Research at the University of Ottawa and the Faculty of Health Sciences

As a research-intensive university, we provide our students with an outstanding education and enrich the intellectual, economic and cultural life of Canada, helping our country play an important and valued role among the nations of the world.

The Faculty of Health Sciences’ five academic units are devoted to nursing, nutrition sciences, rehabilitation sciences, human kinetics and the interdisciplinary study of health sciences. It is the third-largest faculty at the University of Ottawa, with nearly 4,700 students and 700 support and teaching staff.

The Faculty excels in the area of research thanks to some 120 researchers working in various fields—from molecular biology and metabolism to human kinetics, from professional development and social sciences to the integration, dissemination and application of knowledge on individual and population health.

The Faculty has successfully drawn on its teaching and research expertise to develop initiatives that make a real difference in the community. The Faculty of Health Sciences is unique among faculties of U15 universities due to the quality and diversity of its 23 programs, offered in French and English, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and through the high-calibre research it supports.

Research in Health Sciences

Research Themes

From molecular biology and metabolism to human kinetics, from professional development and social sciences to the integration, dissemination and application of knowledge on individual and population health.

Research at the Faculty involves many important aspects of health, including women's health, health in the elderly, health needs of francophones in a minority context, Aboriginal health, physical activity and health, multiple interventions in population health, palliative care, rehabilitation and functional autonomy, health and technology, and evidence based practice.

 

Affiliations with Local Research Institutes

Faculty of Health Sciences researchers are affiliated with a number of local research units:

  • The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  • The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
  • The Bruyère Research Institute
  • The Community Health Research Unit
  • The Institute for Rehabilitation Research and Development
  • The University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research
  • L’Institut de recherche de l’Hôpital Montfort
  • The Institute of Population Health
  • University of Ottawa Heart Institute
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