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From left: Sustainable Engine Technology co-founders Tom Ross and Joshua Eidelberg,

UOIT student-entrepreneur proposes cleaner future for transportation industry

June 28, 2016

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Energy Systems Engineering student Tom Ross teamed up with Joshua Eidelberg, a graduate of Algonquin College’s Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician program in Ottawa, Ontario, to launch Sustainable Engine Technology (SET) Inc. The duo is bringing on-board (in-vehicle) hydrogen generation technology to market, dubbed the After Market Combustion Enhancement (ACE) System, which can make the thick, smoky emissions of trucks and buses a thing of the past.

Council of Ontario Universities' pop-up research park, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa (May 18, 2016). From left: Kim Rudd, Northumberland-Peterborough South MP; Elysabeth Reavell-Roy, UOIT PhD student (Applied Bioscience); Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Whitby MP.

UOIT participates in Parliament Hill pop-up research park

June 24, 2016

There’s an old expression that all politics are local, but sometimes you need to take the local to the politics. That’s why this spring the Council of Universities (COU) took a different approach to research promoting research. Instead of waiting for politicians to visit researchers in their home communities, the COU sent researchers to Ottawa. The result was a one-day pop-up research park on Parliament Hill.

Below right: Province of Ontario news conference formally announcing plans for eastward extension of GO Train service through Oshawa and Courtice to Bowmanville (June 20, 2016). Inset photo courtesy: Sandra Austin, Regional Municipality of Durham.

GO Transit expansion announcement big news for UOIT and Durham Region

June 20, 2016

GO Transit will open four new rail stations on the Lakeshore East corridor line, including a station on the CP Rail line near Ritson Road, about one kilometre south of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) campus location in downtown Oshawa.

A record 43 UOIT students will take advantage of outbound international exchange study opportunities in 2016.

Study abroad opportunities taking off at UOIT

June 16, 2016

A whole world of opportunity awaits dozens of University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students this summer as the largest group in the university’s history embark on international exchanges. A total of 43 students will take part in study abroad opportunities with partner universities around the globe.

Handbill for the UOIT Career Centre's 2016 I Launch My Career event on June 21, 2016.

Congratulations, you’ve graduated! What comes next?

June 15, 2016

On Tuesday, June 21, the university’s Career Centre will host iLaunch My Career, a first-of-its-kind one-day conference featuring interactive seminars, practical workshops and networking opportunities.

From left: Roger Anderson, Chairman and CEO, Region of Durham; Karim Mamdani, President and CEO, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences; Don Lovisa, President, Durham College; and Tim McTiernan, President, UOIT receive funds raised during this year’s Roger Anderson Charity Classic golf tournament.

Another year, another success for the Roger Anderson Charity Classic; annual event raises $327,000

June 10, 2016

The 19th annual Roger Anderson Charity Classic golf tournament was held on June 9 with sponsors, donors, volunteers and participants coming together to raise $327,000. Funds will be used to support students in financial need at Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and child and youth programs at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Science.

Commuter traffic crawling along Toronto's Gardiner Expressway

UOIT knows clean energy

June 09, 2016

On June 8, 2016, the Province of Ontario unveiled its Climate Change Action Plan, which calls on industry, municipalities and individuals to adapt to new cleaner energy technologies to reduce society’s carbon footprint. Ontario’s ultimate goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent from 1990 levels by 2050. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is a centre of innovation and expertise in clean and green energy research.

Natural gas fuelling station.

UOIT researcher pumped about Ontario’s plans for natural gas fuelling stations

June 08, 2016

The Province of Ontario’s new Climate Change Action Plan calls for a creation of new infrastructure to encourage the trucking industry to phase out use of diesel and gasoline, in favour of natural gas. University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) researcher Dan Hoornweg, PhD, is among those supporting the plan to expand use of natural gas as a truck (transportation) fuel.

Science Rendezvous participants watch as elephant toothpaste overflows during a demonstration.

Kids enjoy a free day of discovery at Science Rendezvous 2016

June 07, 2016

Close to 700 aspiring young scientists and community members discovered how fun science can be during Science Rendezvous 2016, hosted May 7 at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) and Durham College’s (DC) shared Oshawa campus.

Khalil El-Khatib, PhD (standing), Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) provides instruction to visiting students participating in FBIT's inaugural High School Week initiative.

Area high school students get early taste of university life

June 06, 2016

It’s never too early for prospective university students to start thinking about the programs they might like to take after they finish high school. With that philosophy in mind, the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) piloted a unique on-campus program for area high school students in grades 10 and 11 in late May.

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario chats with Dr. Brendan MacDonald, Assistant Professor, UOIT Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science during a tour of the university's Clean Energy Research Laboratory (May 20, 2016).

Lieutenant Governor tours UOIT’s clean energy research labs

May 31, 2016

It was a homecoming of sorts for the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario on May 20 as the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell paid a visit to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). As part of a series of official events in the City of Oshawa, the Lieutenant Governor toured the university’s Clean Energy Research Laboratory (CERL) as well as selected labs in the Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre.

Electric vehicle charging at ACE during the inaugural AJAC EcoRun event at UOIT in May 2012.

Electric vehicle tour EcoRun rolls into UOIT on June 2

May 31, 2016

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) will bring a convoy of the latest fuel-efficient and eco-friendly vehicles on the market to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) on Thursday, June 2.

Jean Nsanzeryaka will become the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's first graduating refugee student at Convocation on Friday, June 10.

UOIT’s first refugee student prepares for Convocation

May 19, 2016

When his name is called out at Convocation, Jean Bertrand Alestide Nsanzeryaka will receive his Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences, specializing in Life Sciences) and become the university’s first refugee student to complete a degree. It will be a milestone in UOIT history, and a huge moment of pride and emotion in the life of a young man who thought such a day might never come.

NORCAN student delegates participate in a math and science enrichment day, hosted by UOIT's Faculty of Education on May 4.

UOIT helping explore ways to improve student learning in mathematics

May 19, 2016

What makes some students succeed at mathematics while others struggle? How can educators best develop strategies to help students learn and retain their math skills? The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) recently played a key role in helping teams of teachers, principals and students from Ontario, Alberta and Norway explore these questions and more.

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Beijing Polytechnic University (BPU), China (from left: Wang Hui, Director, Foreign Affairs, BPU; Glenn Harvel, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, UOIT; An Jiangying, Vice-President and Professor, BPU; Michael Owen, Vice-President, Research, Innovation and International, UOIT; Xiuji Xu, Dean, Economic Management College, BPU; Zhu Yunli, Dean, Automation Engineering Institute, BPU).

UOIT’s international reach expands with new university agreements in China

May 11, 2016

Student and faculty exchange opportunities highlight new areas of co-operation between the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and two universities in Beijing, China. Both agreements resulted from UOIT’s participation in the April 2016 Organization of CANDU Industries (OCI) mission to China.

Panel session on mobility and transportation issues at the 2016 UOIT Forum on the Future of Smart Communities.

UOIT Futures Forum: Time to get smart on community development

May 10, 2016

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology brought together a stellar panel of experts from academia, government and leading corporations gathered for the full-day brainstorm to discuss strategies for developing smarter communities that are socially inclusive, innovative, digitally enabled, and economically and culturally robust.