Keeton Wilcock

New committee hopes to improve student-community relationship Keeton Wilcock | Fulcrum Contributor WHILE THE PHRASE “town and gown” may be a familiar one to university students around the world, for most people at the University of Ottawa the connotation is foreign. No longer. Come September, U of O students will for the first time be represented by a major neighbourhood-to-student organization—the Sandy Hill Town and …

Sprinter describes his Olympic experience, dishes on future goals Keeton Wilcock | Fulcrum Contributor Photo courtesy of Segun Makinde  FIRST THINGS FIRST, Segun Makinde had a blast representing Canada at the 2012 Summer Olympics. While the fourth-year University of Ottawa marketing student had his share of ups and downs in London, in an interview with …

EVERY CASUAL FAN knows things like coaching, weight training, talent, and strategy are important factors in building a championship sports team, but one crucial ingredient is often overlooked: Recruiting. This week, the Fulcrum spoke to the Gees’ men’s basketball team’s two newest members about their games and the recruiting process. Cruising to the Garnet and …

SINCE THE 1960s, propranolol has been a drug prescribed as a beta-blocker to lower blood pressure. Sylvia Terbeck, an experimental psychology and neuroscience PhD candidate at the University of Oxford, recently noticed that propranolol also has tangible effects on certain parts the brain. “Since I do neuroscience, I know from the biochemistry of the drug …

IN NOVEMBER 2011, Liz Kessler, the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa’s (SFUO) vp university affairs, brought forth a motion at an SFUO Board of Administration (BOA) meeting to create an internal audit committee in hopes of better understanding the barriers to education and discrimination currently faced by U of O students. Kessler’s motion …

AFTER 13 YEARS of teaching various fitness classes for the University of Ottawa’s Sports Services, Siobhán Rock taught her last class in May 2011 after noticing some surprising physical changes while pregnant with her third child. “I started tripping at one point, I tried running after my two year old and I couldn’t run. I …

WITH MIDTERMS OVER and final papers looming, it’s the time of year when students begin looking forward to summer break. While some choose to work, study, or volunteer, others opt for a season of travel. The task of setting up a travel schedule in a new place may seem daunting, but it is definitely manageable …

THE PROBLEM: YOU need advice—professional advice—and you’d even be willing to pay for it, but you have no idea how to get a person with expertise to sit down and chat with you. The solution: Liaise, an Ottawa-based start-up business that recently won a $5,000 first-place prize at the Nicol Entrepreneurial Award Business Plan Competition …

THERE IS NO rest for the weary athlete. While most students were relaxing at home during reading week, the women’s volleyball team (13-5 regular season, 2-1 playoffs) made it to the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Final Four. The Gees made it all the way to the gold medal-match where they claimed silver and proved  they …

THE GEE-GEES CAPPED off their team’s swimming season Feb. 23–25 at the Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) championships, hosted by the University of Montreal Carabins. Eighteen athletes from the University of Ottawa were in attendance, having qualified by matching national timing standards at one or more of the season’s regional meets. “A lot of people were …

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