OPIRG Research Projects




One of OPIRG’s important mandates is to participate in developing and supporting diverse social justice research projects based in our region.  These research projects connect University of Ottawa students with community groups and help all of us to learn more about our diverse society.




Here are the research projects currently or formerly assisted by OPIRG-Ottawa:

1. Participatory Evaluation of a Youth Intervention Program



The purpose of this report is to review a participatory evaluation process for an intervention program of yoga, meditation and art expression designed for street youth.  The Intervention program was held in Ottawa from the Winter of 2013 to the Spring of 2014. The evaluation of the program is a good example of participatory process. The process starts from the premise that the youth and other people involved in the process have the ability to share with and learn from each other. Relationships are to be established and developed in the most equal way possible, based on trust and reciprocity. The participatory process requires awareness of power in relationships, the different agendas of people involved, and the roles of the participants. Flexibility and acceptance of the inherent messiness of the process are also important.

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

The participatory framework was understood as a way of offering people an opportunity to take part, to have a voice and be an active part of the process. In this case, we acknowledged several limitations.

The most important limitation was the fact that the youth were not full participants in developing the participatory framework. Designing, collecting analyzing, writing and disseminating are the different stages involved in a participatory research process. It is necessary that everyone is present from the beginning to define agendas, interests, roles and responsibilities. As Roger Hart’s ladder shows, we were aiming for rung #6 (Figure 1), where even though adults could initiate the actions, they can still share decisions with the involved youth. “Full involvement of youth in participatory 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 interventions 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, harassment, substance abuse, depression, suicide, violence, eating disorders, uses of technologies, etc.). All this certainly provides relevant knowledge to intervene and alleviate these difficulties, but also develops a vision of young people as frail, in danger or “at risk”. This negative perspective becomes the dominant paradigm to discuss adolescence and youth (Caron and Soulière, 2013). Since the 1990’s, Critical Youth Studies have worked to establish that youth are social actors capable of reflection and action, able to make choices, express themselves and give meaning to their lives. From this perspective it becomes essential to include the youth and their experiences in the development of research and programs. Becoming aware of the realities and experiences faced by youth enhances our understanding and can change and redefine attitudes and language concerning youth (Caron and Soulière, 2013).


As a team we acknowledged that, instead of relying on assumptions, both of these limitations could have been addressed by allowing more time to create a safe space where people could talk openly about their positions. It would have been necessary for the “adults” in the team, including the instructor, to receive some training about power and youth engagement dynamics, to help them to better understand the youth members of the team. That would have helped to address the power relationship issues as well as the concerns about equality, trust and reciprocity.


These recommendations are inspired by the experience we have had with this program. The recommendations also apply to the evaluation process and the way of collecting information for the program. The same structure can be used for any type of program YSB develops with youth.

  • Supported by YSB staff, youth could help develop a program oriented to self-care, healthy mind, healthy body. Youth could be recruited from the different programs, and some of the key youth leaders could be encouraged to recruit within their own networks. The program of yoga and mediation sessions could be offered weekly.

  • The Yoga instructor could be a young instructor who is part of the programs at the YSB. Recruitment of the instructor should be first done at YSB. If the yoga instructor comes from somewhere else, the instructor will have to receive youth engagement and “power with” training.

  • The young people involved and the Yoga Instructor should receive training in participatory action, research and evaluation.

  • A midterm debriefing session could help to identify and resolve possible problems.

  • A final debriefing session would also be useful to collect information for the evaluation of the program.

  • The group should collectively put together a short report describing the benefits of the program and how to improve it.

  • Youth participating in the program and the 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 structured in ways that young people can give feedback to the instructor at every session (e.g. debriefing session at the end or check out time). Feedback should incorporated into the next sessions.

2. Living and Coexisting Well (Indigenous teachings)





The project will look at how “well-being” is understood by Indigenous mature cultures.  Humans and non-humans 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 to form 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 asking them about the cultural understanding of leaving no ecological footprints for future generations.

We are on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory, and one of our main concerns is to understand Mino Bimaadiziwin (how to live life and coexist in a good way).

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

 Interviews were conducted with 15 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.  The second phase of the project included 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. The focus groups identified a concern that there was a lack of suitable resources that pregnant women/mothers would find beneficial for them and their communities. The women agreed that culturally safe resources about physical activity and weight gain were needed.  Culturally appropriate on-line materials were then created in partnership with or pregnant First
Nations and Métis women’s pregnancy ought to be created.


Francine Darroch defended her PhD dissertation in 2016. Francine is from the Department of Human Kinetic at the University of Ottawa, and a link to her dissertation appears below:


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 this 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.  We conducted two in-person focus groups and a national online survey of 156 institutions. 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 was presented at GSAED conference and at the Society for Community Research and Action conference in June, 2013.  A journal article was published at Higher Education, and the research was also distributed to Pride Centres across the country.



5. Collaborative translation by activists

Translation and ideologies (religious or secular), have always had a complex and torturous relationship. Translators who do not thoroughly understand the materials they are translating will not be able to provide accurate translations. Activists who translate can be agents of change via collaborative, community or voluntary translation.


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 article on this topic was also submitted for publication.

6. Hidden Bruises (HIV & AIDS)



About the film we are making: 


Hidden Bruises is the name of an independent documentary film which will portray Caribbean people 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 (sexuality & identity)



The project aimed to create and sustain a dialogue between the youth of today and our culture in order 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, relationship styles, social dynamics, stigma and oppression. The resulting play was performed during the Ottawa Fringe Festival 2014.

8. Stories of the Land (Cree culture)

Strengthening and Highlighting Traditional Healing Practices for Indigenous Youth: This research project with the Moose Cree First Nation was conducted in the spirit of community engagement in the direction selected by the community. Seeking to honor the community’s request for meaningful research, I visited the community several times to confirm the data collected and to ensure that it would support the community’s work on cultural renewal and land-based programming. Interviews were conducted about several topics, including the relationship between grandmother songs and cultural healing methods. I appreciate OPIRG’s support and their provision of stipends to the research participants.




9. Round Dancing the Rotunda (campus decolonization)

Decolonizing space at the University of Ottawa: The goal of this research was to understand how Indigenous students at the University of Ottawa experience exclusion spatially on campus. The research demonstrates that Indigenous students experience and perceive the University of Ottawa campus as a distinctly settler space.  It presents the every-day experiences of Indigenous students at a settler institution and shows how Indigenous students experience and perceive universities both as institutions and as spaces. It is recommended that more acts of decolonization, such as the inspiring Round Dance in Tabaret Hall, be held at the University of Ottawa to strengthen the Indigenous resurgence here. It also offers recommendations for further research.


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

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


Here is a link to her Prezi presentation.

10. Mining Watch (Canada in Mexico)

This project was researching Canadian mining companies which are exploiting minerals at home and abroad, with a special focus on Mexico (particularly the state of Oaxaca) and the impacted Indigenous communities.


It created a database listing the mining companies, their headquarters and the Mexican states where the Canadian companies were present. The University of Ottawa’s pension funds are invested in many of the companies on this list.


Johanne Jacquelin also produced a report (in the French language) 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:  Certified organic breads, meats and eggs




Location: 735 Daytown Road, Delta, ON  K0E 1G0




Tel: 613-924-1423     http://amanfarms.ca/
















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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