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November

UOIT earns outstanding marks in North American survey of university students

November 26, 2008

UOIT students have ranked their university ahead of its peer groups in a comprehensive North American survey of students at 769 post-secondary institutions, pointing in particular to its state-of-the-art technology, academically challenging programs and collaborations with expert faculty.

From the Grand Canyon to UOIT's grand campus

November 13, 2008

Journey into the future of transit with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) as they demonstrate the evolution of mass transportation.

UOIT named to list of Canada's top 50 research universities

November 07, 2008

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is celebrating another tremendous milestone this week, following the announcement that it has been named one of the top 50 research universities in the country by Research Infosource Inc., Canada's leading provider of research intelligence for business and higher education.


October

A-plus for UOIT's high-tech learning environment

October 30, 2008

Proving once again that the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is a leader in high-tech education, the university was awarded an A-plus grade for its campus technology in The Globe and Mail's Canadian University Report.

UOIT unveils Regional Municipality of Durham Promenade

October 27, 2008

Officials from the Regional Municipality of Durham joined faculty and administration from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) on campus in Oshawa today for the official unveiling of the Regional Municipality of Durham Promenade

UOIT officially opens downtown location

October 20, 2008

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) Faculty of Education celebrated the official opening of its new home today by welcoming local politicians, students, faculty and friends to the state-of-the-art location situated in the heart of downtown Oshawa.

UOIT to officially open state-of-the-art facility

October 14, 2008

Marking five years of growth and innovation, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is officially opening the doors to the new home of its Faculty of Education, located in the heart of downtown Oshawa.

CSI UOIT - Crime pays for the United Way

October 10, 2008

Dusting for fingerprints, interpreting bloodstain patterns and examining excavated bones are just a few of the crime scene investigation techniques that will be performed in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) unique Crime Scene House, as members of the public help solve a murder and raise funds for the United Way of Ajax-Pickering-Uxbridge.

UOIT receives more than $300,000 in research grants

October 08, 2008

The innovative research work of three University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) professors has received a significant boost with the recent announcement of $300,000 in funding by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).


September

UOIT set for arrival of first-year students

September 03, 2008

With hundreds of students set to begin post-secondary studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), the university is ready to welcome them to campus with Orientation 2008.


August

UOIT looks forward to another successful school year

August 29, 2008

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is preparing to welcome more than 5,500 students as it enters its sixth year with more of the growth and expansion that has marked its first five years.

Honourable Perrin Beatty named new UOIT chancellor

August 28, 2008

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) announced today that the Honourable Perrin Beatty, a distinguished former federal cabinet minister and the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Canada's largest business association, has been named the university's new chancellor.

UOIT to announce new chancellor

August 22, 2008

Members of the media are invited to join officials from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) next week for the announcement of the university's new chancellor, an accomplished businessman and distinguished former federal cabinet minister.

UOIT dean to present at the United Nations for human rights anniversary celebration

August 20, 2008

Proving once again that UOIT faculty are well-respected academic and industry leaders from around the world, Dr. Nawal Ammar, dean of the Faculty of Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies, has been invited to present at the United Nations Headquarters as part of the upcoming Buddhist-Muslim dialogue series. UOIT is the only university participating in the dialogue.


July

UOIT Legacy Gala takes a tour of Argentina

July 09, 2008

Community and business leaders, dignitaries and other distinguished guests can anticipate a history lesson that transports them back to the romantic sights and sounds of an old-world cafe as the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College today announced the theme of their 2008 Legacy Gala, Bienvenidos a Argentina!


June

Cameco makes major equipment donation to UOIT

June 20, 2008

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) was honoured last week as Cameco Corporation, an established partner of the university, donated a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) to the school's Office of Research Services. The donation will enhance research opportunities at UOIT, while also promoting hands-on opportunities for the university's students.

Funding provides launch pad for development of healthy astronaut fare

June 09, 2008

New funding from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada's (NSERC) collaborative research and development program will enable UOIT Faculty of Science associate professor and immunologist Dr. Julia Green-Johnson to continue her research into the development of soy-based foods that could help astronauts cope with nutritional and health challenges presented by their time in space.

Chairman's Charity Classic golf tournament raises $412,000

June 06, 2008

More than 240 enthusiastic golfers joined Durham Regional Chair Roger Anderson on June 5 for the 12th annual Durham Region Chairman's Charity Classic, helping to raise $412,000 and extend a legacy of giving to community organizations.

UOIT professor to advance research in hybrid vehicles with a major grant from AUTO21

June 04, 2008

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has been recognized as a leader in the area of automotive engineering with today's announcement of a $291,000 grant for an innovative hybrid electric vehicle research project. The project is being funded by AUTO21, a national automotive research initiative supported by the Government of Canada and more than 240 industry, government and industrial partners.


May

Durham College, UOIT, Lakeridge Health, Rouge Valley Health System, Durham District School Board and Durham Region Local Training Board to host nursing career fair

May 09, 2008

Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), in a joint venture with Lakeridge Health, Rouge Valley Health System, the Durham District School Board and the Durham Region Local Training Board, will welcome over 100 high school students and teachers to campus next week as they explore educational pathways and specialization options for the health-care industry at a joint nursing career fair.


April

UOIT announces MaryLynn West-Moynes as vice-president, External Relations

April 22, 2008

President Dr. Ronald Bordessa announced today that the UOIT community will welcome MaryLynn West-Moynes to campus later this fall in the newly-created role of vice-president, External Relations. MaryLynn is currently the president of Mohawk College and today the Mohawk board announced that she is leaving after a very successful term.

UOIT Faculty of Science gears up to welcome public for a Science Rendezvous

April 21, 2008

From children to grandparents, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is inviting inquiring minds of all ages to immerse themselves in UOIT's leading-edge learning environment as part of the inaugural Science Rendezvous, a science and technology expo that will be held next month throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Ontario Cancer Institute director visits UOIT to kick off Purdue Pharma Visiting Lecture Series

April 01, 2008

In an effort to bring Canada's leading scientists to its students and the community, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's Faculty of Science will begin its annual Purdue Pharma Visiting Lecture Series next week. The series will commence with its inaugural speaker, Dr. Benjamin Neel, director of the Ontario Cancer Institute, and is designed to expose both students and the public to a broad range of research topics of critical importance to the health of Canadians.


March

UOIT Faculty of Health Sciences announces significant government funding as it launches new research unit

March 31, 2008

Demonstrating once again that the innovative research conducted on campus is making an impact on society, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will announce details next week of a $374,200 grant from the HealthForceOntario's Interprofessional Care/Education Fund (ICEF) at the launch of the university's newly established Health Education Technology Research Unit (HETRU).

UOIT receives in-kind contributions worth millions of dollars from Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education

March 27, 2008

Engineering graduates at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will have a competitive edge in today's high-tech, global economy thanks to in-kind contribution worth millions of dollars from Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE), a partnership including General Motors, EDS, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Siemens PLM Software and Sun Microsystems.

UOIT unveils plans for Centre for Cybercrime Research

March 19, 2008

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) took another significant step forward today in the global fight against cybercrime, including the exploitation of children through the Internet, as university leaders officially announced plans for the UOIT Centre for Cybercrime Research.

PACE to announce largest ever in-kind donation to UOIT

March 18, 2008

Representatives from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will welcome officials from the Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) to the university's Oshawa campus next week to announce details about UOIT becoming a PACE institution.


February

UOIT announces $125,000 donation from HSBC Bank Canada

February 28, 2008

HSBC Bank Canada officials joined students, faculty and staff from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) at the Oshawa campus today to officially announce a $125,000 donation from HSBC Bank Canada that will provide significant financial aid to students for years to come.

UOIT students to showcase work at undergraduate chemistry conference

February 27, 2008

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will send four chemistry students to the annual Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference at Queen's University on Saturday, March 15. UOIT's Faculty of Science, led by Dr. Krisztina Paal, hosted the tremendously successful conference last year.

HSBC Bank Canada to announce significant donation to UOIT

February 22, 2008

Officials from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will welcome representatives from HSBC Bank Canada next week for the announcement of a significant financial donation that will greatly assist and enhance students' learning experiences for years to come.

UOIT to host annual Job Fair

February 07, 2008

More than 1,000 Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students are expected to attend the schools' 11th annual Job Fair on campus next week, where they will have the opportunity to visit with leading businesses to discuss employment opportunities.

Ontario Trillium Foundation announces $75,000 grant to Special Olympics Ontario and Healthy Athletes program

February 06, 2008

Ontario Trillium Foundation officials visited Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) today to announce a $75,000 grant to the Special Olympics Ontario 2008 Durham Region Spring Games, with a particular focus on the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program, which is designed to help Special Olympians improve their overall health and fitness, leading to an enhanced sports experience and improved well-being.

New $120 Million General Motors of Canada Automotive Centre of Excellence Launched at UOIT

February 01, 2008

OSHAWA, Ontario (February 1, 2008) - The establishment of a unique new General Motors of Canada Automotive Centre of Excellence at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) took the next step towards reality today with more than $120 million in contributions from General Motors of Canada and the PACE partnership, the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.


January

Ontario Trillium Foundation to announce major grant to support Special Olympics Ontario 2008 Spring Games in Durham Region

January 31, 2008

Officials from Durham College, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and the Durham Regional Police Service will welcome representatives from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to campus next week for a major funding announcement supporting the Special Olympics Ontario 2008 Durham Region Spring Games and the Healthy Athletes Expo that will precede the Games.

UOIT prepares for potential GO bus strike

January 04, 2008

Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students who commute to campus via the GO Transit bus service may need to make alternative arrangements for their first day of classes on Monday.

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