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ON NOV. 4, students piled into Desmarais to listen to a panel discussion on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), which included former United Nations (UN) secretary general Kofi Annan, former Canadian foreign affairs minister Lloyd Axworthy, and Conservative parliamentarian and first Canadian ambassador of Afghanistan, Chris Alexander. Moderated by BBC foreign correspondent and Canadian native Lyse Doucet, the panel discussed this key concept in international relations. The panel, hosted by the Centre for International Policy Studies and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, honoured the 10th anniversary of the Responsibility to Protect principle, born from the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) that was established by the Canadian government in 2000. Following …

U of O launches strategic plan ON OCT. 21, University of Ottawa president Allan Rock launched Vision 2020, a set of goals the U of O hopes to achieve within the next nine years. The four main areas of focus in the document are student experience, research, internationalization, and bilingualism. At the top of the …

Double homicide in Ottawa South OTTAWA—ON OCT 26, convicted drug trafficker Graham Thomas, 35 and Jason Chapman, 31, believed to be his driver, were shot and killed at Ottawa’s Gloucester Centre inside a tanning salon Thomas owned in the mall on Oct. 26. Thomas has been charged with drug trafficking, impaired driving, driving while disqualified, …

Health Promotion launches program to help smokers quit LEAVE THE PACK Behind is a free service offered by Health Promotion at the University of Ottawa to assist students who are trying to quit smoking. This year, Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) was added to the program because of concerns regarding high smoking rates on university campuses. …

Survival of the same The problem NATURAL SELECTION IS one of the cornerstones of modern science. Genetic mutations cause organisms to be more or less fit to survive; those who can’t compete die, while the strong pass on their genetic strengths to a new generation. Still, genomes are complicated things. Genes can react to internal …

Rancourt’s case to pick up in January ARBITRATIONS TO DETERMINE whether former U of O professor Denis Rancourt should be reinstated, which took place on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, have been adjourned until early 2012. The case—which shut down after opening statements were made—was delayed at the request of the University of Ottawa, asking …

The U of O shows off its powers at the Canadian Quidditch Cup CHASERS WHIZ BY on broomsticks, trying to gain possession of the quaffle while dodging bludger hits and tackles. A shimmer of light appears in the distance as the snitch makes his way back onto the pitch. Bent over his broom in a …

A brief history of the Ottawa squad BLUDGERS, QUAFFLES, BROOMSTICKS—oh my! While quidditch as played by Muggles around the world lacks flight and is free of any dubious hexes and jinxes, the sport—and its growing popularity on campuses across Canada—is nothing short of magical. Quidditch is based on the game of the same name in …

Women’s soccer beats the Blues for the second time this season THE GEE-GEES MASCOT danced to the sound of fans cheering and shouting as the University of Ottawa women’s soccer team (12-3-1) fought against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues (11-2-3) in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA)  East semifinal match on Oct. 30. The evenly …

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