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Reports of the Working Group studying the operations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS)
On October 27, 2014, the Vice-President Academic and Provost, Dr. Christian Detellier, presented to Senate the reports of the Working group studying the operations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Consult Dr. Detellier's presentation and the reports.
Benjamin Miller and Natalie Richer, winners of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) and Ma thèse en 180 secondes competitions
On Monday, February 23, 2015 the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) and Ma thèse en 180 secondes competitions took place at the University of Ottawa.
Master with thesis candidate, Benjamin Miller will represent the University of Ottawa at the provincial final of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition which
will be held at Western University on April 23,2015. His presentation is entitled: The Possibility of a Caring Relationship With the Law. PhD candidate, Natalie Richer will represent the University of Ottawa at the national final of Ma thèse en 180 secondes
will be held at the Université du Québec à Rimouski
on May 27, 2015. Her presentation is entitled: Automaticité du contrôle postural chez les jeunes et les personnes âgées
Congratulations to our two winners and we wish them the best of luck at the next level!
Cynthia Colapinto, alumni in Population Health (PhD '13) seized upon new statistics to investigate Canadians' levels of folic acid
In 2007, Cynthia Colapinto was working as a public health nutritionist in Sudbury when new guidelines were published suggesting that vulnerable women of child-bearing age take supplements containing more folic acid. She refused to take the recommendations released by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and Motherisk at face value.
“I realized that there was a lack of data – there was no national-level data on the blood-folate status of Canadians,” explains Colapinto.
It was the beginning of a journey that would lead to her winning two prestigious awards last year – the Governor General’s Gold Medal in Medicine Health Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies and the 2014 Joseph de Koninck Prize, granted to the best doctoral thesis in an inter-disciplinary collaborative program at the University of Ottawa. (source: Tabaret uOttawa's online magazine). You can consult the full article on the Tabaret magazine Website.