Highlights / university of ottawa

Environment

Climate destruction on Ellesmere Island – Canada’s shrinking glaciers

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  Arctic glaciers are shrinking at an alarming rate and show no signs of regeneration, says a recent study conducted in Canada. The research looked at glaciers between 1999» 

International

Fishing diplomacy, rethinking China & how Twitter is improving northern news : 2017 Arctic Year in Review

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North The end of the year is a time to take stock. Here at Eye on the Arctic, it’s also the time when we check in with our bloggers» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Landmark legal case: Canadian precedent- international implications

A win for the Davids vs the Goliaths A woman in west coast British Columbia was surprised and angry to discover Facebook had used her image and the fact that she “liked” a product. for the intenet giant’s own commercial» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Ottawa scientists break new ground in post-op kidney transplant treatment

Doctors and research scientists in Ottawa continue to poke holes in conventional medical wisdom. Dr. Greg Knoll is a kidney transplant specialist at The Ottawa Hospital. © Courtesy: The Ottawa Hospital Earlier this month, we told you about Dr. Marc Rodger» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Study: Women and casual sex- it feels good, and it’s fun

A new study says when it comes to “casual” sex encounters, women’s motivations are much like men. Co-author of the study is Heather Armstrong PhD. She is a research associate and part-time professor at the University of Ottawa in the» 

Health, Society

Breastfeeding; important issue surprisingly not well-taught to doctors

One would think breastfeeding is natural,  but it’s not as easy as thought, and seeking advice from your doctor might also not be as helpful as thought.  A national survey of Canadian family doctors and paediatricians found the level of» 

Environment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology

New University of Ottawa study highlights concerns of pharmaceuticals and effects on fish

A new study from the University of Ottawa has again highlighted the concerns of pharmaceutical drugs escaping into the environment. Part of the aquatics research facility at the university © University of Ottawa In recent years scientists have detected traces of»