Whether as researcher, cabinet minister, professor or dean, Monique Bégin has devoted her life to improving the lives of Canadians, especially the most vulnerable. The University of Ottawa, which she calls “my university,” has been enriched by her vision and dedication.
The quality of its alumni speaks volumes about a university. In uOttawa’s case, that talk is about commitment, excellence, innovation and gratitude. Since 2011, the Alumni Association has recognized outstanding graduates through its annual Awards of Excellence. Meet this year’s exceptional individuals who are giving back to the University and the community.
The striking similarities between fraternal twins Audrey and Sarah Giles aren’t just skin deep — both have embarked on humanitarian career paths dedicated to improving health in Canada’s North and abroad.
Veteran Globe and Mail health columnist André Picard argues that knowing something about the history of health care in Canada is crucial to understanding its current struggles.
Alumna Louise Plouffe designed a global blueprint for making cities better places to live for older people. Now she’s back on campus at the new International Longevity Centre Canada.
Three uOttawa alumni have opened a micro-brewery just a stone’s throw from their alma mater, offering a personal feel to the craft brewing experience.
Gee-Gees basketball player Krista Van Slingerland is the driving force behind a national mental health initiative.
Alumna Jeanette Jenkins has made a name for herself training Hollywood’s A-list stars, but her real passion is promoting healthy lifestyles for everyone.
Alumnus Bob Carver (BPhysEd ʼ84) has used martial arts and music to raise funds to build homes for more than 660 people in Cambodia. Over the past 10 years, many uOttawa alumni have wielded hammers to help.
Alumni and student athletes had their fair share of gold, glory, blood, sweat and tears at the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in Toronto this summer.
Lee Silverstone flexes his entrepreneurial muscles with workout tracking tool.
Get to know the six recipients of the 2015 Alumni Association Awards of Excellence.
Rachel Homan’s curling team’s inner game is healthy, thanks to a uOttawa professor’s rink-side manner.
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