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uOttawa, University of Würzburg scientists make breakthrough in study of light

Physicists and physical chemists from the University of Würzburg and the University of Ottawa have solved a decades-old problem of distinguishing sing…
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Vulnerable Connections: The Expert Panel on Public Safety in the Digital Age

The Center for Law, Technology and Society's Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau has contributed to Vulnerable Connections, a report released by the Council o…
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Historic investment of $34.7M to bolster French-taught programs at uOttawa

This will allow uOttawa to expand its range of programs taught in French, namely in science and engineering disciplines that are key to the future of …
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Roxham Road: Asylum seekers won’t just get turned back, they’ll get forced unde…

In this episode of Don’t Call Me Resilient, migration expert Christina Clark-Kazak explains the devastating consequences of last week’s meeting betwee…
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COVID-19 unemployment stigma is real and could threaten future job prospects

A survey experiment reveals people who were out of work during the COVID-19 pandemic are perceived more negatively than those who remained employed.
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A picture is really worth a thousand words

New study proves that clear communication is enhanced by use of emojis with facial cues
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Mar 27

The Way Ahead for the Alliance for Democracy and Freedom in Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran has seen large-scale street protests since September 2022. As a result, the regime is now in a more vulnerable domestic p…
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Mar 14 to Apr 11

uOttawa Media Calendar: March 14 to April 11

Here are highlights of the events taking place at the University of Ottawa from March 14 to April 11, 2023:
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Mar 29

The Rouleau Commission: Deconstructing the public response to the freedom convoy

Join us for this hybrid one-day conference, featuring uOttawa’s leading voices in the fields of law, politics, public administration, economics, crimi…

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Pope's apology in Canada falls short for some indigenous survivors

University of Ottawa religion historian Emma Anderson, who focuses on indigenous encounters with Christianity, said the reference to the investigation was "one of the more puzzling aspects" of the speech given Canada already had the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
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Heat waves are Canada’s deadliest form of extreme weather. Do we need better wa…

“We’re really far from being prepared,” said Glen Kenny, a professor at the University of Ottawa who researches heat strain. “And we’re certainly slow on the take when it comes to alerting people.”
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More mosquitoes? Why Canadians could be seeing an uptick this summer and beyond

Are more mosquitoes bugging you this summer? You’re not alone.

Canada is buzzing with the pesky insects as parts of the country are seeing higher numbers than usual due to damp, hot weather, raising concerns for related diseases, particularly the West Nile virus in humans.

“It certainly seems … anecdotally that it’s a big year for mosquitoes,” said Manisha Kulkarni, a medical entomologist and associate professor at the University of Ottawa.

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