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May

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


April

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.

UOIT's North Oshawa Library

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:

There are many different career opportunities available to graduates of HR programs.

FBIT student discusses the future of the HR field

April 19, 2016

What are the primary functions of an organization’s human resources (HR) department? While recruiting new employees is often the first thing that comes to mind, the value of an HR department extends well beyond that, according to a student in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Business and Information Technology.

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.

Students at the library

Return all overdue books: You may not get your marks!

April 12, 2016

This is a reminder that the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will not release your Fall-term grades if you have any overdue library books or unpaid library fines. All overdue books must be returned or renewed, and all library fines paid by Thursday, December 17 or your grades will not be released.

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).

Student with laptop

Spring learning tool return, purchase and distribution

April 11, 2016

Between Monday, April 18 and Friday, April 29, graduating students will have the opportunity to return or purchase their learning tool (laptop). In addition, student learning tool distribution starts Monday, May 2 and will continue until Friday, May 13.

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

Cybersecurity expert David Millier signs his book, Breached!, at a recent event hosted by the UOIT Networking and IT Security Students’ Society.

Cybersecurity expert shares industry insights with UOIT students

April 05, 2016

Author, entrepreneur and leading Canadian information security expert Dave Millier recently visited campus to share his experiences in the cybersecurity industry with 50 students in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Business and Information Technology.

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.


March

Master of Science (Computer Science) candidate Adele Hedrick (far right) with some of the other UOIT students who attended the 2016 Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing Conference.

Female Computer Science students inspired by stories told at conference

March 31, 2016

At the 2016 Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (CAN-CWiC 2016), recently held in Ottawa, Ontario, seven female Computer Science students from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Science heard encouraging stories from women across Canada who work in the technology field. These women spoke of their experiences overcoming personal and career challenges, which helped them get to where they are today.

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.

Inaugural Walking Wednesdays walking meeting at Polonsky Commons (March 9, 2016).

Taking the first step: The benefits of walking meetings

March 24, 2016

In an effort to promote the health benefits of anti-sedentary behaviour, Dr. Lori Livingston, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) is championing a new on-campus initiative: walking meetings, every Wednesday at 1 p.m.

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.

From left: Networking and IT students Imraan Ali Rahemtulla, Suleman Ali, Safwan Alam, Anthony Mitri and Danish Shaikh volunteered at the NBA All-Star Game on February 14 in Toronto, Ontario.

UOIT students volunteer with NBA All-Star 2016 tech ‘Dream Team’

March 16, 2016

Five University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Networking and Information Technology (IT) Security students played a big role behind the scenes at the 65th National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Game held on February 14 in Toronto, Ontario.

Dr. Salma Karray, Associate Professor, FBIT.

When does cross-promotional marketing serve cross-purposes?

March 16, 2016

Dr. Salma Karray, Associate Professor of Marketing in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) researches issues surrounding joint promotional marketing using game theoretic decision modelling. The results of Dr. Karray’s research were published in the influential journal OMEGA, the International Journal of Management Science.

Dr. Salma Karray, Associate Professor, FBIT.

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.

Haida eagle feathers (image courtesy of Mammomax7432 @DeviantART).

UOIT event highlights critical role of universities in fostering reconciliation with First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples

March 14, 2016

On Thursday, March 17, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Social Science and Humanities will host The Role of Universities in Reconciliation. This special panel discussion brings together key leaders and thinkers in the education sector to foster a lively, thoughtful, engaging discussion about how universities can and should respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's clarion call.

2016 Bootcamp Awards first-place team (Integrity Browser). From left: Benson Naman, second-year Human Health Science; Ahmad Touseef, third-year Electrical Engineering; Andrea Kennedy, Spark Centre Advisor; Desai Sagar, third-year Software Engineering.

Brilliant Entrepreneurship develops brilliant business ideas at UOIT

March 08, 2016

There’s a powerful entrepreneurial buzz these days at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). The learning environment on campus is dynamic and those with ambitious plans and bright ideas are taking advantage of a supportive new entrepreneurial culture – appropriately called Brilliant. Brilliant Entrepreneurship provides business development tools and skills such as workshops and bootcamps, incubation space, mentorship, networking and funding opportunities.

Action from the FIRST Robotics Canada competition in March 2015.

International robotics showdown coming to UOIT and Durham College

March 02, 2016

High school robotics teams from across Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and the states of New York and Texas will converge in Oshawa for a three-day robotics showdown at the annual FIRST® Robotics Canada (FRC) Greater Toronto East Regional competition. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) will co-host the event at the schools’ shared Oshawa campus from Thursday, March 10 to Saturday, March 12.

PrecisionHawk team prepares UAV for extreme-weather testing in the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel.

PrecisionHawk explores extreme-weather testing of drones at ACE

March 01, 2016

ACE and PrecisionHawk have successfully completed the world’s first extreme-weather testing of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the climatic wind tunnel at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). The results of the ACE research, which included shock and vibration testing, will accelerate the design cycle and development of protocols related to UAV safety and reliability.


February

Celebrating UOIT student success at the 2016 Graduating Students Challenge (Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre).

Provincial budget initiatives position students for success

February 25, 2016

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) welcomes the changes made to student support in Ontario and is encouraged by the creation of the Ontario Student Grant (OSG). The 2016 Ontario Budget introduces a new streamlined structure for financial assistance to improve access to all students in Ontario including students in Durham Region and Northumberland County.

February 24, 2016 is World Anti-Bullying Day.

UOIT researcher’s initiative helping turn the tide against bullying

February 23, 2016

She has concentrated her life’s work on the topic of bullying. And while there’s been progress over the years to prevent the most common form of school violence, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) researcher Jennifer Laffier, says there is still so much work to do.

Front row: UOIT President Tim McTiernan (far left) and DC President Don Lovisa (far right) signed memorandums of understanding with Modi Edutech Chairman Alok Modi (centre) on February 1 at a ceremony in New Delhi.  Back row, from left: Hon. Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade; Hon. Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure; and Hon. Dipika Damerla, Ontario Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

UOIT and Durham College look to deliver post-secondary education in India

February 22, 2016

Furthering their shared commitment to providing high-quality education and training on an international scale, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) have each signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Modi Edutech Private Limited (Modi Edutech) in India. Each agreement explores opportunities to develop and deliver educational programming in India.

UOIT's Ontario Engineering Competition Senior Design Team. From left: Shivang Rai; Madison Bratina; Jean-Paul Basacchi; Dr. Tarlochan Sidhu, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; Jonathon Buisman. (below right: OEC trophy)

UOIT Engineering students impress on provincial stage

February 18, 2016

Held in late January at the University of Waterloo, OEC 2016 saw the Senior Design Team representing the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science emerge with a hard-earned third-place trophy

Person using smartphone

Digital media researcher shares five tips to help prioritize study habits

February 11, 2016

What’s the best way for students to use technology when they’re studying? How can educators and parents help students keep up with new technological developments in a way that maximizes their academic experience? Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media, and Culture and Director of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Decimal Lab, weighed in on these and other questions in a recent blog post.

From left: Janette Hughes, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Technology and Pedagogy; Sheldon S. Williamson, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Electric Energy Storage Systems for Transportation Electrification.

New Canada Research Chairs expand UOIT’s research expertise

February 09, 2016

Joining the university’s list of faculty recognized by the CRC program as being leading national experts in their area of research: • Janette Hughes, PhD, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (Research and Literacy Education), Faculty of Education • Sheldon S. Williamson, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Artistic representation of the Huronia Regional Centre, located on a corridor wall inside the building.

Former Huronia Regional Centre residents to share their stories February 11

February 02, 2016

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) will welcome four speakers to present a talk about the institutionalization experiences at the Huronia Regional Centre (HRC). The event will be held on Thursday, February 11 as part of the FSSH Public Lecture Series.


January

The Burlington, Ontario-based Joyce Foundation makes $1 million cheque presentation to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (January 28, 2016).

The Joyce Foundation makes a $1 million investment in UOIT students

January 28, 2016

A major gift from The Joyce Foundation is making the dream of a post-secondary education a reality for University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students. The $1 million donation will establish The Joyce Foundation Success Awards, supporting first-year students from Durham Region and Northumberland County who have demonstrated financial need.

There are a number of ways you can help end stigma and support those who struggle with mental health conditions.

UOIT knows mental health: removing barriers

January 25, 2016

On Bell Let’s Talk Day - Wednesday, January 27 – the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) highlights the importance of openly talking about mental illness as a way of eliminating stigma and supporting those who struggle with mental health conditions.

John Shaw, who teaches in the UOIT Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science's Advanced Operations Overview for Managers program, provides instruction in    the university's Nuclear Simulation Laboratory.

UOIT showcases nuclear safety expertise for international audience

January 22, 2016

UOIT’s Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS) had an opportunity to showcase its outstanding facilities in December 2015 when the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) invited experts from across the country and around the world to the university for a nuclear power plant emergency simulation workshop.

John Shaw, who teaches in the UOIT Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science's Advanced Operations Overview for Managers program, provides instruction in    the university's Nuclear Simulation Laboratory.

Game on for workplace health and safety

January 21, 2016

FBIT researchers Dr. Karthik Sankaranarayanan, Dr. Pejman Mirza-Babaei and Master of Science (Computer Science) candidate Cameron Chodan are turning workplace health and safety training certifications into computer games.

Insignia representing a Member of the Order of Canada.

UOIT-created carpooling app takes major step forward

January 15, 2016

As commuters search for cost-effective and time-efficient ways to get around, a new carpooling application developed at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology is gaining popularity and finding support from government-funding sources.

Emancipating the municipality: Community-directed development and the structural reform of governance will take place at the Regent Theatre in Oshawa, Ontario on Wednesday, February 10.

Free public forum to explore the municipality’s role in community development

January 14, 2016

Join political science experts from universities across the province for Emancipating the municipality: Community-directed development and the structural reform of governance as they explore the argument that politics should be conducted from the bottom-up, and that community development is best achieved through the empowerment of the municipality.

Nuclear atom

UOIT knows nuclear

January 13, 2016

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is a centre of innovation and expertise in nuclear science. Students can pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees (master’s and PhDs) in nuclear, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as leading-edge programs and research in nuclear safety and radiation science that link engineering, management and public policy.

Nearly 400 students (ages nine to 14); more than 1,000 parents, siblings and coaches; and 200 volunteers, judges and referees will come to campus on January 16 for the FIRST LEGO League’s (FLL) Ontario East Provincial Championships.

Trash clash: Waste-handling robots to compete at FIRST LEGO League provincial championship

January 12, 2016

On Saturday, January 16, LEGO robots designed by some of Ontario’s brightest young minds will take over the joint University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) campus as both institutions host the annual FIRST LEGO League’s (FLL) Ontario East Provincial Championships. FIRST is an acronym that means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.