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.
Collaborative research by scientists at the University of Ottawa and the Government of Alberta’s Environment and Parks ministry has found that the concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have increased in lake sediments near in-situ drilling wells since production began at the Cold Lake oil sands development in the 1980s. PAHs, a diverse group of organic contaminants, have been linked to cancer and other adverse health effects in humans. 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.
Congratulations to Justin Whitaker, M.Sc. student in the Environmental Science program, who won the 3MT Best Presentation Contest (3-Minute Thesis). He will represent the University of Ottawa at the provincial finals in Ontario.