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News archives 2016


The university's We Grow Trees challenges participants to learn how to nurture a tree from seed to sapling.

New report presents more evidence of university’s sustainability excellence

A new report from the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) offers more kudos to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) environmental leadership. The COU’s latest Going Greener report issued November 29 highlights the university’s We Grow Trees campaign driven by the Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability.

University hosting Drone Fair Ontario and the annual Engineering Robotics Competition during the weekend of November 26 and 27.

Games of Drones: High-tech weekend coming to UOIT

The Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre at the university’s north Oshawa location is the place to be when drone enthusiasts, experts and vendors from across the province will be on campus for Drone Fair Ontario, in partnership with the university’s ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel. At the same time, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science stages its 11th annual high school Engineering Robotics Competition.

For the UOAA Connect Conference case competition, participants split into teams of four to tackle strategic decision-making scenarios.

Commerce students shine at UOAA Connect Conference

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Commerce students recently showcased their skills and networked with industry professionals at the two-day UOIT Accounting Association (UOAA) Connect Conference, hosted at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and the university’s downtown Oshawa campus location in Oshawa, Ontario.

Screen shot from the interactive neuron simulator developed by third-year UOIT Game Development and Entrepreneurship student Spencer Downie.

A serious look at gaming’s role in health-care education

Serious game creation is a big part of the Game Development and Entrepreneurship (GDE) program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). Two GDE students recently had a chance to put into practice the skills they acquired in the classroom by developing game-based simulations for health care workers in the areas of cardiology and mental health.

Faculty of Business and IT delegates from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology attending the 2nd Workshop on Engineering in Medical Apps at Universidad Militar Nueva Granada in Bogotá, Colombia.

FBIT researchers present medical app findings for serious games

So-called ‘serious’ games are serious business, especially for a group of researchers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). Four faculty members from the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) recently shared their latest findings at the 2nd Workshop on Engineering in Medical Apps at Universidad Militar Nueva Granada in Bogotá, Colombia.

Action from a previous high school Engineering Robotics Competition hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

2016 UOIT Engineering Robotics Competition coming November 26

Hundreds of future engineering students from high schools and middle schools across South Central Ontario will put their robot creations to the test on Saturday, November 26 during the Engineering Robotics Competition at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Emergency notification

Power restored, classes resumed

The power is restored at the north Oshawa campus location. All regularly scheduled classes and activities have resumed.

National Philanthropy Day

University thanks donors for supporting students

In celebration of National Philanthropy Day on Tuesday, November 15, University of Ontario Institute of Technology students have produced a video to thank our donors for their continued support.

Teachers from across Ontario take part in workshop in Faculty of Education's STEAM-3D Laboratory.

The future of learning: Children, makerspaces and digital literacies

One-sixth of the way through the 21st century, Canadian education researchers and policy makers are still trying to articulate the learning competencies (i.e. knowledge, skills and attitudes) students need to develop and be able to apply toward successful learning, living and working.

Fireside Reading Room in the Campus Library at the university's north Oshawa location.

MDC shows growth in its Agricultural Leadership Certificate program

Uxbridge, Ontario farmer Jim Tindall knows the local dairy goat breeding business as well as anyone. But Tindall also knows that every 21st-century farmer can still learn a thing or two about what it takes to be successful in marketing their products or crops.

Ridgebacks women's soccer team celebrate their provincial win.

Women’s soccer team captures UOIT’s first-ever OUA championship

For the first time in its 13-year history, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is celebrating a provincial sports championship. The UOIT Ridgebacks women’s soccer team capped off a remarkable Ontario University Athletics (OUA) season on November 6 by capturing the gold medal at the OUA Championships in London, Ontario.


Cracking the code on coding for young Canadians

Concern continues to mount in many corners of the country about Canada’s future capability to be a significant contributor to the global economy. The prime issue, experts say, is the nation’s challenge in improving digital literacies and coding skills, particularly among young Canadians who will face an increasingly digital world.

Password Security

Improving your password security and usability

Whether it’s logging on to the Internet, checking email, personal banking or shopping online, most of us need passwords to access all of these services. These codes protect our most sensitive information, but we are often so overwhelmed with the sheer number of them that many of us resort to insecure practices.

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