Tag Archives: University of Ottawa

November 01

Art, science and wonder: My capital city is cutting-edge

Siu Hong Yu is a scientist working at the National Research Council. Outside the lab he tries to stay out of trouble with live music, food outings, photography, gallery visits, running, hiking, good reads and cinema. A little less than a year ago, I stepped into the Pilot Lab at University of Ottawa and was immediately […]

Bettering the ByWard Market: Jessica shares her thoughts (and tells you how you can too!)

Jessica aspires to be an event coordinator in Ottawa. She loves new and exciting activities happening in the city, and letting loose with a dance party or two. Plus, she’s a first-time blogger. I’ve lived in Ottawa for my entire life and still find myself exploring new things to do and see in my very […]

In the thick of the playoff hunt: Peter James on the Ottawa Gee-Gees

Peter James is Twitter-obsessed sports fanatic, theatre-lover and journalist living in Ottawa. There’s a refreshing chill in the air as autumn arrives in the nation’s capital. For nature buffs the change in season means taking in the fall colours in Gatineau Park, meanwhile foodies are getting turkeys and pumpkin pies ready for a Thanksgiving feast. For sports fans these […]

Recognizing the incredible accomplishments of Ottawa’s youth

Ruvini Godakandae is a long-time Ottawa resident with a background in broadcast journalism and e-publishing. She loves to find ways to express herself and stay active, primarily through dance, photography and alternative fitness. Her passion for event management and arts/culture align with her recent role as an official Ottawa Festivals insider.  You’ll often find her out […]


Big thanks to the University of Ottawa for this vote mob! Not sure where to vote or what you need to bring? Click here. Want a bit more (hilarious) musical inspiration, courtesy of Chris at Out is Through? Click here! 

Daddy blogger Thomas Lynn takes his family on a Winterlude adventure

Thomas Lynn is a proud father of three young sons, and can be found exploring the region looking for that next ‘special adventure’. Using his blog and twitter feed to share his stories, as well as topics that are affecting his boys, Thomas is currently building his ‘daddy blogger’ reputation. Like many parents, my wife and […]

There are 307,910 (potential) singletons in Ottawa…so where are they?

Jocelyn Wentland (blog/Twitter) hails from British Columbia, but is calling Ottawa home while she completes her Phd in Psychology (specializing in sexuality) at the University of Ottawa. Jocelyn’s research interests include casual sexual relationships, female sexuality, mate selection, the ‘technologized’ dating script, erotic photography, sex education, and women’s health. When Jocelyn isn’t sex researching, blogging, […]

Q&A with social-planning guru Aaron Deane

A co-founder of STARFISH creative events & inspiration, Aaron Deane arrived in Ottawa in 2000 from Barbados as an international student at the University of Ottawa. In spite of the less-than-permanently-sunny weather, he continues to call Ottawa home. Although Aaron remains tapped into Ottawa’s social scene, he also spends some of his time putting his […]

How do we know the holidays are here? The ByWard Market smells like pine!

Melodie Cardin is the special events and communications  coordinator for the ByWard Market Business Improvement Area, and she also apparently has some incredible mind-reading skills.  Just this weekend I passed by the very choir pictured above and thought I should write up a little something about just how wonderful the ByWard Market is at this time […]

Q&A with Nadine Thornhill, award-winning playwright, actor and spoken word poet

Nadine Thornhill is an award-winning playwright, actor and spoken word poet.  She honed her theatre  skills amongst the freaks and geeks at the University of Waterloo.  Upon graduating, she moved to Canada’s capital where she has been living, loving and working ever since.   By day, she is the program coordinator for Planned Parenthood’s Insight Theatre. […]