Recipients of the 2013 excellence academic grants in Human Kinetics with assistant director of the School of Human Kinetics Dr Natalie Durand-Bush and Emeritus professor and donor Maurice Jeté
A nursing clinical simulation laboratory facilitator presents a staged pediatric intervention
A subject stretches plasticine as a rehabilitation exercise, led by her accompanying occupational therapist.
Dr Linda Garcia, director of the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences discusses with five students.
A professor demonstrates an experiment to two students in a wet lab.
Group picture of five students. Each one represents an academic unit in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa: Nutrition sciences, nursing, health sciences, human kinetics and rehabilitation.
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Pioneering health care, one decade at a time
Marie-Claude Thifault, associate professor at the School of Nursing, is also the editor of a collection of essays on the history of health services in Quebec and Canada brought together in L’incontournable caste des femmes: Histoire des services de santé au Québec et au Canada. The book, published in 2012, was a finalist for the Prix du Canada 2014 en sciences sociales. To mark National Nursing Week, May 12 to 18, 2014, the Gazette spoke to Professor Thifault.

Being cold boosts healthy hormone
Professor Pascal Imbeault (HK) says his research shows that a little shivering boosts levels of a cholesterol-lowering and cancer-fighting protein. Read CBC report

Lecture to celebrate the Journée internationale de la Francophonie
The University of Ottawa is pleased to celebrate the Journée internationale de la Francophonie that will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014. This year, the annual lecture presented by the Collège des Chaires de la francophonie canadienne de l'Université d'Ottawa in partnership with the CNFS, will be given by Hélène Salette, inf., M. Sc. Secretary General of the Secrétariat international des infirmières et infirmiers de l'espace francophone and entitled: "Le réseau international infirmier de langue française (SIDIIEF) : un historique, une vision, des défis."
The admission is free and open to the public. For more information on the event and to register please visit the Web page
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World's only calorimeter on campus gauges how hot the human body can get
Recent research led by School of Human Kinetics professor Glen Kenny suggests that after years of fighting flames, older firefighters build up a greater tolerance to heat. Read the full story

Bringing the beats to reproductive health
Recent studies have shown that reproductive and sexual health problems affect youth significantly, yet youth are missing from the debate on these issues. Jillian Gedeon, a master’s student in health sciences, believes the answer lies in “artivism,” combining art and activism, and using music and dance to get important messages across. And so she recorded a rap about the importance of family planning.

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