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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.

Angela Skopyk, PhD candidate (Applied Bioscience), Faculty of Science, enjoys a spectacular view of Sydney, Australia while taking part in the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship exchange program (Summer 2017). Below right: Huda Sarwar, Electrical Engineering (class of 2018) enjoys a horseback riding opportunity during her exchange placement near Arusha, Tanzania.

University students engaging a world of opportunity

Studying abroad continues to gain popularity at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology as more and more students explore international exchange opportunities as part of their academic program.

Graduate students present their research at the Laurentian SETAC annual general meeting.

Exploring Canada’s environmental past and future

What lessons can we learn about Canada’s past environmental science research and policy? How do you communicate complex health and environmental risk issues to a non-technical audience? And how do you promote equity and encourage more women to choose careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)? These were some of the questions delegates explored at the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Laurentian Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Laurentian SETAC).

University of Ontario Institute of Technology, north Oshawa location.

University names two interim Vice-Presidents

Two distinguished academics with strong leadership experience will oversee key portfolios in the coming year at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Nicole Crawford, Forensic Science, class of 2017 presents her project, The Challenges of an Underwater Crime Scene, at Forensic Science Research Day.

Forensic Science Research Day puts student research in the spotlight

From the challenges of underwater crime scenes to the recovery of DNA from nitrile gloves, graduating students of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Forensic Science program had many discoveries to share this spring. Each April, fourth-year students culminate their program by showcasing specific research findings from their ‘Capstone’ projects for industry experts during Forensic Science Research Day.

University President and Vice-Chancellor Tim McTiernan speaks at launch of the City of Oshawa's Teaching City Initiative (Robert McLaughlin Gallery, June 5, 2017).

City of Oshawa, educational partners launch ‘Teaching City’ Initiative

The City of Oshawa, along with local and regional partners, will develop the City as a ‘living laboratory’ to address and study complex urban issues and identify opportunities. As a nimble mid-sized municipality that is part of one of North America’s largest urban areas, Oshawa is uniquely positioned to take on this role.

From left: 2017 Durham Regional Science Fair grand prize winners Ayanna Jeyakanthan (Grade 7, Roland Michener P.S., Ajax) and Ayeman Faridi (Grade 11, J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate, Ajax) both won special awards at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Regina, Saskatchewan from May 15 to 20.

Durham Regional Science Fair winners capture national awards

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Science, which hosted the Durham Regional Science Fair (DRSF) in April, congratulates its two grand prize winners for capturing national awards at the 56th Canada-Wide Science Fair.

From left: Dr. Adam Fleming, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology-Oncology, McMaster University; UOIT Faculty of Science Life Sciences students Tejus Tuppal, Shreya Jain, Mahmud Ali and Melanny Barrios (who won the Students Advancing Brain Cancer Research Undergraduate Research Competition at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario); and Dr. Joseph Megyesi, Neurosurgeon, Joseph Megyesi Clinic in London, Ontario. Inset image: Dr. George Stamatiou, Senior Lecturer and Laboratory Co-ordinator, Faculty of Science (students' supervisor).

Life Sciences students shed new light on brain tumours, win research competition

As science continues to unlock new answers on brain tumour treatments, tomorrow’s research leaders hope they can contribute new ideas to the discussion. With that goal in mind, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Life Sciences students–Mahmud Ali, Melanny Barrios, Shreya Jain, and Tejus Tuppal–entered the Students Advancing Brain Cancer Research (SABCR) Undergraduate Research Competition, held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

Science Rendezvous promotes science awareness for all ages.

Free all-day family fun at Science Rendezvous May 13

Science Rendezvous, the all-day festival that takes science out of the lab and onto the streets, will be held on Saturday, May 13 at the shared campus location of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College.

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