceutical compounds.
OTTAWA, October 8, 2012 — In a finding that runs counter to commonly held beliefs about fresh being better, a clinical trial published today by the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that acutely ill premature babies who received fresher blood did not fare better than those who received the current standard of care.
OTTAWA, October 2, 2012 — The University of Ottawa and the Faculty of Arts is pleased to announce the arrival of one of Canada’s foremost Métis artists and cultural leaders, Maria Campbell, as the Trudeau Foundation Visiting Fellow for 2012–2013.