Balarama Holness: On football, justice, and the power of sharing his own story
The uOttaKnow podcast talks with Balarama Holness (BA ’08, BEd ’14, Gee Gees Men’s Football ’04-’07, Gee Gees Men’s Track & Field ’07-’08) an activist, social entrepreneur and former defensive back for the Montreal Alouettes. In this episode he discusses the upcoming publication of his memoir Eyes on the Horizon: My Journey Towards Justice. Whether it’s politics or football, Balarama says they’re both team sports: they involve mobilizing people from all walks of life and working together in community to achieve shared goals.
Trailblazers x uOttawa: Alumna Edem Dovlo uses teaching and engineering to solve real-world problems
Before she discovered the world of math and science and a career that could combine them both, Edem Dovlo (MASc ’11, BASc ’09) knew that she loved learning. As last year, we’ve teamed up with Ridley-Padmore and Ndema-Moussa to celebrate Black History Month and add a new portrait and poem of Black uOttawa alumna who has made a significant mark on the University.
Amanda Doku: Schulich scholar and promising young woman in STEM
Amanda Doku is a first-year student studying biomedical mechanical engineering at uOttawa, she also has tremendous support to pursue her dream: a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. We interviewed her, and invite you to discover a fascinating young woman in STEM.
This article on artificial intelligence (AI) and the popular ChatGPT by Céline Castets-Renard, professor of civil law, and Claire Boine, Ph.D. candidate in law and research associate, was published in French In La Conversation. The two researchers provide an overview of the possibilities and dangers of AI and the scope of transformations to come, and examine its place in education. The Gazette offers its readership its English translation.
Canadian Playful Schools Network now across Canada
Sometimes, the energy of a project feels tangible, as is the case for the Canadian Playful Schools Network (CPSN). In this conversation with CPSN principal investigators Trista Hollweck and Andrew Hargreaves, we discussed the project’s significance, long-term potential for education, and what the network holds for 2023.
Phil De Luna: Using technology, policy, and finance to create climate change solutions
For Phil De Luna (MSc ‘15), a scientist and research capitalist working to advance climate technology, curiosity has always been a core component of his life. Phil explains that his job as a scientist is to be professionally curious—to experiment and understand what happens when we change things and interact with the world. Phil was the latest guest on uOttaKnow, a podcast that shares thought-provoking conversations with uOttawa alumni and researchers from around the world.