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Jean Nsanzeryaka will become the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's first graduating refugee student at Convocation on Friday, June 10.

UOIT’s first refugee student prepares for Convocation

May 19, 2016

When his name is called out at Convocation, Jean Bertrand Alestide Nsanzeryaka will receive his Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences, specializing in Life Sciences) and become the university’s first refugee student to complete a degree. It will be a milestone in UOIT history, and a huge moment of pride and emotion in the life of a young man who thought such a day might never come.

NORCAN student delegates participate in a math and science enrichment day, hosted by UOIT's Faculty of Education on May 4.

UOIT helping explore ways to improve student learning in mathematics

May 19, 2016

What makes some students succeed at mathematics while others struggle? How can educators best develop strategies to help students learn and retain their math skills? The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) recently played a key role in helping teams of teachers, principals and students from Ontario, Alberta and Norway explore these questions and more.

UOIT President Tim McTiernan chats with UOIT Software Engineering student Ryan Nasara (Chief Marketing Officer, Henlen Watches), at the Ontario Centres of Excellence's Discovery Days event, May 9, 2016 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Time to watch these UOIT student entrepreneurs

May 13, 2016

Wristwatches as we know them today first came into fashion about 150 years ago. Although wearable timepieces date as far back as the 16th century (pocket watches), a group of University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) student-entrepreneurs believes it’s never too late to make to make a better watch.

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Beijing Polytechnic University (BPU), China (from left: Wang Hui, Director, Foreign Affairs, BPU; Glenn Harvel, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, UOIT; An Jiangying, Vice-President and Professor, BPU; Michael Owen, Vice-President, Research, Innovation and International, UOIT; Xiuji Xu, Dean, Economic Management College, BPU; Zhu Yunli, Dean, Automation Engineering Institute, BPU).

UOIT’s international reach expands with new university agreements in China

May 11, 2016

Student and faculty exchange opportunities highlight new areas of co-operation between the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and two universities in Beijing, China. Both agreements resulted from UOIT’s participation in the April 2016 Organization of CANDU Industries (OCI) mission to China.

Panel session on mobility and transportation issues at the 2016 UOIT Forum on the Future of Smart Communities.

UOIT Futures Forum: Time to get smart on community development

May 10, 2016

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology brought together a stellar panel of experts from academia, government and leading corporations gathered for the full-day brainstorm to discuss strategies for developing smarter communities that are socially inclusive, innovative, digitally enabled, and economically and culturally robust.

UOIT Nuclear Engineering students gain hands-on experience in the university’s Nuclear Simulation Lab.

OPG, Durham College and UOIT partnership investment

May 10, 2016

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) will continue its support of post-secondary students in Durham Region by renewing a decade-long partnership with Durham College (DC) and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). The $5-million investment will support capital expenditures, educational programs, equipment, scholarships and bursaries for students at both institutions.

Arlene de la Rocha (at podium) receives HUB Fellowship from the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's annual general meeting in Toronto, Ontario.

Collaborative UOIT-DC Nursing program’s Arlene de la Rocha recognized for commitment to students and passion for education

May 09, 2016

For nine years, Arlene de la Rocha has played an instrumental role in developing the Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Honours program curriculum at Durham College (DC) and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). On May 6, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) presented de la Rocha with one of its highest honours.

Noreen Taylor, CM, Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Breath-alcohol sensors: how accurate are they?

May 03, 2016

“Calibration plays a major role in breath-alcohol measurement, as some devices are susceptible to external factors after long times in the field,” says Dr. Easton, Associate Professor of Chemistry in UOIT’s Faculty of Science. “The breathalyzer device used in that case employed an infrared sensor to measure blood-alcohol content, but these can also identify interfering compounds such as acetone, which can produce false-positive readings. Those infrared systems are also quite large in size. Most roadside breathalyzer devices rely on electrochemical sensors based on fuel cell technology. These devices are smaller, very portable and highly accurate.”

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology hosts its annual Futures Forum on Thursday, May 5, focusing this year on Smart Communities.

Forum on The Future of Smart Communities – May 5

May 02, 2016

As part of its ongoing contribution to the regional innovation ecosystem, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology will host its second-annual Futures Forum on Thursday, May 5. Focusing on The Future of Smart Communities, the forum will consist of three themes running concurrently throughout the day: • Innovation • Mobility • Energy

Science Rendezvous promotes science awareness for all ages.

UOIT and Durham College to host Science Rendezvous May 7

April 29, 2016

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) will welcome aspiring young scientists and community members to their shared Oshawa campus on Saturday, May 7 as the university and college host Science Rendezvous 2016.

Science Rendezvous promotes science awareness for all ages.

Shaking the Sodium: Evaluating Food Industry’s Progress

April 26, 2016

“Most of the sodium Canadians consume comes from packaged and processed food,” says JoAnne Arcand, co-author and Assistant Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Health Sciences, who completed the research while a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto.

Online learning participants at Kyiv National Economic  University, Ukraine.

UOIT Faculty of Education and visiting Ukrainian scholar piloting online learning project

April 25, 2016

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Education is supporting Ukraine’s transformation to democratized education through a research partnership with Ukraine’s Kyiv National Economic University (KNEU). The initiative involves an online pilot course offered to KNEU students that originates from Canada via the Faculty of Education’s Educational Informatics Laboratory (EILAB), a superbly equipped digital facility providing real-time observation of human-computer interaction.

UOIT students take part in the 2016 Level Up Student Games Showcase at The Design Exchange in downtown Toronto (April 6).

UOIT students shine at the Level Up Student Games Showcase in Toronto

April 22, 2016

In what has become a traditional year-end opportunity for the Game Development and Entrepreneurship (GDE) program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), a huge contingent of talented students represented the university at the 2016 Level Up Student Games Showcase, held at the Design Exchange Centre in downtown Toronto.

Parliament Buildings, Ottawa.

UOIT academics: Doctor-assisted dying legislation leaves many grey areas

April 19, 2016

In the early days of public debate on Bill C-14, most corners appear to agree on at least one thing: the proposed legislation stops well short of answering all possible questions, particularly many issues of an ethical nature. Researchers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) weigh in with their early takes:

UOIT President and Vice-Chancellor Tim McTiernan (left) signs Memorandum of Understanding with Professor Rajinder Singh Bawa, Vice-Chancellor, Chandigarh University.

New international opportunities for UOIT students and researchers

April 12, 2016

On April 4, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chandigarh University (CU), a private university in northwestern India whose research expertise and industry partnerships complement those of UOIT.

Legal Studies student Cherlene Cheung, class of 2016. Image courtesy: UOIT Athletics.

Rewarding opportunities highlight Cherlene Cheung’s undergraduate experience

April 12, 2016

When it comes to making the most of her university years, Cherlene Cheung is certainly a tough act to follow. Most recently Cheung has been working on a prestigious practicum placement in support of international law research that FSSH Assistant Professor Dr. Natalie Oman was commissioned to undertake by the United Nations (UN).

Volunteers have a profound and far-reaching impact

Volunteers strengthen the UOIT community

April 11, 2016

Volunteers are the roots of strong communities. Through their simple act of philanthropy, volunteers have a profound and far-reaching impact, allowing communities to flourish.

Panelists at The Role of Universities in Reconciliation event, held at Regent Theatre on March 17.

UOIT panel highlights how education can help heal Canada's relationship with Indigenous peoples

April 08, 2016

What can universities do to promote reconciliation between Canada and First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples? The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) recently hosted a thoughtful and engaging panel discussion exploring this and other questions. The event aimed at fostering awareness, understanding and action in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) appeal for educational institutions to engage with Indigenous communities and to become leaders in reconciliation.

Margaret Trudeau speaking March 30 at UOIT's Regent Theatre at the  Dean's Public Lecture Series hosted by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.

Margaret Trudeau launches new speaker series at UOIT

April 06, 2016

On March 30, Margaret Trudeau accepted an invitation to come to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) as the inaugural speaker of the Dean’s Public Lecture Series, hosted by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.

Megalai Thavakugathasalingam (Master of Health Sciences candidate), 2016 champion of UOIT's Three Minute Thesis competition.

Graduate students impress at Three Minute Thesis finals

April 01, 2016

After a series of rehearsals and training workshops for an original group of more than two dozen candidates, on March 23, UOIT’s 3MT® competition came down to a field of six finalists. When the dust settled, Master of Health Sciences candidate Megalai Thavakugathasalingam was named UOIT champion for her presentation on reconstructing the difficult experience of childhood cancer through the perspective of a young adult.