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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.

During a practical aerodynamic workshop, students position a race car in front of the nozzle of the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel.

Welcome to the world’s most extreme classroom

Dynamic workshops in ACE’s additional climatic chambers offer students the chance to gain practical skills that will help them become immediate contributors to Canadian businesses and organizations. ACE’s wide variety of workshops are available not only to the university’s students, but also to students from other Ontario post-secondary institutions, as well as professionals and members of the community.

University hosting Drone Fair Ontario and the annual Engineering Robotics Competition during the weekend of November 26 and 27.

Games of Drones: High-tech weekend coming to UOIT

The Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre at the university’s north Oshawa location is the place to be when drone enthusiasts, experts and vendors from across the province will be on campus for Drone Fair Ontario, in partnership with the university’s ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel. At the same time, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science stages its 11th annual high school Engineering Robotics Competition.

Canadian professional mountain biker Derek Zandstra (Trenton, Ontario) challenges simulated hot and humid conditions inside one of ACE's climate chambers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Elite mountain biker finds new challenge in university's ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel

ACE, located at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, is a research and testing facility that offers the perfect technologies in made-to-order weather conditions for athletes such as Derek Zandstra. To help him acclimatize and beat the heat, ACE was able to simulate exactly what he was looking for in its advanced climate simulation chambers.

2016 Ontario Shores Extreme Challenge in the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel raises funds for charity as participants pedal spin bikes in bone-chilling cold conditions.

ACE putting the FUN back in fundraising

Ever want to experience an arctic snowstorm, searing desert sun, or the tropical conditions of a rainforest? How about experiencing all three in one day? That’s what participants in the 2016 Ontario Shores Extreme Challenge accomplished in just four hours inside the incredible ACE climatic wind tunnel at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Student flying an unmanned aerial vehicle at Drone Fair Calgary on June 19.

Drone Fair to take off in the Greater Toronto Area

Drone races, hands-on workshops and conversations with drone experts and vendors: all of these are coming to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) gymnasiums on Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27.

Taking flight: Testing the Wyp Wingboard in front of the nozzle of the powerful ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel.

It’s a bird, It’s a plane… It’s a Wingboard!

Wyp Aviation has successfully conducted the first full-scale, manned flight testing of its Wingboard. The Huntsville, Alabama company took its testing to new heights inside the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel, a cutting-edge research and testing facility at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Electric vehicle charging at ACE during the inaugural AJAC EcoRun event at UOIT in May 2012.

Electric vehicle tour EcoRun rolls into UOIT on June 2

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) will bring a convoy of the latest fuel-efficient and eco-friendly vehicles on the market to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) on Thursday, June 2.

PrecisionHawk team prepares UAV for extreme-weather testing in the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel.

PrecisionHawk explores extreme-weather testing of drones at ACE

ACE and PrecisionHawk have successfully completed the world’s first extreme-weather testing of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the climatic wind tunnel at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). The results of the ACE research, which included shock and vibration testing, will accelerate the design cycle and development of protocols related to UAV safety and reliability.

Kinesiology students set up stationary bikes in one of the ACE climate chambers, with the temperature cranked up to 35 degrees Celsius and the humidity dialed up to 60 per cent.

UOIT Kinesiology students use ACE for heat stress research

Made-to-order weather conditions that are consistent and predictable are a researcher’s dream. And that’s exactly what the ACE Climatic Chambers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) provide: the ideal environment for extreme weather testing.

Climatic yoga class in the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel (November 16, 2015).

Stretching the capacity of ACE’s Climatic Wind Tunnel

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) made history at ACE on November 16. The university’s renowned advanced testing facility opened its Climatic Wind Tunnel to stage the world’s first climatic yoga class.

Soulstack concert for UOIT students in the ACE climatic wind tunnel (September 8, 2015)

ACE serves up live blues for UOIT students at Orientation

New and returning University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students, staff and faculty were greeted during Orientation by a live lunchtime show by talented blues band Soulstack, staged at ACE’s climatic wind tunnel.

Soulstack will be the first band to ever perform in an active wind tunnel.

Soulstack: a live climatic blues performance at UOIT’s ACE – September 8

On Tuesday, September 8, stop by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel between noon and 1:30 p.m. to enjoy a live, one-of-a-kind climatic blues performance! Listen to the musical styling of Soulstack, a Toronto, Ontario-based modern roots band with a nouveau-retro sound. Soulstack will be the first band to ever perform in an active wind tunnel!

Toronto Fire Services personnel work perform an automobile extrication during a -20C blizzard inside the ACE climatic wind tunnel at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

ACE helping to make firefighting a safer occupation

UOIT has partnered with Toronto Fire Services in a unique research collaboration to examine the physical effects of harsh climatic conditions on the human body, specifically as they apply to firefighters on the job. The research findings will provide new insight into safer working practices and appropriate techniques to minimize safety risks for firefighters everywhere.

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