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uOttawa IGEM2009

uOttawa IGEM2009

Ottawa and the University of Ottawa

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!

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
City of Ottawa

| October 21th


All the Ontario iGEM teams gathered at the University of Waterloo for the first ever oGEM gathering on May 29th. During this gathering, we had the opportunity to listen to Andrew Hesselʼs presentation and discuss many issues concerning Ontario teams. One of the major focuses of discussion was forming a federation of iGEM Ontario teams. We all agreed that such an organization needs to be a federation of teams that acts of behalf of Ontario teams as a stronger voice and provides a communication point for teams to assist each other.

Seance pleniere      

| October 16th