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October

Canadian professional mountain biker Derek Zandstra (Trenton, Ontario) challenges simulated hot and humid conditions inside one of ACE's climate chambers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Elite mountain biker finds new challenge in university's ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel

October 28, 2016

ACE, located at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, is a research and testing facility that offers the perfect technologies in made-to-order weather conditions for athletes such as Derek Zandstra. To help him acclimatize and beat the heat, ACE was able to simulate exactly what he was looking for in its advanced climate simulation chambers.

Ballot box for U.S. presidential elections with American flag on it

Putting the ‘science’ in political science

October 28, 2016

Computer Science researchers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) have collaborated with scholars at the University of Konstanz, Germany to develop a new textual analysis technique: one that automatically analyzes argumentation patterns in multi-party conversations - like the U.S. presidential debates - and presents the data in a visual format.

Students walking on campus

Lockdown drills October 25 to 27

October 21, 2016

As part of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) and Durham College’s (DC) commitment to maintaining a safe campus, and to help students, faculty and staff better prepare for an actual lockdown situation, the Office of Campus Safety will conduct a series of emergency lockdown drills.

2016 Ontario Shores Extreme Challenge in the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel raises funds for charity as participants pedal spin bikes in bone-chilling cold conditions.

ACE putting the FUN back in fundraising

October 21, 2016

Ever want to experience an arctic snowstorm, searing desert sun, or the tropical conditions of a rainforest? How about experiencing all three in one day? That’s what participants in the 2016 Ontario Shores Extreme Challenge accomplished in just four hours inside the incredible ACE climatic wind tunnel at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

From left: Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science graduate students Ahmed Abdelrahman (PhD student) Jordan Henry (incoming Master of Applied Science (MASc) student) and Khalil Algarny (MASc student); with Dr. Mohamed Youssef, Assistant Professor (in the Power Electronics and Drives Applications Lab).

Water is life: Engineering researcher pumped about the future

October 14, 2016

Through research funding support from the Natural Sciences and Research Council of Canada, Dr. Youssef plans to make the the University of Ontario Institute of Technology the new powerhouse of water pump smart drive research in Ontario and Canada.

Artistic rendering of the Software and Informatics Research Centre, scheduled to open in Fall 2017 at the university's north Oshawa location on the northeast corner of Conlin Road and Founders Drive.

Ridgebacks place two teams in Top 10 CIS rankings

October 11, 2016

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology athletic programs are making their mark on the national stage as the men's hockey and women's soccer teams are both featured in the this week’s (October 11) Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Top 10 rankings.

Faculty of Health Sciences student showcases the nursing mannequin and materials used in the university's Kinesiology and Medical Laboratory Science programs.

Students showcase their research to donors and partners

October 11, 2016

Imagine donning a headset, opening your eyes and being transported to an operating room ready to conduct knee surgery. No, it’s not a dream; it’s another way University of Ontario Institute of Technology students are transforming modern training environments through virtual reality.

The Honourable Ian Binnie, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Former Supreme Court justice to speak at UOIT on October 26

October 11, 2016

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) will welcome the Honourable Ian Binnie to campus on Wednesday, October 26 as the first guest speaker in the Legal Studies program’s Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series.

Student flying an unmanned aerial vehicle at Drone Fair Calgary on June 19.

Drone Fair to take off in the Greater Toronto Area

October 06, 2016

Drone races, hands-on workshops and conversations with drone experts and vendors: all of these are coming to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) gymnasiums on Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27.

Put a stop to wrongful conviction

UOIT students to host Wrongful Conviction Day on October 6

October 04, 2016

Students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) have partnered with Innocence Canada (formerly the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted or AIDWYC) to raise awareness concerning these miscarriages of justice by hosting the third-annual Wrongful Conviction Day on campus Thursday, October 6.

UOIT student Mitchell Chase competing in 1,500 metre race at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Brazil (courtesy: Canadian Paralympic Committee).

UOIT student reflects upon competing at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

October 03, 2016

First-year University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) student Mitchell Chase (Pickering, Ontario) may have missed out on Orientation activities, but the Nuclear Engineering student had a good reason. Chase was on a different kind of starting line in early September: a starting line in South America.

UOIT student Mitchell Chase competing in 1,500 metre race at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Brazil (courtesy: Canadian Paralympic Committee).

Sum perspective: On the value of Ontario’s standardized math tests

October 03, 2016

Two researchers with the Faculty of Education at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) say as Ontarians and school boards pore over the latest EQAO results, we should also take a moment to consider the bigger picture. Ann LeSage, PhD, and Ami Mamolo, PhD are experts in math ‘pedagogies’ – the methods used in the practice of teaching an academic subject like math.

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