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NEW InfoIRL | LRInfo Capsule Interviews

As the start of the 2023-24 academic year approaches, we are happy to announce the launch of new projects at the LRI. We have started a new YouTube initiative allowing members of the LRI to highlight their research and engage an audience in the form of short, easy-to-understand capsule interviews with the Director of the LRI Nafissa Ismail. Our first YouTube capsule featuring Dr. Miroslava Kavgic discussing topics of interest related to Plastic Free July with Dr. Ismail is available to watch now on YouTube. As we continue to flesh out the YouTube capsules, we plan to incorporate many interested members and external guests as a means to help develop the use of the YouTube channel, draw attention to the LRI, as well as to engage the public in an understandable and relatable way.

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Jun 1

What is Connected Autonomy?

Join us for a conversation where attendees will hear from authors about their chapters, followed by a discussion that engages both panelists and the a…

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Jun 22

Book Launch invitation!

Discover a new release published by the University of Ottawa Press.
Join Robert J. Flynn, Meagan Miller, Tessa Bell, Barbara Greenberg, Cynthia Vince…

Selection of contraceptives: emergency pill, contraceptive pills, vaginal ring, iuds, female and male condoms, dmpa

Oral contraceptives impact on women’s health: age and gut microbiome may be determining factors

The effects of oral contraceptives (OCs) like birth control on the brain and mood of women may come down to age and their gut microbiome, according to…
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Linda Garcia interviewed by Radio-Canada Ontario (French Only)

Interview by Radio-Canada Ontario June 24, 2020: Dr. Linda Garcia, Director of the LIFE Research Institute at the University of Ottawa, discusses the …
From the left: Sylvain Charbonneau (Vice-Dean Research, uOttawa), Lucie Thibault (Faculty of Health Sciences Dean), Linda Garcia (Director of the LRI), Thomas Jelley (Vice president, Sodexo Institute for Quality of Life), and Nancy Ness Judy (Vice President of Communications, Healthcare & Seniors Worldwide, Sodexo).

Partnership launch with Sodexo

On September 18th, 2019, the LIFE Research Institute and Sodexo launched a fantastic partnership. Sodexo has pledged 150,000 € ($217,000) for the firs…

Sodexo and the uOttawa LIFE Research Institute join forces

Last year, the LIFE Research Institute launched a new partnership and a call for proposals from Sodexo: a world leader in delivering food services, fa…

Linda Garcia Appointed Director of the LIFE Research Institute for a New Five-year Term

The Office of the Vice-President Research at the University of Ottawa is pleased to announce the nomination of Linda Garcia as Director of the LIFE Re…

Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue – “Does Age Matter”?

We are thrilled to share the videos of three of the final projects created as part of the Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue – “Does Age Matter?”. We invi…