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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.

Action from a previous high school Engineering Robotics Competition hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

2016 UOIT Engineering Robotics Competition coming November 26

November 16, 2016

Hundreds of future engineering students from high schools and middle schools across South Central Ontario will put their robot creations to the test on Saturday, November 26 during the Engineering Robotics Competition at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

National Philanthropy Day

University thanks donors for supporting students

November 14, 2016

In celebration of National Philanthropy Day on Tuesday, November 15, University of Ontario Institute of Technology students have produced a video to thank our donors for their continued support.

Teachers from across Ontario take part in workshop in Faculty of Education's STEAM-3D Laboratory.

The future of learning: Children, makerspaces and digital literacies

November 11, 2016

One-sixth of the way through the 21st century, Canadian education researchers and policy makers are still trying to articulate the learning competencies (i.e. knowledge, skills and attitudes) students need to develop and be able to apply toward successful learning, living and working.

Fireside Reading Room in the Campus Library at the university's north Oshawa location.

MDC shows growth in its Agricultural Leadership Certificate program

November 09, 2016

Uxbridge, Ontario farmer Jim Tindall knows the local dairy goat breeding business as well as anyone. But Tindall also knows that every 21st-century farmer can still learn a thing or two about what it takes to be successful in marketing their products or crops.

Coding

Cracking the code on coding for young Canadians

November 03, 2016

Concern continues to mount in many corners of the country about Canada’s future capability to be a significant contributor to the global economy. The prime issue, experts say, is the nation’s challenge in improving digital literacies and coding skills, particularly among young Canadians who will face an increasingly digital world.

Password Security

Improving your password security and usability

November 01, 2016

Whether it’s logging on to the Internet, checking email, personal banking or shopping online, most of us need passwords to access all of these services. These codes protect our most sensitive information, but we are often so overwhelmed with the sheer number of them that many of us resort to insecure practices.

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