Portraits of the uOttawa 2021 Graduating Class

Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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He escaped civil war as a child. Now, he’s dedicating his life to helping others

Landry Kalembo realized early on that a future in population and public health was his calling. “Growing up, I was constantly exposed to people in need of help, people living in poverty and people suffering from all kinds of tropical illnesses that could otherwise be controlled,” says Landry, who will be graduating from the Faculty of Health Sciences this spring.

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When university becomes a life-changing experience

Born with albinism, a rare genetic disorder, Océanne Comtois had long dreamed of developing a cure that would make her like everyone else. Her desire to better understand the mysteries of the genome, paired with her scientific curiosity, motivated her to study biopharmaceutical science with an option in genomics at uOttawa.

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Canada’s first PhD in law delivered partly in beadwork

Danielle Lussier is a Red River Métis from Treaty 1 territory in Manitoba and the homeland of the Métis nation. She relocated to the National Capital Region, unceded Algonquin territory, in 2002 to study law at uOttawa. This June, she will graduate with a PhD, having delivered her thesis in print — and beadwork.

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