uOttawa News


MakerSpace provides a young “Iron Man” with a “Mark II” prosthetic

Photo par: Prof. Natalie Baddour, Directrice du Département du Génie Mécanique et professeure agrégéé.

When six-year-old “Iron Man” Sebastian Chavarria arrived at uOttawa on Friday, March 20, he garnered national attention from media outlets. The boy, whose myriad congenital problems left him with a tracheotomy and a partially deformed left hand, received a new prosthetic hand as part of the uOttawa MakerSpace Prosthetic Challenge.


The laws of jazz

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Lawyer, linguist, professor and jazz pianist Ron Davis (JD ʼ82) is in the studio recording his 10th album, Pocket Symphronica. His unconventional approach mixes jazz with Japanese taiko drumming, symphony orchestras and pop songs. Read the article »

Tracking toxic pollutants

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Expert environmental toxicologists from uOttawa are monitoring the legacy of pollutants in Canada’s North, including at the Giant Mine site, while training the next generation of analytical eco-warriors. Read the article »


Research and perspectives

Advanced Research Complex: Probing the secrets of the Earth and light in a new world-class centre

The latest issue of Research Perspectives offers a sneak peek at the University of Ottawa’s new Advanced Research Complex.

Meet some of the scientists behind this powerhouse of photonics and Earth sciences research and tour its world-class facilities.

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