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L'Université d'Ottawa /The University of Ottawa—Un carrefour d'idées et de culture/A crossroads of cultures and ideas

Un carrefour d’idées et de cultures L’Université d’Ottawa compte plus de 50 000 étudiants, professeurs et employés administratifs qui vivent, travaillent et étudient en français et en anglais. Notre campus est un véritable carrefour des cultures et des idées, où les esprits audacieux se rassemblent pour relancer le débat et faire naître des idées transformatrices. Nous sommes l’une des 10 meilleures universités de recherche du Canada; nos professeurs et chercheurs explorent de nouvelles façons de relever les défis d’aujourd’hui. Classée parmi les 200 meilleures universités du monde, l’Université d’Ottawa attire les plus brillants penseurs et est ouverte à divers points de vue provenant de partout dans le monde.

The University of Ottawa is home to over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is diverse with more than 300 undergraduate programs and 150 graduate degrees in 10 faculties. The university has an extensive co-op program boasting a 95 per cent placement rate. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. Ranked among the top 150 universities in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe.

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Water rushes through the Carillon Hydro electric dam in Québec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Why Canada should invest in ‘macrogrids’ for greener more reliable electricity

The electricity sector is expected to play a key role in Canada's push to net-zero emissions. Enhancing long-distance transmission can be lower the cost of providing clean and reliable electricity.
Anti-coup protesters flash the three-fingered salute during a rally in downtown Yangon, Myanmar on Feb. 19, 2021. (AP Photo)

The exclusion of women in Myanmar politics helped fuel the military coup

Despite having a woman leader, women are largely excluded from key positions of influence and leadership in Myanmar — a situation that helped the country's military succeed in its recent coup.
According to a recent survey of public servants by the Commissioner of Official Languages, more than 44 per cent of French-speakers are uncomfortable using French at work. CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

A ‘French malaise’ is eroding bilingualism in Canada’s public service

A recent survey reveals a general uneasiness about using French among both francophone and anglophone public servants in administrative regions where bilingualism is required.
De nouvelles études montrent que l’activité cardiaque ne se termine pas toujours quand la ligne à l’écran devient plate. Shutterstock

Quand une personne est-elle vraiment morte ? Interpréter la « ligne plate » n’est pas si simple

Une personne est-elle morte lorsque son cœur s’arrête de battre ? Il s’avère que la « ligne plate » classique de la mort n’est pas si simple.
Selon un récent sondage du Commissariat aux langues officielles auprès de fonctionnaires fédéraux, plus de 44 % des francophones sont mal à l’aise d’utiliser le français au travail. LA PRESSE CNADIENNE/Adrian Wyld

Le « malaise français » dans la fonction publique fédérale

Autant les fonctionnaires francophones qu’anglophones sont mal à l’aise d’utiliser le français dans les milieux de travail où le bilinguisme est requis. Comment s’en sortir ?
Les études s’accordent à dire que la présence des femmes à titre d’associées signataires accroît la qualité des services d’audit. ESB Professional / Shutterstock

Parité : un enjeu particulièrement important pour les cabinets d’audit

Au-delà des questions d’égalité, les auditrices associées identifieraient davantage de points clés et communiqueraient de façon plus précise que leurs collègues masculins.
Islamophobia in the media fed the support for the proposed Muslim travel ban. Here, a protestor holds an “End Islamophobia” sign at a rally opposing the ban at the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2018. (Shutterstock)

Islamophobia in western media is based on false premises

Commentators across the political spectrum spread anti-Islamic rhetoric, insisting that Islam is intrinsically violent and that Muslims are terrorists. But studies show these claims are unfounded.
A market place in Ghana’s capital Accra. Developing countries like Ghana risk being left behind in the race to secure COVID-19 vaccines. Christian Thompson/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Dummy’s guide to how trade rules affect access to COVID-19 vaccines

A waiver on some intellectual property rules at the WTO for COVID-19 vaccines would ensure more equitable access, but wouldn't solve all the problems facing developing countries.
The solution to better education in Canada isn’t a national department. Here, children sit at St. Barnabas Catholic School in Scarborough, Ont., on Oct. 27, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

COVID-19 shows the cracks in public education – here’s how to repair them

Statistics Canada could help provinces and territories design and implement interventions to improve schooling quality, and governments should better engage with the public.
In this November 2019 photo, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, stands beside her husband at a Remembrance Day ceremony. She’s among high-profile women to go public with her miscarriage. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The painful collision between work life and pregnancy loss

Employees who have suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth are more likely to quit their jobs and suffer from impaired work performance. Pregnancy loss is not just a personal issue, but a workplace issue.
U.S. President Donald Trump removes his mask as he stands on the Blue Room Balcony upon returning to the White House Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington, after spending time in hospital with a COVID-19 infection. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

How COVID-19 led to Donald Trump’s defeat

New research suggests that if Donald Trump had handled the COVID-19 pandemic better and kept outbreaks under control, he might have won the Nov. 3 election.
The first few weeks of a new job are usually spent absorbing a lot of information. That’s been much more difficult for new hires during the pandemic. (Tima Miroshnichenko/Pexels)

How to help new hires as they start their jobs in COVID-19 isolation

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of young people are starting out in the workplace for the first time in isolation and with little to no onboarding assistance. That must change.
The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision has put a halt to any legal claims that there’s no difference between corporations and people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Supreme Court dismisses company’s cruel and unusual punishment claim

The Supreme Court of Canada's recent ruling against a company that claimed a fine against it constituted cruel and unusual punishment will quell fears of weakening corporate law.

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