In April 2019, alumna Catherine Cano (BSocSc ’84) began her term as administrator of the International Organization of la Francophonie (IOF). “I feel ready, confident, and secure in taking on this role. I suddenly realized that my years of experience have provided me with a wealth of knowledge and perspective.”
The iconic consumer rights champion knows from experience that citizens armed with facts can hold the powerful to account. He gave an inspiring talk during Criminology Week 2018, marking the department’s 50th anniversary.
As Canada becomes the first G7 country to legalize recreational cannabis, five alumni working in the sector reflect on this transformative move.
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?
Malik Ladhani’s spirit of engagement has already led to a formative experience at uOttawa, rewarding jobs in Jordan and the Kyrgyz Republic, and Harvard Law School.
Meet four alumni whose stories illustrate the impressive capacity of uOttawa grads to find their passion and build meaningful careers.
Lawyer and film producer Shawn Singh adds philanthropy to his many ventures by generously funding a lecture series and two PhD scholarships at his alma mater.
Alumnus Peter Wright has an award for bravery from the Governor General of Canada and some sage advice for others aspiring to a career in foreign affairs.
In her work and in a new book, Canada’s first Indigenous woman to earn a PhD in criminology challenges myths and champions solutions.
Canada's minister of sport and persons with disabilities, "a very proud uOttawa alumna", kicked off Career Week 2017 with an inspiring keynote address.
Do love and learning go together? At uOttawa, it seems that they do. Many of our alumni met — and married — the girl or guy of their dreams on campus, be it in the 1960s or in 2016.
uOttawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre has created a unique short course that encourages participants to explore art as a tool for promoting human rights.
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.
The skills Elias León developed in the uOttawa international studies program are serving him well in his current job. He’s not the only one benefitting from the program.
How do children learn the sounds of a language? How do they develop the ability to plan for the future? Take a trip to an Ottawa museum where families can have fun exploring these questions while taking part in groundbreaking studies with uOttawa experts.
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.
How do you build an impressive career in law enforcement? Lino Maurizio, Vice President, Head of Investigations at SNC-Lavalin, shares with students the secrets of his success.
Surely you have heard of the butterfly effect, namely that tiny changes in initial conditions amplify over time to have major consequences down the line. Marc LeBoutillier is living proof of just such an effect.
In light of their election on October 19, 2015, some 15 uOttawa alumni, one faculty member and one recipient of an honorary doctorate, will take up their seats in Parliament. And the University of Ottawa couldn’t be prouder of every one of them!
Three alumni find success following their dream of building a resort and establishing a charity in northern Nicaragua.
The University of Ottawa is leading a national effort to recruit pro bono lawyers to help private sponsorship groups bring Syrian refugees to Canada. Many alumni are key players.
From Estonia, to Finland, to Ottawa—Former Gee-Gees Johnny Berhanemeskel (BSocSc ʼ15), Myriam English (BEd ʼ15) and Ettore Lattanzio (BA ʼ15) are pursuing their dreams in professional sports.
Is it that power suit or diligent networking that scores you the job? Alumni are sharing secret ingredients for kick-starting careers as part of uOttawa’s new uO2.0 program for future and young alumni.
The federal election has some talking about engaging youth in politics. A uOttawa research chair has taken on the challenge.
Steven Stein built a global business that predicts individual and organizational behaviour. His methods have been used to assess millions of people, from reality TV contestants to U.S. Navy Seals.
Governor General David Johnston says globalization, rapid technological change and breakthroughs in research about the human brain demand new approaches to learning.
Mythili Rajiva looks beyond the headlines to probe pressing questions of sexual violence against girls and women.
Researcher Sophie Lebel’s innovative contributions in psychosocial oncology offer help and hope for people living with the illness’s aftermath.
Will robots steal our jobs? Can carbon-pricing save our planet? University professors and researchers will lead interdisciplinary talks on these questions and more at the 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
From hot dog wars to a life-saving campaign to install a traffic light on Laurier Avenue, student newspaper The Fulcrum has covered it all. Former contributors will swap scoops at a party celebrating its 75th Volume next month.
A keynote speech by three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas L. Friedman, author of The World is Flat, will be a highlight of the 2015 Alumni Week next month. Many other lectures will also focus on the themes of freedom, security, terror and democracy in this digital age.
Get to know the six recipients of the 2015 Alumni Association Awards of Excellence.
Could the 2015 federal election see more women elected as MPs? Three uOttawa alumnae, of very different political stripes, certainly hope so.
Economics student Phil Spencer set up an English club to help French-speaking students at the African School of Economics in Benin thanks to uOttawa’s CO-OP program.
Marcel Pronovost, fascinated by genealogy, taps into his rich family history to inform his novels.
Murielle Pallares rescues child soldiers and watches out for deadly black mamba snakes in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
From baristas to business owners: Jamil and Elie Nassif are using their economics degrees to make it big in the modern furniture business.
Renée Black continues to Defy the Conventional with PeaceGeeks, a non-profit organization that teaches high-tech skills to groups around the world that work for peace and human rights.
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