University of Ottawa

Midterms are fast approaching, and we could all use a break! Escape by watching A Royal Affair at the ByTowne Cinema at 4 p.m. It’s a costume drama that tells the true story of a physician who brought the Enlightenment’s values of reason over blind religion to Denmark in the 18th century. History comes to life on screen, plus there’s some bodice-ripping sex.

Holly and Pete Massie are founding members of the Stairwell Carollers, an a cappella choir based in Ottawa that was formed in Marchand Residence way back in 1977. As Holly puts it, the choir wouldn’t have existed had it not been for the University of Ottawa.

Walking around campus this year, you might notice there are a lot of new options for where to eat. Bento Sushi moved out of the university centre (UCU) cafeteria and is now where the Upper Crust used to be, there is a new food truck under the Thompson- Fauteux overpass and the Faculty of Social Sciences building will soon be getting a bakery.

The University of Ottawa and its faculty association, the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO), reached a collective agreement Sept. 20, after 16 months of negotiations. Talks for the agreement began in April of 2011.

In a recent report by the Higher Education Strategy Associates (HESA), the University of Ottawa ranked fourth in research in the science and engineering faculties, and 20th in social sciences and humanities.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could have that wisdom beforehand, and fewer regrets after? We here at the Fulcrum put our heads together to try to give you just that.

A GROUP OF eight professors is working on implementing the University of Ottawa’s first PhD communication program, which will be entirely bilingual. This program will be the first of its kind in Canada, likely to be ready by 2014. “We are looking forward to this program with much enthusiasm because there are many possibilities, which …

RECYCLEMANIA IS AN annual international contest between post-secondary institutions around the world. Universities compete to be recognized as the one of the most sustainable universities globally. Campus Sustainability Office and the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa’s (SFUO) Sustainable Development Centre are running a waste-free pledge contest until March 31 for students to promote …

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