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.
Six scientists from the University of Ottawa and its affiliated research institutes will share $1,275,705 in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to support ground-breaking research in areas ranging from cardiovascular, kidney and metabolic diseases and cancer to Antarctic permafrost and next-generation organic electronic systems.
This funding is made possible by the CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund, which is designed to help universities attract and retain the best and brightest researchers from around the world by equipping them with cutting-edge research infrastructure.
A group of scientists from the University of Ottawa and its affiliated institutes, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), will share $28,511,215 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to support cutting-edge research in areas ranging from pediatric diseases, neurodegenerative disorders, and stem cells to photonics and chemistry.