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uOttawa iGEM2009

uOttawa iGEM2009

Medal Criteria

Bronze medal requirements completed:


Silver medal requirements completed:

BBa_K234095 Characterization

Gold medal requirements completed:

Outline and detail a new approach to an issue of Human Practice


uo Ottawa is Canada’s capital and the country’s fourth largest city with a population of approximately 865 000 people. It sits in eastern Ontario on the Ottawa River which divides the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. This makes it one of the most bilingual cities in Canada! Ottawa is not only Canada’s political center, but also a cultural center as it boasts many museums, galleries and festivals. Ottawa is also home to the Rideau Canal – the world’s longest skating rink!

City of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa

uo Located in the heart of Canada’s capital, just steps from Parliament Hill, University of Ottawa has been a centre of multiculturalism, innovation and progress since its foundation in 1848. It is North America’s largest bilingual institution, offering academic excellence in both of Canada’s official languages: French and English. University of Ottawa ranks fifth in research intensity among Canada’s best universities. It hosts students and faculty from more than 150 countries and runs more than 360 undergraduate and 110 graduate programs across 10 faculties!

University of Ottawa – Canada’s University

Who we are

We are a team consisting of 1 scientific advisor and 14 undergraduate students from the University of Ottawa. This is the second year that the University of Ottawa has recruited a team to participate in the iGem competition. Our team members have a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise. Feel free to take a look at our team page to find out more about us.