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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.

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.

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Commencement Drive closure – August 11

Commencement Drive, located at the lights off Simcoe Street North, will be closed to traffic from 7:30 a.m. until approximately the end of the business day on Friday, August 11. The closure will allow contractors to install a new speed bump in the inbound lanes and modify the existing speed bump in the outbound lanes.

Mexican students on the canoe camping trip (July 14 to 16).

University’s English Language Centre opens doors to Mexican students

From July 5 through 27, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s English Language Centre provided 30 Proyecta 10,000 student scholarship recipients with four weeks of intensive English language instruction. They participated in workshops and learning activities to help immerse them in the language and Canadian culture. They also experienced a diverse classroom immersion, working with students from different countries and cultures.

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).

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: 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.

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.

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