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 big web giants have access to billions of pieces of our personal data. And with massive amounts of data, comes power. Can we prevent such wholesale access to our data, and, if so, how?
Dr. Siba Haykal sees reconstructive surgery as a way of bringing hope to people who have suffered the traumatic effects of disease, accidents or war.
Excerpts from a new memoir by Ruey Yu, an alumnus with an inspiring life story who has received an honorary doctorate from uOttawa.
Meet the recipients of the 2017 Alumni Association Awards of Excellence, exceptional individuals who are giving back to the University and the community.
From cataloguing hardy plants and lichens in Canada’s Arctic to simulating a mission to Mars in the Utah desert, botany is about more for Paul Sokoloff than pressing flowers.
By trying out a variety of jobs, students like Esther Kim are expanding their horizons and adding value to their degrees. They are also invigorating workplaces, in Ottawa and beyond, with their energy and enthusiasm.
A uOttawa professor is at the forefront of an innovative project to save monarchs from extinction by mobilizing Canadians to keep an eye on habitats where the king of butterflies breeds.
After eight years at the helm, the high-energy president leaves a strong legacy that includes a more globally engaged university, proud of its bilingualism and research excellence.
Two uOttawa researchers are studying astronauts’ bone marrow to find clues that could help space travellers recover from weightlessness and patients on Earth get back on their feet more quickly after prolonged immobility.
Jamie Ghossein may be only partway through his studies in biochemistry, but he is already playing an active role in research on kidney disease.
The inaugural recipients of the Faculty of Science Alumni Award of Excellence each began their journey the same way - by stepping into Marion Hall.
Introducing Carole Beaudry (BSc. ʼ15) and Christina Vanderwel (PhD ʼ15, Mechanical Engineering) – two new alumnae ready to take the world by storm.
Born blind, Yusuke Kumai (PhD ʼ13, Biology) was a rising star researcher, until his life was cut short this summer. Friends and family are working to keep that star shining.
A 10-year research partnership between uOttawa and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has pushed boundaries in fields ranging from reproductive biology to molecular photonics.
Telecommunications guru Debbie Pinard (BASc ʼ79) teams with daughter to change how event volunteers are managed.
Dr. Ruey Yu decided to do something to honour his PhD supervisor. He decided to “pay-it-forward” by making a generous gift to the Faculty of Science to create the Professor Hans Helmut Baer International Student Scholarship in Chemistry.
Ashok Vijh left India more than 50 years ago seeking adventure. He used science and smarts to find it.
Tao Zhu found a new way to squeeze lasers to an ultra-narrow linewidth. The roots of his work began at uOttawa with Professor Xiaoyi Bao, a Canada Research Chair in Fibre Optics and Photonics.
Get to know the six recipients of the 2015 Alumni Association Awards of Excellence.
Moonlighting as a science journalist helps Tyler Shendruk (PhD ʼ14, Physics) stay focused on the big picture as he studies very tiny fluid flows at Oxford University.
Expert environmental toxicologists from uOttawa are monitoring the legacy of pollutants in Canada’s North, including at the Giant Mine site, while training the next generation of analytical eco-warriors.
Alumna Mina Lux was on track to become a biochemical engineer when she changed course to become a digital marketing guru.
From the back wall of MacDonald Hall, they’ve peered out over the city for more than four decades.
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