France Martineau, full professor in the Département de français, examines how the French language evolved across North America.
Start-Up Garage helped local students launch Gymtrack and transform it into a viable business.
The Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory offers keyboard lessons via videoconferencing to a young group of children in Kangiqsualujjuaq, Northern Quebec.
As the president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil, arts graduate Daniel Lamarre is the ringmaster who keeps the magic coming.
In his Faculty of Engineering laboratory, Professor Marc Dubé seeks to produce polymers in a more sustainable way, using some surprising raw materials
Brock Doiron was awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program scholarship to begin his research.
Start-Up Garage helps local students launch their great ideas and transform them into viable businesses.
Laura Evgin is a PhD student in biochemistry working alongside one of the world’s foremost researchers in oncolytic viruses.
Interdisciplinary science is delivering mobility to the disabled and the elderly.
Alumna Ronjiny Basu’s company, Chobhi, is using fair trade to improve living conditions for craftswomen living on the other side of the globe.
Professor Dan Lane is among the pool of global experts contributing to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization annual report on the state of oceans and fisheries.
The Virtual Historian allows students to research and analyze historical documents and footage on key events in Canadian history to draw their own conclusions.
Knowing where to find essential services is key to refugee survival. PeaceGeeks has developed the Services Advisor app to help refugees locate humanitarian assistance quickly and efficiently.
Kathleen Kemp and Ajmal Sataar took a custom-designed entrepreneurship program to Iqaluit.
In chaos theory, the butterfly effect suggests that tiny motions, like the flutter of a butterfly’s wings, can build up to influence future outcomes.
Professor Peter Jones, of the Faculty of Social Sciences, travels the world to stage meetings that increase trust and generate new ideas to resolve conflicts, a process known as Track Two diplomacy.
Professor Carissima Mathen was one of the first legal academics to tweet live from the Supreme Court of Canada.
John Thor Arnason, uOttawa biologist, and Steffany Bennett, University Research Chair, studied ancient traditions to find plants that hold promise for treating Alzheimer’s disease.
Pierre Berini, University Research Chair in Surface Plasmon Photonics, and student Wei Ru Wong shed new light on disease detection.
What drives novelist and doctor Vincent Lam to take on two challenging careers?
The Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement was created in 2011 and is an on-campus one-stop shop for information on volunteer opportunities in Ottawa and around the world.
Entrepreneurs—our dreamers and doers—generate almost a third of our gross domestic product and a quarter of our exports. Investing in our entrepreneurs is synonymous with investing in a strong and innovative economy that will continue to grow and adapt to the opportunities created by new technologies and discoveries.
Your gift will help students who face financial challenges to attend university or allow talented scholars and student-athletes reach higher and achieve more.
It takes hard work, careful planning and resources to build teams that inspire pride. Over the past decade, the University has laid the foundation for competitive varsity sport programs.
The Advanced Research Complex: A new model of research in photonics and Earth sciences.
uOttawa can attract the best Master’s and PhD students in the world. You can help.
Research Chairs allow us to recruit and retain top talent, and to support the kind of high-level research that seeks creative solutions to today’s challenges.
History and identity are closely linked—a concept University of Ottawa doctoral student Raphaël Gani explores.
Making sure the best research on treating spinal cord injury gets translated into the way doctors actually treat patients.
Law and technology experts explore the need for new policy and legislation and changes to existing law.
The Syrian refugee crisis has galvanized Canadians, including members of the uOttawa community. Join us in supporting new scholarships and two innovative new programs to help refugees, or give to a general fund that will assist refugee students with emergency expenses.
Gee-Gees basketball player Krista Van Slingerland is the driving force behind a national mental health initiative. The University is right behind her.
Jessie Nault is drawing on her heritage and her personal experience to combat the high incidence of cervical cancer among Aboriginal women.
Law students Assma Basalamah and Mayoori Malankov use their first-hand experience to guide others through the difficult refugee sponsorship process.
Help make community engagement and global citizenship vital parts of the educational experience by giving to the Allan Rock Scholars Fund.
Jessica Gaudet’s search for the perfect formula helps open up new possibilities for the dairy industry.
The personal qualities you develop at university can help open doors in unexpected places, as the many uOttawa grads from non-technical fields hired by Shopify can attest.
The new uOGlobal recognition program gives uOttawa students a competitive edge in today’s international labour market. It’s also enriching their lives.
The Heritage Circle was created to honour those individuals who have confirmed a gift to the University of Ottawa in their estate plan.
Students are gaining invaluable hands-on experience as the Memory Collaborative unites two major institutes to improve research, education and care related to an urgent health issue.
Through her bequest, Mrs. Suzanne Gouin-Boudreau wishes to inspire future students to take the path of classics studies and develop an historical perspective to better understand the present.
Professor André Samson is pleased to know that his bequest will help young francophones pursue their education and find their place at the University of Ottawa and in society.
Mr. Alan Freeman, trustee for the estate of Mr. Murray Brown (PhD ’75, Clinical Psychology), is proud to meet three students (Myriam Beaudry, Angeline Sin Mei Tsui and Cynthia Wan) benefiting from the Student Experience Fund created by his cousin for the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa.
If there is a recurring theme in Professor Curran’s thinking, it is the importance of learning — at any age. By creating his scholarship, he wishes to help many budding teachers continue in their studies and increase their own knowledge.
Dr. Moshe Nahir and Dr. Tsippi Guttmann-Nahir chose to plan a bequest for the creation of a scholarship in memory of their daughter, Aya Nahir, for whom music was highly therapeutic.
Students from all disciplines can use the latest genetic technology in a new campus hub that will allow them to experiment, explore and design their own curiosity-driven research projects.
A modern take on the traditional university quad, University Square is a welcoming, multi-use space in the heart of the campus that brings the entire community together.
Innovative device created in Abdulmotaleb El Saddik’s virtual reality lab will allow first responders in the Far North and rural regions to save more lives.
By examining the moral implications of artificial intelligence (AI) and designing legal frameworks around them, ethicist and law expert Ian Kerr is safeguarding the public interest.
Lori Beaman is finding ways to foster a truly inclusive society by highlighting the positive, everyday experiences of people who look beyond religious differences to focus on their similarities.
As a global powerhouse in photonics research, uOttawa received a $20,000 fellowship to foster innovation.
uOttawa students are volunteering to help improve northern communities through education and community-based projects.
The Dr. Roger Brault and Dr. Anna Maria Brault Scholarship empowers and inspires new generations of physicians and surgeons to deploy their special talents as positive forces around the world.
The Jacqueline and Marcel Ouimet Bursary honours the profound legacy of a trailblazing broadcast journalist and champion of the French language in Canada.
The Dr. Loyer-DaSilva Research Chair in Public Health Nursing is the direct result of one extraordinarily generous woman carefully planning her will to help future generations of nurses as she was once helped.
The Constance Nozzolillo Scholarship Fund ensures that a lack of money doesn't stunt the academic growth of budding biologists.
“My father wanted to help a student that needs money to get through medical school. Someone like him, who was so poor, but had the determination to do it. I’m so glad that my dad, even though he’s gone, is still able to help.”
“We don’t have children, so who do we leave the money to? The simplest thing is to leave it to charities or organizations that we’ve been supporting all our lives and that we’re passionate about.”
“It’s important to consider the needs we have today, but we also need to consider the future. The best universities were built through bequests.”
President Jacques Frémont in conversation with a donor and a scholarship recipient. The Planned Giving program is celebrating 25 years of close relations with University donors.
"Death may be final, but this scholarship keeps Gene’s memory alive. Especially at the University of Ottawa, where we know that he loved to teach."
PhD candidate Moussa Thiam is developing a new type of cement that’s green, light and economical.
Your support will help us create exceptional new spaces for students and expand experiential learning programs. It will support curiosity-driven research and harness the market potential of new ideas.
University of Ottawa PhD candidate Daniel Grégoire and Professor Alexandre Poulain believe they have found a way to clean up mercury pollution by using light-loving bacteria naturally found in the environment.
Law professor Jennifer Bond is helping to lead an international effort to ease the global resettlement crisis by spreading Canada’s successful private sponsorship model to other countries.
Inspired by Chinese medicine, Zemin Yao is working to reactivate the liver’s “garbage collectors” so they can remove the waste that piles up in our bodies, causing many devastating diseases.
Corey Ellis and his Enactus uOttawa teammates are growing two grassroots ventures to supply isolated Inuit communities and low-income urban food deserts with nutritious produce.
Danielle Taillon and Justine Boudreau share their passion for engineering with a struggling First Nations community, using a 3D printer and “maker kits” to spark children’s dreams.
“As a librarian, my goal is to help people, to serve people, to make the University of Ottawa community better. There are a lot of ways to do this, and one of them is just by investing in a workplace that you believe in.” – Lindsey Sikora
“At the end of the day, doing something meaningful helps the community and makes you feel you have contributed all the things that people contributed to you.” - Krishanth Logeswaran
"Music is a universal language. It allows us to grow spiritually and psychologically. It opens up a universe. But if we want future generations to take advantage of it, we must encourage today’s composers." – Micheline Beaudry-Somcynsky
“All our supporters hear about what we do and like what we do, but this really gave them a tangible opportunity to contribute and do something meaningful for our team and for Enactus.” – Corey Ellis
“Six months ago, I’d be having a conversation in the kitchen with my dad and he would just start falling backwards (…). To see him get up there, dance with my little sister and make it look almost easy was unbelievable and such a gift to my family and my dad.” - Élie Ducharme
PhD physics student Ross Cheriton is designing a nanochip that converts laser light to electricity, which will power a wireless retinal implant to restore lost vision.
Now in second year in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Roya Shams dreams of law school and a life devoted to helping others. She is working towards the launch of a charity that will help underprivileged girls — and boys — in her homeland, Afghanistan.
Laura McDonell’s voice falters a little. The Audrey J. Boyce Scholarship has struck a chord with her.
“For me, the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law is an example of the way you can manage to respectfully combine Canada’s two languages and cultures.”
“You have no idea how this helped me at this specific time. I was so thankful. All the interviews I did, all the events I went to, everything I experienced while I was there is 90% of my paper.”
“There’s nothing exceptional about us as donors. There are many people who can do this. By planning a little, you can give back a lot and really have a major impact.”
Bent over a microscope, Jamie Ghossein carefully harvests cells from the kidney of a mouse. The cells are being studied to track a receptor that could assist in treating kidney disease.
uOttawa alumna Vidya Nair helped kick-start a computerized training program for rural women that is advancing India’s campaign to address its sanitation crisis
This network will serve patients by offering them one place where they will be treated for all aspects of their conditions, including dementia and depression.
This ambitious suicide-prevention program aims to reduce suicide in the Ottawa region by 20% by 2020.
Regeneration holds enormous promise in the treatment of stroke, the third leading cause of death in Canada. The uOBMRI has a large team of researchers working on the brain’s post-stroke regenerative powers.
The uOBMRI-CIG has drawn together community champions (survivors, caregivers, community providers) and leading concussion researchers/clinicians to focus on the growing and pressing needs of those struggling with concussions.
Dr. Adam Sachs uses virtual reality in the operating room to see if patients with Parkinson’s disease can learn to control their brains using conscious thought.
Engineering professor Murat Saatcioglu and his students are protecting structures from the ravages of earthquakes and other catastrophes.
New materials for regenerative medicine
When, in 1974, Robert Oades decided to become a full-time member of the University of Ottawa Department of Music, after 20 years as an educator, administrator and professional trumpeter, the English native was only following a passion for teaching that he had always felt, one his daughters, Susan, Jennifer and Valerie, know a thing or two about.
Nearly 40 years being part of the University of Ottawa's Annual Campaign. A scholarship for students of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. A brand new reaction kinetics lab for the department.
Though she was only four foot eleven, Betty Riddell's outsized strength of character made her an impressive figure. When she was finishing nursing studies in her native Manitoba, the Second World War broke out. She offered her services to the Canadian army, which refused to take her, no doubt due to her short stature. Completely unperturbed, she rushed to enlist in the American army, serving for 35 months.
Right from the get-go, Monique Lortie- Lussier radiates the inspiring energy of a trailblazer. In 27 years researching and teaching social psychology at the University of Ottawa, she played a leading role in establishing its women's studies program. Now retired but still committed to education and women's issues, she draws generously on her registered retirement income fund (RRIF) to support a graduate scholarship in women's studies at the University. She kindly agreed to answer our questions.
In the 1980s, it was rare to see a woman working as a manager. For a fighter like Ida Deurloo, there was no way she could let that stand. Whether at the University of Ottawa, where she was assistant registrar from 1983 to 1989, or in the world of finance, where she finished her career, Deurloo wasn't satisfied with just forging her own path — she also wanted to pave the way for those who followed.
Annabelle Gagnon-Barnes was ready to do almost anything for her dream internship in India.
Paul E. Gagné isn’t one to let others decide for him—with one exception.
Patrick Cauthers needed a new French horn… but didn’t know how he’d pay for it.
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