‘He was enjoying his life’: Friends and colleagues remember U of O student Saeed Kashani

Saeed Kashani was only 29-years-old and in the midst of completing his PhD in chemistry at the University of Ottawa when his life was cut short in early January 2020. The Ukrainian passenger flight carrying him and 175 others was shot down by an Iranian missile, killing everyone on board.

Revitalizing the lost: How cultural practices offers homeless indigenous peoples a chance of recovery.

The prospect of moving to Ottawa not meant that Michael Singoorie would be living closer to his ailing mother, but he also saw this move as an opportunity to seek the treatment that he so desperately needed. “My mother was never abusive towards me when I was young, but my siblings were. They were drunks.Continue reading “Revitalizing the lost: How cultural practices offers homeless indigenous peoples a chance of recovery.”

Indigenizing the university: The need for a stronger indigenous presence on Canadian campuses

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Aboriginal studies from the University of Ottawa, Rebekah Elkerton still wasn’t entirely sure with what she wanted out of life. After giving it some thought, Elkerton decided that she would return to university. In the fall of 2011, Elkerton began her new undergraduate career in the women’s and genderContinue reading “Indigenizing the university: The need for a stronger indigenous presence on Canadian campuses”