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From left: Janette Hughes, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Technology and Pedagogy; Sheldon S. Williamson, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Electric Energy Storage Systems for Transportation Electrification.

New Canada Research Chairs expand UOIT’s research expertise

February 09, 2016

Joining the university’s list of faculty recognized by the CRC program as being leading national experts in their area of research: • Janette Hughes, PhD, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (Research and Literacy Education), Faculty of Education • Sheldon S. Williamson, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Artistic representation of the Huronia Regional Centre, located on a corridor wall inside the building.

Former Huronia Regional Centre residents to share their stories February 11

February 02, 2016

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) will welcome four speakers to present a talk about the institutionalization experiences at the Huronia Regional Centre (HRC). The event will be held on Thursday, February 11 as part of the FSSH Public Lecture Series.

The Burlington, Ontario-based Joyce Foundation makes $1 million cheque presentation to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (January 28, 2016).

The Joyce Foundation makes a $1 million investment in UOIT students

January 28, 2016

A major gift from The Joyce Foundation is making the dream of a post-secondary education a reality for University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students. The $1 million donation will establish The Joyce Foundation Success Awards, supporting first-year students from Durham Region and Northumberland County who have demonstrated financial need.

There are a number of ways you can help end stigma and support those who struggle with mental health conditions.

UOIT knows mental health: removing barriers

January 25, 2016

On Bell Let’s Talk Day - Wednesday, January 27 – the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) highlights the importance of openly talking about mental illness as a way of eliminating stigma and supporting those who struggle with mental health conditions.

John Shaw, who teaches in the UOIT Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science's Advanced Operations Overview for Managers program, provides instruction in    the university's Nuclear Simulation Laboratory.

UOIT showcases nuclear safety expertise for international audience

January 22, 2016

UOIT’s Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS) had an opportunity to showcase its outstanding facilities in December 2015 when the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) invited experts from across the country and around the world to the university for a nuclear power plant emergency simulation workshop.

John Shaw, who teaches in the UOIT Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science's Advanced Operations Overview for Managers program, provides instruction in    the university's Nuclear Simulation Laboratory.

Game on for workplace health and safety

January 21, 2016

FBIT researchers Dr. Karthik Sankaranarayanan, Dr. Pejman Mirza-Babaei and Master of Science (Computer Science) candidate Cameron Chodan are turning workplace health and safety training certifications into computer games.

Insignia representing a Member of the Order of Canada.

UOIT-created carpooling app takes major step forward

January 15, 2016

As commuters search for cost-effective and time-efficient ways to get around, a new carpooling application developed at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology is gaining popularity and finding support from government-funding sources.

Emancipating the municipality: Community-directed development and the structural reform of governance will take place at the Regent Theatre in Oshawa, Ontario on Wednesday, February 10.

Free public forum to explore the municipality’s role in community development

January 14, 2016

Join political science experts from universities across the province for Emancipating the municipality: Community-directed development and the structural reform of governance as they explore the argument that politics should be conducted from the bottom-up, and that community development is best achieved through the empowerment of the municipality.

Nuclear atom

UOIT knows nuclear

January 13, 2016

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is a centre of innovation and expertise in nuclear science. Students can pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees (master’s and PhDs) in nuclear, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as leading-edge programs and research in nuclear safety and radiation science that link engineering, management and public policy.

Nearly 400 students (ages nine to 14); more than 1,000 parents, siblings and coaches; and 200 volunteers, judges and referees will come to campus on January 16 for the FIRST LEGO League’s (FLL) Ontario East Provincial Championships.

Trash clash: Waste-handling robots to compete at FIRST LEGO League provincial championship

January 12, 2016

On Saturday, January 16, LEGO robots designed by some of Ontario’s brightest young minds will take over the joint University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) campus as both institutions host the annual FIRST LEGO League’s (FLL) Ontario East Provincial Championships. FIRST is an acronym that means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.

Kinesiology students set up stationary bikes in one of the ACE climate chambers, with the temperature cranked up to 35 degrees Celsius and the humidity dialed up to 60 per cent.

UOIT Kinesiology students use ACE for heat stress research

December 21, 2015

Made-to-order weather conditions that are consistent and predictable are a researcher’s dream. And that’s exactly what the ACE Climatic Chambers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) provide: the ideal environment for extreme weather testing.

Climatic yoga class in the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel (November 16, 2015).

Stretching the capacity of ACE’s Climatic Wind Tunnel

December 18, 2015

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) made history at ACE on November 16. The university’s renowned advanced testing facility opened its Climatic Wind Tunnel to stage the world’s first climatic yoga class.