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Group shot of the Poverty, Access Resistance and Resilience in Latin America field course participants.

University and college students learn how poverty affects education access

It’s one thing for post-secondary students to learn about Freire’s theories through lectures or textbooks. But what if they could see his theories play out in real life—in his country of origin? A group of University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College (DC) students recently did that during a recent 10-day field course in São Paolo, Brazil.

2017 Student Research Showcase prize recipients. From left: Bridve Sivakumar, Faculty of Health Sciences; Leanna Calla, Faculty of Science; Allison Saunders (Faculty of Education - project partner Alex Gadanidis unavailable); Irina Levit, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities; Rahul Vaghasia, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science;  Jason Chang (non-UOIT student project partner); and Ralph Laite, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science. Absent: Matthew Coe, Faculty of Business and Information Technology.

Undergrad students turn innovative ideas into real solutions

From artificial intelligence applications in the classroom to building a better transit system in the Golden Horseshoe, undergraduate students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) are brimming with brilliant ideas to make our world a better place.

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).

Collections at the Education Building will be moved the 61 Charles Street building in mid-May.

Education Library collections to move to 61 Charles Building in May

In preparation for the consolidation of the Education and Social Science Libraries into one location at the 61 Charles Street Building, the Education Library at 11 Simcoe Street (Education Building) will close on Monday, May 1. Staff will remain on site until the official moving date later in the month.

Campers show off their math and art skills at the 2017 March Break Maker Camp.

Investigating, making and sharing at March Break Maker Camp

The Faculty of Education has hosted the Maker Camp at its STEAM 3D Maker Lab since 2014. This year, 27 students between the ages of seven and 12 used a variety of technological tools to create and design their own stories or projects.

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.

Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate Dr. George Elliott Clarke spoke at the Regent Theatre on February 27.

Faculties team up to host Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate

Figuratively and literally, a Poet Laureate has a way with words. On February 27, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’ discovered this in real life as Dr. George Elliott Clarke, Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate shared a selection of his works at a Black History Month celebration.

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.

Participants at the Higher Education in Transformation Symposium sign Memorandum of Agreement to create the Canada-Ireland Centre for Higher Education Policy and Practice.

Local post-secondary leaders forge stronger ties with Irish institutions

Expanded international opportunities for student exchange and research collaboration in Ireland are on the horizon following the signing of a new agreement by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Durham College (DC) and the Technological University for Dublin Alliance.

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.


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.

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

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.


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

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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