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Pokémon have been spotted at the university's downtown and north Oshawa campus locations.

Pokémon appear on UOIT campus; researchers share their perspectives

July 22, 2016

Since Pokémon Go officially launched in Canada on July 17, colourful little fictional creatures called Pokémon have been popping up on the smartphones of game-players, both young and old. It doesn’t take long to spot players; they’re the ones staring down at their phones as they walk around, visiting physical locations in the hopes of virtual-capturing one of these critters. Some Pokémon have even appeared on campus at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Nuclear atom

International nuclear energy scholars convene at UOIT

July 14, 2016

Known as a leading Canadian hub of research and programs in nuclear science and engineering research, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) welcomed more than two dozen nuclear scholars from around the globe to campus in early July.

Virtual SurgerySIM's software trains surgeons to practice surgical procedures in a 3D immersive virtual operating theatre.

Virtual SurgerySIM: Practice makes perfect

June 28, 2016

Benjamin Sainsbury, a Computer Science PhD candidate at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), has created software that trains surgeons to practice surgical procedures in a virtual operating theatre.

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.