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December

Dr. Meghann Lloyd, Assistant Professor, UOIT Faculty of Health Sciences (front row, far left) meets with colleagues at Special Olympics International’s Healthy Athletes Database meeting in Toronto, Ontario.

UOIT's Dr. Meghann Lloyd helping create new health opportunities for Special Olympians

December 22, 2014

People with intellectual disabilities experience significant health disparities and have more unmet health needs than the typical population. Over the past 15 years, Special Olympics International has conducted more than 1.4 million free health screenings of Special Olympics athletes in more than 100 countries, building one of the largest international databases in the world on the health of people with intellectual disabilities.

Women's soccer team celebrates goal in game against Queen's at Vaso's Field. The Ridgebacks became UOIT's first-ever team to compete in a Canadian Interuniversity Sport national championship.

Celebrating some of UOIT’s top 2014 headlines

December 22, 2014

It was another year of many milestones and achievements for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). As we wish everyone the best of the season and look forward to 2015, UOIT Communications and Marketing presents a snippet of some of some of the university’s shining moments of 2014:

From left: Dr. Robert David, Chair, Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA); Dr. Pierre Côté, CCA Public Service Award recipient, Canada Research Chair in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation, UOIT; Dr. John Corrigan, Past Chair, CCA (Toronto, Ontario, November 21, 2014).

UOIT’s Dr. Pierre Côté presented with two major awards

December 19, 2014

OSHAWA, ONTARIO – The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) proudly shares news that the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) has recognized Dr. Pierre Côté, Canada Research Chair in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation, with the CCA’s inaugural Public Service Award. This new award, presented at a formal ceremony November 21 in Toronto, Ontario, was created to honour a chiropractor who has helped make possible the federal legislation and funding that supports research and who has created public health and advocacy programs of major importance.

Elf on the Shelf

The making of an Internet meme: Dr. Laura Pinto’s Elf on the Shelf piece hits a nerve

December 17, 2014

When Dr. Laura Pinto, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and her colleague Dr. Selena Nemorin of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia published a playful opinion piece and video about popular Christmas-themed toy Elf on the Shelf, they didn’t predict the media’s overwhelming response.

Second from right: Dr. Hossam Gaber, Professor (cross-appointed to the faculties of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science; and Engineering and Applied Science), at the International Atomic Energy Agency conference in Jakarta, Indonesia (December 8 to 11, 2014).

UOIT's Dr. Hossam Gaber talks about smart electricity grids at Indonesia conference

December 16, 2014

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Professor Dr. Hossam Gaber led a panel of international experts invited to share their latest research findings at a December electric grid planning conference in Indonesia. The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) conference in Jakarta examined the future expansion of nuclear energy and its integration with renewable energy sources as well as with oil and natural gas sources.

Blancride carpooling app launched by Dr. Hamid Akbari, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, and his research team in November.

UOIT's Dr. Hamid Akbari creates innovative carpooling app for commuters

December 15, 2014

Fuel and insurance costs, parking fees, vehicle upkeep, traffic congestion, weather conditions and sheer time spent on the road. No matter how you slice it, commuting by car in the GTA tests every driver’s patience. And it certainly takes a toll on the pocketbook.

Dr. Tirtha Dhar, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology.

UOIT, Durham and Fleming colleges and Trent University launch FastStart program

December 11, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), in conjunction with Durham College, Fleming College and Trent University shared today that the four organizations are working with Spark Centre and the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster (GPIC) to launch the FastStart program (FastStart), a powerful new resource designed to help university and college students acquire entrepreneurial skills and convert innovative business ideas into successful companies.

Students playing football in front of UOIT Campus Library in the winter - thumbnail

Holiday hours for Campus Library

December 09, 2014

The Campus Library will operate under reduced hours from Tuesday, December 16, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015. To view the hours for each library location, visit the Hours section on the Campus Library website.

 Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media and Culture, at the induction of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists (Quebec City, November 21, 2014). Photography credit: The Royal Society of Canada’s 2014 Annual General Meeting - Copyright 2014 Cosmos Image, All Rights Reserved.

Royal Society’s recognition of Dr. Isabel Pedersen brings prestige to UOIT

December 08, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) salutes Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Digital Life, Media and Culture, as the university’s first-ever member of the Royal Society of Canada’s (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Dr. Pedersen was part of the RSC’s inaugural cohort of 91 members at a formal ceremony on November 21 in Quebec City.

Students are invited to submit a three-minute or 300-word pitch showing how social science and humanities research is improving Canadians' lives, world and future.

SSHRC Storytellers submission deadline - January 30

December 08, 2014

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's (SSHRC) third-annual Storytellers contest is in full swing. The contest challenges post-secondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is improving their lives, world and future.

UOIT's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women ceremony was held on December 5.

UOIT marks 25th anniversary of L’École Polytechnique tragedy

December 08, 2014

Twenty-five years have passed since the tragic events that claimed the lives of 14 women at L’École Polytechnique in Montréal, Québec on December 6, 1989. With December 6 falling on a Saturday this year, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) held its National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women ceremony on December 5.

Dr. Julie Thorpe, Assistant Professor, FBIT.

FBIT IT security researcher quoted in Toronto Star

December 02, 2014

Dr. Julie Thorpe, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), was recently interviewed for a Toronto Star article about cyber security.

Polonsky Commons, UOIT north Oshawa location.

Campus winter weather procedures

December 01, 2014

Winter weather can often cause concern and confusion among students, faculty and staff. Questions often arise about whether the campus remains open or closed during winter weather.


November

Stairs at south end of Founders Lot 1

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

November 28, 2014

In 1991, December 6 was declared by Canada’s Parliament as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The declaration came two years after the murder of 14 women at L’École Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec. This year marks the 25th anniversary of that horrific event.

UOIT student at Campus Library

Online public access catalogue unavailable tonight

November 28, 2014

The Campus Library’s online public access catalogue will be unavailable starting 11 p.m. on Friday, November 28 through to 2 a.m. on Saturday November 29, due to scheduled Sirsi hardware maintenance.

Emergency notification

Secure-and-hold drill scheduled for November 26

November 25, 2014

A secure-and-hold drill will be held at the joint UOIT/DC campus location in north Oshawa on Wednesday, November 26 at 9:45 a.m. All buildings west of Simcoe Street North and south of Conlin Road will be affected.

From left: Zayd Azmathallah, fourth-year Electrical Engineering student and chair of the UOIT IEEE Student Branch; Dr. Vijay Sood, Associate Professor, FEAS; and Rudy Lang, second-year Electrical Engineering student and McNaughton Learning Resource Centre Co-Chair, at the opening of the McNaughton Learning Resource Centre at UOIT.

UOIT unveils IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre

November 21, 2014

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Student Branch at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) recently celebrated the opening of the IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre, which will provide UOIT Engineering students with a space to work together on academic and community-focused projects.

Dr. Suzanne de Castell, Dean, FEd, teaching coding to students.

FEd hosts workshops for teacher candidates

November 21, 2014

On Friday, November 21, the Faculty of Education (FEd) is hosting workshops for teacher candidates on the topics of Bansho teaching strategy and educational coding.

Dr. Suzanne de Castell, Dean, FEd, teaching coding to students.

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

November 20, 2014

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 Friday, December 19 or your grades will not be released.

UOIT's donors are vital to the success of students and the growth of the university.

UOIT thanks donors for investing in students

November 13, 2014

In celebration of National Philanthropy Day on Saturday, November 15, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) thanks its donors for their generous contributions, which have created opportunities for more than 20,000 students and alumni combined.

Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will deliver a keynote speech about his newly released annual report during his visit to UOIT's and DC's joint campus.

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to visit UOIT and DC

November 07, 2014

On Tuesday, November 18, Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), will visit the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) joint campus to deliver a keynote about his newly released annual report, Managing New Challenges (2013/14). His speech will be followed by a Q&A session.

From left: Tim McTiernan, PhD, President and Vice-Chancellor; Dr. Bernadette Murphy, Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences; Jennifer Freeman, Director, Research Services.

UOIT presents awards for faculty and staff excellence

November 06, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) campus community celebrated the outstanding achievements of faculty and staff throughout 2014 in a special ceremony November 4 at the Regent Theatre. The annual Awards of Excellence recognition event honours individual commitment as well as team contribution.

Fourth-year Criminology and Justice student Julia Bakker won the Best Poster Award at the Undergraduate Student Research Showcase for her literature review on drug treatment courts.

Campus Library battery recycling a continued success

November 05, 2014

More than 18 kilograms (40 pounds) of household batteries were collected in the library’s recycling pilot project over the 2014 summer semester. Due to the success of the program, the Campus Library plans to continue collecting batteries for the coming year.


October

From left: Dr. Atef Mohany, Assistant Professor, FEAS; Mechanical Engineering student Xu (Mike) Zhang; and Dr. Yuelei Yang, Senior Lecturer, FEAS, with the PAMD awards.

International honours for UOIT Engineering students

October 27, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) proudly announces international recognition for two of its undergraduate students in Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Martin Agelin-Chaab, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, UOIT.

Car spoilers: effective, or just a drag?

October 24, 2014

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) researcher Dr. Martin Agelin-Chaab was recently asked by the Globe and Mail for his on the effectiveness of spoilers on vehicles.

Campus master plan map

Submit Campus Master Plan feedback by October 31

October 24, 2014

Comments and feedback on Phase 2 of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College joint Campus Master Plan (CMP) need to be submitted by end of day on Friday, October 31.

Dr. Wendy Barber, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education submitted the winning photo in the Individual/reflection category. View the other winning photos and honourable mentions on the Just for the Health of It photo contest page.

UOIT promoting workplace wellness through photo contest

October 20, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is committed to ensuring a healthy, safe and supportive workplace. One Healthy Workplace initiative during the summer of 2014 was the Just for the Health of It photo contest, where employees were asked to demonstrate participation in activities involving physical fitness and fun.

This year's Economic Forum and Business Symposium will feature distinguished speakers who will provide relevant and thought-provoking ideas and business solutions.

UOIT to host Economic Forum and Business Symposium – October 30

October 20, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT), in partnership with Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and RBC Wealth Management, will present the Economic Forum and Business Seminar at the Regent Theatre on Thursday, October 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media and Culture.

UOIT researcher appears in documentary about digital life

October 17, 2014

Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Digital Life, Media and Culture, was recently featured in a TVO documentary entitled Life After Digital. The one-hour special explores ways digital technology has changed human life in the last few years.

Oshawa mayoral candidate debate at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre (September 23, 2014).

Come to Go ENG Girl 2014 at UOIT

October 16, 2014

Girls and young women in grades 7 through 10 will have a great opportunity to explore the exciting field of engineering at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) during Go ENG Girl 2014 on Saturday, October 18.

Matthew Jackson, Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Affairs, Enbridge Pipelines Inc., announces new Enbridge Bursaries at the official opening of the UOIT-Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre.

UOIT receives new bursaries to support Indigenous students

October 08, 2014

OSHAWA, ONTARIO – To coincide with the official opening of the new UOIT-Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre, a donation to fund student bursaries at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has been made by Enbridge Pipelines Inc.

Using Tobii EyeX, UOIT game development students will be able to add eye-tracking controls to the games they create (image courtesy: Tobii Technolgy, Stockholm, Sweden).

Sweden’s Tobii Technology supports UOIT’s Game Development Program

October 07, 2014

Tobii Technology, the global leader in eye tracking, and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) announced today that they will collaborate to provide students with Tobii EyeX eye trackers to support the university’s Game Development and Entrepreneurship undergraduate program.

Dr. Hossam Gaber, Associate Professor, UOIT, makes presentation at the Mayor of Nanjing's International Consultative Conference, Nanjing, China (September 23, 2014)

UOIT smart grid expert exploring Ontario’s road to transportation electrification

October 07, 2014

An expert in smart energy grid research at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) believes electric (battery-powered) cars can and will be a practical and affordable choice for Ontario consumers in near future. And he says the road to that day will be smoother if power utilities start talking with each other now about a co-ordinated approach to infrastructure planning.

From left: Tim McTiernan, UOIT President; Sabrina Bedjera, recipient of the undergraduate President’s Award of Excellence in Student Leadership; and Olivia Petrie, Assistant Vice-President, Student Life.

Student and alumni leadership celebrated at Homecoming

October 07, 2014

Family, friends and award nominators gathered on September 27 to recognize University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students and alumni for their leadership achievements. Awards were presented at the Student Life and Alumni Leadership Awards Ceremony, which coincided with this year’s Homecoming celebrations.

Great weather helped welcome back alumni to Homecoming events (Polonsky Commons, September 27, 2014)

UOIT Paints the Town Blue at Homecoming 2014

October 03, 2014

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends gathered September 26 and 27 to celebrate UOIT’s biggest and best Homecoming celebration ever. Homecoming 2014 marked the university’s first-ever ten-year reunion event – which brought together UOIT’s very first graduating class from 2004.


September

Senior couple on bicycles

UOIT features research related to Canada’s seniors

September 29, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) highlights National Seniors Day, which celebrates senior citizens for the valuable contributions they have made to Canadian communities, workplaces and society.

Back (from left): UOIT Blue Team members Sofia Macko, Carlos Ospina, Sonal Birdi, Shajive Ragunath, Sharmini Yogesparan, Sujaan Thambirusa, Ishmael Ntsinyane, Gillian Leask and Riyad Khan; and community members Roland vanWijngaarden, Rylie Brazier and Kelly Brazier (kneeling). Front (from left): UOIT Blue Team member Emily Chhin and Melissa Mirowski, Sustainability Planner, OCIS. Photographer: Dawn Regier, UOIT Blue Team member.

UOIT students engage in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

September 29, 2014

As part of the 20th-annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, members of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Blue Team came together on September 27 to clean Oshawa Creek shorelines of potentially harmful litter.

UOIT welcomed Dr. Giesy, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Toxicology at the University of Saskatchewan, as the featured speaker for the 2014 Romanowski Lecture Series.

Leading ecotoxicologist presents 2014 Romanowski Lecture at UOIT

September 26, 2014

Faculty, staff, students and community members gathered at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) on September 17 to hear one of Canada’s leading ecotoxicologists tell the story of how he discovered a harmful chemical in the environment – and ultimately had it banned from further use.

From left: Tim McTiernan, UOIT President; Gary Edgar, Baagwating Community Assoc.; Mandy Peltier, UOIT student; Colin Carrie, Oshawa MP; Hon. Gary Goodyear, Minister of State, FedDev Ontario; Glenna Raymond, Chair, Board of Governors; Matthew Jackson, Enbridge Pipelines; Dr. Deborah Saucier, Provost and VP Academic; Susan McGovern, VP External Relations and Advancement.  Right: Harold Ashkewe, Mississaugas of Scugog Island (smudging ceremony in background). Below: Hon. Gary Goodyear.

New U-Pass sticker availability

September 25, 2014

For those students who have not yet obtained their 2014-2015 U-Pass sticker, the Campus ID Services office confirms new stickers will be available at the following times:

Dr. Ibrahim Dincer, Professor, FEAS, UOIT.

Engineering researcher among most highly cited in world

September 22, 2014

Dr. Ibrahim Dincer, Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, has been included in the 2014 list of Highly Cited Researchers (HCR), which represents some of world’s leading scientific minds.

Campus Library e-delivery service

Electronic delivery and interlibrary loans

September 22, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Campus Library’s Interlibrary Loan Department is now offering the electronic delivery (e-delivery) of articles and/or book chapters, when available.

Polonsky Commons, UOIT north Oshawa location.

UOIT enrolment surpasses 10,000 students

September 19, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has reached another all-time enrolment high for the 2014-2015 academic year, surpassing an undergraduate and graduate student enrolment of more than 10,000.

Front entrance, Oshawa City Hall.

On-campus debate for Oshawa mayoral candidates September 23

September 17, 2014

In an effort to bring the election process directly to students, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Durham College (DC) and Trent University will co-host a City of Oshawa mayoral candidate debate on Tuesday, September 23.

Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media and Culture, has been named one of the inaugural 91 members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

UOIT researcher Dr. Isabel Pedersen named to prestigious national society

September 16, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology congratulates Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Digital Life, Media and Culture, who has been named one of the inaugural 91 members of the Royal Society of Canada’s (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

UOIT women's soccer team celebrates goal during game at Vaso's Field.

UOIT women’s soccer team now among Canada’s top 10

September 16, 2014

For the first time in the history of the varsity athletics program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), one of the Ridgeback teams has made it to the top 10 in the national rankings.

Campus master plan map

Phase 2 of the Campus Master Plan begins

September 16, 2014

In addition to sharing a campus in north Oshawa, including many campus spaces and facilities, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) share a commitment to providing students with innovative and rewarding post-secondary education.

Campus master plan map

Visit UOIT at the 2014 Ontario Universities’ Fair!

September 11, 2014

Curious about what university life will be like at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)? Come visit us at the Ontario Universities’ Fair (OUF), September 19 to 21 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario (between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily).

Campus master plan map

Grace period for U-Pass stickers extended to September 30

September 10, 2014

Due to a delay in the receipt of the full shipment of new U-Pass stickers in the Campus ID office, Durham Region Transit has extended the grace period for the renewal of 2014-2015 U-Pass stickers to Tuesday, September 30. Students who have not yet obtained their new U-Pass sticker can continue to show their current, validated campus ID card when boarding a U-Pass bus route.

Dr. Aaron Schimmer, Staff Physician, Department of Hematology/Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre; Scientist, The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute; and Head, Experimental Hematology, University of Toronto, will present the seventh-annual Purdue Pharma Canada Distinguished Lecture at UOIT.

Blood cancer research expert to speak at UOIT September 30

September 08, 2014

The Faculty of Science will welcome Dr. Aaron Schimmer to campus on Tuesday, September 30 to present the seventh-annual Purdue Pharma Canada Distinguished Lecture, entitled: Are we winning the war against blood cancer?

SEGE'14 participants had opportunities to network and discuss various engineering challenges related to smart energy grid design and operation.

UOIT hosts two energy-related events

September 04, 2014

Engineers and researchers from around the world were recently welcomed to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) for two events: the International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE’14) and the Symposium on Plasma and Nuclear Systems (SPANS-2014).

2014 UOIT Orientation leaders meet with first-year students during Day 1 activities inside the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre at the north Oshawa location (September 2, 2014).

Welcome to UOIT: Orientation 2014

September 02, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is abuzz with activity and fun events as new and returning students arrive on campus for the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. The 2014 Orientation theme is UOIT Olympics – Ignite Your Passion.


August

Roving library assistance service - question mark

Roving library assistance at North Oshawa Library

August 28, 2014

Beginning Monday, September 8, the North Oshawa Library will offer roving library assistance on the first, second, and third floors between the hours of 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Dr. Sean Bohun, Associate Professor of Mathematics, UOIT Faculty of Science.

Poll position: UOIT researcher weighs voters’ dilemma in 2014 Toronto mayoral race

August 26, 2014

For the last few years the City of Toronto has proven to be a very complex political arena. With election day (Monday, October 27) drawing closer, voters are getting a steady diet of mayoral candidate poll results – tallies which are often contradictory and perhaps serve to sustain the rhythmic beat of political rhetoric.

The 2014 CHI PLAY conference will take place October 19 to 22 at the Radisson Harbourfront Hotel in Toronto, Ontario.

Submit workshop position papers for CHI PLAY conference

August 20, 2014

Researchers, professionals and students passionate about games and human-computer interaction (HCI) are invited to submit workshop position papers for the 2014 Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI) Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY) conference.

UOIT's Clan Combat took home the Best Programming award at this year's Ubisoft Academia Game Lab competition. From left: (Back) Ajanthan Kanagabalan;  Rob Shewaga; Dr. Lennart Nacke, Director, HCI Games Group, FBIT, UOIT;  Naeem Moosajee; and Mirza Beig. (Middle) Kevin Gan and David Yue. (Front) Cesare Cesario and Alston Jun Tan.

UOIT Game Development students win programming award at Ubisoft competition

August 15, 2014

Proving once again that they have what it takes to make it in the video game industry, fourth-year Game Development and Entrepreneurship students from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) received six nominations and one award at the fourth-annual Ubisoft Academia Game Lab competition.

From left: John Henry, Mayor, City of Oshawa; John Komar, Director, ACE, UOIT; Murray Lapp, Vice-President, Human Resources and Services, UOIT; and Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama at the 2014 Urban Design Awards ceremony.

UOIT buildings receive awards for urban design excellence

August 15, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) was recently recognized for its architecture and urban design excellence with an award from the City of Oshawa.

UOIT's sustainability strategy includes the Go Green Stay Blue platform, which is focused on strengthening green initiatives on campus and in the community through active student, staff and faculty engagement.

UOIT’s green efforts highlighted in COU report

August 12, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is leading the way in environmental sustainability through its research programs and the energy efficiency improvements it is implementing across campus, according to a report from the Council of Ontario Universities (COU).

Dr. Andrea Kirkwood, Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, UOIT.

Faculty of Science researcher profiled in Canadian Science Publishing

August 11, 2014

Dr. Andrea Kirkwood, Associate Professor, Faculty of Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT), was recently featured in a Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) blog post, the first in a series about Canadian women in science. The post talks about Dr. Kirkwood’s personal experiences, and explored the factors that can help or hinder a woman’s science career.

Jennifer Laffier, Senior Lecturer with UOIT’s Faculty of Education, with Hero Power Ambassadors at Almaguin Highlands Secondary School.

UOIT faculty member’s workshop equips students to end bullying

August 11, 2014

At least one in three adolescent students in Canada having reported being bullied, according to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Jennifer Laffier, an expert in bullying behaviour among children and adolescents at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), has developed program - Hero Power versus Coward Power© - to empower children and put an end to bullying.

From left: Suleman Ali; Alex Keller; Garrett Hayes, Master of Science student and Security Researcher in the UOIT’s Advanced Networking Technologies and Security Lab; Jason Whelan;  Shaikh Farhan Rashid; Dr. Khalil El-Khatib, Associate Professor, FBIT; and Brent MacRae.

FBIT holds 2014 Capture the Flag cybersecurity competition

August 08, 2014

Posing as malicious hackers or security consultants, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Networking and Information Technology (IT) Security students put their skills to the test while trying to hack into and to remove vulnerabilities from an enterprise network as part of the third-annual Capture the Flag information systems security competition.

Dr. Carolyn McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics, UOIT, is developing a computer system to monitor the health of astronauts during NASA’s Mission to Mars in 2030.

Dr. Carolyn McGregor’s research profiled in Australian media

August 07, 2014

Australia's Daily Telegraph recently published an article highlighting some of the health-monitoring projects led by Dr. Carolyn McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

thumbnail of Business and Information Technology Building (UB) banner

UOIT’s Strategic Mandate Agreement

August 07, 2014

The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has published on its website the Strategic Mandate Agreements (SMA) from all Ontario universities and colleges. These agreements were confidential until the government completed its assessment.


July

Screen shot of RETROID 3D, a hand gesture-controlled video game developed by fourth-year Game Development and Entrepreneurship student Mirza Beig.

UOIT Game Development Student captures major prize at provincial showcase

July 25, 2014

Making a game that can stand out among 80 others is no easy task, but University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) student Mirza Beig did just that when he took home the prize for Best Technical Achievement for his game, RETROID 3D, at this year's Level Up Student Games Showcase.

UOIT's Business and IT Building (left) and Science Building (right) at the north Oshawa location.

UOIT researchers receive $1.9 million boost from NSERC

July 11, 2014

Seventeen researchers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) have collectively received more than $1.9 million as part of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Discovery Grants Program.

The International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE'14) will take place August 11 to 13 in UOIT's Science Building, pictured above.

Exciting mentoring opportunity for potential young engineers and scientists

July 09, 2014

Canada has a proud legacy for producing some of the top engineers in the world: innovative minds who have helped build and an incredible infrastructure across a vast landscape. But that legacy is under threat due to lower university engineering program enrolments and the pending retirement of thousands of engineers over the next decade.

Sedentary behaviour can increase a person's risk of developing chronic conditions such as heart disease, hypertension and Type II diabetes.

UOIT researcher takes a stand against sitting

July 09, 2014

Whether we are eating meals, driving a car, working at a desk or relaxing on the couch before going to bed, the average person spends a good portion of his or her day… sitting. The problem is, says a researcher at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), this sedentary lifestyle is seriously compromising our health.

From left: Dr. Rick Caron, Chair of the CORS Practice Prize Committee, and Dr. Fletcher Lu, Assistant Professor, FBIT, UOIT.

FBIT faculty member wins national operations research prize

July 02, 2014

Dr. Fletcher Lu, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), recently won first place in the Canadian Operations Research Society’s (CORS) Practice Prize competition.

UOIT's Business and Information Technology Building features solar-reflective windows, which help conserve energy by keeping the building cooler in the summer months and reducing heat loss in cold weather.

UOIT implements Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan

July 02, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is implementing an Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan to support its commitment to improving energy performance and reducing overall energy usage within the built environment, operations and programs.


June

Dr. Yang Wang's research involves investigating the use of virtualized datacentres/cloud computing in combination with autonomic high-performance computing grids used in scientific exploration and discovery.

FBIT postdoctoral fellow receives prestigious Fulbright award

June 24, 2014

Dr. Yang Wang, a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), has been selected for the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois.

Grade 7 and 8 students from Sherwood Public School in Oshawa, Ontario are joined by (from left): Janet Walden, Chief Operating Officer, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; Dr. Christopher Collins, UOIT Canada Research Chair in Linguistic Information Visualization; Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology); Dr. Colin Carrie, Member of Parliament for Oshawa; Dr. Qusay Mahmoud, Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and Chair, Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering, UOIT; Dr. Michael Owen, Vice-President, Research, Innovation and International, UOIT; and President and Vice-Chancellor Tim McTiernan, PhD, UOIT.

Government of Canada invests in science summer camps and outreach for young Canadians

June 23, 2014

Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced an investment in organizations across the country to inspire young Canadians to study science, technology, engineering and math. This year's recipients are developing programs in computer science, agriculture, marine studies, northern ecology, astronomy, mathematics and science journalism.

UOIT President and Vice-Chancellor, Tim McTiernan, PhD, address delegates at the 58th World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching held in downtown Oshawa.

UOIT hosts international teacher education conference

June 20, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) hosted hundreds of international education leaders June 16 to 19 during the 58th World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET).

UOIT's Business and Information Technology Building, at the university's north Oshawa location.

Business and technology experts gathering for UOIT Innovation Conference June 24

June 18, 2014

OSHAWA, Ont. – Rapid advances in technology are changing the workplace and the way business is conducted. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Business and IT (FBIT) is partnering with RBC Royal Bank and RBC Wealth Management to host an exciting innovation conference at UOIT on Tuesday, June 24.

Dr. Mohamed Youssef, Assistant Professor, UOIT Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

UOIT researcher teaming with Oakville company to help Canadians reduce water consumption

June 16, 2014

Canada is a country blessed with a wealth of natural resources, a list that includes reliable access to clean water. Despite enjoying this abundance, Canadians are also notorious water wasters. Environment Canada says each Canadian uses an average of 350 litres of water a day: the second-highest consumption rate in the world, next to the United States. Canadians use twice as much water as Europeans.

2014 UOIT Convocation Ceremonies at General Motors Centre in Oshawa, Ontario.

UOIT confers four honorary degrees at 2014 Convocation

June 11, 2014

For their immense contributions to enrich and improve society, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) proudly conferred honorary degrees to four distinguished Canadians during its 2014 Convocation Ceremonies.

UOIT fourth-year Engineering students who captured first place in Student Design Poster Competition at the 2014 Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) Awards. From left: Hasan Khaliq, Maaz Tanveer, David Botros, Avinash Kumar and Amer Almootassem.

UOIT Engineering students take top honours at national congress

June 06, 2014

A team of fourth-year Engineering students from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) captured first place in Student Design Poster Competition at the 2014 Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) Awards hosted by the University of Toronto.

Dr. Suzanne de Castell, Dean, Faculty of Education, UOIT.

UOIT’s March Break digital literacies camp featured in Teach Magazine

June 06, 2014

Forget the image of the geeky, anti-social computer programmer sporting a pocket protector; coding is now officially cool among the young crowd. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Education (FEd) is keeping up with this trend, employing unique methods for preparing teacher candidates to impart programming skills to elementary school students.

Dr. Pierre Côté, Canada Research Chair in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation at the World Health Organizations 67th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

UOIT researcher applauds WHO resolution on disability action plan

June 04, 2014

Dr. Pierre Côté, Canada Research Chair in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), is endorsing an international initiative to champion better health for all people with disability.

At the 59th- annual Canadian Society of Forensic Science Conference, Emily Rolko, fourth-year UOIT Forensic Science student, presented her thesis on the use of an electroantennogram (EAG) to experimentally determine what chemicals released by a cadaver attract the blow fly Lucilia sericata.

UOIT Forensic Science students showcase work at prestigious conference

June 04, 2014

Two University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students joined national and international forensics experts to showcase their thesis work at the 59th- annual Canadian Society of Forensic Science Conference, hosted by the Canadian Society of Forensic Science (CSFS) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

The goal of high-frequency trading is to conduct multiple trades and capture a small profit – sometimes a fraction of a cent – on each transaction.

UOIT Assistant Professor to participate high-frequency trading impact study

June 03, 2014

Dr. Ryan Riordan, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), is one of several professors from across North American who will participate in a two-part project to assess the impact of high-frequency trading (HFT) and related activity on Canadian marketplaces.

At the Curieosity Student Leadership Conference, Dr. Deborah Saucier, UOIT's Provost and Vice-President, Academic, gave a talk titled Exploring Neuroscience, where she recounted how she became interested in a field that melds both science and psychology.

UOIT’s Provost and Vice-President, Academic speaks at women in science and technology event

June 03, 2014

Dr. Deborah Saucier, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Provost and Vice-President, Academic, was one of 10 speakers to share her story about her career as a Science researcher and senior university leader at a conference designed to celebrate women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers and encourage the next generation of young women to pursue vocations in these fields.


May

At the Curieosity Student Leadership Conference, Dr. Deborah Saucier, UOIT's Provost and Vice-President, Academic, gave a talk titled Exploring Neuroscience, where she recounted how she became interested in a field that melds both science and psychology.

Campus Library co-hosts Archives Association of Ontario Conference

May 30, 2014

The Campus Library was in the spotlight May 28 to 30 as the host venue for the 2014 Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) annual conference. The Library co-hosted the major gathering of more than 100 attendees and exhibitors from across the province.

More and more people are leaving the safety and security of Canada and getting caught up in radical extremism overseas, according to UOIT Sessional Instructor Dr. Abbee Corb.

UOIT instructor weighs in on radicalism

May 30, 2014

In an article recently published in the National Post, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Sessional Instructor Dr. Abbee Corb provided valuable feedback on the need for a support system in Canada to deal with people who become caught up in radical extremism.

Dr. Pierre Côté, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation and Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, UOIT.

UOIT CRC’s work featured on prestigious chiropractic website

May 30, 2014

Following a successful presentation at the What Matters Now series on April 9, Dr. Pierre Côté, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), has had his work featured in an article on the Chiropractic Economics website.

Grade 11 and 12 students from Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy in Markham, Ontario visited the MLS labs to experience all UOIT and the MLS program have to offer.

High school students impressed with UOIT’s MLS labs

May 30, 2014

Facilities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology are cool, according to a group of high school students who recently visited the campus. Students from Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy (FMMCA) in Markham, Ontario attended tours of the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) labs used by the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS).

Durham Regional Police Chief Mike Ewles was one of several speakers at the Impact of Family Violence Conference: A South Asian Perspective 2014, jointly hosted by UOIT and Durham College.

Family violence conference held at UOIT/DC joint campus

May 28, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) recently hosted the Social Services Network’s fourth-annual Impact on Family Violence Conference: A South Asian Perspective (FVC 2014).

As part of her Leadership and Administration class project, Legal Studies and Criminology and Justice student Fabiola Limon Bravo launched Northern Initiatives - UOIT and held bake sales to raise money for a school on an Aboriginal reserve.

FSSH students fostering change within their communities

May 28, 2014

Leadership is not something you learn – it’s something you do. That was the idea behind the challenge issued to 76 students in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities' (FSSH) Leadership and Administration course at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). The fourth-year students were asked to take the concept of social change and make it a reality within their communities. They jumped at the opportunity to make a difference, and with a lot of hard work and dedication they did just that.

From left: Jacob Sharp, Alyssa Fry, Connor Jelly, Richard Morton and Shannon Sawitz, members of UOIT's Team Aries, which placed first in the Accounting segment of the LIVE Competition 2013, and fourth overall.

FBIT students participate in LIVE Competition

May 28, 2014

Two teams consisting of Commerce students from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) took fourth and sixth place at the LIVE competition held at the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel last fall.

Dr. Brian Cutler, Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, UOIT.

UOIT faculty member assists in U.S. exoneration case

May 23, 2014

When presented with eyewitness testimony, a judge or jury may feel there is enough persuasive evidence to convict a person accused of a crime. But researchers like Dr. Brian Cutler, Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, will tell you that eyewitness identification of crime perpetrators is subject to error and in many cases has led to wrongful convictions.

Kevin Carlucci, Technical Support Co-ordinator, ACE, helps prepare Mantis Racing's race car for aerodynamic testing.

Mantis Racing revs up product development at ACE

May 22, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) opened its doors to race car equipment supplier Mantis Racing on May 16 for the first of two stages of aerodynamic test technique development, designed to help improve the performance of race cars.

Dr. Brendan MacDonald, Assistant Professor, UOIT Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

UOIT researcher pioneering new testing methods to detect arsenic in water

May 22, 2014

For the past two decades, arsenic contamination of groundwater has posed one of the most serious public health threats in the south Asian nation of Bangladesh, one of the world’s most densely populated countries. Compounding the problem over the years has been the costly – and sometimes dangerous – methods of testing water samples.

From left: Rohan Christachari, External Co-ordinator, UOAA, with Elite Case Competition Team members Jonathan Mayers, Kadir Motiwala, Hassan Javed and AC Gray.

UOIT Accounting students place second at BUAC

May 21, 2014

Four Accounting students from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) earned second spot at the 2013 Brock University Accounting Conference (BUAC).

Tim McTiernan, PhD, UOIT President and Vice-Chancellor, at 2013 Convocation ceremonies at General Motors Place in Oshawa.

First PhDs in Nuclear Engineering highlight UOIT Convocation

May 21, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) largest-ever graduating class will cross the stage during 2014 Convocation Ceremonies on June 5 and 6. Graduating students, their families and friends will be joined by UOIT faculty and staff, along with community members for the ceremonies at the General Motors Centre in Oshawa, Ontario.

Jill Morillo, graduate of the Nuclear Engineering and Management program at UOIT, is just the second UOIT student-athlete to be named to an Academic All-America team.

UOIT Ridgeback and Nuclear Engineering student named to Capital One Academic All-America Team

May 20, 2014

During her five-year career with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) women's hockey program, Jill Morillo, right winger and captain of the UOIT women’s hockey team, earned a number of awards for excellence in athletics and academics. Upon graduation, Morillo was again recognized for her accomplishments by being named to the Capital One College Division Academic All-America® women's at-large team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Deer do most of their travelling at dusk or dawn, so drivers should be extra cautious during those hours.

UOIT lecturer talks deer to local media

May 16, 2014

Annette Tavares, Lecturer, Faculty of Science (FSci), was recently interviewed by Metroland Media about the dangers of migrating deer in the Durham Region.

Ontario Power Generation Engineering Building at UOIT's north Oshawa location, where Engineering students are trained.

Nine FEAS students shine at Honda Manufacturing

May 16, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) has trained some of the most highly skilled engineers in Ontario. So when Honda of Canada Manufacturing opened 30 positions, it came as little surprise that UOIT students filled nearly one-third of those spots.

More than 600 guests visited the UOIT and DC joint north Oshawa campus to check out more than 60 scientific demonstrations and workshops at Science Rendezvous.

Young scientists come together for Science Rendezvous

May 15, 2014

Gorgeous weather and promises of exciting experiments brought many curious young minds to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) to take part in Science Rendezvous 2014, a free event designed to promote science awareness.

Dr. Andrea Slane, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, UOIT.

UOIT faculty member weighs in on privacy rights in the telecommunications sphere

May 12, 2014

In an essay recently published in the Globe and Mail, Dr. Andrea Slane, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH), University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Dr. Lisa Austin, Associate Professor, Centre for Innovation and Policy, University of Toronto, discuss how police and other government agencies are receiving private customer information from Canadian telecommunications providers, simply by asking for it — no warrant necessary.

From left: FHS Student Research Poster Day winners included Alyssa Goodes, Bilal Khan, Shadi Huladar, Esama Salman (back), Amy Talbot, Heather Murphy and Ellen Smith.

FHS undergrads showcase projects at Student Research Poster Day

May 12, 2014

Fourth-year University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) students from the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program and Research Practicum course showcased their work covering health-care topics ranging from improving cardiac arrest outcomes to transfusion practices at rural hospitals, during the annual FHS Student Research Poster Day on April 9.

From left: Dr. Julie Thorpe, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, and Dr. Christopher Collins, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science (FSci) and Canada Research Chair in Linguistic Information Visualization at UOIT.

UOIT Assistant Professors discuss password safety with local media

May 09, 2014

In the wake of the recent Heartbleed virus, which caused a number of websites to shut down due to password security risks, two University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) faculty members recently discussed their study on password safety with Metroland Media.

Neil Schneider, Manager, Immersive Technology Services, FBIT.

UOIT researcher discusses virtual reality's future in game development

May 07, 2014

With Facebook's recent purchase of Irvine, California-based immersive virtual reality (VR) technology giant Oculus VR (creator of the Oculus Rift headset), VR is getting all the buzz in the world of game development. Sitting at the forefront of this innovative technology is University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) Neil Schneider, Manager, Immersive Technology Services, Faculty of Business and Information of Technology (FBIT) - and the media is clamouring for his knowledge.

Neil Schneider, Manager, Immersive Technology Services, FBIT.

Free family fun May 10 as UOIT and Durham College host Science Rendezvous

May 06, 2014

A popular annual family tradition continues as the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) open their doors Saturday, May 10 for Science Rendezvous 2014. Aspiring scientists of all ages and abilities are invited to this free event, as are media representatives.


April

Northern Dancer in the winner's circle at the 1964 Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky (standing, left: Northern Dancer's owner E.P. Taylor).

Golden anniversary of Northern Dancer’s win at Kentucky Derby

April 30, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is proud to join the Oshawa community and Canada’s thoroughbred horse racing industry in acknowledging the 50th anniversary of Northern Dancer’s historic victory in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on May 2, 1964.

Emily Bremer, a Master of Health Sciences student, took home first place in UOIT's second-annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition. She represented UOIT at the provincial competition held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario on April 24.

UOIT to store aluminum gates of Windfields Farm

April 25, 2014

To accommodate the future widening of Simcoe Street North between Conlin Road and Winchester Road, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will be removing the aluminum gates and white fence at the entrance of the former Windfields Farm on Friday, April 25.

Leslie Graham, faculty member in the UOIT/DC Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Honours program.

UOIT/DC Collaborative Nursing faculty member wins prestigious educational award

April 25, 2014

OSHAWA, ONTARIO – The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) are pleased to announce Leslie Graham, a faculty member in the Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Honours program, has been recognized with the 2014 Award for Excellence in Collaborative Education by the Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing (COUPN).

Dr. Kamiel Gabriel, Professor, FEAS, UOIT.

UOIT Professor recognized with senior fellowship

April 24, 2014

Dr. Kamiel Gabriel, Professor in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) was unanimously elected as a Senior Fellow in the Institute of Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) in Ottawa last month.

From left: Daniel Smullen, Joseph Heron and Jonathan Gillett took first place in the Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering Capstone Design Competition.

FEAS 2014 Capstone Competition a success

April 22, 2014

Students, faculty, family and friends filled the halls at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) on Friday, April 11 to show their support for fourth-year Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) students who had their final projects on display during the 2014 Capstone Design Competition.

From left: Bachelor of Arts students Meghan Rourke, Kristen Sullivan, Carolyn Carter, Samantha Reid and Jamie Gesualdo participated in the 2014 FSSH Undergrad Thesis Showcase.

FSSH holds inaugural Undergrad Thesis Showcase

April 22, 2014

The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) recently held their inaugural Undergrad Thesis Showcase, bringing together a group of students to showcase the innovative research they've conducted.

Fifty-five students from 10 elementary and secondary schools competed in the Durham Regional Science Fair this year.

Durham Regional Science Fair at UOIT a success

April 21, 2014

Durham Region's best and brightest young minds came together at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) on Saturday, April 5 to take part in the 2014 Durham Regional Science Fair (DRSF).

The March Break digital literacies camp, hosted by UOIT's Faculty of Education, was designed to help prepare students for EQAO testing.

UOIT hosts March Break digital literacy camp

April 21, 2014

Nine local elementary students were introduced to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) high-tech learning environment during a four-day educational camp recently hosted by the Faculty of Education (FEd) over their March Break.

The 125 participants in the 2014 Campus Charity Walk and Run raised more than $2,200 for the Boys and Girls Club of Durham.

UOIT hosts annual Walk and Run for Boys and Girls Club of Durham

April 15, 2014

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) students, staff, faculty, and community members traded in their winter boots for sneakers on April 9 for the seventh-annual Campus Charity Walk and Run for the Boys and Girls Club of Durham (BGCD). More than $2,200 was raised, with all proceeds from the event going to children enrolled in the BGCD.

From left: Grace Wilson, Egers Metaj, Karen Foell and Nicole Deziel, students in Nursing programs offered collaboratively by UOIT and DC, received awards awards recognizing their academic achievements and positive contributions to the nursing field.

Collaborative Nursing students honoured with prestigious awards

April 14, 2014

Four students in Nursing programs offered collaboratively by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) have received prestigious scholarships from the Registered Nurses Foundation of Ontario (RNFOO). The awards recognize the students’ academic achievements and positive contributions to the nursing field.

The Honourable Jim Flaherty: 1949-2014

UOIT mourns the sudden passing of Jim Flaherty

April 10, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of the Honourable Jim Flaherty, former Federal Finance Minister, and the Member of Parliament for Whitby-Oshawa.

Participants had to build a bridge spanning 600 millimetres, using no more than 200 unbroken popsicle sticks.

UOIT hosts 2014 Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition

April 08, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) helped bridge the gap between tasty treats and engineering recently, when the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science played host to the ninth-annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Building contest.

In the Great Canadian Appathon, aspiring game developers and designers race against the clock to design the next hit mobile game.

UOIT Game Development and Entrepreneurship students win $25,000

April 08, 2014

Game Development and Entrepreneurship students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) put their skills to the test and $25,000 in their pocket after taking home the top spot during the 2014 Great Canadian Appathon by XMG Studio. This year's competition was hosted by UOIT's Game Development Society from January 17 to 19.

UOIT Computing Science Co-operative Education student Matthew Clark (Class of 2015) at HackerNest Construct in Toronto, Ontario.

UOIT Computing Science student finding success at hackathons

April 04, 2014

When Matthew Clark arrived at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in September 2010, he knew he had a passion for science and computing technology. At the time, he had no idea how far that passion would take him.


March

Overhead view of UOIT Business and Information Technology Building's Atrium, site of the 2013 Durham Regional Science Fair.

UOIT set to host Durham Region’s best young science students

March 31, 2014

They have been working hard for many weeks putting the finishing touches on their science fair projects. On Saturday, April 5 elementary and secondary school students from all corners of Durham Region will converge at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) for the annual Durham Regional Science Fair (DRSF).

Overhead view of UOIT Business and Information Technology Building's Atrium, site of the 2013 Durham Regional Science Fair.

UOIT researcher discusses wearable technologies in health care at MaRs

March 31, 2014

While the shift from carryables like smartphones to wearable technology is already happening, now is the opportunity to stop and ask what we’re doing with the technology and how consumers can be protected. That was the message communicated by Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media, and Culture and Director of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Digital Culture and Media Lab (DeCiMaL), at a recent panel discussing the growing use of wearable technology in health care.

The Graduating Class Challenge had great student participation, with more than 25 per cent of graduating students submitting their fond UOIT memories and people of influence.

FESNS wins the 2014 Graduating Class Challenge

March 21, 2014

Congratulations to the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS) for having the highest percentage of graduating students who submitted their UOIT memories as part of the Graduating Class Challenge. As a result, a $2,000 scholarship will be provided to one of the faculty’s fourth-year students in the 2014-2015 academic year.

Focusing on the work of graduating students, the Fridge to Fringe art exhibit is based on the idea of moving from the security of the support received at home, out into the community where artists attempt to establish themselves in the public eye.

UOIT exhibits artwork of local high school students

March 21, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) recently hosted From the Fridge to the Fringe, an art show featuring the work of grade 11 and 12 students from Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School in Oshawa, Ontario.

Cover image of the Campus Master Plan designed to address the future expansion and needs of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College (released January 2014).

UOIT carefully preserving original gates of Windfields Farm

March 20, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), as part of its commitment to proactively preserve historic components of the former Windfields Farm in Oshawa, is working with the City of Oshawa, Heritage Oshawa and the Windfields Community Group (WCG) to ensure stewardship of the property.

Emergency notification

Potential winter storm monitoring

March 18, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is monitoring the potential winter weather system that could impact Southern Ontario on Wednesday.  The university remains open and all operations continue as usual.

The collaborative UOIT-DC-GC program is an educational pathway available for individuals who have successfully completed their RPN diploma from an approved program and are interested in pursuing their BScN degree.

UOIT-DC-GC Collaborative Nursing bridge program earns seven-year accreditation

March 17, 2014

The post-diploma Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program, collaboratively offered by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Durham College (DC) and Georgian College (GC), has reached a significant milestone, achieving a seven-year accreditation from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN).

Campbell, a first-year Criminology and Justice undergraduate student at UOIT, finished first among all OUA freshmen goaltenders.

UOIT’s Tori Campbell named a CIS All-Canadian

March 13, 2014

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) goaltender Tori Campbell of Lethbridge, Alberta was named a Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) All-Canadian as a member of the 2013-2014 all-rookie team.

Jill Morillo, a right winger and captain of the UOIT women’s hockey team, is a fifth-year Nuclear Engineering and Management student in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS).

UOIT Ridgeback and FESNS student Jill Morillo featured on Sportsnet

March 13, 2014

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Ridgebacks hockey player Jill Morillo will appear in a special Sportsnet feature Friday, March 14 as part of the station’s coverage of the 2014 ScotiaBank Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Women’s Hockey National Championship.

Neil Schneider, Manager, Immersive Technology Services, FBIT.

UOIT’s partnerships with gaming technology manufacturers open doors for students

March 12, 2014

The world of video gaming is going through some exciting changes, from the development of new consoles to the growth of virtual reality and cloud gaming. The Game Development and Entrepreneurship (GD&E) program offered through the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) provides unique opportunities for students to succeed in the midst of these changes.

More than 1,000 students from 48 high school teams from across Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Michigan and New York competed in the FIRST Robotics event.

UOIT and DC host FIRST Robotics competition

March 10, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) and Durham College’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre was rocking last week as the two institutions played host to the FIRST® Robotics Canada (FRC) Greater Toronto East Regional Competition.

Dr. Janette Hughes, Assistant Dean, Research, Faculty of Education, UOIT.

UOIT Education researcher awarded with 2013 NTLI Fellowship

March 10, 2014

Dr. Janette Hughes, Assistant Dean, Research, Faculty of Education (FEd), was recently awarded the National Technology Leadership Initiative (NTLI) Fellowship for her National Council of Teachers of Education session, Transformative Teaching: Using Apps with Literature Circles to Engage Social Justice in Middle School.

From left: Emily Verriet, Catharine Sells, Shannon Lebel and Rebecca Williams, Primary/Junior teacher candidates at UOIT's Faculty of Education.

FEd students organize Science Olympics for local school

March 04, 2014

Two hundred students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 at Mary Street Community School recently enjoyed a variety of fun-filled activities during the Science Olympics organized by four Primary/Junior teacher candidates in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Bachelor of Education program.

Dr. Lennart Nacke, Director of the HCI Games Group with UOIT's Faculty of Business and Information Technology.

FBIT faculty member talks about multiplayer games in PC Gamer magazine

March 03, 2014

Dr. Lennart Nacke, Director of the HCI Games Group with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT), was recently interviewed by PC Gamer magazine about why some multiplayer games are more engaging to some people than others.


February

From left: UOIT Commerce students Haaris Ahmad, Ragavey Premakumar and Kadir Motiwala participated in the Battle for CA$H competition on January 25.

UOIT students battle it out for CA$H

February 28, 2014

Three University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Commerce students recently participated in the Battle for CA$H, a game-like simulation competition that tests communications, teamwork, leadership and time-management skills.

From left: Dr. Bernadette Murphy, Professor and Kinesiology Lead, and Dr. Michael Holmes, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences.

UOIT Kinesiology researchers awarded two-year grant

February 21, 2014

Research involving neck pain and its correlation to upper limb mobility at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Health Sciences has received international recognition, thanks to a two-year grant from the Australian Spinal Research Foundation.

Dr. Stephen Marsh, Assistant Professor, FBIT.

FBIT faculty member receives the IFIP Silver Core award

February 19, 2014

Dr. Stephen Marsh, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT), has been awarded the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Silver Core award for his service to the organization.

Dr. Carolyn McGregor, UOIT's Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics.

UOIT collaborative research projects helping drive IBM-led cloud analytics platform

February 12, 2014

It all began less than two years ago. IBM and seven Ontario universities, including the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), joined the government and private-sector leaders to create a new kind of collaborative research partnership. It was to be a powerful consortium that would collectively tap into the latest high-performance computing technology to find answers to vital scientific questions facing society.

The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Federal Finance Minister and Whitby-Oshawa MP.

Federal budget initiatives align with UOIT’s research priorities

February 11, 2014

OSHAWA, ONTARIO – The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is pleased to see how new federal funding for research and innovation fits with UOIT’s research and development priorities. This new funding for innovative university research initiatives was announced in the Federal Budget on February 11 by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Finance Minister and Member of Parliament for Whitby-Oshawa.

Dr. Carla Cesaroni, Associate Professor, FSSH, appeared as an expert witness at the Ontario coroner's inquest into the death of Ashley Smith.

Dr. Carla Cesaroni appears as expert witness in Ashley Smith case

February 05, 2014

At the request of the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, on November 12, 2013 Dr. Carla Cesaroni appeared as an expert witness at the Ontario coroner’s inquest into the death of Ashley Smith, a 19-year-old woman who died on October 19, 2007 in a segregation cell.

Emergency notification

UOIT open today: Wednesday, February 5

February 05, 2014

Please be advised that the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is open on Wednesday, February 5 and all operations continue as usual.

UOIT's Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Digital Life, Media, and Culture, speaks January 28 at the Wearable Technologies Conference 2014 Europe in Munich, Germany. (photo credit: Wearable Technologies)

UOIT researcher says wearable technologies now influence global life and culture

February 04, 2014

MUNICH, GERMANY – Unprecedented growth in the world of wearable computer devices is a trend that is influencing global culture in the years since Y2K says Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Digital Life, Media, and Culture and an Associate Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

At the second-annual Leadership Summit Weekend, Jian Ghomeshi spoke about his leadership journey and signed copies of his national bestselling book, 1982.

Jian Ghomeshi speaks at second-annual UOIT Leadership Summit Weekend

February 03, 2014

Jian Ghomeshi, award-winning broadcaster, writer, musician, producer and activist, entertained more than 200 students, alumni, faculty, staff of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and members of the community on January 24 with a presentation about his leadership journey.


January

Ontario Power Generation Engineering Building, at UOIT's north Oshawa location.

UOIT hosts 34th annual Ontario Engineering Competition

January 27, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) welcomed engineering students and university deans from across Ontario from January 31 to February 2 as the UOIT Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science hosted the 34th-annual Ontario Engineering Competition.

Dr. Fletcher Lu, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, UOIT.

FBIT Assistant Professor wins INFORMS award

January 23, 2014

Fletcher Lu, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT), recently won third place in the Interactive Sessions Poster Competition at the 2013 Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences’ (INFORMS) annual general meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Students are invited to submit a three-minute pitch showing how Social Science and Humanities research is improving their lives, world and future.

SSHRC Research for a Better Life: The Storytellers challenge

January 22, 2014

With its second annual Research for a Better life: The Storytellers challenge, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is challenging post-secondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is improving their lives, world and future.

CBC Radio One personality and host of Q, Jian Ghomeshi.

CBC Radio One host Jian Ghomeshi speaks at UOIT January 24

January 21, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Student Experience Centre (SEC) welcomes award-winning broadcaster, writer, musician, producer and activist Jian Ghomeshi to the Regent Theatre (50 King Street East, Oshawa) on Friday, January 24 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Mika Nonoyama, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, UOIT.

FHS faculty member receives research grant

January 20, 2014

Dr. Mika Nonoyama, who joined the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the beginning of January as Assistant Professor, has successfully submitted her first research grant as a UOIT core faculty member.

UOIT and DC are working together on a campus master plan designed to address the future expansion and needs of both institutions.

Campus master planning open house taking place on January 29

January 17, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College share a commitment to innovative and successful post-secondary education. This includes a need to provide the new classrooms, laboratories and infrastructure required to support the learning of current and future students, professors and researchers.

From left: Nell Redley, Senior Development Officer, Advancement, UOIT; Haley McNamara, President, UOIT-Durham College Rotaract Club; and Alan Finnigan, President, Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood.

Rotaract clubs raise funds for UOIT students

January 09, 2014

More than 200 members of Rotary clubs from across southern Ontario attended a Scholarship Dinner at Tosca Banquet Hall in Oshawa, Ontario on October 4 in support of University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students.

Volunteers washed, peeled and chopped vegetables to prepare enough soup to feed 720 people.

UOIT and Aramark Canada team up for Soul Soup Project

January 09, 2014

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) partnered with food services provider Aramark Canada over the holidays to prepare nearly 200 litres of soup, which will help St. Vincent's Kitchen assist those in need.

Dr. Greg Crawford, appointed Dean, Faculty of Science (effective July 1, 2014).

Dr. Greg Crawford appointed Dean of Science at UOIT

January 06, 2014

Distinguished oceanographer brings passion for scientific research and education. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa, Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Greg Crawford as the new Dean of the Faculty of Science, effective July 1, 2014. Dr. Crawford’s career has been dedicated to physical oceanography and limnology (the study of inland waters) as well as the development and application of remote sensing techniques.

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