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December

ARC announcement

Government of Canada supports UOIT researchers and their partners

December 12, 2011

Today, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, announced a one-year extension of the Applied Research and Commercialization (ARC) initiative, creating jobs and economic growth in the region.

TVO

UOIT students challenged to compete in TVO short documentary film contest

December 07, 2011

TV Ontario (TVO) is looking to showcase the film talent that resides at UOIT through its introduction of the Doc Studio Contest. As a proud supporter Canadian documentary films, TVO is committed to fostering talent among aspiring filmmakers and as such, created the newly launched docstudio.tvo.org as a platform to showcase Canadian documentary filmmakers and their work, as well as act as a learning community that supports point-of-view filmmaking.


November

Ribbon cutting in front of the True Power sculpture at ERC opening (from left: John Henry, Oshawa Mayor; Glen Courtis Jr., UOIT Engineering Students' Society; Jeffrey Boyce, Sure Energy Inc.; Dr. Richard Marceau, UOIT provost and VP Academic; Roger Anderson, Chair and CEO, Durham Region; Joe Dickson, Ajax-Pickering MPP; Dr. Tim McTiernan, UOIT president; Jim Flaherty, Federal Finance Minister and Whitby-Oshawa MP; Dr. Colin Carrie, Oshawa MP; and Dr. George Bereznai, dean, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science.

UOIT building promises leading-edge research in clean and green energy

November 28, 2011

In front of a large gathering of distinguished guests that included government leaders, industry partners, faculty, staff and students, The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) officially opened the spectacular Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC). The 9,290 square-metre facility is the premier training ground for future energy scientists and nuclear engineers and houses UOIT’s unique-in-Canada engineering programs and research in geothermal, hydraulic, hydrogen, natural gas, nuclear, solar and wind energy technologies.

Dr. Tim McTiernan

UOIT installs Dr. Tim McTiernan as new president and vice-chancellor

November 14, 2011

In front of a large gathering of academic colleagues, community and industry partners, distinguished guests, faculty, staff and students, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) today officially installed Dr. Tim McTiernan as the university’s third president and vice-chancellor.

From left: Kailee Demoe and Emma Bradbury, third-year Nursing students.

Two Nursing students nab poppy donation box thief

November 11, 2011

Emma Bradbury and Kailee Demoe, third-year Nursing students at UOIT, demonstrated their commitment to helping others and their community when they stopped a man who had just stolen a poppy donation box from a nearby pharmacy on November 3.

UOIT professors publish innovative book on crime

UOIT professors publish innovative book on crime

November 11, 2011

Crime is a major resource drain on local communities. Regardless of where it occurs, on the street, in the home, or in the workplace the costs associated with crime are debilitating.


October

Researchers, professors and graduate students from across North America take part in one of UOIT's Boot Camps offered as part of the GTA-initiative THATCamp 2011.

Humanities and technology connect at UOIT boot camps

October 24, 2011

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) combined humanities and technology during two boot camps hosted by the university’s Office of Research Services and the faculties of Science and Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) on October 21. The boot camps were the prelude to the main event, THATCamp - The Humanities and Technology Camp, held the following day.

From left: Nina Nichols, president, Resolution Research and UOIT President Tim McTiernan, at the MOU signing.

UOIT and Resolution Research sign MOU

October 20, 2011

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Resolution Research & Marketing, Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding today, giving researchers access to a smarter, competitive tool for data collection and analysis through connection-driven intelligence.

From left: Nina Nichols, president, Resolution Research and UOIT President Tim McTiernan, at the MOU signing.

Possible GO Transit bus strike

October 19, 2011

Please be advised that bus drivers at GO Transit will be in a legal strike position as of 12:01 a.m. on Monday, October 24 if negotiations between GO Transit and the union representing its bus drivers fail to produce a new collective agreement. In the event of a labour disruption, regular GO Train service would continue, but GO Bus service would not.

From left: Nina Nichols, president, Resolution Research and UOIT President Tim McTiernan, at the MOU signing.

UOIT students make connections at Career and Education Fair

October 17, 2011

Hundreds of enthusiastic UOIT students enjoyed a glimpse into their personal futures as they packed the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre for the Student Experience Centre’s (SEC) annual Career and Education Fair. Students were able to meet and greet leaders and representatives from nearly 60 different potential employers and postgraduate study destinations during the full-day event.

From left: Nina Nichols, president, Resolution Research and UOIT President Tim McTiernan, at the MOU signing.

Tentative collective agreement reached

October 13, 2011

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is pleased to announce that it has reached a tentative collective agreement with the UOIT Faculty Association (UOITFA), which represents core faculty members at the university.

From left: Nina Nichols, president, Resolution Research and UOIT President Tim McTiernan, at the MOU signing.

Power forward: UOIT hosts international fuel cell workshop

October 13, 2011

The latest progress in the research and development of fuel cell science and technologies was in the spotlight at a recent international workshop hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).


September

From left: Dr. Meghann Lloyd, assistant professor, UOIT and research associate, Grandview Children’s Centre; Kristen McInnis, fourth-year Kinesiology student, UOIT; Dr. Tim McTiernan, president, UOIT; Dr. Ellen Vogel, dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, UOIT; MaryLynn West-Moynes, vice-president, External Relations, UOIT; and Lorraine Sunstrum-Mann, executive director, Grandview Children's Centre.

Enrolment up 13 per cent at UOIT

September 26, 2011

Enrolment at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has reached another highpoint with Day 10 enrolment numbers topping 8,423 undergraduate and graduate students attending the university.

From left: Dr. Meghann Lloyd, assistant professor, UOIT and research associate, Grandview Children’s Centre; Kristen McInnis, fourth-year Kinesiology student, UOIT; Dr. Tim McTiernan, president, UOIT; Dr. Ellen Vogel, dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, UOIT; MaryLynn West-Moynes, vice-president, External Relations, UOIT; and Lorraine Sunstrum-Mann, executive director, Grandview Children's Centre.

UOIT celebrates Homecoming 2011

September 22, 2011

UOIT alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends enjoyed a fun-filled day of activities during the second annual Homecoming event on September 17

2011 UOIT award recipients (from left): Dr. Shahram ShahbazPanahi, Rami El-Emam, Paula di Cato, Ron McKelvey, Lana Pickering (absent: Dr. Dhavide Aruliah, Dr. Igor Pioro).

UOIT presents Awards of Excellence

September 21, 2011

UOIT is celebrating the beginning of a new academic year by recognizing outstanding achievements by faculty and staff over the past 12 months. The 2011 Awards of Excellence were presented September 13 at the annual President’s Welcome Back Reception hosted by Dr. Tim McTiernan.

2011 UOIT award recipients (from left): Dr. Shahram ShahbazPanahi, Rami El-Emam, Paula di Cato, Ron McKelvey, Lana Pickering (absent: Dr. Dhavide Aruliah, Dr. Igor Pioro).

Durham College support staff reach tentative agreement

September 19, 2011

We are pleased to advise that a tentative agreement has been reached between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), which represents support staff employees at colleges across the province, and the College Employer Council (the Council).

2011 UOIT award recipients (from left): Dr. Shahram ShahbazPanahi, Rami El-Emam, Paula di Cato, Ron McKelvey, Lana Pickering (absent: Dr. Dhavide Aruliah, Dr. Igor Pioro).

UOIT alumnus receives prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate scholarship

September 19, 2011

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is proud to announce that 2009 Bachelor of Science graduate Iain Moyles has been awarded the Vanier Canada Graduate scholarship (CGS) in support of his current doctoral degree studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. The Vanier CGS is valued at $150,000 over three years.


August


July

Dr. Greg Naterer (centre), Canada Research Chair in Advanced Energy Systems and associate dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; Dr. Zhaolin Wang (left), director, Hydrogen Program; and Ed Secnik, manager, CERL.

UOIT - like you've never seen it before

July 14, 2011

Students and visitors to UOIT will soon enjoy a unique online perspective of the university following a special visit to campus by a crew from Google Maps Street View


June

Dr. Dan Zhang, Canada Research Chair in Robotics and Automation and professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is one of 14 researchers who received a Discovery Grant from NSERC. His research involves integrated optimization of parallel robot performance for advanced manufacturing systems.

NSERC awards UOIT researchers $1.7 million

June 24, 2011

Fourteen researchers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) were recently awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants, which have a combined total of $1.7 million over the next five years.

Dr. Dan Zhang, Canada Research Chair in Robotics and Automation and professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is one of 14 researchers who received a Discovery Grant from NSERC. His research involves integrated optimization of parallel robot performance for advanced manufacturing systems.

IBM's 100th anniversary celebration features Dr. Carolyn McGregor

June 21, 2011

International Business Machines (IBM) is marking its centennial this year with a new short film that profiles four of its leading collaborative researchers whose questioning minds and unconventional ideas the company says are transforming our world.

Durham - have your say!

June 20, 2011

The Centre for Evaluation and Survey Research (CESR) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will be conducting a Durham Area Survey.

Matt Milovick, vice-president, Operations and Strategic Development and interim chief financial officer (centre), is congratulated by Nigel White, vice-chair, CMA Ontario Board of Directors (left), and Merv Hillier, president and chief executive officer, CMA Ontario (right), at the 2011 Creative Leadership Awards on June 16.

Matt Milovick receives CMA Creative Leadership Award

June 17, 2011

Congratulations to Matt Milovick, vice-president, Operations and Strategic Development and interim chief financial officer, who received the Ontario Certified Management Accountants 2011 Creative Leadership Award for the instrumental role he had in the development of UOIT's downtown Oshawa location.

Matt Milovick, vice-president, Operations and Strategic Development and interim chief financial officer (centre), is congratulated by Nigel White, vice-chair, CMA Ontario Board of Directors (left), and Merv Hillier, president and chief executive officer, CMA Ontario (right), at the 2011 Creative Leadership Awards on June 16.

Oil and gas executive donates $1.5 million to UOIT

June 16, 2011

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will accelerate its alternative fuel research efforts thanks to a $1.5-million donation from Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sure Energy Inc. Jeffrey Boyce, The donation, the largest gift UOIT has received from an individual, will fund the Jeffrey S. Boyce research chair in Natural Gas (NG) as an Alternative Transportation Fuel.

Matt Milovick, vice-president, Operations and Strategic Development and interim chief financial officer (centre), is congratulated by Nigel White, vice-chair, CMA Ontario Board of Directors (left), and Merv Hillier, president and chief executive officer, CMA Ontario (right), at the 2011 Creative Leadership Awards on June 16.

UOIT researcher receives Xerox Foundation grant

June 16, 2011

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) Faculty of Science is announcing a research grant awarded by Xerox Corporation to Dr. Faisal Qureshi, assistant professor, Computer Science.

(left to right) John Henry, Oshawa Mayor; Joe Dickson, MPP; John Milloy, Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities; Roger Anderson, Chair and CEO, Durham Region; Sandra Pupatello, Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Trade; Dr. Ron Bordessa, UOIT President; Jim Flaherty, Federal Minister of Finance; Kevin Williams, President and Managing Director, GM Canada; and Dr. Colin Carrie, MP, brave bone-chilling conditions to officially open the Automotive Centre of Excellence at UOIT.

UOIT announces new president

June 11, 2011

Dr. Tim McTiernan will be the third president and vice-chancellor of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), effective July 1, 2011.

UOIT's enrolment confirmation increase highest in GTA

June 10, 2011

Statistics recently released by the Ontario Application Centre (OUAC) confirm that more students than ever are choosing the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) for their post-secondary studies. Year-over-year percentage increases show that UOIT is the leading GTA university for overall enrolment confirmations and first in the province for first-choice confirmations.

From left: Dr. Ronald Bordessa, president and vice-chancellor, UOIT; Dr. Abdussalem Abuadala; Dr. Mehmet Fatih Orhan; Dr. Richard Marceau, provost and vice-president, Academic, UOIT.

UOIT confers its first-ever PhD graduates at 2011 convocation

June 06, 2011

In an academic year that has seen the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) mark a substantial number of major milestones and celebrate the openings of new buildings and key infrastructure, 2011 will also be remembered for another remarkable achievement in university history.


May

Premier Dalton McGuinty chats with UOIT Master of Science student Rishikesan Kamaleswaran at OCE Discovery 11

UOIT student team and researchers in the spotlight at OCE Discovery 2011

May 26, 2011

For the second consecutive year, a student team from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) was among the finalists at the prestigious Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery Connections Competition. The annual event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students from across Ontario to pursue collaboration opportunities.

UOIT to confer first PhD degrees

May 25, 2011

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will confer close to 1,200 undergraduate and graduate degrees during the 2011 convocation ceremonies on Friday, June 3. This will be a historic event for the university as it will be the first time PhD graduates will cross the stage.

Premier Dalton McGuinty chats with UOIT Master of Science student Rishikesan Kamaleswaran at OCE Discovery 11

UOIT researcher awarded funding to develop fuel cell-based ethanol sensors

May 19, 2011

OSHAWA, ON - Dr. Brad Easton, assistant professor, Chemistry in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) Faculty of Science has received $905,600 in funding for his ongoing research to develop next-generation materials for fuel-based ethanol sensors. Dr. Easton's ultimate findings are expected to have important economic and industrial consequences in the area of road safety.

Kayla Sweiger (right, fourth-year student in the collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program, proudly presents preceptor Tobin Brown (left) with an Award of Distinction at the fourth annual BScN Preceptor Recognition Ceremony at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club.

UOIT and Durham College students give thanks to nursing preceptors

May 16, 2011

Students and staff from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College came together to thank more than 300 preceptors in the collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program at the fourth annual Preceptor Recognition Ceremony at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club.

From left: Oshawa Mayor John Henry, UOIT Board Chair Peter Williams, President Ron Bordessa and Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer of The Regional Municipality of Durham Roger Anderson in front of the newly named Bordessa Hall.

UOIT honours President Ron Bordessa

May 13, 2011

Dr. Ronald Bordessa's vision for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and his commitment to excellence and innovation in education are now forever entrenched in the university's history with the naming of Bordessa Hall at 55 Bond Street in Oshawa, Ontario. The dedication was made during an intimate ceremony held at the building on the morning of May 12.

UOIT receives accessibility award from City of Oshawa

May 12, 2011

The City of Oshawa's Accessibility Advisory Committee (OAAC) presented special award to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) on May 10 at a special meeting of city council. The Accessibility Improvement Award recognizes local businesses whose contributions have resulted in greater opportunities for people who live, work and play in Oshawa.

From left: Dr. Ronald Bordessa, president, UOIT; Dr. Stanislav Labik, dean, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic; and Dr. William Smith, dean, Faculty of Science, UOIT.

UOIT signs MOU with Czech Republic institution

May 02, 2011

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a leading post-secondary institution in the Czech Republic. Together with the Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague(ICT Prague), UOIT will collaborate in Learning Technologies, all fields of Science and for the purpose of scientific and cultural exchange.


April

Harry Horricks, CEO, Oshawa Clinic and Dr. Peter Lai Fatt, medical director, Oshawa Clinic, unveil donation recognition plaque at 61 Charles Street.

Oshawa Clinic invests in downtown with donation to UOIT

April 28, 2011

OSHAWA, ON - The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is getting a major boost thanks to the Oshawa Clinic and a $100,000 donation announced today. The donation will be used to support the development of UOIT's growing presence downtown, specifically the restoration of the former Alger Press building located at 61 Charles Street. The building now serves as a multi-purpose higher education centre for students and staff of the university.

First-place winners (starting second from left): Carlson Hoang, Kevin Hogan, Prasanth Sivabaalan and Shivakanth Komatreddy. Far left: Krista Thrasher, student MC, far right: Andrew Faric, student MC.

FBIT students Connecting the Elements

April 25, 2011

UOIT's Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) is hailing the first annual Connecting the Elements Management Case Competition as a major success.

Election results for student positions on UOIT's Board of Governors

April 18, 2011

Online voting was held from April 13 to 15 for undergraduate and graduate student positions on the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) Board of Governors. The candidates receiving the most votes will serve a one-year term commencing September 1, 2011 and ending on August 31, 2012.

UOIT releases comprehensive master plan for downtown Oshawa

April 18, 2011

OSHAWA, ON. - During a presentation to the City of Oshawa's Development Services Committee today the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) released a plan that will guide the smooth integration of the university's downtown campus location into a strengthened downtown Oshawa. The document entitled Into the Future: A Framework and Action Plan for Growing UOIT and Downtown Oshawa was the result of an innovative partnership between UOIT and a multi-disciplinary team of planning professionals and community advisors.

Plugging In to the Future: UOIT named to EcoCAR2 competition

April 14, 2011

While innovative advanced vehicle technology students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) gear up for the final round of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge later this spring in Michigan and Washington, D.C., current and future UOIT automotive engineering students can now look forward to being part of the exclusive competition's next phase. At the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) annual World Congress on April 13 in Detroit, UOIT was selected as just one of 16 North American universities (one of only three from Canada) that will compete in EcoCAR2: Plugging In to the Future.

From left: Randy Steffan, director, Corporate Affairs and Communications; Purdue Pharma; Ricardo Vargas, director, Research and Development, Purdue Pharma; Dr. Jean-Paul Desaulniers, associate professor, Faculty of Science, UOIT; Dr. Brian Ward, McGill University (2011 Purdue Pharma Distinguished Lecturer); Dr. William Smith, dean, Faculty of Science, UOIT; Dr. Richard Marceau, provost and vice-president, Academic, UOIT.

Symantec's Internet security expert presents industry-leading report at UOIT

April 12, 2011

OSHAWA, ON - Calling 2010 the year of the targeted attack, Marc Fossi, the author and executive editor of Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) Volume 16, outlined key report findings during a presentation at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) today (to view the lecture, please click here).

Donors meet appreciative students at annual reception

April 11, 2011

Dozens of UOIT scholarship and bursary recipients had the opportunity to meet and personally thank the donors who made their gifts possible during the 2011 Donor and Student Reception on March 24.

From left: Randy Steffan, director, Corporate Affairs and Communications; Purdue Pharma; Ricardo Vargas, director, Research and Development, Purdue Pharma; Dr. Jean-Paul Desaulniers, associate professor, Faculty of Science, UOIT; Dr. Brian Ward, McGill University (2011 Purdue Pharma Distinguished Lecturer); Dr. William Smith, dean, Faculty of Science, UOIT; Dr. Richard Marceau, provost and vice-president, Academic, UOIT.

Spaling and Galea named UOIT Athletes of the Year

April 04, 2011

Men's Hockey captain Nathan Spaling (Drayton, Ontario) and women's rowing/squash standout Shannon Galea (Oshawa, Ontario) have been named the 2010-2011 University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Athletes of the Year. The awards were presented at UOIT's fifth annual Athletic Banquet on March 31 at the General W. Sikorski Polish Veterans Association Hall in Oshawa as student-athletes, coaches and contributors were honoured for their outstanding accomplishments throughout the varsity sports season.

UOIT and GM deliver Engineering Experience

April 04, 2011

Hundreds of prospective and current Engineering students joined the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and General Motors (GM) of Canada to take part in the inaugural Engineering Experience event held on April 2 on campus. The event, designed to highlight UOIT's unique Engineering programs and strong partnership with GM, provided attendees with an informative and fun-filled day of activities.


March

UOIT professor ranked among the top 80 criminologists in the world

March 31, 2011

Dr. Liqun Cao, professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, was recently identified in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education as one of the most productive authors during the first decade of the 21-first century. The list is the result of a study entitled The Most Prolific Sole and Lead Authors in Elite Criminology and Criminal Justice Journals 2000-2009 by Erin A. Orrick and Henriikka Weir.

Hail CESR and all those who try it

March 31, 2011

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) launched the new Centre for Evaluation and Survey Research (CESR) today during the centre's official opening. Guests learned about the wide range of services CESR offers and how effective surveys can be created and carried out to meet the individual needs of their organization.

From left: Randy Steffan, director, Corporate Affairs and Communications; Purdue Pharma; Ricardo Vargas, director, Research and Development, Purdue Pharma; Dr. Jean-Paul Desaulniers, associate professor, Faculty of Science, UOIT; Dr. Brian Ward, McGill University (2011 Purdue Pharma Distinguished Lecturer); Dr. William Smith, dean, Faculty of Science, UOIT; Dr. Richard Marceau, provost and vice-president, Academic, UOIT.

UOIT announces new Faculty of Science dean

March 30, 2011

She is praised by colleagues and students alike for her distinguished record of achievement at three universities in Western Canada over the past 15 years. Dr. Deborah Saucier will be bringing her outstanding personal and career reputation back to Ontario where she earned her doctoral degree to become the new dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) effective July 1.

Students sell baked goods in support of POP in the Science building, East Atrium.

Campus community raises more than $26,000

March 24, 2011

On March 9 faculty, staff and students turned the campus pink for its annual Power of Pink (POP) Breast Cancer Awareness Day. This year's event raised an incredible $26,061.76 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Ontario Chapter and the Durham-based, Gala of Hope. This year's tally represents a 14.7 per cent increase over last year.

Students sell baked goods in support of POP in the Science building, East Atrium.

UOIT Faculty of Engineering receives funding for truck tire research with Volvo

March 24, 2011

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is proud to announce a new research contract with Volvo Group North America (Volvo 3P). Under the research leadership of Dr. Moustafa El-Gindy, associate professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS), Volvo 3P is funding a project involving truck tire performance and road interactions for rigid and soft road surfaces. Volvo will invest $150,000 over three years as it collaborates with Dr. El-Gindy to investigate truck tire parameters that will improve fuel economy, without sacrificing safety and cost.

UOIT assistant professor named research associate at Grandview Children's Centre

March 21, 2011

A common goal to conduct research that will positively impact the lives of children and youth with disabilities has resulted in a research and academic partnership between the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Grandview Children's Centre. Dr. Meghann Lloyd, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, has also been named a research associate at the centre.

Local artist features UOIT in new music video

March 18, 2011

A new video by local music artist Najjah Calibur features UOIT and Durham College hip-hop student dancers (H.E.R. and GeekFreaks) in the Campus Library and UOIT Business and Information Technology building.

Students sell baked goods in support of POP in the Science building, East Atrium.

UOIT establishes first-ever Engineer-in-Residence position

March 17, 2011

For the first time, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will have an Engineer-in-Residence. Effective May 1, John Froats will join the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS) as an associate professor.

MDC Professional Management Certificate class of 2010.

Management Development Centre spring programs and workshops unveiled

March 15, 2011

The Management Development Centre(MDC) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has introduced a number of exciting new programs for the spring as it drives to meet the growing demand for professional development opportunities in the areas of information technology security and business management.

2011 UOAA Case Competition first-place team (from left): Clayton Hon, Nicolas Soldera, Ahnch Bala, Mayur Chophla, Bic Ngo with Dr. Pamela Ritchie, dean, FBIT.

Breaking Barriers at UOIT: Second annual Case Competition a success

March 11, 2011

More than 100 University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students recently attended the second annual UOIT Accounting Case Competition at the Ajax Convention Centre. The theme of the competition was Breaking Barriers, where students from the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT), focused upon endeavours that are required for success in a world where geographic, cultural, social and financial barriers often shift and change. Students from the Faculties of Engineering and Applied Science, Health Sciences and Social Science and Humanities also attended the competition.

Energy Minister headlines workshop on Ontario's electricity future

March 10, 2011

The Honourable Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Energy says the province's energy future will remain bright, thanks to the combined effort of universities, colleges, industry, labour and government who are partnering to address Ontario's critical shortage of qualified personnel in the electricity sector. Minister Duguid was the keynote speaker at Ontario's Electricity Future: New Skills for New Jobs, a workshop developed by the Power Engineering Education Consortium (PEEC), whose mission is the development of next steps and solutions.

Two Criminology graduate students receive AP-LS award

March 08, 2011

Master of Arts in Criminology students Kiri Lutchman and Alana Saulnier were honoured at the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) International Congress on Psychology and Law Conference in Miami, Florida on March 3. As recipients of the AP-LS Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) Diversity Travel Award, both students attended the conference and presented their research

From left: Dr. Ronald Bordessa, president, UOIT, Oshawa Mayor John Henry and UOIT Board Peter Williams unveil a plaque in the Regent Theatre acknowledging the city's contribution and support of the university's expansion downtown.

UOIT celebrates grand opening of downtown Oshawa campus

March 08, 2011

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) celebrated the grand opening of its downtown Oshawa campus today during an event held at the historic Regent Theatre. Joining the celebration were Ajax-Pickering MPP Joe Dickson, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer of The Regional Municipality of Durham Roger Anderson and Oshawa Mayor John Henry.

From left: Dr. Ronald Bordessa, president, UOIT, Oshawa Mayor John Henry and UOIT Board Peter Williams unveil a plaque in the Regent Theatre acknowledging the city's contribution and support of the university's expansion downtown.

Partnership in Action: UOIT and Ontario Power Generation

March 04, 2011

Only weeks after the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) formally renewed its long-standing collaborative partnership with Ontario Power Generation (OPG), UOIT hosted nearly 200 employees from OPG's training organization for two special training sessions.

Government-funded 3D gaming initiative enters new dimension

March 03, 2011

The building blocks for the next generation of stereoscopic three-dimensional (S-3D) gaming are being put in place thanks to a major funding announcement by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture through the Ontario Media Development Corporation's (OMDC) Entertainment and Creative Cluster Partnerships Fund along with support from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).

Dr. Ibrahim Dincer (left) receives EIC Fellowship from Mr. Tony Bennett, president, EIC on March 5 in Ottawa, Ontario.

UOIT professor receives prestigious engineering honour

March 03, 2011

The country's first and oldest engineering society, the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), is awarding one of its highest honours to Dr. Ibrahim Dincer, a professor with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS).


February

Dr. Ibrahim Dincer (left) receives EIC Fellowship from Mr. Tony Bennett, president, EIC on March 5 in Ottawa, Ontario.

UOIT rower Shannon Galea to be honoured at the eighth annual OUA Women of Influence Luncheon

February 25, 2011

UOIT rower Shannon Galea, a first-year Education student, is being recognized as one of the top female scholar athletes in Ontario University Athletics (OUA). Galea will receive her award on Wednesday, March 2 at the eighth annual Women of Influence Luncheon at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building - Hall G), 255 Front Street West in Toronto.

TEDxUOIT's inaugural organizing committee of 2011: (front row, from left): Samantha Chung, Dwight Thompson, Greg Rozdeba; (back row, from left): Enrico Sacchetti, Sainath Prajapati, Lawrence Huang, Dan Hernden, Jon Butler, Aries Youssefian, Sahar Radwan.

First-ever TEDx event at UOIT hailed a major success

February 24, 2011

They arrived with energetic and curious minds, and even braved a nasty snowstorm on a Saturday night to be there. And when the hundreds of undergraduate students left the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) Regent Theatre on January 22 to head back out into the snow, they did so having benefitted from a concept simply known as TED.

Handing over the keys (from left): Michael Angemeer, president and CEO, Veridian Corporation; Dr. Greg Rohrauer, assistant professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; and Dr. Ronald Bordessa, president, UOIT.

Veridian CEO donates plug-in hybrid electric vehicle to UOIT

February 23, 2011

Veridian President and CEO Michael Angemeer handed over today the keys to his modified Toyota Prius - Canada's first plug-in hybrid solar electric vehicle - to Dr. Greg Rohrauer, assistant professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). The vehicle will be used as part of the Automotive Engineering program's participation in AUTO21 - Canada's national automotive research program - and vehicle-to-grid communications testing. Dr. Rohrauer is also the lead for the Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) at UOIT which will host research and development from worldwide automotive companies when it opens later this year.

Community joins UOIT to experience research excellence

February 18, 2011

Community members joined students for an evening that featured two University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) professors who presented highlights of their innovative and relevant research. The February 17 event is an annual tradition at UOIT where two Research Excellence Award recipients are asked to present their research and then celebrate their accomplishments with the campus community.

UOIT receives generous gift from Lenbrook Corp.

February 09, 2011

The entrepreneurial spirit of David S. Simmonds will live on at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), thanks to a donation from Lenbrook Corp., a Pickering, Ontario-based company he founded. The donation will establish the David S. Simmonds Entrepreneurship Award, which will recognize the Faculty of Business and Information Technology's (FBIT) winning Capstone program student team each year with a $5,000 grant.

UOIT2 team accepts second-place prize at the CMA Ontario Case Competition. Team members (from left): Iskander Abubaker, Matthew Hook, John Oentoro and Arujunan Balakrishnan.

UOIT's Student Experience Centre holds first-annual Housing Day

February 07, 2011

Calling it an event that surpassed all expectations, the Student Experience Centre (SEC) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) welcomed hundreds of visitors to its first-ever Housing Fair. The January 19 event was dedicated to helping UOIT students find a suitable place to live next year and aimed at connecting students with the resources they need to succeed while living off-campus.


January

SHSM students visit UOIT on December 13 (representing: Northview Heights S.S., Yorkdale S.S., Sir Sandford Fleming Academy, SATEC @ W.A. Porter C.I., and Bayview S.S.).

UOIT connecting with prospective students by embracing provincial initiative

January 28, 2011

Dozens of students from the Toronto District School Board and the York Region District School Board are getting a first-hand look at the research and development programs at University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), thanks to a popular initiative being driven by the Ministry of Education in conjunction with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Application numbers at UOIT continue to show positive growth

January 26, 2011

As the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) prepares to welcome its ninth first-year class in September, more students than ever before are choosing the Oshawa university as one of their top-three post-secondary education destinations.

Nominations now being accepted for UOIT Board of Governors vacancies

January 21, 2011

Since it welcomed its first class of 947 students in September 2003, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has grown to more than 7,400 students, recruited exceptional educators from around the world, and attracted millions of dollars in research investments.

SHSM students visit UOIT on December 13 (representing: Northview Heights S.S., Yorkdale S.S., Sir Sandford Fleming Academy, SATEC @ W.A. Porter C.I., and Bayview S.S.).

Major funding for forensic science study granted to leading UOIT researcher

January 20, 2011

Oshawa, ON - The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is proud to announce a major funding grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to Dr. Shari Forbes, associate professor, Forensic Science, and Canada Research Chair in Decomposition Chemistry.

Competitors from The Bishop Strachan School (Toronto) cheering at the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Ontario championships at UOIT (January 15).

Aspiring young scientists click at UOIT at province-wide robotics championship

January 19, 2011

The cutting-edge world of Biomedical Engineering was put under the microscope by hundreds of the brightest young minds in Ontario on January 15 at the annual FIRST ® LEGO® League (FLL) provincial robotics championships hosted by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa, Ontario. FIRST is an acronym that means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.

Experience Research Excellence February 17

January 18, 2011

You don't have to be a student to learn about the innovative research happening at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). All are welcome to join our 2010 Research Excellence Award recipients as they present highlights of their work and how it has the potential to positively impact society.

UOIT students - tell us how we're doing! NSSE returns January 31

January 18, 2011

UOIT is encouraging first- and fourth-year students to take part in a national survey to ensure they have the opportunity to provide valuable insight that will enable the university to improve the student experience both inside and outside the classroom. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) launches on Monday, January 31.

UOIT Athletics department wins $25,000 in national contest

January 03, 2011

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) Athletics department is celebrating the start of 2011 with a $25,000 prize that it won in a nationwide online competition staged by sporting goods company adidas.

Competitors from The Bishop Strachan School (Toronto) cheering at the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Ontario championships at UOIT (January 15).

Leading North American cybersecurity expert to speak January 20 at UOIT

January 02, 2011

The Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) is extending an open invitation to hear a leading North American expert on cybersecurity offer his thoughts on the latest challenges, trends and opportunities facing the industry. Guest speaker Michael Assante will make his presentation at UOIT on Thursday, January 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Science building, Room 1350 (*new location).

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