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Best Second-Year game: Dodge Bomb (Bird Brain Games). From left: Robbie Savaglio, Graham Watson, James Swain and Rebecca Joly (team members not in photo: Campbell Hamilton and Jack Hamilton).

Student-created video games invade university campus

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) immerses Game Development and Entrepreneurship (GDE) students in the game design and development process from day one in their first year. They also have many opportunities to showcase their creations at events like FBIT’s annual GAMESCON.

Douglas Holdway, PhD, Interim Vice-President, Research, Innovation and International (second from right) and Michael Owen, PhD, Dean, Faculty of Education (right), sign Memorandum of Understanding with officials of Nanjing Xiaozhuang University in Nanjing, China (March 15, 2017).

University forges newest international ties in China

The university’s newest international agreement was signed in March with Nanjing Xiaozhuang University (NXZU), a comprehensive, undergraduate university in Jiangsu Province (Ontario’s sister province in China).

There’s a lot of talk: Upcoming speakers and panels at the university

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology generates exceptional student outcomes in a dynamic learning environment. As a regional hub for innovation and impactful research, the university regularly attracts community leaders, subject matter experts and high-profile personalities to campus.

Polonksy Commons, University of Ontario Institute of Technology north Oshawa location.

President’s statement on university values

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is built on a promise to develop strength and capacity through research, innovation and partnerships. This promise is also supported by four core values expressed in our Strategic Plan.

Xiaodong Lin, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology

IT security researcher receives rare international distinction

The world’s largest technical professional society has bestowed one of its most prestigious honours on a University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) researcher for his contributions to the field of security and privacy in vehicle-to-vehicle communication.

The university held the 2016 Awards of Excellence recognition event on December 6 in the Business and Information Technology Building (see gallery for award recipients).

Honouring excellence in research, teaching and service delivery

The annual Awards of Excellence recognition event honours individual commitment and celebrates team achievements over the past year at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The university celebrated each 2016 award recipient as well as the entire campus community at a special event on December 6.

The future of Big Data health analytics in space

Dr. Carolyn McGregor is advancing research that demonstrates how the International Space Station can apply the Artemis platform to monitor astronauts’ and cosmonauts’ vital signs while in space. Her research partners include the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos).

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.

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.

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