According to a new study published in Ecology, animals move faster through “low-quality habitat” than through “high-quality habitat.” This aspect of animal behaviour could radically change the way we analyze how species move through the environment. It may also give us the tools we need to manage landscapes in a way that enhances the protection of insects and other wildlife.
Mathematics PhD student, Jane MacDonald, is the recipient of 2019 Excellence Award for Teaching Assistants from the Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS). The award aims to value the work of Teaching Assistants and their remarkable contribution in the classrooms. This annual program gives out an Excellence Award in three categories: Science, Humanities and Online Course. Congratulations to Jane!
The Friedrich-Wilhelm-Bessel prize is awarded to young researchers of the highest level in recognition of the excellence of their research. The Humboldt Foundation awards about 25 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prizes to young scientists who are already recognized as researchers in their field. These young scientists are invited to work on the research projects of their choice in cooperation in Germany for a period of 6 months to a year.
The University of Ottawa ranks among the world’s top universities in a new survey by U.K.-based Times Higher Education (THE) that recognizes universities for their social and economic impact. The University occupies 69th place in the inaugural THE University Impact Rankings, which evaluate the contributions of universities around the world to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.