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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.

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.

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.

North Oshawa location, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Our university’s commitment to maintain a safe, healthy campus

The start of an academic year offers a chance to remind our campus community about our collective responsibility to uphold the policies and procedures created to maintain a healthy and safe learning, living, social, recreational and working environment, particularly as it relates to sexual violence.

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.

Students in Polonsky Commons at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's north Oshawa location.

Ontario universities key to economic prosperity

Strong communities, economic growth and talented leaders: these are just some of the ways in which Ontario’s 21 universities strengthen our province, according to a Council of Ontario Universities (COU) report released July 18.

Douglas Allingham, P.Eng. will become Chair of the university’s Board of Governors for the 2017-2018 academic year on Friday, September 1.

Senior engineering executive to lead university’s Board of Governors

Douglas Allingham, P.Eng., an engineering professional and longtime contributor to the local community, will expand his role at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology with his new appointment as Chair of the university’s Board of Governors for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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.

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