New research from scientists at the University of Ottawa, five partner universities and the Government of the Northwest Territories shows that climate change is causing extensive lake expansion and landscape flooding in the southern Northwest Territories, affecting the core habitat of the Mackenzie wood bison herd. Wood bison are listed as “threatened” under Canada’sSpecies At Risk Actand the Mackenzie herd plays a key role in efforts to conserve and increase wood bison populations in the Northwest Territories.Read the complete article.
University of Ottawa researchers studying everything from smart textile fabrication to new ways to prevent stroke and Alzheimer’s have received a $1.6 million boost from the Government of Canada for the cutting-edge tools they need to keep Canada at the forefront of innovation. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, minister of science, announced the funding, which will be directed through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund. Read the complete article.
“Today's announcement by Canada’s minister of science, Kirsty Duncan, reaffirms the federal government's commitment to research, innovation and training, three essential pillars of a modern economy,” said Mona Nemer, VP research at the University of Ottawa. “On behalf of all of our researchers, I would like to thank you for your ongoing support of the cutting-edge research you make possible with these grants.” Read the complete article.
A researcher at the University of Ottawa has identified a group of spinal neurons that play a major role in recovering mobility following a serious spinal cord injury. The study, led by Tuan Bui, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and researcher at the University of Ottawa’s Brain and Mind Research Institute, has been published in the life sciences journal eLife. Read the complete article.
Focusing on media coverage related to research, this award aims to recognize individuals who have successfully promoted research results in the media. Their research findings have been published by partners, Faculty staff or the Media Relations Office. These findings may have been covered by specialized or general media in the months following the initial announcement of results.
Frithjof Lutscher, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, explains how longer summers and climate change can have serious impacts on the prey-predator relationship and the extinction of certain species. Read the complete article.
A group of twelve researchers from the University of Ottawa will be joining the ranks of Canada’s brightest minds, with five elected to the Royal Society of Canada and seven others gaining admittance to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Congratulations to Muralee Murugesu and Alexandre Poulain! Read the complete article.