MEDIA ADVISORY - Doors open at uOttawa: Visit state-of-the-art labs, Archives vaults and our Skills and Simulation Centre

Posted on Friday, June 2, 2017


The University of Ottawa invites members of the media to take a tour of the Faculty of Medicine (Roger Guindon Hall), the University’s Archives and the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre on June 3 and 4, 2017. It will be the first time that the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine participates in Doors Open Ottawa, an annual event that will give members of the public access to over 150 buildings across Ottawa.

WHAT: Doors open at uOttawa

WHEN: June 3 and 4, 2017

WHERE: Roger Guindon Hall – The University of Ottawa campus - The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus

RSVP: Members of the media are asked to confirm their attendance by email to


State-of-the-art labs at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine’s Roger Guindon Hall

  • LOCATION: 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, K1H 8M5 | Map
  • TIME: June 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • DETAILS: Visitors will hear first-hand from researchers from the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute. They will be introduced to the world of basic science with a lab tour demonstrating the work being done to treat and prevent brain-related illnesses. Enjoy hands-on activities for the whole family!

Archives of the University of Ottawa

  • LOCATION: 100 Marie-Curie Private, Room 012, University of Ottawa | Map
  • TIME: June 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • DETAILS: Visit the Archives vaults, which are not normally open to the public. A special exhibit prepared for Doors Open Ottawa includes an artifact discovered several years ago in front of Tabaret Hall and harks back to the 1903 fire that destroyed the building.

University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre

  • LOCATION: 725 Parkdale Avenue, Loeb Research Building, The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus | Map
  • TIME: June 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (NOTE: Public tours are fully booked. Members of the media can RSVP at
  • DETAILS: A partnership between the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital, the uOSSC contains two operating rooms, one intensive care room, and a labour and delivery suite/emergency room, used by medical professionals to learn both procedural and soft skills. Training at the uOSSC includes the use of life-like mannequins that can be programmed to breathe, talk, bleed, respond to medication and simulate many medical conditions.

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Media inquiries

Amélie Ferron-Craig
Media Relations Officer
University of Ottawa
Cell: 613-863-7221

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