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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).

From left: Warwick Academy students and instructors pose with their sailboats alongside Sharman Perera, Senior Lecturer and Laboratory Manager, Callan Brown, Lab Specialist and master's student, and Dr. Glenn Harvel, Associate Dean.

Against the wind: Bermudian students visit campus, learn about sailing physics

Sailing with the wind is easy—as long as your sails are at a right angle to the wind, the wind pushes on them and you just coast along. But how do you make your boat move forward against the wind? Students from two secondary schools in Bermuda recently enjoyed a fun afternoon at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology learning about this as they explored sailing physics and engineering.

Bermuda High School students participate in mock scenario investigations at the university's Crime Scene House.

Bermudian secondary school students foster passion for science and technology

Studying abroad is enticing, but the thought of leaving your family and friends to pursue your post-secondary education in another country can be intimidating. What will university life be like in a foreign country? What learning opportunities will you have? A total of 29 secondary students from two different Bermudian schools recently had a chance to explore these questions and more during their visit to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

From left: Joe Stokes, Associate Registrar, UOIT; Koral Kanca, Link Education Consulting; and Arthur Ferreira, English Teacher and Director of International Projects, Colégio Lato Sensu (CLS) speak to a classroom full of CLS students in Brazil.

University partners with Brazilian educational institute

New international study opportunities are on the horizon for Brazilian secondary schools students, thanks to an agreement the University of Ontario Institute of Technology recently inked with the Lato Sensu Educational Centre (Colégio Lato Sensu, or CLS), which has four locations in northwest Brazil. Linked Education Consultants, which connected the university with CLS, was also present during the signing of the agreement.

Canada’s sesquicentennial represents a critical moment in our country’s history. For those who work at a university, it presents a time to mark Canada’s successes in higher education, research and innovation.

Canada at 150, UOIT at 15, and celebrating our students

Canada’s sesquicentennial represents a critical moment in our country’s history. For those who work at a university, it presents a time to mark Canada’s successes in higher education, research and innovation.

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.

The cheering of more than 30 University of Ontario Institute of Technology staff members echoed throughout downtown Oshawa on June 21 as the group pedaled a 30-seat bike through the city’s core.

University team gears up to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation

The cheering of more than 30 University of Ontario Institute of Technology staff members echoed throughout downtown Oshawa on June 21 as the group pedaled a 30-seat bike through the city’s core. The riders participated in an event designed to raise awareness and funds for research to prevent heart disease and stroke. The team collectively raised more than $3,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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.

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