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Small plants growing from seeds

Seed exchange: grow, eat and share

The North Oshawa Library now offers a free seed exchange. Stop by the Reference Desk and check out the collection of container-friendly heirloom seeds.

Researchers examine a clump of the invasive species Starry Stonewort, pulled from the water of Lake Scugog, near Port Perry, Ontario (summer 2017).

Investigating a new ecological threat in Lake Scugog

Since 2016, a research team at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology has worked closely with the Scugog Lake Stewards (SLS), a community group dedicated to enhancing the health of the Port Perry-area lake.

61 Charles Street Building at the university's downtown Oshawa location.

Experts explore the intersection between technology and the world of justice

How is technology changing what we need and expect from the law? What would it mean to see the law itself as a kind of technology? Is it a technology of justice or injustice? The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology will explore these questions in a series of public panels from Thursday, January 25 to Saturday, January 27.

Akira Tokuhiro, PhD, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science.

Seven years since Fukushima: what has changed in Ontario

Akira Tokuhiro, PhD, Dean and Professor of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science was appointed to the Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan Advisory Group.

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).

From left: Dawn Regier, Asset and Sustainability Assistant (Nursing, class of 2016); Shannon Oletic, Project Planning Officer; Melissa Mirowski, Asset and Sustainability Planner; and Ijlal Gondal, Asset and Sustainability Assistant (Mechanical Engineering, class of 2016), OCIS.

International recognition for UOIT’s sustainability achievements

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) leadership in environmental sustainability, conservation and green community-building recently earned the university a Gold Rating from the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) program. STARS is a transparent, self-reporting global framework universities and colleges use to measure their sustainability performance.

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