OPIRG Research Projects

One of the crucial mandates of OPIRG is incentivate, help develop and nurture research projects and methodologies. Especially with the awakening of Indigenous nations and confronted with a set of crises never witnessed by our species, this vision becomes crucial.

These are the research projects that we house currently:

1. Participatory Evaluation Analysis: Case of a Youth Intervention Program


The purpose of this report is to recount and an- alyze a participatory evaluation process of an intervention program of yoga, meditation and art expression designed for street youth, which was run in Ottawa Winter 2013 Spring 2014. This anal- ysis is a good example to illustrate a participatory process. The process starts from the premise that the youth and other people involved in the process have the ability of sharing and learning from each other. Relationships tend to be established and developed in the most possible equal way, based on trust and reciprocity. The participatory process requires awareness on power relationships, differ- ent agendas of people involved, and clarifications of the roles. The structure needs flexibility and acceptance of inherent messiness of the process.

The approach taken by this research was partic- ipatory, with the idea of creating an opportunity for the youth to express themselves and lead the process of reflecting about the proposed program.

Participatory framework was understood as a way of offering an opportunity to people taking part
of the program to have a voice and be active part of the process. For this specific case, we acknowl- edged several limitations.

The first limitation in importance was the fact of not being able to have youth as full participants to be able to develop a full participatory framework. Designing, collecting analyzing, writing and dis- seminating are the different stages involved in a participatory research process. It is necessary that all parts are present from the beginning to define agendas, interests, roles and responsibilities. As Rogers Hart’s ladder shows, we were aiming for rung #6 (Figure 1), where even though adults could initiate the actions they can share decisions with youth. “Full involvement of youth in partic- ipatory research requires that they be involved in all aspects of the research process from inception to dissemination” (Funk, 2012) when youth are at that level of engagement they are empowered by their participation (p. 289).

Secondly, the team felt very strongly that there was not a unified position regarding youth in- terventions and how we understood youth. The traditional top/down approach was very clear
at times. The use of terms such as “youth at risk” could really describe the two different visions present within the process. The greater part of the

knowledge produced about teenagers and youth describes their realities according to a number of problems (dropout, haras- sment, substance abuse, depression, suicide, violence, eating disorders,

uses of technologies, etc.). All this certain- ly provides relevant knowledge to interve- ne and alleviate these difficulties, but also develops a vision of young people as frail, in danger or “at risk”. This negative pers-

pective becomes the dominant paradigm to dis- cuss adolescence and youth (Caron and Soulière, 2013). Critical Youth Studies attempt since 1990s to recognize youth as social actors capable of re- flection and action, able to make choices, express themselves and give meaning to their lives. For this perspective it is essential to include youth themselves and their experiences in the development of research and programs. It is by multiplying these experiences rooted in the youth lived realities that can produce positive perspective and knowledge that could change and redefine language around youth (Caron and Soulière, 2013).

As a team we acknowledged that these limitations could have been addressed by giving more time to create a safe space where people would be able to openly talk about their positions so it would not be a place for assumptions. It would have been nec- essary for the “adults” in the team, including the instructor, to have some training on power with and youth engagement dynamics, to understand from where the youth members of the team were coming from. That would have addressed power relationship issues as well as equality, trust, and reciprocity.


The recommendations are inspired in the experi- ence we have had with this program. Recommen- dations include ideas so the steps also include the evaluation process and the way of collecting infor- mation for the program. The same structure can be used for any type of program YSB could develop with youth.

  • Supported by YSB staff, youth could develop a structure open to content filling oriented to self- care, healthy mind, healthy body. Youth could
    be recruited among different programs, aiming at few key youth leader to recruit among their own networks ü The program of yoga and me- diation sessions could be offered weekly

  • The Yoga instructor could be a young instructor, part of the programs at the YSB. Recruitment
    of the instructor should be first done at YSB. In case the yoga instructor is coming from some- where else, the instructor will have to receive youth engagement and “power with” training

  • Young people involved and Yoga Instructor should receive training in participatory action research and evaluation

  • A midterm debriefing session could help to reflect in the process and readdress possible problematic issues

  • Final debriefing session would also contribute to collect information for the evaluation of the program

  • Collectively the group should be able to put together a short report indicating the benefits of the program and how to improve it

  • Youth participating of the program and yoga instructor should develop the yoga and meditation program. They will have to decide if they want to set themes in advance for each session or if they prefer to identify the theme during the check-in time of the session.

  • The sessions should be structure in ways that young people could give feedbacks to the in- structor every session (e.g. debriefing session at the end or check out time). Feedback will have to be included in successive sessions

2. Living ad Coexisting Well


The project will look understand how “well being” is understood by indigenous mature cultures.  Humans and non humans had coexisted well and in harmony in ancestral times. Our project relies on the wisdom kept by Indigenous Elders from different Indigenous backgrounds. Almost of all these cultures are actively resisting the imposition of coloniality in different degrees By means of this project we deliberately seek creating a creative web of  front line protectors of the land the waters and all expressions of life and living systems/

Activities include interviewing Elders and ask them the cultural understanding of leaving no ecological footprints for futures generations.

We are an unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory and one of our main concerns is to understand Mino Bimaadiziwin.

3. Gaining Insight: A Community-Based Approach to Understanding Physical Activity and Weight Gain in Pregnancy with First Nations and Métis Women

This project is progressing well through phase two of the original proposal. As reported in August, there were a couple of minor issues that slowed down the anticipated plan: waiting for ethics approval, changing staff contacts within the Odawa Native Friendship Centre (ONFC), and re-location of the ONFC to another site within Ottawa. As with all community-based research approaches, delays of this nature can be quite common. I have completed 15 key- informant interviews with professionals within the Ottawa community that work with pregnant urban First Nations women. These interviews were intended to provide greater insight into the factors that interact to influence urban First Nations women’s weight gain in pregnancy from their perspective in the field.  I have completed critical discourse analysis of this data and will have discussed findings with the project advisory board.  The advisory board approved the second phase of the proposed project where a community member and myself conducted semi-structured interviews and focus groups with a total of 20 pregnant women/mothers in the community. The data from these interviews and focus groups are currently being transcribed and prepared for data analysis. The focus groups have revealed the resource that pregnant women/mothers would find beneficial for them and their communities. The women also agreed to the resource they would like created. 3 h

Francine Darroch defended her PhD dissertation in 2016. Francine is from the Department of Human Kinetic at the University of Ottawa.

Gaining Insight: A Community-Based Approach to Understanding Physical Activity and Weight Gain in Pregnancy with First Nations and Métis Women

4. National Survey of Queer Student Service Operations

The presence of queer student centres (QSCs) across Canadian universities and colleges is largely unknown. It is an important area of investigation since queer-identified students have previously identified several benefits of these services, including receiving support from other queer individuals. The focus of the current study was to determine (a) the number of QSCs in Canadian universities and colleges; (b) factors predicting their existence; (c) types of support they receive; and (d) future directions. A national online survey of 156 institutions and two in-person focus groups 2) were conducted. Descriptive analyses and a logistic regression were completed, and qualitative responses of the survey and the focus groups were thematically coded. Results demonstrate that universities and institutions with larger student populations are more likely to have a centre and that institutional support is crucial for their operations. Implications for the sustainability and creation of centres are discussed.

The research has been presented at GSAED conference and at the Society for Community Research and Action conference in June 2013.  A journal article has been published at Higher Education, we plan on submitting the paper to Pride Centres across the country.


5. The activist collaborative translation

Translation and ideologies (religious or secular), have always had a complex and tortuous relationship. Sometimes simple tool of propaganda and dissemination of ideologies, the translation may also contribute to resistance to physical or spiritual ideologies that promote domination. The activist translation can contribute to the debate on how translators can be agents of change in translation called collaborative, community or voluntary.

A journal peer review article from my presentation at the 2013 Glendon College Conference was published in Tradução em Revista18, 2015/1, p. 160. As a result of my participation in the Congress of Brazil (2013), I contacted the Brazilian Belas Infieis translatological review and an article has been translated into Portuguese and will appear in the next issue. Another, related to the presentation in the conference (on the subject at hand), should also be considered for publication.

6. Hidden Bruises


About the film:

Hidden Bruises is an in-progress independent documentary film that aims to provide a face for Caribbean persons who are survivors of HIV&AIDS and Violence.

A pervasive culture of violence exists in the Caribbean region, including gun violence, intimate partner violence and sexual abuse. Murder rates in the Caribbean are higher than in any other region of the world, and assault rates including rape are significantly above the world average. With an HIV prevalence rate averaging 1%, the Caribbean is also the world’s second most affected region by the AIDS epidemic.

The question therefore arose, “What are the intersections that exist between HIV and Violence in the Caribbean?”

Hidden Bruises seeks to promote discussion, engagement and awareness about the intersections that exist between HIV and Violence with specific emphasis on the inadequate systems, practices and policies that further hinder the fight to end HIV&AIDS and Violence in the Caribbean region.

Why are we fundraising?
We need your help to complete the full-length documentary film. Through similar fundraising events, it is our hope that the team may return to the different Caribbean countries and communities previously visited to complete filming. The funds raised will also help cover the costly post-production phase, which includes archival footage and regional television segments, voice-over narration, composing, picture and sound editing, and translation.
About us:
Skylarc Pictures is a small activism-oriented independent film company from Canada and Barbados that uses film and arts education to create social and environmental change across the Caribbean region and beyond.
Hidden Bruises is produced in formal partnership with The Institute of Gender & Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit (University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados).
Director/Cinematographer/Co-Writer: SKYLARC, Canadian-Barbadian Filmmaker
Co-Writer: Dr. Charmaine Crawford, Director of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados).
Producer: Jessica Jaja, MA Candidate in Human Geography (University of Ottawa)
Narrator: Adrian Green, Award-Winning Barbadian Spoken Word Poet
7. Clarity


The project aimed to create and sustain a dialogue between the youth of today and our culture to be able to create a healthier future. It is our belief that we cannot start this dialogue without having a clear and unbiased view of the reality of today’s culture around sexuality, identity, relationships styles, social dynamics, stigma and oppression. The outcome play was performed during the Ottawa Fringe Festival 2014.

8. Stories of the Land

 Strengthening and Highlighting Traditional Healing Practices for Indigenous Youth: This research project with the First Nations Moose Factory is moving forward in the spirit of community engagement and the direction as set forth by the community. Seeking to honor the community’s request for meaningful research, I am preparing for a third field trip into the community to confirm the data collected and to ensure that it supports the community’s work in their cultural renewal and land-based programming. Some of my next steps are to complete the interviews transcriptions, and to go back to the participants for verification of the Cree words, to ensure accuracy of spelling and meaning. The research into the relationship of grandmother songs and cultural healing methods is beginning to take shape. Again, it will be in collaboration with the community that I will be able to confirm the emerging themes and theoretical framework. In July 2014 at the community’s annual gathering of our people event, I hope to share the findings and address any further precision required in my research. I appreciate OPRIG’s support to offer stipends to the research participants.

9. Round Dancing the Rotonda

Decolonizing space at the University of Ottawa: The goal of this research is to understand how Indigenous students at the University of Ottawa experience exclusion spatially on campus. The project hopes to generate strategies for transforming the physical environment of campus in order to decolonize the space.

The project produced a Zine Decolonizing Space at the University of Ottawa April 2016

Round Dancing the Rotunda: Decolonizing the University of Ottawa Carla Sullivan defended her thesis in 2015.

Here is a link of her Prezy presentation

10. Mining Watch

This project was researching U.O. pension funds and their links with (Canadian) mining companies exploiting at home and abroad, with a special focus on Mexico, including especially the state of Oaxaca, and indigenous communities (those exploited by, and those resisting mining companies).

It produced a database of mining companies, headquarters and countries where the companies were present.

Johanne Jacquelin, the placement student also produced a report about her work.



States with Presence

Alamos Gold



Aquiline Resources



Aurcana Corporation



Avino Silver and Gold Mines Ltd.



Baja Mining Corp.


Baja Peninsula

Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd.





Durango, Sinaloa, Zacatecas

Canplats Resources Corporation


Durango, Chihuahua

Capstone Gold Corp.



Cardero Resource Group


Baja California

CDG Investments Inc.





Oaxaca, Sonora, Durango, Sinaloa, Chihuahua

Columbia Metals Corporation Ltd.



Comaplex Minerals Corp.


Mexico State

Coniagas Resources



Continuum Resources Ltd.



Copper Ridge Explorations Inc.



Corex Gold Corporation



Cream Minerals Ltd.



Diadem Resources



ECU Silver Mining



Endeavour Silver



Energold Drilling Corp [Impact Silver Corp.]


Mexico State

Evolving Gold Corp.


currently exploring acquisitions in Mexico

Esperanza Silver Corp.



Excellon Resources



Exmin Resources Inc.



Dundarave Resources Inc.



Farallon Resources Ltd. [Hunter Dickinson]



Firesteel Resources



First Majestic Silver Corp.


Jalisco, Coahuila, Durango, Zacatecas

Fording Canadian Coal Trust [NYCO]



Formation Capital Corporation



Fronteer Development Group


Jalisco, Chiapas

Frontera Copper Corporation



Gammon Lake Resources


Chihuahua, Guanajuato

Genco Resources


Mexico State

Goldcorp Inc.


Sinaloa, Durango, Chihuahua, Guerrero, Zacatecas

Gold-Ore Resources Ltd.



Golden Goliath Resources



Grandcru Resources



Grayd Resource Corporation



Great Panther Resources Ltd.


Durango, Guanajuato, Chihuahua

Grid Capital Corporation



Hawkeye Gold and Diamonds



Horseshoe Gold Mining



Iamgold Corporation -royalties-



Iciena Ventures



Impact Silver Corp.



International Croesus Ltd.



Intrepid Mines



Kimber Resources



Linear Gold Corp


Chiapas, Oaxaca

Macmillan Gold


Durango, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Jalisco, Nayarit

MAG Silver Corp


Chihuahua, Zacatecas, Durango



Chihuahua, Sonora

Morgain Minerals Inc.


Durango, Sonora

Metallica Resources Inc.


San Luis Potosi

Mexoro Minerals Ltd.



Northair Group


Durango, Sinaloa

Northwestern Mineral Ventures



Oromex Resources



Orko Silver Corp.



Pacific Comox Resources



Palmarejo Silver and Gold



Pan American Silver



Pinnacle Mines Ltd.


Mexico State, Oaxaca



Durango, Zacatecas

Rome Resources Ltd.



Ross River Minerals



Roxwell Gold Mines



Santoy Resources Ltd.



Scorpio Mining Corporation



Silver Crest Mines



Silver Standard Resources


Durango, Mexico

Soho Resources Group



Sonora Gold Corp



Sparton Resources


Sinaloa, Sonora

Starcore International Ventures



Stingray Resources



Southern Silver Exploration


Jalisco, Chihuahua

Stroud Resources



Teck Cominco Ltd.


Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas

Terra Novo Gold Corp.



Tumi Resources


Chihuahua, Sonora

Tyler Resources



UC Resources


Durango, Nayarit

Valdez Gold



War Eagle Mining Company



West Timmins Mining Corp.


Sinaloa, Chihuahua

Zaruma Resources Inc.





11. Developing a Food Policy for Ottawa U

The goal for this project is to map organizations, programs, and activities on campus around food issues with the goal of making the info available and visible. This gathering will inform the next steps which will be working with different groups around campus, including professors and students to develop a food policy for Ottawa University Campus.


Community Organizations

Ottawa Specialty Foods Association (OSFA)

Description: organization made up of specialty food processors and individuals that are related to the process (such as farmers, bottlers, retailers, restaurateurs, writers and bloggers)

Tel: 613-867-5358

Email: Andrew@osfa.ca

Ottawa Organic Farmer’s Market

Description: Ottawa’s only year-round Organic Farmers’ Market. Here, producers sell their own products, and can offer important information pertaining to health and nutrition.

Location: 1644 Bank Street

Email: http://www.oofmarket.ca/


Contact information for vendors:

Aman Farms

Description: Transitional certified organic breads, meats and eggs

Location: 735 Daytown Road, Delta, ON

K0E 1G0

Tel: 613-924-1423


Ferme Celine Tremblay

Description: certified organic meats

Location: Lac Blue Sea, Quebec

Tel: 819-463-4312

Fax: 819-463-4902

Ferme fee at fougere

Description: certified organic meats and prepared foods

Location: 377 Highway 321 North

Ripon, Quebec

J0V 1V0

Tel: 819-428-1499

Email: feedougere@gmail.com


Ferme la Rose

Description: certified organic vegetables

Location: 115 Ste-Augustine ND de la Paix, Quebec

J0V 1P0

Email: ferme.rosee@tlb.sympatico.ca


Funny Duck Farms

Description: certified organic meats & dry goods

Location: RR#3

Jasper, Ontario

K0G 1G0

http://www.funnyduckfarms.com/ (contact by email available via website)


Glen Andrew Farm

Description: organic herbs, vegetables, fruits, and flax oil

Location: 1425 Chemin Comte


Tel: 613-674-2853

Hollanbec Farm

Description: transitional certified organic meats and dairy

Location: Ontario

Email: info@hollanbecfarm.ca


Indigo’s Nuts!

Description: organic nuts, seeds, and other baked goods

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

K1N 1E5

Email: indigosnuts@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Indigos-Nuts/537620416288055 (best way to contact)

Klazina Ketting

Description: certified wild caught fish, Himalayan salts, nutritional supplements and coconut oil (more information at http://www.wildbcfish.ca/glacier-about.html)

Tel: 613-421-6679

Email: klazina.ketting@gmail.com


Paradise Farm

Description: gluten-free bread and pastries, seasonal fruits and vegetables, breads, baked goods

Location: 1235 Stafford 3rd. Line, RR5

Cobden, Ontario

K0J 1K0

Tel: 613-732-3756


Sucrerie Beaubel

Description: certified organic maple products

Location: 65 chemin du lac Lytton, Quebec

J0W 1N0

Tel: 819-449-6181


Terra Foods

Description: certified organic single estate extra-virgin olive oil

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Tel: 613-225-2191

Email: terrafoods2004@hotmail.com


Terre a Terre

Description: certified organic vegetables

Location: 2 Montee Larouche

Ripon, Quebec

J0V 1V0

Tel: 819-983-6247



Willowpond Acres

Description: certified organic pasture raised beef, maple syrup, chickens, eggs

Location: 21485 McCormick Rd.

Glen Robertson ,Ontario

K0B 1H0

Tel: 613-874-2746

Email: willowpond@xplornet.ca


Community Food Businesses


The Salty Don (Gourmet Seasonings)

9B Hawley Crescent

Kanata, ON

K2M 1T2

Tel: 613-435-6422

Email: don@thesaltydon.com



Kulture Foods (Gluten-Free Foods)

Tel: 613-266-4571

Email: info@kulturefoods.com



Farm True Food Ecosterre

Description: producer of organic vegetables, herbs and processed on farm Ethiopian traditional food

  • 18 years experience in organic farming
  • produce vegetables, cereals (teff), herbs, medicinal plants, etc.
  • process/ prepare Ethiopian traditional food (breads, enjera, etc.), pesto, awazie, sauces/ wott, flour (stone mill ground), green juices, soup mix, herbal tea, berbere, shero, etc.
  • give gardening advisory (this may be of interest to you, Marie-Josee!)
  • Ethiopian “goodness catering”

P.O. Box 165

Glen Robertson, ON

K0B 1H0

Tel: 613 874-2070

Bez Gluten Free

Tel: 613 761 9442



Hall’s Apple Market

Description: Chris Hall, a Guelph grad, represents the 3rd generation on the family farm that was initiated by his grandfather Melville in 1947. Today the 120 acre spread produces over 27 varieties of apples, several types of pears, has an onsite cider mill and a bakery where Kim prepares an array of home-style goodies using traditional family recipes.

Products: apples, apple cider, pies and many other apple products made from apples.

Location: 2930 2nd Concession Rd., Brockville, ON

Tel: 613-342-6320


Email: ckhall@ripnet.com OR www.hallsapplemarket.com


Top Shelf Preserves

Tel: 613-371-2789

Email: sara@topshelfpreserves.ca


Food Businesses on Campus



Description: food and catering

Contact: Dave Szabo (contract manager)

Email: david.szabo@compass-canada.com


Bar 1848

Location: 216-85 University Private

Building: Jock-Turcot University Centre

Postal Code: K1N 6N5

Contact Name: Adam Brouwer (general manager)

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 2013

Email: bar@sfuo.ca


Draft Pub

Location: 801 King Edward Avenue

Building: Sports Complex

Postal Code: K1N 6N5

Tel: 613-422-0847

Fax: 613-422-3067

Email: info@thedraftpub.com


Stone Soup Foodworks

Location: Marie Curie/Jean-Jacques Lussier

Building: Food Truck

Postal Code: K1P LJ2

Contact Name: Jacqueline Jolliffe (general manager)

Tel: 613-627-5383

Email: Jacqueline@stonesoupfoodworks.ca



Première Moisson

Location: 1000V-120 University Private

Building: Faculty of Social Sciences Building

Postal Code: K1N 6N5

Contact Name: Marie Pier

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 4932

Email: mariepier.savoie@compass-canada.com



Location: 85 University Private

Building: Jock-Turcot University Centre

Postal Code: K1N 6N5

Contact Name: Marie-Astrid Benoit and Denis Robertson

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 4372

Email: pivik@sfuo.ca


Jazzy Restaurant

Location: 107-85 University Private

Building: Jock-Turcot University Centre

Postal Code: K1N 6N5

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 4293



Location: Copernicus/University

Building: Food Truck

Postal Code: location varies

Contact Name: Paul Bergeron

Tel: 613-266-0538



Café Nostalgica

Location: 630 Cumberland Street

Building: Graduate Students Building

Postal Code: K1N 6N5

Contact Name: Dave Breinhardt

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 3000

Email: nostalgica@gsaed.ca


Café Alt

Location: 0029-70 Laurier Street East

Building: Simard

Postal Code: K1N 6N5

Contact Name: Alex Maltby

Tel: 613-562-5800 x 3250

Email: cafealt@sfuo.ca


Food Research and Action Groups


Office of Campus Sustainability

Location: 141 Louis-Pasteur

Building: Louis-Pasteur

Postal Code: K1N 6N5

Contact Name: Jonathan Rausseo

Tel: 613-562-5800 (2530)

Email: jrausseo@uottawa.ca


Institute of the Environment

Location: 555 King Edward Avenue

Postal Code: K1N 6N5

Contact Name: Caroline Farquhar

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 5874


Institute of Population Health

Location: 300-1 Stewart Street

Postal Code: K1N 6N5

Contact Name: Roseline Savage

Tel: 613-562-5660613-562-5660

Email: iph-irsp@uottawa.caiph-irsp@uottawa.caiph-irsp@uottawa.ca


Green Team CUPE Local 2626

Location: 303-85 University Private

Building: Jock-Turcot University Centre

Postal Code: K1N 6N5

Contact Name: Isabelle Hetu

Tel: 613-562-5345

Email: info@cupe2626.ca




Composting Program

Contact Name: Julie Cook

Email: jcoo2@uottawa.ca


University of Ottawa Food Bank

Location: 0015-85 University Center

Building: Jock-Turcot University Centre

Postal Code: K1N 6N5

Contact Name: Taylor Davidson

Tel: 613-562-5800 (2752)

Email: foodbank@sfuo.ca


Enactus uOttawa

Location: 2105B-55 Laurier Avenue East

Building: Desmarais

Postal Code: K1N 6N5

Phone Number: 613-562-5800 ext. 3700

Email: info@enactusuottawa.ca


Just Food

Location: 2389 Pepin Court

Postal Code: K1B 4Z3

Contact Name: Moe Garahan (executive director)

Tel: 613-699-6850 ext. 11

Email: moe@justfood.ca


Alternate contact: Terri O’Neill (coordinator, community gardening network)

Tel: 613-699-6850 ext. 12

Email: communitygardening@justfood.ca


Alternate contact: Leela Ramachandran (manager, farm programs)

Tel: 613-699-6850 ext. 15

Email: leela@justfood.ca


Permaculture Ottawa

Email: info@permacultureottawa.ca

Note: this email is only checked intermittently by volunteers.

Muggy Mondays

Location: 120 University

Building: 2nd Floor FSS

Postal Code: K1N 6N5

Contact Name: Stefanie DiDomenico

Email: Stefanie.didomenico@gmail.com

Alternate email: muggymondaysclub@gmail.com



Administration and Staff 

Jonathan Rausseo (Sustainability Development Manager)

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 2530


Patricia Gregoire (Administrative Officer- Customer Service)

Email: foodservices@uottawa.ca

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 7514


Patrick Genest (Director, Food, Conferences and uOttawa Card Services)

Email: Patrick.genest@uottawa.ca

Tel: (613) 562-5800 ext. 1010


Food Services                  

Location: 106-85 University Private

Building: Jock-Turcot University Centre

Postal Code: K1N 6N5

Contact Name: Patricia Grégoire

Phone Number: 613-562-5800 ext. 7514

Email: foodservices@uottawa.ca


Housing Services

Location: Brooks Residence, Room 308

100 Thomas More

K1N 6N5

Email: residence@uottawa.ca

Tel: 613-562-5885

Fax: 613-562-5109


Faculty of Health Sciences

Location: 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa Ontario

K1H 8M5

Tel: 613-562-5800


Physical Resource Services

Location: 141 Louis-Pasteur

Ottawa, Ontario

K1N 6N5

Email: prs-cdr@uottawa.ca


Community Life Services

Location: 85 University Priv. Room 318

Ottawa, Ontario

K1N 6N5

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 4424

Fax: 613-562-5156

Email: commlife@uottawa.ca


Student Services

Location: 550 Cumberland

Ottawa, Ontario

K1N 6N5

Contact: Lucie M. Gaultier

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 1134


Student Academic Services (SASS)

Location: 100 Marie-Curie, 4th floor (main office)

Ottawa, Ontario

K1N 1A2

Tel: 613-562-5101

Fax: 613-562-5964

Email: sass@uottawa.ca


Department of Earth Sciences

Location: Marion Hall, room 121

Ottawa, Ontario

K1N 6N5

Tel: 613-562-5773

Fax: 613-562-5192

Email: geolrec@uottawa.ca


Living Laboratory

Contact: Jonathan Rausseo

Tel: 613-562-5800 (2530)

Email: jrausseo@uottawa.ca


Destination 20/20 Plan





Susan Spronk, PhD
Associate Professor
School of International Development and Global Studies
University of Ottawa
120 University (8037)

Ottawa, Ontario

K1N 6N5 
Tel: 613-562-5800 poste 4426


Anne Dignard

Development Coordinator and Event Planner, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa)

Tel: 1-613-562-5800 ext. 8867

Email: adignard@uottawa.ca


Joseph Sawan

Part-time Professor (Faculty of Social Sciences)

FSS 7012

Tel: 613-562-5754

Fax: 613-562-5371

Email: jsawan@uottawa.ca


Student Clubs and Student-Led Initiatives


SFUO Food Bank

Location: 85 University Private, UCU room 0015

Ottawa, Ontario

K1N 8Z4

Tel: 613-562-5800 ex. 2752

Email: foodbank@sfuo.ca


The People’s Republic of Delicious

Location: terminus, 85 University Private

Contact: Daniel Stojanovic

Tel: 613-618-8999

Email: prdottawa@gmail.com



Graduate Students’ Association of the University of Ottawa (GSAED)

Location: 601 Cumberland

Ottawa, Ontario

K1N 6N5




Cultural, Political, Philanthropic and Religious Clubs with Specific Food Preferences/ Leverage Points:

University of Ottawa Muslim Students Association (UOMSA)

Location: 080-85 University Private

Ottawa, Ontario

K1N 8Z4

Email: info@uomsa.ca



uOttawa Indigenous Students’ Association

Email: indigenous.student.association@gmail.com



Fair Trade UOttawa Equitable

Email: uottawa@fairtradeottawa.ca



Ottawa U Vegetarians and Vegans

Email: uottawaveg@gmail.com


Engineers Without Borders, University of Ottawa Chapter

Contact: Lia Walsh (Fair Trade Ottawa- Engineers Without Borders UOttawa)

Email: liawalsh@hotmail.com

Alternate email (for EWB): www.uottawa.ewb.ca


Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO)

Contact: Chris Hynes (Vice President University Affairs- works in campaigns department)

Email: vp.university@sfuo.ca

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 4074


Alternate contact: Nicole Desnoyers (Vice President Equity)

Email: vp.equity@sfuo.ca

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 4139


Alternative contact: Anne-Marie Roy (President)

Email: president@sfuo.ca

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 4061


Office of Campus Sustainability (Sustainable Development Centre)

Location: 141 Louis-Pasteur

Ottawa, Ontario

K1N 6N5

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 4898


Alternate website: www.sfuo.ca/green


Contact: Gabrielle Arkett (Coordinator of the Sustainable Development Centre)

Office is at: University Centre, room 215-F

Email: sustainable@uottawa.ca

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 4898


Alternate contact: Brigitte Morin (Waste Diversion Coordinator)

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 3997


Office of Campus Sustainability (Community Garden)

Contact: Caroline Agnew, Community Garden Coordinator

Email: garden.uottawa@gmail.com


Sandy Hill Community Health Centre

Location: 221 Rue Nelson

Ottawa, Ontario

K1N 1C7

Contact: Gerald Dragon (Youth Coordinator)

Tel: 613-789-1500 ext. 2526

12. Organizing ICOPA 15 on Algonquin Territory

ICOPA Coference in El Ecuador, 2014 

Exploring Social Identity Dynamics, Collective and Horizontal Leadership Issues, and Fluidity in the International Conference on Penal Abolition (ICOPA): This research project aims to use a participation-action method to explore abolitionist social identities, the dynamics of collective and horizontal leadership structures (very common among activist organizing) as well as the relationships, tensions, and support between the fluid international group and the local committee taking responsibility for the conference. We examine the possibilities of producing critical knowledge that may serve future ICOPA committees as well as other activist organizations. Further, we explore the possibility and essentiality of transmitting lessons learned that can traverse the spatial and temporal realms of this group. The lead researchers have recruited a total of six participants from the local ICOPA organizing committee who, collaboratively will set out the parameters of the project . We obtained approval from the University’s Ethics Review Board on February 10th. We have prepared a number of resources to present to the group that will assist us in tracking our thinking and feelings about the conference activities in which we are engaged. One of the methods that we are proposing to use is journaling.

Our first meeting will take place on Friday, February 28, in order to discuss the parameters of the research, our roles individually and collectively, and the various elements that would be best focused on during our journaling. We plan to continue to use journal-writing as a way to track our activities and our thinking about these activities in the run-up and during the conference which will be held June 13-15. It is hoped that we shall have the opportunity to publish an article on the dynamics of organizing ICOPA in the upcoming Special Issue of Penal Field/Champs penal. Moreover, it is our intention to transmit the findings and best practices gleaned from the research to the organizers of the next ICOPA venue, scheduled to take place in 2016. We will also share our findings more broadly with the large ICOPA family.

13. Theatre of the Oppressed

Theatre of the Oppressed as a way of creating awareness about penal abolition: This project has the goal of using Theatre of the oppressed as a way of creating awareness about penal abolition. The outcome from this project will be part of a session during the ICOPA conference in 2014

14. UOttawa Restorative Garden

University of Ottawa Restorative Garden campus pilot project seeks to understand the potential positive impacts of contact with nature at the university, with a view to creating an environment which helps to restore the following:

  • physical and mental energy
  • the ability to cope with and recover from stress
  • the ability to cope with and recover from stress cognitive vitality and improved capacity to process information
  • natural diversity and beauty
  • human-nature interaction
15. Healthy Transportation and Vulnerable Populations

Are vulnerable populations well-served by a Healthy Transportation network of sidewalks, walking paths, multi-use paths, bike lanes and public transportation in Ottawa, and what improvements are needed in infrastructure, access and affordability?

16. A Family Approach

A promotional documentary for the AIDS Committee of Ottawa: The proposed 3.5-minute promotional documentary “A Family Approach” follows the real-life transformation of program participants of African or Caribbean descent living with HIV or AIDS in Ottawa.


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