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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.

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz, whose decision-making and policies highly influence Canadian financial markets, spoke at the university on March 28.

Top Canadian banker shares economic insights with students

What can post-secondary students learn from Canada’s economic history? What does the country’s financial landscape look like moving forward? Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz explored these issues with University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students and alumni during a recent visit to campus.

Close to 100 students, faculty, staff and community members took part in the 2017 Campus Charity Walk and Run for the Boys and Girls Club of Durham.

Campus community hits the pavement for a good cause

Running and walking are usually rewarding activities in their own right–but the ninth-annual Campus Charity Walk and Run for the Boys and Girls Club of Durham (BGCD) made lacing up shoes even more fulfilling.

Campers show off their math and art skills at the 2017 March Break Maker Camp.

Investigating, making and sharing at March Break Maker Camp

The Faculty of Education has hosted the Maker Camp at its STEAM 3D Maker Lab since 2014. This year, 27 students between the ages of seven and 12 used a variety of technological tools to create and design their own stories or projects.

Students at the library

Return all overdue books: You may not get your marks!

This is a reminder that the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will not release your winter-term grades if you have any overdue library books or unpaid library fines. All overdue books must be returned or renewed, and all library fines paid by Friday, April 24 or your grades will not be released.

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