NSERC’s vision is to provide financial support to students in the hopes of new discoveries and innovative ideas to help advance the fields of science and engineering.
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.
Leading researchers come together to tackle mental illness head on.
Last month the chairperson of the CRC Program published an open letter on behalf of the program’s steering committee, which urged university presidents in the program to make a “concerted effort to address the under representation of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities) in nominations for Canada Research Chair positions.”
A study published in the scientific journal, PLOS ONE, this past week by a team of researchers from the University of Ottawa has found high levels of arsenic and methyl mercury, a toxic type of mercury that can accumulate in food chains, in lakes near The Giant Mine, located just outside of Yellowknife.
More should be done to integrate a hands-on research experience with theory in classes. With this type of approach, it’s not necessary to choose between two inherently connected aspects of university.
New photonics research opens the door for faster communications A team of researchers at the University of Ottawa is the first to publish a study showing the first fully reconfigurable photonic integrated sign...
Study looks to prepare astronauts for Mars while improving life on Earth All researchers are told to shoot for the moon, but one University of Ottawa team thinks that isn’t quite far enough. U of O researchers...
A new study by researchers at the University of Ottawa is changing the way doctors look at blood transfusions. The study compared the recovery rates of two groups of patients, one group given fresh blood and the other given older blood, and found no link between recovery and the age of the blood being transfused.