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Statue of Sir John A. Macdonald.

Should we remove Sir John A. Macdonald’s name from Ontario schools?

Natalie Oman, PhD, DJur, Legal Studies researcher and Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, weighs in on the August 2017 Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) motion asking school boards across the province to remove Sir John A. Macdonald’s name from schools and buildings.

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.

Barbara Perry, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.

New research on countering right-wing extremism in Canada

In the face of renewed domestic and international incidents of right-wing extremism, University of Ontario Institute of Technology hate crime expert Barbara Perry, PhD, has co-authored a new research paper outlining strategies to disrupt the growth and sustainability of those groups.

Political science researcher Dr. Tim MacNeill says raising the minimum wage can have a number of overall positive outcomes for the economy.

Minimum wage boost: life-changing or chaotic for Ontario?

Will Ontario’s proposed minimum wage hike help or hurt the economy and low-wage workers? A political science researcher at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology suggests our society is better off economically when we increase the spending power of poorer people.

An April Angus Reid Institute poll shows that even though Canadians are skeptical on how effective the proposed law will be at deterring marijuana use (especially by young people), 60 per cent support the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45). University of Ontario Institute of Technology criminologist and sociologist Judith Grant, PhD is among them.

Criminology researcher praises Canada’s cannabis reform bill

An April Angus Reid Institute poll shows that even though Canadians are skeptical on how effective the proposed law will be at deterring marijuana use (especially by young people), 60 per cent support the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45). University of Ontario Institute of Technology criminologist and sociologist Judith Grant, PhD is among them.

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.

Close to 100 students, faculty, staff and community members took part in the 2017 Campus Charity Walk and Run for the Boys and Girls Club of Durham.

Campus community hits the pavement for a good cause

Running and walking are usually rewarding activities in their own right–but the ninth-annual Campus Charity Walk and Run for the Boys and Girls Club of Durham (BGCD) made lacing up shoes even more fulfilling.

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.

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