Fond memories: 10 uOttawa highlights from 2019

Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2019

Students walking on University of Ottawa campus in winter

As we embark on a new decade, it seems appropriate to reflect on some highlights from the past year. Want to make sure you didn’t miss anything? Here’s a quick glimpse at some of our noteworthy accomplishments.

uOttawa presents new strategic plan: Transformation 2030

More agile, more connected, more impactful and more sustainable: this is what the University of Ottawa aspires to become over the next ten years.

Transformation 2030 logo


IBM Canada and the University of Ottawa launch cybersecurity hub

Based at uOttawa, the hub will deliver critical security innovation, training, and expertise to help grow Canada’s skilled cybersecurity workforce and to develop and apply new and improved approaches to protect the public from cyber threats and attacks.

uOttawa Faculty of Law receives $1 million to support Indigenous learners

Indigenous learners in the Faculty of Law (Common Law Section) will have access to $1 M in scholarships, bursaries and emergency funding thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor.

I'll take famous uOttawa alum for $10 M, Alex

Alumnus and Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek decided to make an additional donation to the University of Ottawa, raising his financial commitment to $10 million dollars.

Alex Trebek speaking to a crowd

Alex Trebek

uOttawa among Canada’s Top 50 research universities

The University of Ottawa maintained its 9th position in the medical/doctoral category of the notable Research Infosource annual ranking.

Three new research chairs on the Francophone world at the University of Ottawa

These three Chairs will not only deepen our research on la Francophonie in Canada and abroad, they will also promote its experts and continue to demonstrate the relevance of interdisciplinarity in university research. In total, the CCFM’s 10 Chairs program will be funded to the tune of $4.2 million over 15 years.

The uOttawa eHub announces the first cohort of the Scaleup Garage

The eight-month program helps foster and support startups led by students and recent alumni.

Sarah Abood answers questions about her apparel company Thawrih. Photo: Robert Greeley

The Royal Society of Canada welcomes 11 uOttawa researchers

A record number of University of Ottawa researchers have been elected fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Seven professors have been awarded the highest distinction for a scholar, scientist or artist in Canada and four researchers have been elected to the sixth cohort of the RSC’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, which recognizes emerging research leaders.

The University of Ottawa among the top 150 best universities in the world

uOttawa climbed to 141st in the world, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020, and also retains its status as the 7th best university in Canada for the third year in a row!

NSERC grants $18 million to help fund the next-gen of researchers at uOttawa

Over 60 researchers and students from the University will benefit from these funds for projects that aim to raise awareness of climate change and clean growth and that encourage others to take action in support of Canada’s climate goals.

There’s a lot to look forward to in 2020. Stay tuned for news on what’s happening at the University of Ottawa in the coming year!

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