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December

Kinesiology students set up stationary bikes in one of the ACE climate chambers, with the temperature cranked up to 35 degrees Celsius and the humidity dialed up to 60 per cent.

UOIT Kinesiology students use ACE for heat stress research

December 21, 2015

Made-to-order weather conditions that are consistent and predictable are a researcher’s dream. And that’s exactly what the ACE Climatic Chambers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) provide: the ideal environment for extreme weather testing.

Climatic yoga class in the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel (November 16, 2015).

Stretching the capacity of ACE’s Climatic Wind Tunnel

December 18, 2015

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) made history at ACE on November 16. The university’s renowned advanced testing facility opened its Climatic Wind Tunnel to stage the world’s first climatic yoga class.

Bachelor of Education students cut hair for charity in support of Angel Hair for Kids campaign (Education Building, December 16, 2015).

Class action: UOIT students support charitable cause

December 18, 2015

In the spirit of the holiday season, Bachelor of Education students Melissa Campbell and Christelle Chartier initiated a fundraising event in recent weeks in support of Angel Hair for Kids. The foundation provides wigs and hair loss solutions to financially disadvantaged Canadian children who have lost their hair due to a medical condition or treatment.

2015 graduate Zoe Griese (UOIT-DC Bachelor of Science in Nursing collaborative program) prepares for a shift in the Pediatric Cardiology unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Nursing graduate in residency at Tennessee’s Vanderbilt University

December 17, 2015

2015 Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduate Zoe Griese is one of just 50 individuals – and the only Canadian – chosen for the prestigious Nurse Residency program at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Soulstack concert for UOIT students in the ACE climatic wind tunnel (September 8, 2015)

ACE serves up live blues for UOIT students at Orientation

December 14, 2015

New and returning University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students, staff and faculty were greeted during Orientation by a live lunchtime show by talented blues band Soulstack, staged at ACE’s climatic wind tunnel.

Faculty of Education student Sarah Nicholls, winner of an Apple Watch.

Library customer satisfaction survey results

December 14, 2015

The Campus Libraries recently asked faculty, staff and students to fill out a LibQUAL+ customer satisfaction survey for a chance to win some great prizes. Congratulations to Faculty of Education student Sarah Nicholls, winner of an Apple Watch, and to the 10 Tim Horton’s gift card winners!

View of the horizon from the UOIT space balloon (prior to reaching the stratosphere) in Spring 2015.

Celebrating some of UOIT’s top 2015 headlines

December 11, 2015

As we wish everyone the best of the season and look ahead to the 14th anniversary of the university’s founding (June 27, 2002), UOIT Communications and Marketing presents a 14-theme snippet of some of the university’s shining moments of 2015.

View of the horizon from the UOIT space balloon (prior to reaching the stratosphere) in Spring 2015.

Science Building open 24 hours a day

December 09, 2015

To increase study space, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is providing students with access to the Science Building 24 hours a day during examination time. These hours will be in effect until Wednesday, December 16 (inclusive).

Movie poster promoting the screening of Revolution (by Toronto film director Rob Stewart) at the Environmental Movie Night event November 12 at the Regent Theatre.

Screen test: Environmental Movie Night a success

December 04, 2015

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) community and Oshawa residents have a loud message to share: It’s time to protect the city’s environment for the future.

Toronto Raptors' General Manager Masai Ujiri spoke to students and the local community November 26 as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.

Toronto Raptors’ GM Masai Ujiri visits UOIT

December 03, 2015

Raptors’ General Manager (GM) Masai Ujiri took some time out of his busy schedule to visit the university and chat with hundreds of students and fans as part of the Faculty of Business and Information Technology’s (FBIT) Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS).


November

Retail package of Shopkins.

How collectible toys offer food for thought on consumerism

November 30, 2015

Most are about the size of a potato chip. Some are even smaller. But to millions of youngsters around the world, they are a very big deal. They are the toy craze of 2015, with many parents finding Shopkins at the top of their children’s wish list this holiday season.

Paris, France is hosting the the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) at the United Nations Climate Change Conference from November 30 to December 11.

Finding the way forward on climate change

November 27, 2015

It has been nearly two decades since the international community came together with a formal plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and put a stop to global warming.

Paris, France is hosting the the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) at the United Nations Climate Change Conference from November 30 to December 11.

UOIT joins the global Giving Tuesday movement

November 27, 2015

On Tuesday, December 1, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will join Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity.

Vehicle testing on the dynamometer inside the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel

NASCAR on TSN produces new video segments at UOIT’s ACE

November 27, 2015

Sports broadcaster TSN teamed up with the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in October and November to a produce a series of short video segments detailing the importance of vehicle aerodynamics, suspension and having quality tires, both on and off the auto racing track.

Dr. Rupinder Brar overseeing installation of the Faculty of Science's new reflecting telescope on top of the Campus Library at UOIT's north Oshawa location.

Star power: Reflecting telescope installed at UOIT

November 27, 2015

Looking across the open space of the tranquil Polonsky Commons you can see one of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) new windows to the rest of the world and the universe.

Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership

UOIT international business researcher comments on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and local jobs

November 20, 2015

Canada recently concluded negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a new free-trade initiative between 12 countries. As the federal government moves toward approving the deal, members of Canada’s automotive sector are asking how the agreement will affect local employment. Dr. Terry Wu, an international trade expert at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), weighed in on this topic in a recent Oshawa This Week article.

SSHRC Storytellers contest - 2015

SSHRC launches Storytellers challenge

November 19, 2015

Great research matters – but how you tell a story is just as important. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has launched its fourth-annual Storytellers contest, which challenges post-secondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is improving their lives, world and future.

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

That’s Brilliant - UOIT embraces Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 17, 2015

As part of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) nurturing of an industry-relevant culture of innovation, UOIT is hosting a series of events aimed at supporting students who want to make an impact today, and in their futures, through the Brilliant Entrepreneurship program.

Toronto Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri speaks at UOIT's Regent Theatre on Thursday, November 26 at 7:45  p.m.

UOIT thanks donors for supporting students

November 13, 2015

In celebration of National Philanthropy Day on Sunday, November 15, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) thanks its donors for supporting the academic dreams of our students.

Early-stage researcher award recipients: Dr. Sheldon Williamson, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (third from left) and Dr. Christopher Collins, Faculty of Science (fourth from left). With (from left): Tim McTiernan, President and Vice-Chancellor; Deborah Saucier, Provost and Vice-President; Academic; and Michael Owen, Vice-President, Research, Innovation and International.

University honours excellence among faculty and staff

November 13, 2015

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) campus community celebrated the outstanding achievements of faculty and staff throughout 2015 in a special ceremony November 10 in the Science Building’s Dr. Peter Zakarow Auditorium.

The SSHSS Orientation Fair featured games and activities to help students relieve stress.

SSHSS helps new students familiarize themselves with campus and services available

November 13, 2015

When new students arrive at university, they are not always aware of the many different resources available to them on campus. The Social Science and Humanities Student Society (SSHSS) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) recently hosted an Orientation Fair to help students become familiar with their surroundings; meet faculty and staff members as well as this year’s SSHSS team; and learn about all of the different student services available at the downtown Oshawa campus location.

Lego Mindstorm robots battle at a previous UOIT Engineering Robotics Competition.

Area high school students gearing up for the 2015 UOIT Robotics Competition

November 13, 2015

Hundreds of future engineering students from high school and middle school students across South Central Ontario will put their robot creations to the test on Saturday, November 28 during the Engineering Robotics Competition at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Person using tablet

UOIT supports launch of eCampus Ontario web portal

November 11, 2015

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is pleased to partner with the Ontario Online Learning Consortium/Consortium ontarien pour l'apprentissage en ligne (OOLC/COAEL) on the launch of the new ecampusontario.ca web portal.

From left: Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media and Culture; Samantha Reid, Research Manager, Decimal Lab; and Nathan Gale, Master of Science (Computer Science) candidate, UOIT, in front of the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.

UOIT’s Decimal Lab team demonstrates technology at international wearables event in Japan

November 11, 2015

Wearable technologies expert Dr. Isabel Pedersen took three members of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Decimal Lab halfway around the world to conduct field research, forge international connections, and present their wearable technology project at the International Symposium of Wearable Computing (ISWC) Design Exhibition in Osaka, Japan.

Brilliant Entrepreneurship sunglasses

Brilliant Entrepreneurship at UOIT: November 16 to 20

November 09, 2015

As part of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) nurturing of an industry-relevant culture of innovation, UOIT students are encouraged to take part in Brilliant Entrepreneurship from November 16 to 20.

Field of poppies

Remembrance Day services

November 09, 2015

The campus community is invited to join all students, faculty and staff for Remembrance Day services on Wednesday, November 11.

Ultimaker 2 3D printer

3D printing now available at North Oshawa Library

November 06, 2015

The Campus Libraries have recently acquired an Ultimaker 2 printer for the North Oshawa Library to assist students, faculty and staff with prototyping designs, creating educational aids, designing objects for thesis/capstone projects, and other academic activities.


October

SMART board technology

SMART Board technology at North Oshawa Library

October 30, 2015

Two SMART Boards are now available at the North Oshawa Library: one in the group study area (Room 303); and another in the Den, located in the Library’s basement.

Dr. Chinmay Jain, Assistant Professor, UOIT Faculty of Business and Information Technology

FBIT researcher's article accepted by top U.S. finance journal

October 23, 2015

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) researcher Dr. Chinmay Jain of the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) has co-authored an article recently accepted by The Financial Review, a top finance journal based at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Isabel Meirelles, Professor, Faculty of Design and a researcher in the Visual Analytics Lab at OCAD University.

Visual analytics researcher to speak at UOIT on October 21

October 20, 2015

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Science will welcome Isabel Meirelles to campus on Wednesday, October 21. In her talk, entitled The effects of technologies on the visual presentation of information in the news, she will provide an historical overview, followed by an examination of recent trends related to how information is visually presented in the media – ranging from infographics in printed and online news, to smartphone apps that collect and visualize our personal data.

Dr. Hamid Akbari, Assistant Professor, FBIT.

FBIT faculty member to speak at Canadian Sharing Economy Symposium

October 16, 2015

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) researcher Dr. Hamid Akbari has been invited to speak at the Canadian Sharing Economy Symposiumon Wednesday, December 2 at St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The symposium will bring together experts from multiple sectors and perspectives to discuss the global and local implications of a rapidly evolving sharing economy model.

Students expressed themselves through paint on canvas at the Mental Health Awareness Fair held at the north Oshawa location.

UOIT recognizes Mental Health Awareness Week

October 15, 2015

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Student Mental Health Services hosted the university’s first-annual Mental Health Awareness Week from Monday, October 5 through Thursday, October 8.

The Welcoming Celebration on September 28 featured Eddy Robison, Owner of Morningstar River, a business that offers Aboriginal education and cultural workshops.

UOIT celebrates Indigenous Awareness Week

October 13, 2015

In support of diversity on campus, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Indigenous Student Services team hosted the university’s second-annual Indigenous Awareness Week from September 28 to October 2.

Below right: UOIT Faculty of Education Building, 11 Simcoe Street, downtown Oshawa

Helping kids learn computer coding begins with helping teachers

October 05, 2015

Critics of Canada’s education system say our youngsters are not gaining the basic computer science knowledge and skills they will need to help make our country technologically competitive in the future. Education is no longer simply about the so-called ‘3 Rs’.

Image of hand placing election ballot into box

TV broadcast times for on-campus federal election debates

October 05, 2015

In an effort to bring the political process to their students and the wider community, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Durham College (DC) and Trent University Durham co-hosted two federal all-candidates’ debates in north Oshawa on the evening of September 30.

The Student Leadership Awards ceremony was a chance to celebrate the achievements of UOIT students who have made significant contributions to the community.

UOIT celebrates student leadership

October 05, 2015

Several University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students were recognized for their leadership achievements at the Student Leadership Awards ceremony held on September 11.


September

Bruce Croxon, former judge on CBC's Dragons' Den and co-founder, Lavalife, will speak at UOIT's Homecoming 2015 celebration.

Dragon to help UOIT Paint the Town Blue at Homecoming 2015

September 30, 2015

The pursuit of innovation and the spirit of entrepreneurship are the leading themes behind Homecoming 2015 celebrations at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) on Saturday, October 3. The community, students, faculty and staff are invited to join the university’s more than 12,000 alumni for a day full of free and fun events on campus.

Stop by the Campus Market to check out a variety of food items from local vendors.

UOIT and DC to host Campus Market – October 1

September 28, 2015

The Sustainability offices of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) will host their second-annual Campus Market at the north Oshawa location on Thursday, October 1.

Dr. Rupinder Brar, Senior Lecturer, UOIT Faculty of Science

UOIT astrophysicist shines light on September 27 total lunar eclipse

September 23, 2015

Ontario residents will get a chance to enjoy a major celestial treat on the evening of Sunday, September 27. If the weather is clear, there will be an opportunity to see a rare combination of a so-called ‘supermoon’ and a total lunar eclipse. University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Astrophysicist Dr. Rupinder Brar says this is a special event you should try to observe.

IT help available at the North Oshawa Library

Two UOIT researchers exploring the nature of empathic concern

September 23, 2015

Empathy is an essential social process that allows people to understand and sympathize with another person’s thoughts and feelings. What factors influence how empathic people will feel towards others? Is it possible to help people feel more empathic towards their fellow humans?

Forty-two posters were presented at the 2015 Undergraduate Student Research Showcase.

Undergraduates present projects at 2015 Student Research Showcase

September 21, 2015

The 2015 Student Research Showcase, held on August 20, offered a glimpse into the world of student research at the university, providing an opportunity for undergraduate students to showcase the projects they have worked on under the supervision of faculty members throughout the year.

From left: Nicholas Chornoboy, Master of Applied Science, Nuclear Engineering; Margarita, Tzivaki, PhD, Nuclear Engineering; and Martin Magill, Master of Science, Modelling and Computational Science work on nuclear security case studies during a workshop held at the MIT Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Building.

UOIT professor and graduate students discuss nuclear security at MIT workshop

September 21, 2015

A researcher and three graduate students from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) had a chance to share and explore ideas related to nuclear science at a workshop that took place September 2 to 4 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

From left: 2015 entrance scholarship winners Happy Inibhunu, Aylina Dhanji, Tyler Beadle and Kelsey Moore.

UOIT congratulates its application-based scholarship winners

September 18, 2015

Each year, seven outstanding students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) are awarded the university’s most prestigious entrance scholarships. The UOIT entrance scholarship program recognizes first-year students for exceptional achievements in academics, leadership and community involvement throughout their high school career.

Lower right: Prospective UOIT students get questions answered at the 2014 Ontario Universities' Fair at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Take a unique virtual tour of UOIT at the 2015 Ontario Universities’ Fair!

September 17, 2015

Curious about what life will be like as a student at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)? Come visit us at the Ontario Universities’ Fair (OUF), from Friday, September 25 to Sunday, September 27 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario (between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily).

Lower right: Prospective UOIT students get questions answered at the 2014 Ontario Universities' Fair at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Where does nuclear power go from here?

September 16, 2015

Since the earliest commercial use of nuclear power in the 1950s and 1960s, leaders in science, government and business around the world have navigated a sometimes-difficult balancing act on how to manage this key energy resource.

This fall MDC is introducing a number of new topics that meet the demands of the changing workplace.

UOIT’s MDC offering new professional program options for the fall

September 15, 2015

Looking to brush up on your management, communication or leadership skills? The Management Development Centre (MDC) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) offers a wide range of results-oriented workshops and certificate programs. This fall MDC is introducing a number of new topics that meet the demands of the changing workplace.

Soulstack will be the first band to ever perform in an active wind tunnel.

Soulstack: a live climatic blues performance at UOIT’s ACE – September 8

September 04, 2015

On Tuesday, September 8, stop by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel between noon and 1:30 p.m. to enjoy a live, one-of-a-kind climatic blues performance! Listen to the musical styling of Soulstack, a Toronto, Ontario-based modern roots band with a nouveau-retro sound. Soulstack will be the first band to ever perform in an active wind tunnel!

Wearable technology

Media artist and researcher to speak at Wear Me: Art | Technology | Body symposium September 24

September 02, 2015

Will wearable devices encourage people to exist as one with their environments? Artist and Professor Tom Sherman, recipient of the 2010 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts, will address this and other questions in Talking to Nature, a multimedia presentation grounded in his art and theoretical writing, on Thursday, September 24 at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Regent Theatre in Oshawa, Ontario. Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend this free event.


August

Dr. Rupinder Brar, Senior Lecturer, UOIT Faculty of Science

UOIT astrophysicist stars at Brazil science conference

August 28, 2015

For years Dr. Rupinder Brar has wowed Physics and Astronomy students as a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). In 2010, from a field of nearly 700 entrants, Dr. Brar won TVO’s Big Ideas Best Lecturer competition. Now he is getting a chance to impress young minds on the international stage.

Bruce Croxon, former judge on CBC's Dragons' Den and co-founder, Lavalife, will speak at UOIT's Homecoming 2015 celebration.

Entrepreneur and former Dragons’ Den judge to speak at UOIT October 3

August 27, 2015

Bruce Croxon, former judge on CBC’s Dragons’ Den and co-founder of the online dating service Lavalife, will share his thoughts on innovation and entrepreneurship on Saturday, October 3. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) invites community members to join alumni, faculty, staff and students for this free event, which is part of the university’s Homecoming 2015 celebration.

From left: Justin Caruana, Head Coach, UOIT Ridgebacks women's hockey team and Natalie Spooner, member of the gold medal-winning Canadian team at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Spooner is taking on a player-mentor role with the Ridgebacks.

Don't just fear the data hacker: Fear the data broker

August 21, 2015

Nearly 70 years after George Orwell introduced the concept ‘Big Brother is Watching You’ in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the phrase remains synonymous with the idea of privacy invasion and government surveillance

From left: Nick Margie, Associate Systems Engineer, Cisco Canada; Josh Lowe, Senior Lecturer and Student Affairs Co-ordinator, FBIT, UOIT; Jeff Seifert, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco Canada; and UOIT Networking and IT Security student Sathursan Kantharajah.

UOIT students work behind the scenes on Pan Am Games IT infrastructure

August 07, 2015

Thirty-nine Networking and Information Technology (IT) students and three faculty members at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) played a big role behind the scenes leading up to the Games, partnering with Cisco Systems Inc. to help design, deploy and maintain the IT infrastructure running the Games.


July

Dr. Gary Polonsky, President Emeritus, UOIT.

UOIT applauds choice of Dr. Gary Polonsky as independent advisor for Pickering Lands

July 31, 2015

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is proud that its founding president will play a key role in deciding the future of the Pickering Lands. Dr. Gary Polonsky has been named by the Honorable Lisa Raitt, federal Minister of Transportation, as the Independent Advisor on the economic development of the Pickering Lands.

Chase Pelletier, who will enter his second year of Automotive Engineering studies in the fall, says UOIT was the perfect fit for his motorsports endeavours.

UOIT Automotive Engineering student on fast track to success

July 30, 2015

Big wheels are turning for University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) student Chase Pelletier. The turning wheels are not just the ones in his mind as he gains knowledge in his Automotive Engineering program at UOIT. They are also the ones he’s been racing on for nearly half of his life.

Toronto Fire Services personnel work perform an automobile extrication during a -20C blizzard inside the ACE climatic wind tunnel at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

ACE helping to make firefighting a safer occupation

July 17, 2015

UOIT has partnered with Toronto Fire Services in a unique research collaboration to examine the physical effects of harsh climatic conditions on the human body, specifically as they apply to firefighters on the job. The research findings will provide new insight into safer working practices and appropriate techniques to minimize safety risks for firefighters everywhere.

Polonsky Commons, UOIT north Oshawa location.

It’s back-to-school time at UOIT

July 16, 2015

First classes are still several weeks away, but incoming first-year students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) are being encouraged to get a head-start on preparing for university life.

The first-place team in the 2015 AMME Capstone Design Competition designed and developed the chassis, suspension and drive train system for the Autonomous Amphibious Robot.

Engineering students showcase projects at 2015 AMME FEAS Capstone Design Competition

July 15, 2015

Fourth-year Automotive, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (AMME) students demonstrated their knowledge by putting their work on display for fellow students, faculty, staff and the general public at the 10th-annual Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Design Engineering Exhibition. They also competed for cash awards in the ninth-annual Capstone Design Competition

Students in Education Library

Education Library services during Pan Am Games closure

July 10, 2015

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Education Library, located in the Education Building at 11 Simcoe Street North in Oshawa, Ontario, will close from Friday, July 10 through Friday, July 24. The closure is part of the operational changes to the university’s downtown services as a result of the Pan Am Games competitions being held at the General Motors Centre during this period.

Dr. Bonnie Schmidt, member of the UOIT Board of Governors, received the Order of Canada on July 1, 2015.

Dr. Bonnie Schmidt appointed to the Order of Canada

July 02, 2015

OSHAWA, ONTARIO – Dr. Bonnie Schmidt, a member of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Board of Governors, has been appointed as a member of the Order of Canada. Dr. Schmidt’s appointment was announced on Canada Day by the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.


June

From left: Glenna Raymond, Chair, UOIT Board of Governors and Tim McTiernan, PhD, UOIT President with Noreen Taylor, President, Windfields Farm Limited, who received a platter, carved from a barn door that once graced the property, at a special celebration held on June 23.

UOIT celebrates its donors and partners

June 26, 2015

A powerful storm may have swept through Oshawa, Ontario the night before, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of more than 300 donors, partners and friends who enjoyed blue skies, green lawns and friendly conversation at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). The university opened the gates to Windfields Farm lands for a special celebration on June 23.

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

Dr. Carolyn McGregor participates in U.S. podcast on Big Data

June 22, 2015

Three experts — Dr. Carolyn McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT); Dr. Andrew Currie, Director of Clinical Engineering Services at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Howard County General Hospital; and Dr. John Chang, a Clinical Engineer at Johns Hopkins and Oracle database programmer —discuss the promise and potential pitfalls of big data in health care.

Photo of someone in prison

Criminology students recognized for research on homicide and drug offenders

June 19, 2015

What drives a teen to kill, not just once, but multiple times? What factors contribute to a substance-abusing offender’s successful completion of a drug treatment court program? Bailey Guminny and Julia Bakker, Criminology and Justice students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, explored these and other questions through their master’s and undergraduate research projects, respectively. Both students were recently recognized with Outstanding Graduating Sociology Student awards from the Canadian Sociology Association (CSA).

secure and hold

Secure-and-hold drill at Campus Corners June 25

June 11, 2015

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) are committed to maintaining a safe campus environment. As part of this commitment, a secure-and-hold drill will be held at Campus Corners, including the UOIT Graduate Office and UOIT CultureWorks Office, on Thursday, June 25 at 9:45 a.m.

Brazil's soccer icon Marta (centre) meets with UOIT students at Polonsky Commons (June 5, 2015). All images courtesy of UOIT Athletics.

UOIT students celebrate campus visit by Brazilian soccer star Marta

June 08, 2015

She is one of the most celebrated icons in the world of soccer. In 2010 she was named a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. For the 200 million people in her home country of Brazil, she is known simply by just one name: Marta. When you win five consecutive FIFA World Player of the Year Awards (2006 to 2010) and are named a runner-up on four other occasions, you’ve more than earned that level of notoriety.

Canadian Touring Car Championship vehicle in the ACE climatic wind tunnel. From left: Tim McTiernan, UOIT President; John Bondar, CTCC President; Azhar Mohammad, CMS Executive Director.

ACE revs up presence in the world of motorsports

June 03, 2015

Ontario’s growing motorsports community is looking to accelerate its growth through an exciting new partnership with ACE at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

UOIT PhD candidate Jesse Allan (right) demonstrates science experiment at Durham District School Board's Aboriginal Family Network Night at Oshawa's G.L. Roberts Collegiate and Vocational School.

Inspiring future science students: UOIT PhD candidate Jesse Allan

June 03, 2015

UOIT graduate student Jesse Allan (PhD, Materials Chemistry ’16) has always had a deep passion for science. An Indigenous student who grew up in Oshawa, Jesse’s family is from the Chippewas of Rama First Nation on the eastern shore of Lake Couchiching.

During the candle-lighting, each graduate receives the Bachelor of Science in Nursing pin and recites the Nightingale Pledge.

Time-honoured tradition for UOIT Nursing graduates

June 02, 2015

It’s the symbolic last step of a young Nursing student’s journey into the profession of nursing. New graduates of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Nursing program celebrate the completion of their studies through a special ceremony with the lighting of a candle.

Dr. Meghann Lloyd, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Research Associate at Grandview Children’s Centre is researching how to create new physical activity opportunities for people of all abilities.

International award for adapted physical activity researcher Dr. Meghann Lloyd

June 01, 2015

The International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA) will award one of its highest honours in June to University of Ontario Institute of Technology researcher Dr. Meghann Lloyd, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Research Associate at Grandview Children’s Centre in Oshawa, Ontario.


May

Dr. Meghann Lloyd, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Research Associate at Grandview Children’s Centre is researching how to create new physical activity opportunities for people of all abilities.

Big Data: Inside the Algorithm

May 29, 2015

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is connected in a big way to the National Film Board of Canada’s (NFB) intriguing new look at the world of Big Data.

Tiko 3D team. From left: Sharon Charitar, Business Analyst; Matt Gajkowski, Chief Executive Officer; Michael Zhang, Supply Chain Manager (image courtesy: Ontario Centres of Excellence).

UOIT-connected startup company’s multi-million dollar success

May 27, 2015

As University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Mechanical Engineering students Matt Gajkowski and Michael Zhang prepare to enter their final year of undergraduate studies, they certainly already have plenty of incredible memories to reflect upon. The past year of their Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science program has been a whirlwind for the enterprising young student-entrepreneurs.

Michael Williams-Bell (right), PhD candidate (Applied Bioscience) conducts heat exertion test with a City of Toronto firefighter in one of ACE's climate chambers (temperature approximately 35 Celsius).

UOIT PhD student’s research examining how firefighters take the heat

May 20, 2015

Everyone recognizes firefighting as a risky occupation – the work can be difficult and dangerous at any time. Firefighter heat stress is always a major risk, even with today’s high standards for safety equipment. There are limitations as to how much heat the human body can withstand while still being able to maintain normal cognitive functions.

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

UOIT researcher flags privacy concerns in two recent bills

May 19, 2015

Dr. Andrea Slane at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) recently co-authored an opinion piece for the National Post, entitled How C-51 undermines privacy, in which she and researchers from three other universities expressed their concerns with the bill.

Launch of UOIT Physics space/weather balloon from Polonsky Commons, May 9, 2015.

UOIT Physics sends weather balloon to the edge of space

May 14, 2015

The video is breathtaking – a perspective of Durham Region and Northumberland County unlike anything you’ve seen before. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Science is sharing some fascinating aerial images of Oshawa and beyond that were captured on May 9.

Dr. Matthew Shane, Assistant Professor, FSSH and FHS; Assistant Professor, Translational Neuroscience,  The Mind Research Network; and Director, CANdiLab.

UOIT researcher: Brain training could have therapeutic implications for anxiety, depression, substance abuse

May 13, 2015

It may seem counter-intuitive, but negative feedback offers a lots of positives. It allows you to recognize that things are not working out as planned, or to initiate corrective behaviours. Recent research suggests your brain may be naturally wired to react to signals that indicate you have made a mistake. However, sometimes a person’s response to negative feedback is too strong or weak, and may get in the way of their ability to function in certain situations.

Robert J. Sawyer, Science Fiction Writer and Futurist, presented a talk at UOIT's Graduate Student Research C Conference entitled Facing the Future.

Students showcase their work at UOIT’s Graduate Student Research Conference

May 11, 2015

Fifty graduate students from across the province had an opportunity to hone their conference presentation skills, make connections in the world of research and learn about potential careers at the sixth-annual Graduate Student Research Conference (GSRC) hosted at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Dr. Julie Kaye is Director, Community Engaged Research and Assistant Professor, Sociology at The King’s University in Edmonton, Alberta.

Human trafficking researcher to speak at UOIT on May 12

May 07, 2015

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) will welcome Dr. Julie Kaye to campus on Tuesday, May 12 as part of the university’s Engage Public Lecture Series.

Dr. Brent Lewis, Dean, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, will retire on July 3.

UOIT’s Dean of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science announces retirement

May 06, 2015

Dr. Brent Lewis, Dean, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), has announced that, after more than 35 years of leadership in industry and academia, he has decided to retire from his position effective July 3, 2015.

Grove School elementary students worked with Cliff Moon, Instructor, Faculty of Education and 12 teacher candidates to create robots using LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Kits.

Faculty of Education hosts LEGO Robotics workshop for local school

May 01, 2015

Fifteen grade 6 to 8 students from Grove School in Oshawa, Ontario, along with two teachers, recently enjoyed a chance to build and program LEGO NXT robots as part of a workshop hosted by University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) teacher candidates enrolled in the Intermediate/Senior General Science course.

Grade 7 students from Julie Payette Public School in Whitby, Ontario built the winning bridge in the senior category of the 2015 Durham Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition.

Elementary students learn engineering concepts with sticks and glue at UOIT

May 01, 2015

More than 150 elementary school students in grades 4 to 8 from across Durham Region put their bridge creations to the test at the 10th-annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition. The event was hosted by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Tim McTiernan, PhD, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

UOIT President to help transform change in Ontario’s credit transfer system

May 01, 2015

OSHAWA, ONTARIO — The Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) has appointed Tim McTiernan, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), as its new Board Co-Chair (university). President McTiernan assumes the role from Dominic Giroux, ONCAT’s inaugural board Co-Chair (university) and President and Vice-Chancellor of Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. “On behalf of the board, it is my pleasure to welcome Tim to his new role,” said Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO, St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario and ONCAT’s current Board Co-Chair (college). “Tim recognizes the importance of student mobility having served as a past-president of Canadore College, and now leading the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. His unique experience makes him an ideal Co-Chair for ONCAT as we continue to drive transformative change in the credit transfer system in Ontario.” Founded by the provincial government in 2011, ONCAT was created to facilitate and support academic collaboration and the development of transfer pathways among Ontario’s publicly funded colleges and universities. ONCAT’s board truly exemplifies the collaborative nature of the organization, being governed by two Presidents, one from a college and one from a university.


April

View from above: UOIT weather balloon soars through the sky near Huntsville, Ontario.

Up, up and away: UOIT scientists launch balloon to the edge of space

April 27, 2015

HUNTSVILLE, ONTARIO – Many scientific experiments and adventures of discovery can certainly be called ‘out of this world’ for the new knowledge they uncover. It’s not every day though that scientists send an actual experiment off the face of the planet. But on April 25, that’s exactly what a team of researchers and students from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) accomplished.

New research and innovation funding from the federal government will benefit UOIT researchers like Dr. Dan Zhang, Canada Research Chair in Robotics and Automation, who develops new robotics and automation systems that address challenges in advanced manufacturing.

Government budget week announcements align with UOIT strategic plan

April 24, 2015

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) joins its counterparts in welcoming new federal and provincial initiatives announced during budget week that support the financial needs of students and the continuum of university research efforts in Canada.

April Stauffer, Master of Arts in Education student, explains her research at the 2015 Research in Education Symposium.

Education graduate students showcase research at 2015 symposium

April 23, 2015

How can you help children and adults with autism learn to communicate better or learn new life skills? How do college faculty members decide which types of technologies they are going to use as part of their teaching curriculum? These are just some of the questions graduate students in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Education (FEd) explore in their research projects, which they showcased during a poster session at the recent Research in Education at UOIT: 2015 Symposium.

UOIT's six 3MT finalists for 2015. From left: Rachel Goldgrub, Julianne Baarbé, Abdalla Abdel-Rahman, Noosheen Walji, Michael Williams-Bell and Elizabeth Suen.

Graduate students show academic flair at UOIT’s 3MT finals

April 20, 2015

Years of work goes into the completion of a university graduate thesis. The document is often one of the most important requirements for earning a master’s degree or PhD. The graduate student’s research represents tireless investigation and inquiry and puts forth fresh knowledge on an original topic. The final product is often the same length as a typical book: dozens, if not hundreds of pages long.

Robert Hardt, President and CEO, Siemens Canada (left) with UOIT President Tim McTiernan at the Forum on the Future of Advanced Manufacturing (April 16, 2015).

A catalyst for the future of advanced manufacturing

April 20, 2015

very company looks ahead for what it can do to improve manufacturing, whether that’s imagining the future of the next quarter or of the next business cycle. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is doing that too, but it’s looking to what might happen decades ahead.

Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa. Below right: Dr. Carla Cesaroni, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (Graduate Studies), UOIT Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.

May to August closure of Conlin Road

April 17, 2015

The City of Oshawa is moving forward with the final phase of the reconstruction of Conlin Road between Founders Drive and just west of Stevenson Road. To facilitate the final stages of completion, the temporary east-west access along Conlin Road to the Simcoe Street and Stevenson Road intersection, which was opened for the winter months, will be closed starting Monday, May 4.

Tiko 3D accepts Spark Centre Ignite Durham Award (fall 2014). From left: Matt Gajkowski, Chief Executive Officer; Sharon Charitar, Business Analyst; Michael Zhang, Supply Chain Manager.

UOIT-based startups named to new business accelerator program

April 17, 2015

Many startup businesses struggle to get off the ground due to a lack of supportive infrastructure to help them through their most vulnerable early days. But there’s good news out there for young companies: times are changing.

Dr. Bernadette Murphy, Professor, FHS, presented her latest research findings at the recent 2015 REA Speaker Series.

UOIT researcher investigates connection between neck pain and motor skills learning

April 15, 2015

When it comes to learning new motor skills, technology can either be your friend or foe; it all hinges on how you use it. University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) human neurophysiology researcher Dr. Bernadette Murphy is investigating how abnormal postures – often caused by technology overuse - can lead to chronic neck pain, and how that pain can lead to other overuse injuries and even affect your brain’s ability to learn new motor skills. As recipient of the university’s 2014 Research Excellence Award (REA), she presented her latest research findings at the recent 2015 REA Speaker Series.

Participants lining up outside the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre for the start of the 2015 Campus Charity Walk and Run to support the Boys and Girls Club of Durham.

In the name of charity, campus walkers and runners brave the elements

April 13, 2015

While the weather conditions may not have been entirely spring-like, dozens of University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) students, staff, faculty, and community members put on their sneakers April 8 to support the eighth-annual Campus Charity Walk and Run for the Boys and Girls Club of Durham (BGCD).

National Volunteer Week 2015

UOIT celebrates National Volunteer Week

April 10, 2015

Oscar Wilde once wrote “the smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” Every act of kindness performed by volunteers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has a direct and far-reaching impact. The example they set creates a welcoming and supportive environment where students can develop both as scholars and as citizens leaders.

Fourth-year Communication student Samantha Bates in Chicago, Illinois.

UOIT Communication student’s paper sends her to prestigious Chicago conference

April 09, 2015

Fourth-year University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Communication student Samantha Bates recently proved that with dedication and meticulous research, undergrads can take their research to the next level. A paper she wrote for her Communication Ethics class was accepted for presentation at the recent National Communication Association Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

UOIT's Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability is in the process of building a greenhouse out of single-use water bottles as a way of demonstrating how materials can be upcycled for good use.

It’s easy to be green at UOIT

April 02, 2015

From green roofs to a geothermal well-field, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology embraces green initiatives and environmental sustainability. Recently, the university held a number of events highlighting environmental issues and supporting its Go Green, Stay Blue campaign.

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

Prestigious national recognition for UOIT Faculty of Science researcher

April 01, 2015

For nearly two decades, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) researcher Dr. Sean Bohun has been considered by his peers to be one of Canada’s most influential applied mathematicians. His contributions in the field include developing solutions in a wide range of mathematical problems including mineral processing, tissue engineering and scheduling.


March

Below right: Dr. Janette Hughes, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (Research), UOIT Faculty of Education.

Code words: The importance of teaching digital literacies

March 26, 2015

The so-called ‘post-millennial’ generation (sometimes tabbed iGeneration or even Generation Z) is growing up quickly, perhaps faster than any group before them. Most of today’s youngsters are almost immediately immersed in technology and many are quickly fluent with how to use the plethora of devices at their disposal.

From left: Dr. Greg Crawford, Dean, Faculty of Science; Terry Souch, owner, Marigold Ford Lincoln; Clive Waugh, Executive Director, Office of Advancement.

Marigold Ford Lincoln establishes scholarship at UOIT

March 25, 2015

Math and science were Terry Souch’s favourite subjects in school, subjects he believes are the foundation of many industries and are the core of several University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) programs.

From left: Dr. Greg Crawford, Dean, Faculty of Science; Terry Souch, owner, Marigold Ford Lincoln; Clive Waugh, Executive Director, Office of Advancement.

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

March 25, 2015

This is a reminder that the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will not release your winter-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, April 24 or your grades will not be released.

FEAS students at Orientation Week 2014.

UOIT celebrates National Engineering Month

March 24, 2015

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) salutes all of the students, alumni and faculty who have been a part of its Engineering program since its inception.

FEAS students at Orientation Week 2014.

UOIT Engineering graduates receive their iron rings

March 24, 2015

Approximately 250 Engineering students graduating from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) and Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS) gathered at Regent Theatre in Oshawa, Ontario on March 21 to receive their iron rings as a reminder of the moral and ethical responsibilities they will take upon themselves as they enter the engineering profession.

Team UOIT at the 2015 Rotman International Trading Competition (from left): William Lee, Gianfranco Ingratta, Chris Kerschbaumer, Rachel Wollison and Pherroz Ansari. Below right (from left): Jonathan Yang, William Lee, Chris Kerschbaumer and Gianfranco Ingratta.

UOIT Accounting students assist community with income tax returns

March 23, 2015

More than two dozen University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students set aside many hours of personal time in March to provide free tax return services to individuals in the community. The members of the UOIT Accounting Association (UOAA) offered these services through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP).

2014 Durham Regional Science Fair hosted at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Future science stars coming to UOIT on March 28

March 23, 2015

The largest annual science fair in the region returns to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) on Saturday, March 28 as the plays host to the Durham Regional Science Fair (DRSF).

2014 Campus Charity Walk and Run at UOIT's north Oshawa location.

Spring runoff for charity coming to campus April 8

March 20, 2015

One of the surest signs of spring at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is the sight of hundreds of people walking and running as a group around campus. The seasonal tradition continues on Wednesday, April 8 as UOIT teams up with friends at Durham College to stage the 8th annual Campus Charity Walk and Run. Proceeds from the event will support the Boys and Girls Club of Durham.

Chris Wilkinson (left), 2014 UOIT Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science graduate, working in Marotte, Haiti (images courtesy of Engineering Ministries International Canada).

UOIT Engineering graduate helps design a world of hope in Haiti

March 19, 2015

A university student never knows where their degree is going to take them upon graduation. In the case of University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science graduate Chris Wilkinson (Electrical Engineering, 2014), it led to an international opportunity to apply the skills he learned at UOIT for humanitarian and missionary work.

SWC Robotics Team from Thunder Bay, Ontario competing at the FRC Greater Toronto East Regional (March 14, 2015).

High school robotics teams shine at FIRST Robotics Canada showdown

March 18, 2015

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) congratulate the brilliant young students who gathered at the institutions’ shared Oshawa campus March 12 to 14 to demonstrate their engineering skills and knowledge at the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) Greater Toronto East Regional.

From left: Michael Craigen, Melissa Ganhao, Ann-Marie Minor, Brittney Forester and Sarah Beer, Primary/Junior teacher candidates in UOIT's Faculty of Education, hosted a diversity workshop for students in grades 1 to 3 who attended the Durham District School Board's 2014 Bullying Awareness and Prevention Conference.

UOIT Education students host bullying awareness workshop at local school board event

March 18, 2015

To help address bullying and other negative behaviours, Education students and faculty members from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) recently participated in the Durham District School Board’s (DDSB) 2014 Bullying Awareness and Prevention Conference, where they had a chance to share ideas on the topic with other educators, students and administrators.

From left: Jason Greenspan, Co-Founder, Whoosh!; Adrian Bulzacki, CEO, ARB Labs; Roman Szumski, Vice-President, National Research Council of Canada; The Hon. Joe Oliver, Federal Minister of Finance; Pat Perkins, Whitby-Oshawa MP; Andrew Potter, President, Simon Fraser University; Tim McTiernan, President, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Sheldon Levy, President, Ryerson, University; Peter Carrescia, Managing Director, The Next 36 (photo courtesy: National Research Council of Canada).

UOIT partnership to support startup businesses and entrepreneurs

March 17, 2015

As one of Canada’s youngest and fastest-growing universities, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is pleased to announce new federal government funding that will support its expanding culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, a portfolio which includes creative new ventures such as FastStart and Firefly.

Person using tablet to access the internet

Keeping Internet users in the know, or in the dark?

March 13, 2015

A new study of Canada’s Internet service provider (ISP) industry gives consumers a new tool to monitor how well their ISP is doing at safeguarding the privacy of personal information. The report Keeping Internet Users in the Know or in the Dark? culminates years of research by Dr. Jonathan Obar of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Professor Andrew Clement of the University of Toronto.

Team UOIT from the 2015 Ontario Engineering Competition (from left: Ahmad Touseef, Jonathan Anderson, Neil Seward, Robert Cole and Kevin Ho. (absent: Patrick Smuk).

High honours for UOIT students at Ontario Engineering Competition

March 12, 2015

When University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) student Jonathan Anderson and his colleagues set out for the 2015 Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC) in Toronto, they had one goal in mind: becoming the first UOIT team to place in the Parliamentary Debate category of the prestigious provincial competition.

Team UOIT from the 2015 Ontario Engineering Competition (from left: Ahmad Touseef, Jonathan Anderson, Neil Seward, Robert Cole and Kevin Ho. (absent: Patrick Smuk).

New international scholarships to support UOIT student success

March 10, 2015

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.

Team UOIT at Hackfest in Quebec City. From left: Michael Bourque and Alex Keller (fourth-year Networking and IT Security students) with Brent MacRae and Chris Bonk (master's degree students in Computer Science).

UOIT computer security students shine at Quebec competition

March 10, 2015

The rise of technology has ushered in a new era of fast communication and unprecedented convenience in how to find information. But on the flip side of the coin, people, corporations and governments everywhere are also facing a rising number of cybersecurity challenges, as hackers attempt to exploit any weaknesses they can find in computer systems.

Students competing at 2014 FIRST Robotics Canada competition in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre

International robotics showdown coming to UOIT and Durham College

March 04, 2015

High school robotics teams from across Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and New York State will converge in Oshawa for a three-day robotics showdown at the FIRST® Robotics Canada (FRC) Greater Toronto East Regional competition. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) will host the event at the schools’ shared Oshawa campus from Thursday, March 12 to Saturday, March 14.


February

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

Sexting and the Law in Canada: blog by UOIT’s Dr. Andrea Slane

February 26, 2015

Kids Help Phone, a Toronto, Ontario-based 24/7 counselling and information service for young people, recently asked University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) researcher Dr. Andrea Slane for a blog contribution on Sexting and the Law.

Campus Library at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's north Oshawa location

BMO Institute for Learning donates to Campus Library

February 26, 2015

The Campus Library has received a donation of 50 boxes of books in a wide range of business- and commerce-related areas from the BMO Institute for Learning, the bank’s corporate university in Toronto, Ontario. 

2012 Faculty of Business and Information Technology graduate Veronica Cole, now product manager of Behaviour Interactive.

2012 graduate making her mark in game development industry

February 19, 2015

Less than three years after graduating with a Bachelor of Information Technology degree from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Veronica Cole is right at home in the fast-moving world of game development.

Dr. Joseph Eastwood, Assistant Professor, FSSH, UOIT.

UOIT researcher discusses the making of false memories

February 19, 2015

Dr. Joseph Eastwood from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), was recently interviewed on several CBC Radio One stations across Canada, including Ottawa Morning, to provide his insights on just how easy it is to plant false memories during questioning.

Dr. Jennifer Abbass Dick, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, UOIT.

FHS researcher reports benefits of educating dads about breastfeeding

February 12, 2015

Why is it that only about 25 per cent of women in Ontario exclusively breastfeed to the six-month mark? Much of it may have to do with the amount of support a mother receives from her partner during those first few crucial weeks, according to report by a Health Sciences researcher at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa

UOIT lecturer: Tough questions remain after Supreme Court ruling on assisted suicide

February 11, 2015

The Supreme Court (SCOC) delivered a decisive answer February 6 on Canada’s existing law on assisted suicide. The SCOC’s nine justices were unanimous in ruling to strike down the law. But a Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) lecturer at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) says Canadians are now facing a multitude of difficult ethical questions on a very divisive topic.

Science Building, facing Polonsky Commons

UOIT receives record number of applications for 2015-2016

February 11, 2015

Despite a downward trend this year in applications from high school students across the entire Ontario university system (0.7 per cent lower), the number of students selecting UOIT as one of their top-three choices has increased by 3.3 per cent. UOIT joins other universities in the Greater Toronto Area that have reported a rise in applications.

Campus master plan map

Save the date – Campus Master Plan Open House, Monday, March 9

February 10, 2015

Students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to learn more about the future Oshawa campus expansion of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) on Monday, March 9 at the Campus Master Plan (CMP) Community Open House.

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Secure-and-hold drill at downtown Oshawa location February 26

February 03, 2015

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is committed to maintaining a safe campus environment. As part of this commitment, a secure-and-hold drill will be held at the downtown Oshawa campus location on Thursday, February 26 at 9:45 a.m.


January

Don Toporowski, General Manager of ACE at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s ACE appoints new General Manager

January 27, 2015

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has appointed proven technology-entrepreneur, Don Toporowski, as General Manager of ACE, the university’s $100 million multi-purpose testing and product development facility. Since ACE opened in 2011, researchers and companies from across Canada and around the world have employed the facility’s leading-edge testing chambers, collaborated with ACE’s team of engineering experts and brought new ideas to market.

From left: Jayson Myers, CME President and CEO; Christine Elliott, Whitby-Oshawa MPP; UOIT President Tim McTiernan, PhD; Susan McGovern, UOIT Vice-President, External Relations and Advancement; Dr. Colin Carrie, Oshawa MP.

UOIT announces new graduate programs in Forensic Psychology

January 26, 2015

The university’s Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) and Office of Graduate Studies have launched a new master’s and doctoral program in Forensic Psychology, effective September 2015. Students in the program will be able to earn a Master of Science (MSc) or PhD.

Wab Kinew, Associate Vice-President of Indigenous Relations at the University of Winnipeg, and reporter and host for CBC Radio One Winnipeg.

Wab Kinew speaks at third-annual UOIT Leadership Summit Weekend

January 26, 2015

Writer, reporter and award-winning musician Wab Kinew came to campus to share his leadership experiences with more than 200 students, alumni, staff and community members at the recent 2015 Leadership Summit weekend. The event was hosted by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Student Experience Centre (SEC) at the Regent Theatre in Oshawa, Ontario.

Dr. Robert Bailey will become Associate Provost at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology on July 1, 2015.

Dr. Robert Bailey appointed as new UOIT Associate Provost

January 23, 2015

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is pleased to announce Dr. Robert (Bob) Bailey as its new Associate Provost, effective July 1, 2015. Dr. Bailey comes to UOIT from Cape Breton University in Sydney, Nova Scotia where he was Provost and Vice-President Academic and Professional Studies.

UOIT alumnus Lorenzo Escobal (left) with CBC Radio One Metro Morning host Matt Galloway (November 6, 2014).

UOIT alumnus Lorenzo Escobal quickly blazing an entrepreneurial trail

January 23, 2015

He’s a member of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) most-recent graduating class, but in the span of just several months, Lorenzo Escobal is making quite a name for himself. The 2014 UOIT Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) alumnus who majored in Marketing is already being recognized for his impressive accomplishments as a young and successful entrepreneur.

UOIT alumnus Lorenzo Escobal (left) with CBC Radio One Metro Morning host Matt Galloway (November 6, 2014).

Unattended personal belongings in the silent study rooms

January 22, 2015

To address study space issues in the North Oshawa Library, effective Monday, February 2, unattended personal belongings left in the silent study rooms for an extended period of time may be removed by Library staff.

Fourth-year Communication student Subhanki Sivakumar says her Practicum experience provided her with many learning opportunities.

FSSH students showcase their Practicum experiences at poster event

January 22, 2015

Thirty-five fourth-year University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) Practicum students recently had the opportunity to educate others about their placement experience and its relationship to their academic studies at the inaugural FSSH Practicum Poster Day.

From left: Jane Lalonde, Student Recruiter, CPA Ontario; Susan McGovern, Vice-President, External Relations and Advancement, UOIT; Vicki Leiderman, Vice-President, Business Development, CPA Ontario; Accounting students Nirojan Kukaneshan, Kadir Motiwala and Catalina Montana; Dr. Pamela Ritchie, Dean, FBIT, UOIT; and Accounting student Lucas Morgan.

UOIT thanks CPA Ontario for supporting students

January 21, 2015

Thanks to a donation by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario, accounting students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology now have access to scholarships and bursaries to aid their accounting studies.

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Yik Yak talkback: should digital literacy training for teachers be mandatory?

January 21, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Obar, a digital media researcher at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), admits the power of the network can be intimidating to all. But he says banning or blocking services like Yik Yak is futile, because students will just move on to the next social networking service that becomes popular.

Hectic action at the FIRST LEGO League Ontario East Championships, as students sporting LEGO bow ties tend to their robot during competition, January 17, 2015.

Elementary students invade campus with LEGO robots

January 21, 2015

LEGO robots designed by some of Ontario’s brightest young minds took over the joint campus of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) on January 17, as both institutions co-hosted the annual FIRST LEGO League’s (FLL) Ontario East Provincial Championships.

UOIT delegation at Tongji University, Shanghai, China (from left). First row: UOIT graduate Engineering students Omar Afifi (MASc, Mechanical), Richard Hawa (MASc, Automotive) and Mahmoud Shaaban (PhD, Mechanical). Back row: Dr. Xiaodong Lin (Faculty of Business and IT), Dr. Atef Mohany, Dr. Hossam Kishawy and Dr. Dan Zhang (all from FEAS); Dr. Michael Owen, UOIT VP Research, Innovation and International. Not pictured: Dr. Bale Reddy (FEAS).

UOIT helps drive international conference on advanced vehicle technologies

January 21, 2015

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) commitment to drive ambitious research and innovative science is expanding in an exciting new international direction. UOIT and Tongji University in Shanghai, China have teamed up to co-host the first joint UOIT-Tongji University Conference on Advanced Vehicle Energy Concepts and Structures.

Dr. Christopher Collins, UOIT Canada Research Chair in Linguistic Information Visualization.

UOIT’s Dr. Christopher Collins helping Canadians better manage data overload

January 20, 2015

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) researcher Dr. Christopher Collins believes the rising tide of digital data is an urgent problem and poses a significant economic drain on society. The Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) agrees, and it has announced new funding ($55,000) for the UOIT Canada Research Chair in Linguistic Information Visualization to explore new ways of managing linguistic data and understanding its importance to Canada.

Volunteers helping load hampers onto the distribution truck for the campus Holiday Food Drive (December 21, 2014, at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre).

Celebrating the success of the 2014 campus Holiday Food Drive

January 12, 2015

The organizers of the campus Holiday Food Drive are expressing their sincere and heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to this year’s drive that supports student families at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC).

Action from the January 2014 FIRST LEGO League event at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre.

FIRST LEGO League Ontario East Provincial Championships coming January 17

January 09, 2015

LEGO robots designed by some of Ontario’s brightest young minds will take over the joint UOIT and Durham College campus Saturday, January 17, as the institutions co-host the annual FIRST LEGO League’s (FLL) Ontario East Provincial Championships. FIRST is an acronym that means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.

President Tim McTiernan in the Mezzanine of UOIT's Business and IT Building.

Air time for UOIT: university profiled by Porter Airlines

January 08, 2015

Passengers on Porter Airlines flights are reading up on the story of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in the current issue of re:porter, Porter’s bi-monthly inflight magazine. Porter’s four-page profile of UOIT features an interview with President Tim McTiernan.

Ranger, a Pointer/Hound dog, met with UOIT students and helped relieve exam stress during Puppy Play Day 2014.

Puppy Play Day at UOIT

January 08, 2015

To help University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students take a break from intense studying in December, the Social Science and Humanities Student Society (SSHSS) co-ordinated a Puppy Play Day. The event, held in collaboration with The Animal Guardian Society (TAGS), allowed students to meet with canine friends and relieve some exam stress.

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