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Claudette Commanda becomes 1st Indigenous Chancellor of the University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa is proud to appoint First Nations activist Claudette Commanda as the first Indigenous leader to be named Chancellor in the un…
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Heat waves are Canada’s deadliest form of extreme weather. Do we need better wa…

Public heat warnings have often been impugned for not reaching people soon enough, or worse still, deluging them with contradictory advice
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Knowledge is power: uOttawa researchers first to track influenza virus via wast…

New data will help the community–and public health authorities–make informed decisions
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uOttawa takes quantum research to the next level

To mark International Francophonie Day, President and Vice-Chancellor Jacques Frémont and Vice-President, International and Francophonie Sanni Yaya an…
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New Clean Economy, Innovation Research Chair founded by uOttawa and Jarislowsky…

Climate change and environmental degradation are the biggest long-term existential threats that we face. Mitigating their worst effects demands that w…
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Hyaluranic acid awakens stem cells to repair damaged muscle

Study published in Science opens up new avenues for enhancing muscle regeneration
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Opening ceremony of the uOttawa Indigenous Law Certificate

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Hosted in association with the University of Ottawa, six renowned medical pioneers will be recognized as the 2022 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laurea…

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Reuters

Pope's apology in Canada falls short for some indigenous survivors

University of Ottawa religion historian Emma Anderson, who focuses on indigenous encounters with Christianity, said the reference to the investigation was "one of the more puzzling aspects" of the speech given Canada already had the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
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Heat waves are Canada’s deadliest form of extreme weather. Do we need better wa…

“We’re really far from being prepared,” said Glen Kenny, a professor at the University of Ottawa who researches heat strain. “And we’re certainly slow on the take when it comes to alerting people.”
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More mosquitoes? Why Canadians could be seeing an uptick this summer and beyond

Are more mosquitoes bugging you this summer? You’re not alone.

Canada is buzzing with the pesky insects as parts of the country are seeing higher numbers than usual due to damp, hot weather, raising concerns for related diseases, particularly the West Nile virus in humans.

“It certainly seems … anecdotally that it’s a big year for mosquitoes,” said Manisha Kulkarni, a medical entomologist and associate professor at the University of Ottawa.

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