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Three university professors awarded new funding for cutting-edge research

Innovative research at University of Ontario Institute of Technology will get a major boost thanks to a new investment by the Government of Canada. The research focuses on diverse areas of study, including energy grid security, workplace safety and the health risks of prolonged sitting.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Ed Waller, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (right) accepts the Canadian Radiation Protection Association's 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award from Liz Krivonosov, President, Krivonosov Risk Management Consultants Inc. (in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, June 6, 2017).

Radiation expert recognized for distinguished achievement

Ed Waller, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science is the 2017 winner of the Canadian Radiation Protection Association’s (CRPA) Distinguished Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to knowledge, practice and advancement of the field of radiation protection.

John Barrett, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) (left) presents Igor Pioro, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, with the CNA’s 2017 Harold A. Smith Outstanding Contribution Award.

Leading nuclear engineering researcher wins national award

For his longstanding contributions to the development of nuclear energy in Canada, Dr. Igor Pioro is the 2017 winner of the Canadian Nuclear Society/Canadian Nuclear Association (CNS/CNA) Harold A. Smith Outstanding Contribution Award.

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: Hossam Kishawy, PhD, Interim Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS); Tim McTiernan, PhD, UOIT President and Vice-Chancellor; Mel Hyatt, President-Elect, PWU; Adele Imrie, Chair, UOIT Board of Governors; Mohammed Yasin Ali, Electrical Engineering master’s degree student (FEAS); Vijay Sood, PhD, Associate Professor, FEAS.

Power Workers’ Union fuels university research

The Power Workers’ Union (PWU) is helping to energize smart grid and electric vehicle research at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Their recent donation will help to support the construction of the university’s new Software and Informatics Research Centre (SIRC) and reward Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) students for academic excellence.

The Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development and Growth (second from right) chats with Sheraz Tariq, Researcher, Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation (right) about testing the performance of far field voice interactive technologies inside ACE's hemi-anechoic (low vibration) chamber. Observing is John Komar, Director, Engineering and Operations, ACE (March 15, 2017).

University makes strong impression on provincial minister during campus tour

The Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development and Growth, visited UOIT on March 15 to explore some of the exciting research and development underway at the university and get a glimpse of the role it will play to anchor a research cluster, and innovation and technology park in the eastern Greater Toronto Area.

The university is helping Ontario shine green for mental health.

University goes green to #GETLOUD about mental health

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will join forces with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and Children’s Mental Health Ontario to promote mental health awareness through the Shine Green for Mental Health campaign.

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).

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