Did you know that the living wall in FSS cleans the air in the building? Or that the design of the FSS windows allows heat to be collected and redistributed to other buildings on campus? These are some of the topics covered in Professor Adam Brown’s new series of science videos on sustainability. (Read the complet article)
Malaria continues to be one of the world’s most deadly diseases, killing hundreds of thousands of people each year, many of them children. Recently, efforts to control malaria-transmitting mosquitoes have helped reduce mortality from the disease, especially through the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets. Billions of dollars are donated globally to deliver such nets to countries at risk. However, a new study from the University of Ottawa published in Malaria Journal found that mosquito nets were not getting to the places where mosquitos are more likely to transmit the disease.
All educators who have classroom teaching responsibilities at one of our ten partner institutions in Ottawa are eligible to be nominated for a Capital Educators’ Award. The Capital Educators’ Awards recognize the achievements of outstanding educators and celebrates public education in our community – across the entire spectrum from kindergarten to PhD. Award recipients are announced at a gala dinner and ceremony each spring, aptly called EduGala.
Finalists are selected by the participating institutions. A community panel of judges then selects the award recipients. All finalists are invited to attend EduGala, and the Award recipients are announced that evening.
The awards include both recognition for research excellence as well as contributions to humanitarian/community causes and writing excellence:
ESRI Graduate Scholarship: The awards recognize institutions across the country that demonstrate a strong, multidisciplinary focus on GIS (Geographic Information System). The chosen school then selects a student to receive the award with an objective to help further develop their skills and encourage the student to consider GIS as a career.
Catalyst Winter Writing Contest, Grand Prize: Write an article on “Science: A Life-Changing Experience” and how a scientific graduate research has affected the student's life or has the potential to affect the lives of others.
Monseigneur Joseph Aurèle Plourde Scholarship: Award a scholarship to a student at the master’s or doctoral level who is doing a research project on disadvantaged communities.
The 10-year collaboration between the University of Ottawa and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has led to many discoveries in women’s health, reproductive biology, proteomics, molecular photonics and fish biology. Read the complet article.