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New international scholarships to support UOIT student success


The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is pleased to announce new scholarship money for international student exchanges and internships to Commonwealth countries, as well as for master's degree students coming to the university from abroad.

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships will provide for approximately $465,000 in student support over the next three years (2015 to 2018). The funding for the program was approved by the Board of the Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) on behalf of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).

"The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships represent an exciting new direction of the UOIT International Strategy," said Michael Owen, PhD, Vice-President, Research, Innovation and International, University of Ontario Institute of Technology. "The scholarships will contribute significantly to our students experiential learning abroad and to attracting international students to study and conduct research at UOIT. The scholarship program assists UOIT in building partnerships with leading Commonwealth universities and creating bridges between Durham Region and Northumberland County and the rest of the world."

Rooted in its Strategic Plan, the UOIT International Strategy establishes four priorities:

  • Building upon the foundation of being an internationalized campus
  • Creating international learning opportunities for students
  • Enhancing the international research collaboration of faculty
  • Strengthening institutional capacity for international engagement

"The announcement of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship comes at a time when we are increasing our international student engagement and fostering relationships with other institutions worldwide," said Dr. Ed Waller, Interim Dean, Office of Graduate Studies. "This opportunity will provide positive educational and life outreach for many students pursuing their graduate studies at UOIT, and to those abroad that wish to be a part of the UOIT family."

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