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Research and publications

The Faculty of Science conducts pioneering interdisciplinary research – applied and fundamental - addressing contemporary challenges of national and global importance.

A true center of excellence

The Faculty of Science has become a true center of excellence in research through its world-class professors as well as its programs and infrastructure in Biology, Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics.

The research accomplished by its 160 internationally recognized professors, its approximately 500 graduate students and its dozens of postdoctoral researchers and visiting scientists has positioned the Faculty of Science as one of the most research intensive science faculties in Canada. Faculty of Science researchers are undertaking more than 400 research projects and contracts, totaling over 32 million dollars annually. Our professors have received many international and national awards including three NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Gold Medal winners and numerous Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.  We are home to a Canada Excellence Research Chair, 20 Canada Research Chairs and 15 University of Ottawa Research Chairs.

The Faculty of Science through its strategic use of infrastructure programs hosts world-class Core Facilities and is at the leading edge for the study of Catalysis, Experimental and Computational Chemistry, Environmental Toxins, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Isotope Analysis, Molecular Biology and Genomics, X-Ray Spectrometry/Diffractometry, Geochemistry, Mass Spectrometry, Physiology and Genetics of Aquatic Organisms, Fundamental and Applied Mathematics, and Photonics. With the recent construction of the Advanced Research Complex and international partnerships such as the Max Planck-University of Ottawa Center for Extreme and Quantum Photonics, there is no doubt research will lead to breakthroughs addressing issues of national and global importance.

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Annual research reports

Pushing multidisciplinary boundaries to address society’s pressing challenges
View our 2020-2021 report

Research Funding

The Faculty of Science Development Fund, created from overhead funds collected on research contracts, is available to researchers of the Faculty of Science. Funds are available to support projects that will significantly contribute to research activities within the Faculty of Science. This may include matching funds for various internal and external research programs, seed funds to develop new research initiatives, and funds for general improvements to the research infrastructure of the Faculty of Science.

Research Office

Earth and Environmental Sc.
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Earth and Environmental Sc.

Constraining Interseismic Deformation of the Cascadia Subduction Zone: New Insi…

By Maryam Yousefi (PhD student in Earth and Environmental Sciences) and Glenn Milne (Earth and Environmental Sciences)

Contact information

Marc Ekker

Full Professor
Vice-Dean, Research and Infrastructure

Room: STM 323
Office: (613) 562-5800 ext. 2605
Work E-mail[email protected]

Jasmine Lefebvre

Senior Research Advisor

Room: STM 306
Office: (613) 562-5986
Work E-mail[email protected]

Hugo Lemieux

Senior Research Advisor

Room: STM 305
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 3927
Work E-mail[email protected]

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