Keri Ryan’s quest for bilingualism brought her to uOttawa, where she became friends with three women she met during orientation week. They formed enduring bonds despite diverging career paths. Ryan’s has now taken her to Hong Kong.
Eight visual arts and engineering students can now enjoy bragging rights for leaving their mark on the University. The brand-new STEM Complex showcases the two works of art they created and built under the STEAM project.
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?
The University will soon have a cutting-edge black box theatre. The new space will be used to create an acting conservatory program, the first of its kind in the city.
Jason Dunkerley added another world-class performance to his collection after winning silver in the men’s 1,500-metre T11 race at the World Para Athletics Championships in London.
When Madeleine Thien was not busy this fall picking up literary awards for her acclaimed novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing, she was mentoring uOttawa students as writer in residence at the Department of English.
Theatre alumna Anne-Marie White has been named head of a French-language arts space in Ottawa that has recently undergone a major makeover.
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 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.
As her hit show Roller Derby Saved My Soul continues to charm audiences, alumna Nancy Kenny is pouring her passion for fringe theatre into the first documentary about the fringe festival circuit.
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.
Brigitte Noël has put her free spirit and creativity to good use as a VICE Media correspondent, one of a new generation of journalists making waves in the emerging world of digital media.
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.
Yoga fan Angela Urquhart Osborne is a communications grad, travel blogger and author whose career path has been anything but typical!
The University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Arts has organized a series of events to celebrate the Bard’s tremendous impact and afterlife. Alumni are invited to join the party.
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!
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.
Danika Gagnon (BA ʼ08) marks the first anniversary of her new socially conscious clothing business.
The Arts Building has been renamed Hamelin Hall in honour of former uOttawa president Marcel Hamelin, whose career on campus spans five decades.
Nine theatre alumni including Margo MacDonald (BA ʼ91), Caroline Yergeau (BA ʼ09) and Louis-Phillipe Roy (BA ʼ08) recently won Rideau Awards. More acts are sure to follow when uOttawa’s black box theatre opens in 2017.
Five words that best describe the writing style of television and stage comedian Katherine Levac (BA ʼ11).
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.
Photographer Jean-Marc Carisse (BA ʼ74) describes a lifetime in the shadows capturing candid moments of the biggest personalities in politics and pop. His first job on Parliament Hill sent him straight to then-prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s office.
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.
Plenty of ambition and a shot of courage got Benoit Landry (BA ’03) a dream job with NBCUniversal in Los Angeles.
Parks Canada’s chief underwater archeologist Marc-André Bernier dove under the Arctic ice six times to help retrieve a 6-pounder bronze cannon and other artifacts from HMS Erebus.
Why Brendan A. de Montigny and Meredith Snider of up-and-coming art gallery PDA Projects believe Ottawa is on the brink of an artistic renaissance.
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.
Alumna Megan Cotnam-Kappel’s determination to study in French while growing up in small-town Ontario informed her doctoral research on why kids choose minority-language schools.
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.
Donald Beauchamp: An extraordinary communicator makes his way from uOttawa to the Habs.
Erica Ehm (BA ʼ85) talks about her career, from her days as a pioneering MuchMusic VJ to her current role as digital mom strategist and founder of YummyMummyClub.ca.
Elizabeth Rody, newly-elected uOttawa Alumni Association president, makes sure that feathers aren’t ruffled as Chief of Protocol for the Parliament of Canada.
Alumnus Marc-André Bernier was one of the first people to see HMS Erebus, one of two Franklin expedition ships that have been missing for 170 years.
The owner of the wine bar Soif, Véronique Rivest, works non-stop to know everything about being a sommelier.
Years before TV went digital, theatre grad Randall Dark was well ahead of the curve when it came to exploiting the revolutionary potential of HD.
University research on icebergs, glaciers, sea ice and Arctic shipping is strengthening — and leading to cool jobs for graduates.
From the back wall of MacDonald Hall, they’ve peered out over the city for more than four decades.
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