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Xiaodong Lin, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology

IT security researcher receives rare international distinction

January 17, 2017

The world’s largest technical professional society has bestowed one of its most prestigious honours on a University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) researcher for his contributions to the field of security and privacy in vehicle-to-vehicle communication.

Volunteers packed and delivered hampers on December 18.

2016 Holiday Food Drive a success

January 16, 2017

The co-chairs of the annual Holiday Food Drive would like to express their sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to this year’s drive. A longstanding campus tradition, the campaign provides hampers and financial assistance to student families at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College.

From left: Esther Anyolu, Women’s Multicultural Resource Centre of Durham (Faculty of Social Science and Humanities community partner) with practicum placement student Sandra Edobar (Legal Studies, class of 2017).

FSSH Poster Day opens ‘a constellation of directions’

December 22, 2016

Gaining practical experience is a curriculum cornerstone in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The faculty has established strong partnerships with a wide array of leading social and legal services organizations in Durham Region and across the Greater Toronto Area. Each organization affords FSSH students the chance to engage the real world through 100-hour practicum placements.

The UOIT Ridgebacks women's soccer team celebrates the university's first-ever provincial OUA sports championship on November 6. The Ridgebacks defeated Queen's in the title game in London, Ontario.

Celebrating some of the university’s top 2016 headlines

December 15, 2016

It was another year of milestones and achievements for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). As we wish everyone the best for the upcoming holiday break and look ahead to the 15th anniversary of the university’s founding (June 27, 2002), Communications and Marketing presents a brief summary of some of the university’s memorable moments of 2016.

The university held the 2016 Awards of Excellence recognition event on December 6 in the Business and Information Technology Building (see gallery for award recipients).

Honouring excellence in research, teaching and service delivery

December 12, 2016

The annual Awards of Excellence recognition event honours individual commitment and celebrates team achievements over the past year at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The university celebrated each 2016 award recipient as well as the entire campus community at a special event on December 6.

Industry leaders, researchers and community partners take in the university's Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications Seminar and Networking Event in the Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (November 2016).

The word on how modern vehicles are talking to each other

December 07, 2016

Over many decades, technology has played a major role in improving road safety standards. Now technology is taking another step forward–by exploring how cars, buses and trucks can communicate with each other on the road, while they are being operated.

Industry leaders, researchers and community partners take in the university's Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications Seminar and Networking Event in the Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (November 2016).

The future of Big Data health analytics in space

December 06, 2016

Dr. Carolyn McGregor is advancing research that demonstrates how the International Space Station can apply the Artemis platform to monitor astronauts’ and cosmonauts’ vital signs while in space. Her research partners include the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos).

Participants at the Higher Education in Transformation Symposium sign Memorandum of Agreement to create the Canada-Ireland Centre for Higher Education Policy and Practice.

Local post-secondary leaders forge stronger ties with Irish institutions

December 02, 2016

Expanded international opportunities for student exchange and research collaboration in Ireland are on the horizon following the signing of a new agreement by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Durham College (DC) and the Technological University for Dublin Alliance.

'Sumobot' battle during the 2016 high school Engineering Robotics Competition hosted and organized by the university's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

High school students battle at university’s Engineering Robotics Competition

December 01, 2016

Since 2006, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) has encouraged young science experts in high school, middle school and even elementary students, to push the envelope of their developing engineering skills during the annual UOIT Engineering Robotics Competition.

'Sumobot' battle during the 2016 high school Engineering Robotics Competition hosted and organized by the university's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Cuba after Fidel Castro: What happens now?

December 01, 2016

Dr. Tim MacNeill of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities’ Political Science program researches alternative social and political models of development and progress around the world. He answers questions and shares some observations on Cuba’s past and what the future may hold.

The university's We Grow Trees challenges participants to learn how to nurture a tree from seed to sapling.

New report presents more evidence of university’s sustainability excellence

November 29, 2016

A new report from the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) offers more kudos to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) environmental leadership. The COU’s latest Going Greener report issued November 29 highlights the university’s We Grow Trees campaign driven by the Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability.

University hosting Drone Fair Ontario and the annual Engineering Robotics Competition during the weekend of November 26 and 27.

Games of Drones: High-tech weekend coming to UOIT

November 23, 2016

The Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre at the university’s north Oshawa location is the place to be when drone enthusiasts, experts and vendors from across the province will be on campus for Drone Fair Ontario, in partnership with the university’s ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel. At the same time, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science stages its 11th annual high school Engineering Robotics Competition.

Screen shot from the interactive neuron simulator developed by third-year UOIT Game Development and Entrepreneurship student Spencer Downie.

A serious look at gaming’s role in health-care education

November 18, 2016

Serious game creation is a big part of the Game Development and Entrepreneurship (GDE) program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). Two GDE students recently had a chance to put into practice the skills they acquired in the classroom by developing game-based simulations for health care workers in the areas of cardiology and mental health.

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