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University of Ottawa declared a Fair Trade Campus

BY DON BUTLER University of Ottawa students and staff who buy coffee at university-run food outlets can “sleep a little better tonight,” according to Jonathan Rausseo, the campus sustainability manager — and not because it’s decaffeinated. The university became the seventh in Canada Tuesday to achieve Fair Trade Campus designation. Fairtrade Canada awards the designation to institutions that demonstrate “outstanding ... Read More »

Carleton receives $500,000 from province to explore innovations in teaching

Carleton University

Carleton University will develop a teaching certificate program and an expanded academic review process with $500,000 in funding from Ontario’s Productivity and Innovation Fund. The Ontario Government announced a total of $2.15 million for Ottawa post-secondary institutions at the University of Ottawa. “The fund provides us all with the opportunity to step back from the day-to-day responsibilities of providing a ... Read More »

New sports dome planned by University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa wants to build its own indoor stadium at the Lees Avenue sports field after a convoluted three-way deal with the city and a private company failed last year, killing an entire winter soccer season. A new domed stadium could fill a void left behind by Coliseum Inc., the company that used to operate a packed schedule ... Read More »

University of Waterloo among seven schools partnering with IBM

The University of Waterloo is among seven Ontario universities that will be working with tech giant IBM in computer research, accessing a virtual “cloud” computing centre from all seven schools. The $210-million public-private partnership will allow professors and graduate students to share research and collaborate, said Tim Jackson, vice-president, external relations, at the University of Waterloo. “Bright people working with ... Read More »

Canadian Universities to start offices in India

A consortium of nine Canadian Universities is starting offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai to cater to the ever-growing demand of foreign universities in India. These offices will give us a presence in India and help integrate our academic and research activities, said Roseann O’Reilly Runte, vice-chancellor, Carleton University. The consortium includes Simon Fraser Unversity, Ryerson University, University of Guelph, ... Read More »

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