Kaufmans Legacy Gift Honours Humanitarian Couple’s Commitment to Education and Philanthropy

Legacy Gift Honours Humanitarian Couple’s Commitment to Education and Philanthropy

Dr. Hyman (Hy) Kaufman and his wife, Dr. Sylvia Van Straten Kaufman spent their lives committed to making a powerful impact on future generations. A shared passion for philanthropy, research, and education, together with a strong belief in the potential of rapid developments in cardiology, inspired the Kaufmans to leave a legacy with a generous […]

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A Newfoundland couple’s story of strength, compassion, and a new heart.

It is fitting that Donna Connolly hails from Newfoundland, because her strength is like a rock. But even a feisty, determined woman like Donna needed the Heart Institute — and she and her husband Greg urge others across Canada to seek out its services, and to give generously. On a typical Saturday night, Greg and […]

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The Heart Institute’s Urgent Equipment Needs: How Our Community is Stepping Up

On January 5, 2015, shovels broke ground on the largest expansion in the history of the Heart Institute.  Fast forward 2.5 years and the building frame, walls, and windows are up which means that 145,000 sq feet of new operating space is nearing completion.  As teams of doctors and nurses prepare for the big move […]

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Peter (Petros) Foustanellas

We are saddened by the passing of Mr. Peter (Petros) Foustanellas, one of the Heart Institute’s greatest and most generous friends. His unwavering support has inspired many in our community and can be seen in the legacy he leaves us with here at the Heart Institute.  In giving his name to our state-of-art auditorium, our life-saving cardiac surgery suite, […]

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February WAS Heart Month 2017

February is Heart Month and it provided an amazing opportunity to bring people together to raise awareness – and essential funds – for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Our sincere thanks to our sponsors, community champions, partners, event organizers and participants, volunteers, and donors. Our new building – the Heart Institute’s first major expansion […]

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At the Heart of Heart Month

It is a busy, fun, and exciting time for the Heart Institute Foundation’s  dynamic duo: The Events Team.  Sarah and Lindsay wanted to let you in on what goes behind the scenes as they conduct all that Heart Month magic. Take a look: So what exactly are we up to as we head into February??  […]

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Maxime Lê Knew He Could Help

We secured 26 treatment carts thanks to you, and two of those carts were purchased through Maxime Lê’s crowdfunding campaign! Maxime is a second-year university student at the University of Ottawa. If he is not busy with assignments or hanging out with friends, he is with his grandfather, a patient at the Heart Institute. Every […]

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The Life You Touched: Helen’s Story

Helen attended her first meeting with the Women@Heart program in July. “At first, I didn’t feel like I belonged there,” she says. “But after attending a few sessions, I began to learn more about heart disease and its impact on women.” Helen wasn’t aware that she had “SCAD”. SCAD stands for Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, which is […]

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