Catch me in the club: Game Dev
GAMER MOMENT For years kids have wondered, “you got games on your phone?” Albeit an annoying question, but truthfully, who doesn’t love video games?... Read more.
Ready, Set, Hack
UOTTA GO TO HACK THE HILL COVID-19 managed to complicate (ruin) a lot of things for students not only education-wise, but also in the fun events department.... Read more.
Williams: The problem with basic instinct
NATURE VERSUS NURTURE For a long time, scientists have looked at incredible animal behaviours, like spiders spinning a web, a mother lifting a car to save... Read more.
Catch Me in the Club: Kelpie Robotics
UOTTAWA UNDERWATER ROBOTICS CLUB TALKS UPCOMING COMPETITION AND DESIGN What is a robot, really? No, seriously. I asked google this morning, and I got some... Read more.
Evidence based study strategies: How to survive exams
WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT STUDYING Let’s get this out of the way quickly — it’s likely you’re not studying as effectively as you could be,... Read more.
U of O Researcher investigates the utility of NM-MRI to interrogate the role of the norepinephrine system in Alzheimer’s disease
SPECIALIZED BRAIN IMAGING USED TO EXAMINE ROLE OF NEUROTRANSMITTERS ROLE IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE Dr. Clifford Cassidy is an assistant professor in the... Read more.
U of O researcher identifies endangered North Atlantic right whales from space
CALL ME ISHMAEL Whale tracking and migration have been widely discussed in academia. Outside of research, those topics and more have trickled down into some... Read more.
U of O researcher examines effects of nanoplastics and flame retardants on zebrafish development and energy metabolism
PLASTIC BEACH The conversation around plastic pollution is not an uncommon one. Slowly, governments are adopting measures to ban single use plastics,... Read more.
Live from the archives: New smoking ban on campus takes effect
THE UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA IS CONSIDERING IMPLEMENTING PUNITIVE FINES FOR ANYONE WHO SMOKES WITHIN NINE METRES OF ANY ENTRANCE Originally published on Dec. 3,... Read more.
Williams: The methane bomb
OUR TIME IS RUNNING OUT In the spirit of Halloween, the Fulcrum has been searching for something truly terrifying to discuss this week. Perhaps a lively... Read more.
Catch me in the club: Learning for Charity
CAN YOU TEACH ME? With midterms rapidly approaching, it’s not too late to reach out for some additional academic help. Luckily for University of Ottawa... Read more.
Soapbox Science 2022: Ottawa chapter returns
SCIENCE IN THE STREETS A previous Fulcrum article featured and introduced Soapbox Science. In recent years, the team hosted their event completely online.... Read more.
U of O researcher examines underlying mechanism involved in the locomotion of amphibious centipedes
BUT I WOULD WALK 500 MILES, AND I WOULD WALK 500 MORE How are amphibious centipedes able to walk and swim? How are they able to coordinate their bodies as... Read more.
Williams: Babe wait! I promise I can change!
ROLL WITH THE CHANGES I don’t read self-help books — in fact, I prefer fiction. However, after hearing about one titled How to Change: The Science of... Read more.
U of O researcher examines factors that influence people’s performance in math
WHO YOU GONNA CALL? I AIN'T AFRAID OF NO GHOST MATH. Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread... Read more.
Confessions of a computer science major
OK, COMPUTER As someone who has always found the unique reasonings and choices made by others extremely fascinating, I decided to conduct an informal study... Read more.
Catch me in the clubs: SSA and ESS
WHOOO ARE YOU? WHO, WHO, WHO, WHO? If you’ve noticed a charge from either the Science Students Association (SSA) or the Engineering Students Society... Read more.
School Survival Guide (STEM’s version)
HELP, I NEED SOMEBODY. HELP, NOT JUST ANYBODY It's that special time of year when we convince ourselves we’ll hit every single deadline, stay on top of... Read more.
Formula uOttawa unveils new 2022 car
READY, SET, GO! In a previous interview with the U of O formula team, there was talk of manufacturing a new 2022 FSAE car. After months of hard work, led by... Read more.
U of O researchers examine effects of chronic stress on rainbow trout
FISH ARE STRESSED TOO When two juvenile rainbow trout are paired together in a tank, typically the one fish will become chronically stressed. According to... Read more.
Catch me at the club: MEC/MERCI
U of O club donates medical equipment to those in need What started as a U of O club called Medical Equipment Collection Foundation (MEC) has evolved into a... Read more.
U of O study finds epigenetic ageing slows during hibernation
DON'T SLEEP ON THIS RESEARCH As the weather warms, the snow that once blanketed Ottawa is now beginning to melt. Among other things associated with spring,... Read more.
Ribbit: U of O researchers discover potential effects of oil sand toxins on amphibian development
Hop to it Consider northern Alberta, Canada’s largest commercially exploited oil sand deposit. The extraction of bitumen (crude oil) generates large... Read more.
Bridging art & science: Scientific illustration
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Topics related to science and art are rarely discussed in conjunction with one another. For students who have passions in both fields... Read more.
Smiling to hide the pain: Study finds emotional regulation strategies have less impact than previously thought
Researchers find forcibly smiling doesn't make you feel any better It’s likely that at one point throughout our lives, we’ve all used emotion regulation... Read more.