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From left: Roger Anderson, Chair and CEO, Region of Durham; Karim Mamdani, President and CEO, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences; Tim McTiernan, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Don Lovisa, President, Durham College.

Roger Anderson Charity Classic celebrates a successful 20th anniversary year

One of Durham Region’s most popular and well-established fundraising events, 220 golfers took to the Deer Creek golf course on June 8, raising $403,000 to support students in financial need at Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, as well as child and youth programs at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences.

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.

Best Second-Year game: Dodge Bomb (Bird Brain Games). From left: Robbie Savaglio, Graham Watson, James Swain and Rebecca Joly (team members not in photo: Campbell Hamilton and Jack Hamilton).

Student-created video games invade university campus

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) immerses Game Development and Entrepreneurship (GDE) students in the game design and development process from day one in their first year. They also have many opportunities to showcase their creations at events like FBIT’s annual GAMESCON.

Members of the Ridgebacks women's soccer team celebrate being named OUA Team of the Year at the OUA Honour Awards Banquet in Huntsville, Ontario.

Historic season earns Ridgebacks women’s soccer OUA Team of the Year

To cap off a season that saw the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Ridgebacks women’s soccer team win the university’s first-ever provincial team sport championship, on May 10 the program was named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Team of the Year.

First place Automotive, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering award winners with their Electric 8x8 Combat Vehicle at the FEAS Capstone Exhibition and Competition.

Innovative engineering projects highlight 2017 Capstone event

In the university’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS), fourth-year students work in teams on a ‘Capstone’ project: an eight-month effort to devise innovative solutions to real-world problems. At the end of second semester, students showcase their research and discoveries at the annual FEAS Capstone Exhibition and Competition.

From left: Dr. Adam Fleming, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology-Oncology, McMaster University; UOIT Faculty of Science Life Sciences students Tejus Tuppal, Shreya Jain, Mahmud Ali and Melanny Barrios (who won the Students Advancing Brain Cancer Research Undergraduate Research Competition at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario); and Dr. Joseph Megyesi, Neurosurgeon, Joseph Megyesi Clinic in London, Ontario. Inset image: Dr. George Stamatiou, Senior Lecturer and Laboratory Co-ordinator, Faculty of Science (students' supervisor).

Life Sciences students shed new light on brain tumours, win research competition

As science continues to unlock new answers on brain tumour treatments, tomorrow’s research leaders hope they can contribute new ideas to the discussion. With that goal in mind, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Life Sciences students–Mahmud Ali, Melanny Barrios, Shreya Jain, and Tejus Tuppal–entered the Students Advancing Brain Cancer Research (SABCR) Undergraduate Research Competition, held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

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.

Dr. Samantha Nutt spoke to students at the university about the challenges women face all around the world, and how to advance women’s equality.

Dr. Samantha Nutt: Why every day should be International Women’s Day

On March 30, leading women’s rights advocate Dr. Samantha Nutt encouraged students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology to engage with and examine the challenges women face all around the world. In her talk entitled When Women Lead, the Founder and Executive Director of War Child Canada discussed how to help women realize their potential, and how to help change men’s views to advance women’s equality further.

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).

Collections at the Education Building will be moved the 61 Charles Street building in mid-May.

Education Library collections to move to 61 Charles Building in May

In preparation for the consolidation of the Education and Social Science Libraries into one location at the 61 Charles Street Building, the Education Library at 11 Simcoe Street (Education Building) will close on Monday, May 1. Staff will remain on site until the official moving date later in the month.

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