Founded in 1826 as Bytown, and incorporated as "Ottawa" in 1855, the city has evolved into a political and technological centre of Canada. Its original boundaries were expanded through numerous minor annexations and were ultimately replaced by a new city incorporation and major amalgamation in 2001 which significantly increased its land area. The city name "Ottawa" was chosen in reference to the Ottawa River nearby, which is a word derived from the Algonquin wordOdawa, meaning "to trade".
The John Hossack House was a "station" on the Underground Railroad, and Ottawa was a major stop because of its rail, road, and river transportation. Citizens in the city were active within the abolitionist movement. Ottawa was the site of a famous 1859 extrication of a runaway slave named Jim Gray from a courthouse by prominent civic leaders of the time. Three of the civic leaders, John Hossack, Dr. Joseph Stout and James Stout, later stood trial in Chicago for violating the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.
Ottawa-based last-mile logistics platform GoFor just keeps delivering when it comes to racking up industry accolades in 2021 ... GoFor was the highest-ranked Ottawa company on the list with three-year revenue growth of 3,744 per cent ... For the first time, two Ottawa-based companies cracked the top 20 ... NewFound Recruiting (212%)* 208.
The co-founder and CEO of Ottawa-based excelHR launched her entrepreneurial career more than 30 years ago, building an operation so thin on capital it couldn’t afford a fax machine into a series of firms that are among the country’s leading staffing and recruitment agencies.
Family means everything in the OttawaUniversity football program. The coaches preach it to recruits ... “We preach it and talk about it so much in our recruiting and our actual team ... Ottawa head football coach Kent Kessinger knows the program is in good hands with his former players.
A cutting-edge Ottawa cleantech firm hopes millions of dollars in new federal funding will help kickstart its push into foreign markets that stalled amid widespread COVID-19 shutdowns ... “They’re hiring anywhere they can, including Ottawa. There’s lots of recruiting happening from San Francisco, Silicon Valley.
I struggled because I couldn't remember what I read ... Upon graduating from high school, I was fortunate enough to be recruited by various colleges to play football. I decided to attend OttawaUniversity in Kansas. Three other members of my high school football team also decided to attend Ottawa. That is where my college career started ... ....
The OttawaUniversity baseball team, fresh off a record-setting season, has a new pitching coach ... II Eastern New Mexico University, recently joined the Ottawa coaching staff. "We are excited to add Jake to our coaching staff," Ottawa coach Gabe Grinder ... He is a great relationship builder and will fit in well with the culture we have built at Ottawa.
For college coaches, building those relationships during the recruiting process is a huge thing. OttawaUniversity golf coach Phil McClintock is attempting to find not only good golfers, but high character individuals, for his program. McClintock did not have to look far for two recruits.
A former OttawaUniversity football player returns to his roots ... "It is great to get Wes back as a member of our staff," Ottawa coach Kent Kessinger said. "Since his graduation from OU, he has proven to be a great coach and recruiter.
Read more ... Luketa arrived at Penn State from Ottawa, Ontario, as a four-star recruit in the Class of 2018 ... Read more ... Smith arrived at Penn State in 2019 as a five-star recruit and the No ... Read more ... Wylie is a three-star recruit in the 247Sports composite rankings, and he checks in as the No ... Johnson is a four-star recruit who is committed to Rutgers ... .
People on the Move is supported by Boyden, connecting great leaders with great companies in Ottawa, across Canada and worldwide ... The 38-year-old economist was approached by a recruiter for the Ottawa-based job ... but mostly grew up in Ottawa, where he excelled in school and sports ... People on the move across Ottawa.
Ottawa researchers ... They expect to recruit 1,400 people from more than a dozen hospitals ... The study on immune conditions is getting $2.5 million and plans to recruit 460 participants from 12 sites across Canada, including Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Calgary and Winnipeg.
They’re looking to recruit up to eight deserving youth between the ages of 11 and 16 from Ottawa neighbourhoods hit hard by the pandemic ... “And hopefully lasting impacts, too, with giving kids future memberships at courses around Ottawa ... Ottawa 67’s for his three seasons in the OHL.