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Cannabis legalization in Canada is expected to be implemented on July 1, 2018.

Questions and answers on Canada’s legalized cannabis debate

At the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, drug education and policy researcher Judith Grant, PhD, explores a wide range of topics from drug use and abuse, to addiction and recovery. The Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities shares some perspectives as the country moves toward embracing a new era on cannabis use.

Isabel Pedersen, PhD (left) is the university's Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media and Culture. Her research laboratory (shown) is located in Bordessa Hall at the university's downtown Oshawa location.

Isabel Pedersen’s Canada Research Chair renewed

For her outstanding research work at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the Government of Canada has renewed Isabel Pedersen’s, PhD, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Digital Life, Media and Culture.

Kindness Garden at Glen Street Public School in Oshawa.

Learning gardens bring schools to life

The Faculty of Education at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology champions the creation of ‘learning gardens’ in the community. The faculty recently teamed with the Durham District School Board to open an outdoor Kindness Garden at Oshawa’s Glen Street Public School.

International youth climate justice activists at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) UN climate conference in Marrakesh, Morocco (November 2016).

University joins United Nations Environment network

The university is excited to announce its membership in the Global University Partnership on Environmental Sustainability (GUPES) under the United Nations Environmental Program (UN Environment).

Students in the Chemistry Laboratory in the Science Building.

University’s impressive research growth trajectory continues

The latest report of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities by business intelligence and analysis firm Research Infosource Inc., shows how research activity at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology compares favourably with its university peers across the country.

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.

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