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.
The research chairs will focus on pressing issues in areas as diverse as the deformation of the earth’s crust, health care delivery reform, metabolic and genetic factors causing obesity and diabetes, and health care for rare childhood diseases.
“These professors have raised the bar in terms of their accomplishments in the lab as well as in the classroom and will, through their research chairs, contribute to the wellbeing of their communities, their country and the world over,” said Mona Nemer, vice-president, research.
Frederic Perras, formerly of the Bryce Group, has earned a trifecta of prestigious prizes for his Ph.D. thesis entitled, "Structural insights from the NMR spectroscopv of quadrupolar nuclei: exploiting electric field gradient and spin–spin coupling tensors”. Last year, he was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal in Science and Engineering in recognition of the most outstanding doctoral performance in science and engineering at the University of Ottawa. His thesis work also garnered international acclaim with the 2015 IUPAC-SOLVAY International Award for Young Chemists. Now, Fred has won the 2016 Raymond Andrew Prize from the Ampere Society. This highly competitive international prize in magnetic resonance has rarely been awarded to North Americans, and solidifies Fred's reputation as a future leader in his field. Fred published 26 papers with the Bryce group and was invited to write a review on his thesis topic for Pure and Applied Chemistry. Congratulations Fred!
The University of Ottawa has received a total of $1,061,526 in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for infrastructure to support six innovative research projects that aim to tackle challenges ranging from shallow water navigation to infectious diseases.
The investment comes from CFI’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund, intended to provide some of the world’s best and brightest scientists with cutting-edge research infrastructure. Read the complete article.
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.
OTTAWA, November 17, 2015 — University of Ottawa researchers have been awarded three of the five John Charles Polanyi Prizes funded by the province of Ontario, for research that may lead to smart, “organic” electronics, better violence prevention and new molecular imaging agents to detect disease.
The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) awarded the prizes, which recognize outstanding researchers in the early stages of their career. The $20,000 prizes will allow the three to pursue their research and achieve excellence, while contributing to Canada’s international research profile. This is the first time three faculty members at the University of Ottawa have received the prizes concurrently. Read the complete article.
“This welcomed announcement from the Ontario government will enable these prominent researchers to pursue leading-edge research that is crucial to Canada’s innovation future and which will foster the next generation of leaders,” said Mona Nemer, Vice-President, Research at the University of Ottawa.