Inspired by the successful Finnish educational model, Carole Payant is creating “a dream school for children” as she transforms a heritage building into a 21st-century learning environment.
Meet the recipients of the 2017 Alumni Association Awards of Excellence, exceptional individuals who are giving back to the University and the community.
Canada C3 is a signature project to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017. It is also Professor Lisa Glithero’s latest adventure in a career devoted to connecting youth to the natural world.
As uOttawa’s Faculty of Education marks its 50th anniversary, we trace some interesting career paths back to its classrooms.
Bullying is a worldwide phenomenon that can happen to anyone. University of Ottawa researchers’ work on the topic has sometimes been inspired by personal experience.
First Nations students and uOttawa teacher candidates both benefit from an enduring partnership that is helping to preserve Algonquin culture and bring Indigenous perspectives into the curriculum.
Syrian children joining classrooms across the country are the latest new arrivals being helped by caring teachers to integrate into Canadian society.
Fannie Desforges’ life turned upside down in an instant. This talented athlete now knows what it’s like to have been thrust into ill health, just like the students she taught at a children’s hospital.
A leading figure in French-language education in Ontario, Mariette Carrier-Fraser has worked relentlessly to ensure that Franco-Ontarians have fair access to essential services. Meet this inspiring woman.
Through his community engagement and his humanitarian vision, teacher Abdi Bileh Dirir facilitates dialogue between cultures.
Recipient of a 2015 Vanier Scholarship, Thursica Kovinthan reconciles her past by conducting research on post-conflict countries.
From Estonia, to Finland, to Ottawa—Former Gee-Gees Johnny Berhanemeskel (BSocSc ʼ15), Myriam English (BEd ʼ15) and Ettore Lattanzio (BA ʼ15) are pursuing their dreams in professional sports.
They’re a group of five, and they go by the name The Howards. Two of them are professors in the Faculty of Education by day, and by night, they become musicians in a band.
Young alumni André Bellerive (BASc ʼ14) and Marc Bjerring (BASc ʼ14) hope their swivelling selfie stick will capture the world’s “Whoa, dude!” action sports moments.
Tina Charlebois (BEd ʼ06) is a celebrated writer in the Franco-Ontarian literary world. She will take part in the upcoming tribute to Franco-Ontarian writing at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre this month.
Student mentoring project builds strong links among francophones on Glendon College campus in Toronto.
Alumna Megan Cotnam-Kappel’s determination to study in French while growing up in small-town Ontario informed her doctoral research on why kids choose minority-language schools.
A keynote speech by three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas L. Friedman, author of The World is Flat, will be a highlight of the 2015 Alumni Week next month. Many other lectures will also focus on the themes of freedom, security, terror and democracy in this digital age.
Could the 2015 federal election see more women elected as MPs? Three uOttawa alumnae, of very different political stripes, certainly hope so.
Alumna Nisha Toomey is exploring the world to find positive stories that inspire change.
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