Ahwon Jeong is a dedicated and creative fourth-year student completing an Honours BSc in Biomedical Science with a Minor in Psychology. She worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) alongside Dr. Rebecca Auer (MD, Associate Professor, Surgical Oncologist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute). Ahwon’s former manager says, “…her work performance is well beyond her age and years of experience.” She also received a “Perfect 10” Award at the Faculty of Science and has been on the Dean’s Honour List for three years in a row.
Scientists are planning experimental "oil spills" in northwestern Ontario this summer in an effort to better understand what happens when diluted bitumen winds up in freshwater lakes. Read the complete article.
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.
A team of researchers at the University of Ottawa, working with Health Canada, the University of Toronto and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec, examined chemical exposure experienced by Ottawa Fire Service firefighters during on-shift, emergency fire operations between January 2015 and April 2016. Read the complete article.
Newly published results from a study on food security and quality in First Nations communities in the Atlantic provinces show that food insecurity is rampant and that many households would like more access to traditional foods. The study found that 31% of First Nations households in the Atlantic provinces are severely or moderately food insecure, compared to the national average of 8%. Read the complete article.