Although 101 Week at the University of Ottawa is over, the lack of naloxone kits—which are used to respond to an overdose—is still a cause for debate here on campus and in the city.
As the new school year begins, one of the biggest changes that students will see is the new learning management system (LMS), Brightspace. The program, which is designed to enhance student engagement with courses through the online database, was launched on May 1 for the spring/summer semester, and will be in full use for all students for this fall.
Reports of Lyme disease in the Ottawa area have been increasing in recent years, leading researchers at the University of Ottawa to investigate the geographical reasons behind this upward trend. Manisha Kulkarni, an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Epidemiology, Public Health, and Preventive Medicine researches pathogens that are transmitted by insects and arthropods, and believes that the high rate of Lyme disease in Ottawa is the result of more ticks in the region.
The elder, Claudette Commanda, is an Algonquin Anishinabe from the Kitigan Zibi First Nation and a U of O alumna. She is also the first person to hold the position as an elder in residence at the university.
A new study by Ian Coleman, an associate professor of the school of epidemiology and public health at the University of Ottawa, has found that lower levels of prenatal stress can reduce the risk of behavioural issues in children.
In response to Barron’s admittance to the U of O, students in the Faculty of Law decided to send a clear message to the administration that they do not want Barrons on campus.
Speakers at the rally included Rao, along with Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada, Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton of Orh Haneshama Congregation, and Yamikani Msosa, an expert in sexual violence and gender issues at Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa.
Kelly was recognized for her local volunteer work with foster children in the Ottawa community and her international volunteer work in Uganda this past April.
The current projects, led by the U of O’s facilities team, are set to improve learning, teaching, and research at the university.