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.
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.
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.
The Virtual Historian allows students to research and analyze historical documents and footage on key events in Canadian history to draw their own conclusions.
Kathleen Kemp and Ajmal Sataar took a custom-designed entrepreneurship program to Iqaluit.
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.
uOttawa can attract the best Master’s and PhD students in the world. You can help.
History and identity are closely linked—a concept University of Ottawa doctoral student Raphaël Gani explores.
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.
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.
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.
uOttawa students are volunteering to help improve northern communities through education and community-based projects.
PhD candidate Moussa Thiam is developing a new type of cement that’s green, light and economical.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Patrick Cauthers needed a new French horn… but didn’t know how he’d pay for it.
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