University of Ottawa student receives accessibility award

University of Ottawa student Elsa Lalonde was awarded the Dr. John Davis Burton award on Oct. 26 for her contributions to accessibility. The award was endowed in Burton’s memory in 1992 by his family, students, and friends as he was a champion and advocate for persons with disabilities, according to Carleton’s website. Burton taught in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa and co-ordinated programs and services for deaf students as well as students with learning disabilities, at Algonquin College and Carleton University, according to the press release. The award is given to students from Algonquin College, Carleton University, La Cité Collégiale, and the University of Ottawa for their work on accessibility, and requires an application. “I was very […]

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U of Ottawa strike averted with a tentative agreement

The University of Ottawa (U of O) reached a tentative agreement with its part-time professors on Oct. 13, according to a university press release. The U of O and the Association of Part-Time Professors of the University of Ottawa (APTPUO) reached the agreement just hours before faculty would have walked off the job. The agreement comes after 14 months of contract negotiations, according to Shawn Philip Hunsdale, director of communications at the APTPUO. “Ninety-two per cent of professors voted in favour of the strike mandate,” said Hunsdale. He added that a strike would have had a significant impact on students as part-time professors teach more than half of the undergraduate classes at U of O. According to the Ottawa Citizen, […]

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CUAG exhibit creates art with fungi

La chambre des cultures, foraging in time and space is an exhibit at the Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG), which was unveiled on Sept. 11. Artist-in-residence Annie Thibault uses fungi to explore and bridge the space between the art gallery, and the biology lab. The exhibit is part of a pilot project between CUAG and Carleton’s biology department. In collaboration with Myron Smith, a biology professor at Carleton University, Thibault has been cultivating multiple species of fungi, an underground organism within small petri dishes. “It is interesting [that] there is actually a lot of common ground,” Smith said. “Artists rely on mistakes and working with the outcomes of an experiment, which is exactly what we do in a biology lab.” Mushrooms are […]

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U of Ottawa among many campuses considering going smoke-free

The University of Ottawa (U of O) is exploring the idea of going smoke-free according to Michael Histed, the university’s director of risk management. If U of O goes smoke-free, it will be the second university in Ontario to do so, after McMaster announced their decision to support a smoke-free campus starting Jan. 1, 2018. Histed said in an email that they conducted a survey in the spring about smoking and smoke-free campuses. He said over 65 per cent of staff and students surveyed supported a smoke-free campus. Histed added that this policy will not be easy to manage, but the university will try its best to convey the message and enforce the policy. “The survey gave a very positive […]

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Carleton Ravens win fourth Panda Game in a row

In front of another record-breaking, sell-out crowd, the Carleton Ravens marked their fourth consecutive Panda Game victory, defeating the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees by a score of 33-30 in double overtime. “This game is such a rivalry, this game is talked about weeks in advance and when you walk on that field there’s a whole lot of pride in both programs,” said Carleton Ravens head coach Steve Sumarah. But, this year’s Panda Game opened up with a deeper meaning to both sides. Carleton, coming off a blowout win last season, looked to turn around their season after a disappointing 1-3 start. For the U of O, tragedy rocked the team with the sudden death of defensive lineman […]

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