You think you know uOttawa? Think again!

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

They use math to fight cancer. They explain Supreme Court decisions on social media. They investigate whether plants can slow Alzheimer's. They use music to learn chemistry and heart rates to analyze political speeches.

The University of Ottawa's researchers, professors, alumni, students and staff Defy the Conventional every day.

Did you know any of this? If you didn't, don't worry. You're not alone.

Today, uOttawa unveils its new positioning campaign, Defy the Conventional.

“Our university is a hub of creativity, innovation, diversity and unique collaborations,” says Louis de Melo, vice-president, external relations. “This campaign gives us a platform to tell the world about the amazing things we do.”

The University of Ottawa: A crossroads of cultures and ideas

The University of Ottawa is home to almost 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and disciplines, 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. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe.

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Kina Leclair
Media Relations Officer
Cell.: 613-762-2908

Caroline Milliard
Manager, Media Relations
Cell.: 613-240-0275

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