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The University of Ontario Institute of Technology hosts its annual Futures Forum on Thursday, May 5, focusing this year on Smart Communities.

Forum on The Future of Smart Communities – May 5

May 02, 2016

As part of its ongoing contribution to the regional innovation ecosystem, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology will host its second-annual Futures Forum on Thursday, May 5. Focusing on The Future of Smart Communities, the forum will consist of three themes running concurrently throughout the day: • Innovation • Mobility • Energy

Science Rendezvous promotes science awareness for all ages.

UOIT and Durham College to host Science Rendezvous May 7

April 29, 2016

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) will welcome aspiring young scientists and community members to their shared Oshawa campus on Saturday, May 7 as the university and college host Science Rendezvous 2016.

Science Rendezvous promotes science awareness for all ages.

Shaking the Sodium: Evaluating Food Industry’s Progress

April 26, 2016

“Most of the sodium Canadians consume comes from packaged and processed food,” says JoAnne Arcand, co-author and Assistant Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Health Sciences, who completed the research while a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto.

Online learning participants at Kyiv National Economic  University, Ukraine.

UOIT Faculty of Education and visiting Ukrainian scholar piloting online learning project

April 25, 2016

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Education is supporting Ukraine’s transformation to democratized education through a research partnership with Ukraine’s Kyiv National Economic University (KNEU). The initiative involves an online pilot course offered to KNEU students that originates from Canada via the Faculty of Education’s Educational Informatics Laboratory (EILAB), a superbly equipped digital facility providing real-time observation of human-computer interaction.

UOIT students take part in the 2016 Level Up Student Games Showcase at The Design Exchange in downtown Toronto (April 6).

UOIT students shine at the Level Up Student Games Showcase in Toronto

April 22, 2016

In what has become a traditional year-end opportunity for the Game Development and Entrepreneurship (GDE) program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), a huge contingent of talented students represented the university at the 2016 Level Up Student Games Showcase, held at the Design Exchange Centre in downtown Toronto.

Parliament Buildings, Ottawa.

UOIT academics: Doctor-assisted dying legislation leaves many grey areas

April 19, 2016

In the early days of public debate on Bill C-14, most corners appear to agree on at least one thing: the proposed legislation stops well short of answering all possible questions, particularly many issues of an ethical nature. Researchers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) weigh in with their early takes:

UOIT President and Vice-Chancellor Tim McTiernan (left) signs Memorandum of Understanding with Professor Rajinder Singh Bawa, Vice-Chancellor, Chandigarh University.

New international opportunities for UOIT students and researchers

April 12, 2016

On April 4, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chandigarh University (CU), a private university in northwestern India whose research expertise and industry partnerships complement those of UOIT.

Legal Studies student Cherlene Cheung, class of 2016. Image courtesy: UOIT Athletics.

Rewarding opportunities highlight Cherlene Cheung’s undergraduate experience

April 12, 2016

When it comes to making the most of her university years, Cherlene Cheung is certainly a tough act to follow. Most recently Cheung has been working on a prestigious practicum placement in support of international law research that FSSH Assistant Professor Dr. Natalie Oman was commissioned to undertake by the United Nations (UN).

Volunteers have a profound and far-reaching impact

Volunteers strengthen the UOIT community

April 11, 2016

Volunteers are the roots of strong communities. Through their simple act of philanthropy, volunteers have a profound and far-reaching impact, allowing communities to flourish.

Panelists at The Role of Universities in Reconciliation event, held at Regent Theatre on March 17.

UOIT panel highlights how education can help heal Canada's relationship with Indigenous peoples

April 08, 2016

What can universities do to promote reconciliation between Canada and First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples? The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) recently hosted a thoughtful and engaging panel discussion exploring this and other questions. The event aimed at fostering awareness, understanding and action in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) appeal for educational institutions to engage with Indigenous communities and to become leaders in reconciliation.

Margaret Trudeau speaking March 30 at UOIT's Regent Theatre at the  Dean's Public Lecture Series hosted by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.

Margaret Trudeau launches new speaker series at UOIT

April 06, 2016

On March 30, Margaret Trudeau accepted an invitation to come to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) as the inaugural speaker of the Dean’s Public Lecture Series, hosted by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.

GameCon 2016 will take place April 12 at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Game on for GameCon at UOIT

April 05, 2016

If you want to get a sneak peek at the future of gaming, this is the place to be! GameCon is a one-day event featuring more than 40 teams from all four years of the FBIT’s popular Game Development and Entrepreneurship (GDE) program

Megalai Thavakugathasalingam (Master of Health Sciences candidate), 2016 champion of UOIT's Three Minute Thesis competition.

Graduate students impress at Three Minute Thesis finals

April 01, 2016

After a series of rehearsals and training workshops for an original group of more than two dozen candidates, on March 23, UOIT’s 3MT® competition came down to a field of six finalists. When the dust settled, Master of Health Sciences candidate Megalai Thavakugathasalingam was named UOIT champion for her presentation on reconstructing the difficult experience of childhood cancer through the perspective of a young adult.

2016 UOIT Research Excellence Awards Speaker Series, Science Building (March 23, 2016).

Investigating transportation electrification; and what our online activities say about today’s culture

March 30, 2016

How ‘green’ are clean energy technologies? What patterns can we extrapolate from the massive ocean of data society generates online each and every day? These were just some of the many topics addressed March 23 by two Canada Research Chairs at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) as UOIT’s Office of Research Services hosted the Research Excellence Award Speaker Series.

Projects on display at the 2014 Durham Regional Science Fair held at UOIT.

UOIT hosts Durham Regional Science Fair April 2

March 30, 2016

Elementary and secondary school students from all corners of Durham Region will gather at University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) on Saturday, April 2 for the annual Durham Regional Science Fair (DRSF).

Lake Superior shoreline.

UOIT biologist to advise IJC on Great Lakes water quality

March 28, 2016

The IJC’s Great Lakes Science Advisory Board has appointed leading aquatic ecologist Andrea Kirkwood, PhD, to its Science Priority Committee (SPC). The Associate Professor with UOIT’s Faculty of Science will attend her first semi-annual IJC meeting in Washington, D.C. in mid-April.

Finalists from the 2015 3MT competition at UOIT.

Learn about complex research… in just three minutes

March 21, 2016

Battling the clock and articulating a tricky story is the basis of 3MT® – an intriguing battle of creativity involving dozens of graduate students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Students walking on campus

President’s statement on university values

March 17, 2016

It is time, as a university community, to remind ourselves of who we are. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is built on a promise to develop strength and capacity through research, innovation and partnerships.

Students walking on campus

University’s statement about Social Justice Week

March 14, 2016

Our university is a scholarly community whose academic mission is focused on building strength and capacity through research, innovation and partnerships. To this end, we support respectful dialogue, dissent and discourse. This includes supporting freedom of speech and encouraging an inclusive, diverse and safe environment on campus.