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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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Delegates having worked on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement pose for a photo in Glasgow on Nov. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

We were at COP26: It had mixed results

COP26 saw progress and announcements, but the commitments made by states — in addition to having to pass the test of implementation —fall far short of what the science requires.
Des délégués de différents pays posent pour la photo, à Glasgow, le 13 novembre, 2021. La COP26 a été l’occasion d'avancées et de nouvelles annonces, mais elles sont largement en-deçà de ce qu’exige la science. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Nous étions à la COP26 : voici nos constats sur ses résultats en demi-teinte

La COP26 a été l’occasion d’avancées et d’annonces, mais les engagements des États – en plus de devoir passer l’épreuve de leur mise en œuvre – sont largement en deçà de ce qu’exige la science.
China is currently in a better position than the West to assist the Indo-Pacific, due to geography, trade dynamics and its own clean tech sector. China’s chief negotiator Xie Zhenhua, right, walks with John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Why the West should develop a clean energy strategy to meet the needs of the Indo-Pacific region

Western democracies need to create a financing program to support the energy transition in the Indo-Pacific — and to achieve both regional security and climate goals.
Il est important d'utiliser l'évidence scientifique afin de démystifier certaines croyances liées à la vaccination contre la Covid-19. Shutterstock

Six mythes et croyances sur les risques des vaccins contre la Covid-19 déboulonnés par un médecin-virologue

La communication et la vulgarisation de la preuve scientifique disponible permettent d’assurer la confiance du public envers la vaccination et de dissiper les inquiétudes potentielles.
Artyom Kabajev (Unsplash)

La pandémie de Covid-19 a aggravé l’âgisme dans notre société

Les aînés ont été dépeints de manière négative durant la pandémie, comme faisant partie d’un groupe homogène, vulnérable, fragile et isolé, pour qui l’ensemble de la société devait se sacrifier.
Kids tobogganing at Carlington Park in Ottawa during the Family Day long weekend 2021. The pandemic has presented significant new opportunities to move society in a direction that increases outdoor active play for children. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick 

Outdoor play in Canada should continue beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

The pandemic ushered in a renaissance of outdoor living. We need to advance the momentum for outdoor play to support the health and development of children
Whatever costume you wear, put on your ‘sorting hat’ after trick-or-treating to help children lay the foundation for higher-level mathematics. (Shutterstock)

5 ways sorting Halloween candy can help children develop mathematics skills

Early exposure to everyday math at home predicts children’s school mathematics outcomes.
Les eaux océaniques se sont réchauffées, acidifiées et appauvries en oxygène. De plus, la surpêche et la pollution les affectent. La Presse Canadienne/Andrew Vaughan

Cinq facteurs qui rendent les effets des changements climatiques sur les océans dangereux pour notre santé

Les eaux océaniques se réchauffent, s’acidifient et s’appauvrissent en oxygène. Cinq facteurs peuvent être associés aux effets des changements climatiques sur les océans.
Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen speaks on Taiwan’s national day in early October. Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Taiwan: what is China’s long-term strategy? Podcast

Plus, an extract from the Don’t Call Me Resilient podcast on the damage done when North Americans pretend to have Indigenous identity. Listen to episode 38 of The Conversation Weekly.

Why Facebook and other social media companies need to be reined in

What can and should be done in light of response to the Facebook Files? The issues are undoubtedly complex, but solutions need to centre on children’s rights and prioritize what young people need.
Much of what is known about the health effects of cannabis legalization in Canada is based on outdated and often irrelevant data. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

3 years after legalization, we have shockingly little information about how it changed cannabis use and health harms

The government’s advice to cannabis users is to start low and go slow. Given the potential harms of a rapidly expanding retail market, it should heed its own advice and move slowly on regulatory changes.
Les plus riches de ce monde seraient incapables de protéger leur fortune des autorités fiscales sans leurs complices. (Piqsels)

Recevoir des millions pour cacher des billions : les Pandora Papers démasquent aussi les facilitateurs du crime financier

Des « facilitateurs » grassement rémunérés, tels que des experts financiers, avocats ou comptables, aident les oligarques, les dictateurs et les criminels du monde entier à s’enrichir illégalement.
The world’s wealthiest people wouldn’t be able to shield their riches from tax authorities without enablers. (Piqsels)

Paid millions to hide trillions: Pandora Papers expose financial crime enablers, too

Highly compensated ‘enablers’ such as financial experts, lawyers, accountants, notaries, estate agents and company service providers are assisting oligarchs, dictators and criminals around the world.
New immigrants to Canada, including Syrian-born Tareq Hadhad (centre) who founded the company Peace by Chocolate in Antigonish, N.S., swear allegiance at an Oath of Citizenship ceremony in Halifax in January 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Riley Smith

We speak a lot of languages in Canada — elections should reflect our diversity

Following the Sept. 20 federal election, an important question must be asked: How is the Canadian electoral process accommodating the country’s increasing linguistic diversity?
A human rights-based approach is essential in regulating artificial intelligence technologies. (Shutterstock)

We need concrete protections from artificial intelligence threatening human rights

Applications of artificial intelligence have been shown to include discriminatory practices. This creates a need for meaningful rights-based regulations to ensure that AI will not exacerbate inequalities.
Le premier ministre Justin Trudeau rencontre le président chinois Xi Jinping à la Maison des hôtes d’État de Diaoyutai, à Beijing, en décembre 2017. La Presse canadienne/Sean Kilpatrick

Le Canada doit revoir sa stratégie avec la Chine et s’inspirer de l’Australie

Le Canada brille par son absence dans le nouveau pacte de sécurité signé par les États-Unis, le Royaume-Uni et l’Australie sur la Chine. Est-il temps pour le Canada de s’inspirer de l’Australie ?
Protesters march to Parliament Hill in Ottawa in response to the discovery of unmarked Indigenous graves at residential schools on July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation: Universities and schools must acknowledge how colonial education has reproduced anti-Indigenous racism

It is important for people who are part of educational institutions to honour the year-round significance of the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in December 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Why have Canada and Australia taken such a different approach to China?

Canada is conspicuously absent from the new security pact signed between the U.S., the U.K. and Australia on China. Is it time for Canada to take a page from the Australian playbook on managing China?


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