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Students showcase their research to donors and partners

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

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.

On September 15, donors and community partners had a first-hand look as students presented their innovative research projects at a special showcase, held at the university’s Windfields Farm lands.

In addition to a virtual reality simulator, guests experienced research in such areas a digital technology in education, fire investigations and training, electronic vehicles and kinesiology.

“Through discovery and application, our students develop the skills they need to be the leaders of tomorrow,” said President Tim McTiernan, PhD. “It’s important to connect our donors and partners with our students, and demonstrate the impact they have on our research success and economic benefit to Durham Region and beyond.”

The university is grateful for the support of its donors and partners, and particularly the following businesses in making the event a success:

More information about the event can be found at uoit.ca/winnerscircle.

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