University of Ottawa

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 …

STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS Service (SASS) recently employed man’s best friend to help reduce student stress on campus. Tundra, the fully certified therapy dog now working at SASS, belongs to associate professor Audrey Gilles of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa. “Tundra was a dog that I rescued during my last year …

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 …

THE UNIVERSITY OF Ottawa has been ranked the 19th most sustainable university campus in the world, according to a study done by the University of Indonesia. The study ranked 178 universities worldwide by their efforts in the categories of setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste, water, and transportation. Jonathan Rausseo, sustainable development manager …

AS MIDTERMS APPROACH, more and more University of Ottawa and Carleton University students are abandoning their books. Why, you ask? To participate in an all-out Facebook meme war, which is gaining increased attention by the day. It all started with a Facebook group called “B!tch Please. I go to the University of Ottawa,” on which …

‘Smooth sailing’ so far: CEO JAN. 16 MARKED the beginning of the election period for students who want to run for the Student Federation at the University of Ottawa (SFUO) executive and its Board of Administration (BOA). According to the SFUO Election Office staff, the nomination period is progressing smoothly, with significant interest from students. …

Apps a popular method for student organization promotion STUDENTS WILL BE able to follow the activity of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) from their smartphones when the SFUO officially launches its new mobile app the week of Jan. 30. Compatible with Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry phones, the app will inform students …

Broken water main floods Elgin businesses    OTTAWA—A WATER MAIN on Elgin Street broke on Jan. 18, making it the second broken water pipe to burst in Ottawa over the past two weeks   and forcing the city to close down Elgin Street to replace the pipe. An estimated $30 million will be spent on …

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