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2017 Mechanical Engineering graduate Ghassan Chehade (right) explaining the benefits of personal urban mobility and accessibility devices. Below: 2017 Mechanical Engineering graduates Amir Karim (fifth from left) and Ghassan Chehade (centre, in grey suit holding award) at the PACE awards ceremony in Toluca, Mexico.

Engineering students help set the PACE on personal urban transportation

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) Mechanical Engineering students Ghassan Chehade and Amir Karim rolled up their sleeves this summer to represent the university on the international stage at the Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering (PACE) Education competition in Toluca, Mexico.

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.

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.

North Oshawa location, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

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.

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