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Road construction near Conlin Road and Simcoe Street

August 22, 2016

The campus community is advised the Region of Durham’s road widening project at Simcoe Street and Conlin Road will continue into the early Fall. The construction zone also includes the intersection at Conlin Road and Founders Drive. Commuters should be prepared for occasional traffic delays, particularly during peak travel hours.

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University states the facts about its respectful and diverse campus community

August 17, 2016

Recent media stories have reported on a human rights complaint filed by Hasbara Fellowships Canada against two organizations. Many of those media stories have reported incorrect information about the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. For the record, here are the facts about our respectful and diverse campus community.

Dr. Roland van Oostveen, UOIT Faculty of Education (standing) in the Education Informatics Lab (EILAB) with Prof. Ann-Louise Davidson of Concordia University. The EILAB, under Dr. van Oostveen's directorship, has become a hub of collaborative, cross-institutional and international research directly informing development of the Fully Online Learning Community (FOLC) model, the focus of an award-winning paper.

Crossing a new line in the digital technology sandbox

August 11, 2016

From how we communicate to how we make purchases, rapid changes in digital technology heavily influence our daily lives. It stands to reason then, that advances in technology can similarly influence how humans learn.

Dr. Roland van Oostveen, UOIT Faculty of Education (standing) in the Education Informatics Lab (EILAB) with Prof. Ann-Louise Davidson of Concordia University. The EILAB, under Dr. van Oostveen's directorship, has become a hub of collaborative, cross-institutional and international research directly informing development of the Fully Online Learning Community (FOLC) model, the focus of an award-winning paper.

University’s statement about Student Association organizational review

August 10, 2016

On August 9, 2016, the interim President of The Student Association at Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (the SA) posted a blog on the SA website indicating that, over the next three months, the association will perform a full organizational review.

Dr. Hossam Gaber, Professor, UOIT Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (cross-appointed to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science).

UOIT professor presents solutions to support nuclear power in Egypt

August 05, 2016

In July, Dr. Hossam Gaber, a Professor with the university’s Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (cross-appointed to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science), was invited to Egypt to meet with four government ministers as the country prepares to bring nuclear power plant installations online.

UOIT will contribute its Big Data expertise to the Health Ecosphere Pipeline Project, a $34.5 million health informatics research program.

UOIT applying cloud-based Big Data analytics to improve patient care

July 26, 2016

Big Data analytics have the potential to be a game-changer in how Ontario patients and families receive clinical health care services. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will contribute its Big Data expertise to a new Health Ecosphere Pipeline Project announced July 21 by Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

Bermuda High School students designed their own sailboats during their visit to UOIT.

Bermuda high school students explore science and technology

July 26, 2016

It’s not often that high school students have a chance to visit a university in another country, get a taste of post-secondary life and explore programs they are interested in pursuing. But 16 students from Bermuda High School (BHS) did all of this and more during their recent visit to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Pokémon have been spotted at the university's downtown and north Oshawa campus locations.

Pokémon appear on UOIT campus; researchers share their perspectives

July 22, 2016

Since Pokémon Go officially launched in Canada on July 17, colourful little fictional creatures called Pokémon have been popping up on the smartphones of game-players, both young and old. It doesn’t take long to spot players; they’re the ones staring down at their phones as they walk around, visiting physical locations in the hopes of virtual-capturing one of these critters. Some Pokémon have even appeared on campus at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

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International nuclear energy scholars convene at UOIT

July 14, 2016

Known as a leading Canadian hub of research and programs in nuclear science and engineering research, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) welcomed more than two dozen nuclear scholars from around the globe to campus in early July.

Virtual SurgerySIM's software trains surgeons to practice surgical procedures in a 3D immersive virtual operating theatre.

Virtual SurgerySIM: Practice makes perfect

June 28, 2016

Benjamin Sainsbury, a Computer Science PhD candidate at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), has created software that trains surgeons to practice surgical procedures in a virtual operating theatre.

From left: Sustainable Engine Technology co-founders Tom Ross and Joshua Eidelberg,

UOIT student-entrepreneur proposes cleaner future for transportation industry

June 28, 2016

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Energy Systems Engineering student Tom Ross teamed up with Joshua Eidelberg, a graduate of Algonquin College’s Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician program in Ottawa, Ontario, to launch Sustainable Engine Technology (SET) Inc. The duo is bringing on-board (in-vehicle) hydrogen generation technology to market, dubbed the After Market Combustion Enhancement (ACE) System, which can make the thick, smoky emissions of trucks and buses a thing of the past.

Council of Ontario Universities' pop-up research park, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa (May 18, 2016). From left: Kim Rudd, Northumberland-Peterborough South MP; Elysabeth Reavell-Roy, UOIT PhD student (Applied Bioscience); Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Whitby MP.

UOIT participates in Parliament Hill pop-up research park

June 24, 2016

There’s an old expression that all politics are local, but sometimes you need to take the local to the politics. That’s why this spring the Council of Universities (COU) took a different approach to research promoting research. Instead of waiting for politicians to visit researchers in their home communities, the COU sent researchers to Ottawa. The result was a one-day pop-up research park on Parliament Hill.

Below right: Province of Ontario news conference formally announcing plans for eastward extension of GO Train service through Oshawa and Courtice to Bowmanville (June 20, 2016). Inset photo courtesy: Sandra Austin, Regional Municipality of Durham.

GO Transit expansion announcement big news for UOIT and Durham Region

June 20, 2016

GO Transit will open four new rail stations on the Lakeshore East corridor line, including a station on the CP Rail line near Ritson Road, about one kilometre south of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) campus location in downtown Oshawa.

A record 43 UOIT students will take advantage of outbound international exchange study opportunities in 2016.

Study abroad opportunities taking off at UOIT

June 16, 2016

A whole world of opportunity awaits dozens of University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students this summer as the largest group in the university’s history embark on international exchanges. A total of 43 students will take part in study abroad opportunities with partner universities around the globe.