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Special series: Better healthcare

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The University of Ottawa’s new Advanced Medical Research Centre will accelerate discovery and new treatments

The rapid development and deployment of vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the critical role of research in creating lifesaving medical…
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If you build it, they will stay: Ending Ottawa’s biotech brain drain

Ottawa has earned its global reputation as a vibrant city for medical research and innovation. But if it wants to keep its intellectual capital in the…
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Pioneering Brain-Heart Research In Ottawa Is Redefining Patient Care

A pair of Ottawa medical specialists have joined forces to break down the silos between their two medical areas of expertise – the heart and the brain…
Media
Asthma medication and oxygen mask
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World-first trial shows benefits of finding, treating undiagnosed asthma and COPD

Finding and treating people with undiagnosed asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) improved their health and reduced their healthcare…
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Researchers at uOttawa boost efficacy of solar panels
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Researchers at uOttawa boost efficacy of solar panels

Solar energy is a crucial asset in the fight against climate change, and researchers at the University of Ottawa have devised a smart approach to opti…
Research
Professor Burak Kantarci speaking with students and holding a drone
Research

uOttawa’s Kanata North campus marks 5 years in Canada’s largest tech park

The University of Ottawa is helping to foster a rich tech research and innovation ecosystem while developing the next generation of talent in Kanata N…
Faculty of Engineering
Professor Leandro Sanchez
Faculty of Engineering

Is our concrete infrastructure made to last? uOttawa Engineering researcher explains

Concrete is often regarded as the backbone of our infrastructure. However, our seemingly indestructible infrastructure is currently facing major chall…
Media
Tattooed woman post breast cancer surgery trying on bra
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Breast cancer rates rising among Canadian women in their 20s, 30s and 40s

Researchers highlights need for immediate shift in public health policy as early detection is key to reducing breast cancer death and complications.
Faculty of Education
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Faculty of Education

Playing to learn, learning to thrive

A lot (of play!) has happened since we last spoke with the Canadian Playful School Network (CPSN)’s principal investigators, Trista Hollweck and Andr…
Jun 12 to Jun 13

Competition Policy in the 21st Century: Charting a Path Forward for Canada

Canada is at a pivotal moment in the evolution of its competition law and policy. It has been 15 years since the last major reforms to the Competition…

Jun 11

National Indigenous History Month: movie viewing

On the occasion of National Indigenous History Month, join us for the movie viewing: Ever Deadly at the Morisset Library (room MRT144).…

Announcements and initiatives

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Better healthcare starts here: uOttawa making the largest investment in its history to fuel health research

Members of the Ottawa health-care community joined researchers, educators, community leaders and investors May 9 to break ground on the Advanced Medic…
Library
Poster National Indigenous History Month
Library

Happy National Indigenous History Month!

June is National Indigenous History month. We honour the heritage, cultures, contributions, and resilience of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.…
Gazette
Dignitaries from higher education, research, private industry and various levels of government attended the opening ceremony at the National Arts Centre.
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Unshakeable commitment to research in French

The call to knowledge mobilization in French was heard at the 91st annual ACFAS conference, which brought together some 6,000 researchers and more tha…
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Student affairs

20 courses you didn’t know you could take at uOttawa: 2024-2025

With courses ranging from cinema to witchcraft, there’s much to discover this term.

University of Ottawa offers a broad range of prerequisite-free …
Faculty of Arts
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Faculty of Arts

uOttawa GAIA Scholarships

This year again GAIA, the undergraduate student association of the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, has awarded 10 scholarships amo…
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Lucie Hotte
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Leading figure of research on the Francophonie, Lucie Hotte receives an award of excellence

Professor Lucie Hotte, of the Département de français at the University of Ottawa, who also serves as director of the Centre de recherche sur les fran…
Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute
Catherine Buchanan signing a document surrounded by 4 other people.
Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute

Historic agreement to strengthen education in the Francophonie

FIPF and OLBI sign unprecedented partnership to promote the teaching of French
Faculty of Education
Megan Cotnam-Kappel
Faculty of Education

New research chair to explore digital thriving in Franco-Ontarian communities

The Faculty of Education congratulates Professor Megan Cotnam-Kappel, an expert in educational technology and minority-language education, for her app…
Gazette
Students of the Faculty of Health Sciences Nutrition program prepare food in the Nutrition labs for an event celebrating the labs opening
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Learning and teaching how to eat healthy

Nutrition has always been, and will always be, crucial for our health and well-being. However, eating healthy is not always so simple.
Faculty of Medicine
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Faculty of Medicine

From student to department chair, Dr. Dennie sheds light on medicine and teaching

Since graduating magna cum laude from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Carole Dennie has embarked on a remarkable career. Recently aw…
Media
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Preventative healthcare at your fingertips

University of Ottawa researcher develops bilingual healthcare app to help Canadians stay healthy in face of healthcare crisis
Gazette
CYBERHUB-PHOOLED
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Phooled! Revolutionizing cybersecurity education through gamification 

In the world of cybersecurity, staying ahead of malicious threats is an ongoing challenge. As cyberattacks evolve, so too must the education and train…
Faculty of Engineering
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Faculty of Engineering

A tech secondary school at uOttawa’s Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa offers more than higher education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). …
Gazette
STEM building.
Gazette

Building the University of tomorrow right here in Ottawa

For decades, the University of Ottawa has played a leading role in research, innovation, and skills development in the city – working closely with ind…
Telfer School of Management
Vice-dean research Silvia Bonaccio, Christopher Sun, and Telfer Dean Stéphane Brutus
Telfer School of Management

Combining AI and health analytics to transform health systems

Christopher Sun has been awarded the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Data Analytics for Health Systems Transformation. The prestigious Canada Re…
Telfer School of Management
Professor Micelotta presenting to Telfer Executive MBA candidates
Telfer School of Management

Aligning theory and practice through research and teaching

Evelyn Micelotta is dedicated to delivering a transformative learning experience for her Executive MBA candidates by aligning theory and practice.
Telfer School of Management
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Telfer School of Management

Decisions, decisions – can organizations trust AI to make them?

Mayur Joshi, assistant professor of Information Systems at the Telfer School of Management, is co-editor of the Research Handbook on Artificial Intell…
Alumni
Andrew Robinson
Alumni

Andrew Robinson is bridging sustainability and the entertainment industry, both behind-the-scenes and on screen

As a sustainability consultant and influential figure in the entertainment industry, Andrew Robinson (BA ’93) has committed his career to minimizing e…
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Students debate the first Choix Goncourt Canada at the University of Ottawa

What lies behind a literary prize? How do we determine the value of a book? These questions mattered to young university students from Ontario, New Br…
Archives and Special Collections
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Archives and Special Collections

Publishing and Racism: the conflict at The Women’s Press

The term “intersectionality” had not yet been coined in 1988, when a small publishing house in Toronto called The Women’s Press underwent a very publi…
Media
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Media

How can Canada use evidence to reduce violent crime significantly? Takeaways from Science and Secrets of Ending Violent Crime

In Canada, rates of violent crime have returned to levels of 20 years ago and the homicide rate is second only to the United States and rising. Rates …
Faculty of Social Sciences
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Faculty of Social Sciences

Creating a social movement to save pangolins from extinction

This study led by Gabrielle Dorr, PhD student in the Environmental Sustainability program at the University of Ottawa, explores the urgent need to sav…

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