News and events


The Coronavirus Variants Rapid Response Network (CoVaRR-Net), led by Marc-André Langlois, has received a $9-million grant extension.

Posted on Friday, December 10, 2021

Congratulations to Saige Krofchick, whose painting Together has won the Vice-President, Research and Innovation Holiday Greeting Card Contest!

Posted on Thursday, December 9, 2021

In recognition of his outstanding, influential work, Professor Gilles Comeau has received the 2021 Jacques Rousseau award from the ACFAS.

Located in uOttawa's Kanata North campus in the heart of Canada’s largest technology park, the centre will help the tech industry accelerate the autonomous vehicle innovation.

This new, immersive and interactive facility will enable cutting-edge research and training in cybersecurity and cyber safety.

Posted on Friday, October 22, 2021

The University of Ottawa is launching the first research centre dedicated to studying the biological, social, cultural and economic determinants of health in Canada’s Black communities.

Discover the story of Virginie Cobigo, one of the winners of the University of Ottawa’s More Inclusion, Better Research: Inspiring Stories Competition.

Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Professor Eva Ottawa wants to give voice to Indigenous communities by encouraging them to actively participate in research that concerns them.

Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Music and Health Research Institute investigates the benefits of music and music therapy on physical, sensory, cognitive and mental health.

Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The OVPR launches a series of initiatives on equity, diversity and inclusion in research. 

What does innovation mean to you? Show us with a work of art. Deadline: October 29, 2021.

The Office of the Vice-President, Research awarded research scholarships to nine exceptional doctoral students across campus.

Posted on Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Two University of Ottawa researchers have been elected fellows of the Royal Society of Canada. As well, one University researcher has been elected to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, as part of its eighth cohort. 

Family physicians across the country are harnessing the power of digital communication to tackle vaccine hesitancy, relying on text and email to share evidence-based resources regarding COVID-19 vaccines with patients who are hesitating or facing barriers to vaccination.

Posted on Friday, July 30, 2021

The University of Ottawa has established a research program on human rights and the legitimacy of legal systems around the world, focusing on vulnerable populations.

Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2021

A pair of emerging research leaders at the University of Ottawa have received Early Researcher Awards for 2020.

Future University of Ottawa leaders in their fields have received over $1.9 million in Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships and Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.

New research projects funded by CoVaRR-Net, a national network of interdisciplinary researchers, are getting underway to probe COVID-19 variants of concern and variants of interest.

The University will join Hub350, a new state-of-the-art global technology centre in Kanata North.

Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The University of Ottawa presents a brief during a summit that aims to strengthen ties between Canada's Francophonies.

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Outstanding uOttawa researchers earn six CRC to strengthen their expertise in artificial intelligence, health, law, quantum communications and photonics. 

In mid-May, the Office of the Vice-President, Research invited an interdisciplinary panel to identify the challenges that members of LGBTQI2S+ communities face in research.

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2021

Professors Wendy Gifford and François Larocque have won the Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Excellence Award for 2020-2021.

Posted on Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The University of Ottawa is pleased to announce the awarding of a new University Research Chair (URC) to Professor Aimée Craft of the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section. 

Posted on Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Professors Xiaoyi Bao and Jackie Dawson are the University of Ottawa’s first laureates of the Governor General’s Innovation Award.

Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Computer science professor Guy-Vincent Jourdan and doctoral candidate Emad Badawi team up with an international think tank to uncover cyber scams before they claim victims.

Posted on Thursday, April 8, 2021

Professor Chibuike Udenigwe has earned international recognition with his recent election to the prestigious Global Young Academy.

Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The Office of the Vice-President, Research is pleased to give the Early Career Researcher of the Year Award to Aimée Craft and Janet Squires.

Posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Five uOttawa projects (of eight submitted) received a total of more than $23 million from the 2020 Innovation Fund.

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Outstanding uOttawa researchers receive 10 Canada Research Chairs to pursue their leading-edge research

Posted on Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The University of Ottawa is pleased to announce the awarding of two new University Research Chairs.

Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

And the winner of the 2020 Vice-President, Research Holiday Greeting Card Contest is ... Angelina Barrucco !

Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and the University of Ottawa are pleased to announce the renewal of their framework agreement.

Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2020

The University of Ottawa is a proud partner of Canada’s largest science and innovation policy conference.

Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2020

The University of Ottawa is proud to announce the nomination of a new research chairs to study the Francophone world as members of the Chaires de recherche sur le monde francophone and Francophone Mobility Chairs.

Posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Six University of Ottawa researchers have been elected fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, the highest distinction that can be given to a scholar, artist or scientist in Canada. As well, two University researchers have been elected to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, as part of its seventh cohort.

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2020

Molecular biomedicine researcher draws inspiration from light-emitting proteins to develop novel approaches in cancer and COVID-19 research.

Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The Canada Foundation for Innovation has awarded more than $1.3 million to the André E. Lalonde Accelerator Mass Spectroscopy Laboratory at the University of Ottawa.

Posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The University of Ottawa is proud to announce the awarding of three new University Research Chairs (URC), two URC renewals, and a new Distinguished Research Chair.

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2020

Three exceptional researchers earn Canada Research Chairs for their cutting-edge research in AI-enabled wireless networks, Indigenous health and wellbeing and sustainable catalysis.

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Over $1.6 million in funding will go to 11 innovative research projects conducted at uOttawa, under the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships and Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships programs.

Posted on Monday, June 15, 2020

Meet the winners of the Knowledge Mobilization Excellence Award.

Posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) has granted a total of $3M to 12 researchers from the University of Ottawa and its affiliated hospital research institutes to support their innovative, high-risk high-reward research projects.

Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Professor Mark Hannington leads an international research and training collaboration to gain a better understanding of the Earth’s crust and the resources it contains.

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020

Professor Jude Mary Cénat, director of the Vulnerability, Trauma, Resilience and Culture Research (V-TRaC) Lab at the University of Ottawa’s School of Psychology publishes an online turn-key guide to equip mental health professionals in Canada and worldwide with a tool to help communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The CRCP has released equity target results aimed at addressing the underrepresentation of groups among chairholders.

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020

School closures during the pandemic will not affect children’s education as much as you might think. Instead, they present a unique learning opportunity, says Joel Westheimer of the Faculty of Education.

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The emergence of a new global contagious disease like COVID-19 is not historically surprising. In fact, the study of previous pandemics sheds light on the current crisis and its possible aftermath.

Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

For Martine Lagacé, professor in the Department of Communication of the Faculty of Arts, the coronavirus pandemic could prove to be a great opportunity to rethink the relationship our societies have with seniors and fight against ageism.

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The research excellence and commitment to service of professors Nafissa Ismail (Faculty of Social Sciences) and Sophie Thériault (Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section) have resulted in their election to the 2020 cohort of the prestigious Global Young Academy.

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020

Marceline Côté, a virologist known for her work on the Ebola virus, has received a $415,000 grant to contribute to the national effort to find a treatment for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2020

The University of Ottawa has received 10 Early Researcher Awards from the Ontario government. The award program aims to help new researchers build their research teams.

Professors Constance Crompton and Ebrahim Karimi are the 2019 recipients of the University of Ottawa's Early Career Researcher of the Year Awards.

Posted on Friday, January 31, 2020

The National Research Council of Canada and the University of Ottawa launch the Joint Centre for Extreme Photonics.

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Professor Yaya named University of Ottawa Senghor Chair, while professors Desrosiers and Grosjean are appointed chairholders of two new International Francophonie Research Chairs.

The University of Ottawa is pleased to announce that the Young Researcher of the Year Award has been granted to professors Beverly Baker and Anne Broadbent.

Master’s student Heather Ochalski was one of more than a dozen Inuit graduate students from across Canada who gathered at the first Inuit Graduate Student Winter Institute, recently held at the University of Ottawa.

Meet the winners of the inaugural Knowledge Mobilization Excellence Award

This year, the University of Ottawa will celebrate International Francophonie Day with the launch of a new research chairs program dedicated to the study of the Francophonie around the world.

The Administration Committee of the University of Ottawa is proud to announce the appointment of Guy Levesque as Associate Vice-President, Research Support and Infrastructure.

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The University of Ottawa’s STEM Complex models the future of research

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

… what would they say to each other? Drop in on an imaginary conversation between Les Yeux of the former MacDonald Hall and Les Yeux of the new STEM Complex.

Posted on Friday, December 14, 2018

The University of Ottawa provides comments on the draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy on behalf of its research community of more than 1200 researchers.

The Administration Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Martine Lagacé as associate vice-president, research, promotion and development, for a five-year term starting on August 1.

The University of Ottawa has just named Sylvain Charbonneau vice-president, research, a position he has held on an interim basis since last July.