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Political science researcher Dr. Tim MacNeill says raising the minimum wage can have a number of overall positive outcomes for the economy.

Minimum wage boost: life-changing or chaotic for Ontario?

Will Ontario’s proposed minimum wage hike help or hurt the economy and low-wage workers? A political science researcher at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology suggests our society is better off economically when we increase the spending power of poorer people.

Students in Polonsky Commons at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's north Oshawa location.

Ontario universities key to economic prosperity

Strong communities, economic growth and talented leaders: these are just some of the ways in which Ontario’s 21 universities strengthen our province, according to a Council of Ontario Universities (COU) report released July 18.

Douglas Allingham, P.Eng. will become Chair of the university’s Board of Governors for the 2017-2018 academic year on Friday, September 1.

Senior engineering executive to lead university’s Board of Governors

Douglas Allingham, P.Eng., an engineering professional and longtime contributor to the local community, will expand his role at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology with his new appointment as Chair of the university’s Board of Governors for the 2017-2018 academic year.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology, north Oshawa location.

University names two interim Vice-Presidents

Two distinguished academics with strong leadership experience will oversee key portfolios in the coming year at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Bermuda High School students participate in mock scenario investigations at the university's Crime Scene House.

Bermudian secondary school students foster passion for science and technology

Studying abroad is enticing, but the thought of leaving your family and friends to pursue your post-secondary education in another country can be intimidating. What will university life be like in a foreign country? What learning opportunities will you have? A total of 29 secondary students from two different Bermudian schools recently had a chance to explore these questions and more during their visit to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

From left: Joe Stokes, Associate Registrar, UOIT; Koral Kanca, Link Education Consulting; and Arthur Ferreira, English Teacher and Director of International Projects, Colégio Lato Sensu (CLS) speak to a classroom full of CLS students in Brazil.

University partners with Brazilian educational institute

New international study opportunities are on the horizon for Brazilian secondary schools students, thanks to an agreement the University of Ontario Institute of Technology recently inked with the Lato Sensu Educational Centre (Colégio Lato Sensu, or CLS), which has four locations in northwest Brazil. Linked Education Consultants, which connected the university with CLS, was also present during the signing of the agreement.

Canada’s sesquicentennial represents a critical moment in our country’s history. For those who work at a university, it presents a time to mark Canada’s successes in higher education, research and innovation.

Canada at 150, UOIT at 15, and celebrating our students

Canada’s sesquicentennial represents a critical moment in our country’s history. For those who work at a university, it presents a time to mark Canada’s successes in higher education, research and innovation.

An April Angus Reid Institute poll shows that even though Canadians are skeptical on how effective the proposed law will be at deterring marijuana use (especially by young people), 60 per cent support the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45). University of Ontario Institute of Technology criminologist and sociologist Judith Grant, PhD is among them.

Criminology researcher praises Canada’s cannabis reform bill

An April Angus Reid Institute poll shows that even though Canadians are skeptical on how effective the proposed law will be at deterring marijuana use (especially by young people), 60 per cent support the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45). University of Ontario Institute of Technology criminologist and sociologist Judith Grant, PhD is among them.

The cheering of more than 30 University of Ontario Institute of Technology staff members echoed throughout downtown Oshawa on June 21 as the group pedaled a 30-seat bike through the city’s core.

University team gears up to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation

The cheering of more than 30 University of Ontario Institute of Technology staff members echoed throughout downtown Oshawa on June 21 as the group pedaled a 30-seat bike through the city’s core. The riders participated in an event designed to raise awareness and funds for research to prevent heart disease and stroke. The team collectively raised more than $3,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Ed Waller, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (right) accepts the Canadian Radiation Protection Association's 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award from Liz Krivonosov, President, Krivonosov Risk Management Consultants Inc. (in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, June 6, 2017).

Radiation expert recognized for distinguished achievement

Ed Waller, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science is the 2017 winner of the Canadian Radiation Protection Association’s (CRPA) Distinguished Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to knowledge, practice and advancement of the field of radiation protection.

John Barrett, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) (left) presents Igor Pioro, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, with the CNA’s 2017 Harold A. Smith Outstanding Contribution Award.

Leading nuclear engineering researcher wins national award

For his longstanding contributions to the development of nuclear energy in Canada, Dr. Igor Pioro is the 2017 winner of the Canadian Nuclear Society/Canadian Nuclear Association (CNS/CNA) Harold A. Smith Outstanding Contribution Award.

From left: Roger Anderson, Chair and CEO, Region of Durham; Karim Mamdani, President and CEO, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences; Tim McTiernan, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Don Lovisa, President, Durham College.

Roger Anderson Charity Classic celebrates a successful 20th anniversary year

One of Durham Region’s most popular and well-established fundraising events, 220 golfers took to the Deer Creek golf course on June 8, raising $403,000 to support students in financial need at Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, as well as child and youth programs at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences.

University President and Vice-Chancellor Tim McTiernan speaks at launch of the City of Oshawa's Teaching City Initiative (Robert McLaughlin Gallery, June 5, 2017).

City of Oshawa, educational partners launch ‘Teaching City’ Initiative

The City of Oshawa, along with local and regional partners, will develop the City as a ‘living laboratory’ to address and study complex urban issues and identify opportunities. As a nimble mid-sized municipality that is part of one of North America’s largest urban areas, Oshawa is uniquely positioned to take on this role.

From left: Hossam Kishawy, PhD, Interim Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS); Tim McTiernan, PhD, UOIT President and Vice-Chancellor; Mel Hyatt, President-Elect, PWU; Adele Imrie, Chair, UOIT Board of Governors; Mohammed Yasin Ali, Electrical Engineering master’s degree student (FEAS); Vijay Sood, PhD, Associate Professor, FEAS.

Power Workers’ Union fuels university research

The Power Workers’ Union (PWU) is helping to energize smart grid and electric vehicle research at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Their recent donation will help to support the construction of the university’s new Software and Informatics Research Centre (SIRC) and reward Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) students for academic excellence.

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