With the year coming to a close, it’s time to announce the winners of the annual Cavalry Awards.
The general election results included 17 candidates to the UOSU Board of Directors (BOD) and the six-person executive committee for the 2021-22 term.
Upon the unique challenges that this pandemic has brought onto the year, the students of the U of O have made up their mind on which professors deserved extra appreciation and recognition for their hard work in leading the healthiest virtual classes in the unhealthiest times.
“I threw my cleats in my backpack, clueless to the reality that I wouldn’t have the opportunity to compete against another team for over a year- and counting.”
“As a soon-to-be graduating nursing student, I’ve come to realize that health sciences programs, although intensive, unquestionably fail to address humans’ interconnectedness with animals and nature, known as the One Health approach. Never once in my classes have we addressed how human health and well-being are intrinsically related to that of the environment,” writes fourth-year University of Ottawa nursing student, Maëla Séguin.
Good science communication about the pandemic “gives people a reason to be hopeful while also being cautious,” said Cassidy Swanston, the creator of SciComm School Podcast.
As part of an annual tradition, a pair of student-designed shoes started a social media storm for holding water from the Rideau Canal in them.