Impact Stories | University of Ottawa

Eight new research projects are getting underway in Canada to investigate COVID-19 variants of concern (VOCs) and variants of interest (VOIs). These research projects span from investigating the social factors that may protect Indigenous peoples – or increase their vulnerability to – COVID-19 and VOCs, to the creation of a Canadian Wastewater Surveillance Database....

COVID-19 has affected sleep for half of surveyed, with potential long-term mental health and insomnia impact worries....

For Éric Michaud, understanding his COVID-19 diagnosis was a driving force for signing up to Stop the Spread Ottawa, a University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital initiative aimed at accelerating vaccine development against the novel coronavirus that has transformed our way of life....

Taha Azad, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine, applied his expertise in luciferase proteins, the enzymes that cause fireflies to glow, to novel approaches to cancer research, then to research on a vaccine and drug for COVID-19....

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is receiving a new metric to help measure levels of COVID-19 in wastewater. Thanks to innovative research from the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) and the CHEO Research Institute (CHEO RI), the National Capital Region is one of the first communities in Canada to conduct daily wastewater readings to help inform its community response in the fight against COVID-19....

Researchers from the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital have been awarded $1,050,000 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to support facilities for manufacturing innovative treatments and vaccines for COVID-19....

A new study led by researchers at The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory shows that a Canadian-made spit test can detect the COVID-19 virus.  Although it does not pick up as many cases as the traditional swab test, the spit test is more comfortable than swab testing, which requires a health-care provider to insert a swab in the back of the nose or throat....

Federal government and provincial partners entrusting uOttawa and its affiliated research institutes with second round of rapid research funding to help accelerate global response to COVID-19....

University of Ottawa researchers develop technique to predict impact of climate change on species extinction risk....