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.
Bernard Kouchner, one of the greatest advocates for human rights, left no one unmoved when he spoke at the Alex Trebek lecture series during Alumni Week 2018. Read about his journey and his views on humanitarian intervention.
Meet the recipients of the 2017 Alumni Association Awards of Excellence, exceptional individuals who are giving back to the University and the community.
From April 29 to May 6, reconnect with classmates and rediscover your favourite campus as uOttawa hosts the popular annual get-together for alumni, their families and friends.
This year’s Alex Trebek Distinguished Lecture Series speaker, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, wants Canadians to join forces to protect our environment, her remarkable Inuit culture — and Arctic ice.
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.
As uOttawa’s Faculty of Education marks its 50th anniversary, we trace some interesting career paths back to its classrooms.
The University of Ottawa’s new state-of-the-art STEM complex will promote innovation by combining interdisciplinary research and hands-on learning with entrepreneurial expertise.
Canada's minister of sport and persons with disabilities, "a very proud uOttawa alumna", kicked off Career Week 2017 with an inspiring keynote address.
The University of Ottawa’s new president has spent his distinguished career thinking and caring deeply about higher education. He now looks forward to reflecting as a community on what lies ahead.
The distinguished alumnus has given $5 million to uOttawa to create the Forum for Dialogue. His latest donation means we’ll hear from more powerful voices like Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee.
Meet Jean-Maurice Lafond and Aida Stratas, two enthusiastic class reunion ambassadors who will welcome former classmates back to uOttawa for class and affinity group gatherings during Alumni Week 2016.
Be inspired by the six recipients of the 2016 Alumni Association Awards of Excellence.
Plan on attending the University of Ottawa’s annual alum-fest, Alumni Week, from April 30 to May 7! Reconnect with old friends. Rediscover your campus. Refresh your mind with lectures. Plus have a whole lot of fun.
Pioneering work by Mona Nemer involves identifying genes critical for normal heart development. Her goals: fewer birth defects, less cardiac disease, better patient care.
Calin Rovinescu officially became the 14th chancellor of the University of Ottawa at an installation ceremony on February 5, 2016.
The University of Ottawa has a significant economic footprint and delivers substantial social, cultural and community benefits, says a new report.
In 2015, donated Aeroplan Miles helped Isabelle Boileau, a fourth-year health sciences student, travel to Bogota, Colombia, to assist elderly women.
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!
Last month, Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu was named University of Ottawa’s 14th chancellor, while his predecessor, Michaëlle Jean, was honoured with the renaming of a student volunteer centre.
Jeopardy! game show host Alex Trebek’s $2 million gift means uOttawa’s 196,000 alumni now have a place on campus to call their own.
uOttawa’s most ambitious fundraising campaign ever seeks $400 million to support research, revitalize the campus and empower today’s students to change the world through “scholarship with a social purpose.”
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.
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.
Lawyer, linguist, professor and jazz pianist Ron Davis (JD ʼ82) is in the studio recording his 10th album, Pocket Symphronica. His unconventional approach mixes jazz with Japanese taiko drumming, symphony orchestras and pop songs.
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.
Elizabeth Rody, newly-elected uOttawa Alumni Association president, makes sure that feathers aren’t ruffled as Chief of Protocol for the Parliament of Canada.
Alumna Mina Lux was on track to become a biochemical engineer when she changed course to become a digital marketing guru.
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