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North Oshawa location, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Three university professors awarded new funding for cutting-edge research

Innovative research at University of Ontario Institute of Technology will get a major boost thanks to a new investment by the Government of Canada. The research focuses on diverse areas of study, including energy grid security, workplace safety and the health risks of prolonged sitting.

Barbara Perry, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.

New research on countering right-wing extremism in Canada

In the face of renewed domestic and international incidents of right-wing extremism, University of Ontario Institute of Technology hate crime expert Barbara Perry, PhD, has co-authored a new research paper outlining strategies to disrupt the growth and sustainability of those groups.

Mexican students on the canoe camping trip (July 14 to 16).

University’s English Language Centre opens doors to Mexican students

From July 5 through 27, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s English Language Centre provided 30 Proyecta 10,000 student scholarship recipients with four weeks of intensive English language instruction. They participated in workshops and learning activities to help immerse them in the language and Canadian culture. They also experienced a diverse classroom immersion, working with students from different countries and cultures.

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.

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