Jim Watson

The challenge, which ran from Feb. 4 to 10, resulted in a higher lack of productivity than usual, with only three of 23 councillor seats occupied throughout the week. (Councillors who were not part of the challenge still used it as an excuse for their absences).

The unveiling served as an opportunity for U of O professors in both the science and engineering faculties to speak on key topics in their fields, including green manufacturing, fluid mechanics, nanofabrication of devices, energy conservation at the nanoscale, and reducing the environmental footprint of pharmaceutical manufacturing.

To begin the process, City officials are removing all 2017-18 calendars from stores, and will be releasing a new and improved version of the Canada 150 advertising campaign in a few months. As part of the festivities, all businesses and residents will also be required to travel 365 days into the past.

On Sept. 8, young entrepreneurs from across the city, including many University of Ottawa students and alumni, joined members of the community at city hall to pitch their business models as part of the seventh annual Startup Garage Rally.

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