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University of Ontario Institute of Technology's north Oshawa campus location.

Tuition reductions will help students with education affordability

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) announced a 10 per cent tuition reduction on January 17. The university recognizes this change as a positive step in improving education accessibility for Ontario’s university students while balancing the provincial government’s fiscal challenges.

ACE officials joined the university’s Office of Research Services to attend AutoMobili-D (January 14 to 17) during the media and industry days at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.

ACE wheels-up for influential automotive event in Detroit

Alongside such universities and research organizations as MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Clemson University and the University of Michigan, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology will showcase its groundbreaking innovations and automotive research and development capacity in Detroit, Michigan.

From left: Ritu Banerjee, Senior Director, Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence (moderator), with panelists Barbara Perry, PhD, Professor of Criminology, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Kara Brisson-Boivin, PhD, Director of Research, MediaSmarts; Maya Roy, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Canada; and Sharif Mahdy, Executive Director, Students Commission of Canada.

University discussion challenges online hate

On November 22, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology participated in a panel discussion on how to challenge hate online. Public Safety Canada’s Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence, together with Facebook Canada, co-hosted the event, which was livestreamed on the university’s Facebook page.

Cyclists pedal on stationary bikes in the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel as cycling garment manufacturer PEARL iZUMi measures how new products dissipate heat from riders' bodies in varying temperatures, humidity and precipitation conditions.

Colorado-based athletic wear company tests new garments in ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel

While originally conceived as a research and development test facility primarily for automotive products, the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology is popular amongst a wide range of non-automotive companies, including leading consumer apparel firms like Louisville, Colorado-based PEARL iZUMi.

Brilliant Catalyst launch on the second floor of the Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (November 13, 2018).

University launches Brilliant Catalyst: a new gateway to entrepreneurship and innovation

As a champion of innovative and entrepreneurial culture, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology offers an exciting new ‘collaboration and collision’ space for creating new business ideas. At Brilliant Catalyst, students, faculty, business and community organizations will accelerate the development of new ideas, business ventures and innovations.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology graduate student Samantha Stahlke (centre, pictured with academic dignitaries at Convocation in June 2018 for winning the Faculty of Business and Information Technology medal for highest grade-point average for her undergraduate Bachelor of Information Technology degree) is among the inaugural recipients of the Vector Institute Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence.

University’s Samantha Stahlke taking on the ‘next great frontier’ in technology

Now working on a master’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Samantha Stahlke has won a prestigious Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence from the Toronto, Ontario-based Vector Institute, which focuses on research into artificial intelligence applications and provides scholarships to graduate students.

The university's School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies recently celebrated faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the graduate students they supervise.

University celebrates excellence in graduate student supervision

At its recent Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision reception, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies celebrated faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the graduate students they supervise.

On December 7, TeachingCity partners the City of Oshawa, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Durham College and Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area celebrated the inaugural City Idea Lab student showcase at the TeachingCity Hub in downtown Oshawa.

Student showcase shines spotlight on innovative curriculum-based City Idea Lab

TeachingCity partners the City of Oshawa, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Durham College (DC) and Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area celebrated today the inaugural City Idea Lab student showcase and the generous gift of $322,000 from RBC Foundation as part of the RBC Future Launch program.

Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor at his installation ceremony in May 2018.

University President receives professional excellence award from alma mater

Dr. Murphy accepted the inaugural Sprott School of Business Alumni Award for Professional Excellence on November 26 in a ceremony at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre. The award is presented to a Carleton University master’s or PhD graduate who has demonstrated outstanding achievement within their career or through community service initiatives.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology north Oshawa campus location in the evening

University announces 2018-2019 Board of Governors membership

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology has strengthened its leadership and governance with the appointment of seven new members to its Board of Governors. This diverse group of governors will offer their unique perspectives, skills and experience to help the university meet its vision, mission and strategic goals.

Flu season in Canada runs from November to April.

Getting the point: What Canadians need to understand about the flu shot

“Canadians need to understand that the various strains of the flu that emerge each year make it more than a local or regional concern. In today’s world of almost unlimited air travel, any virus can travel to any other spot on the planet in less than 36 hours. Flu immunization is a global health issue.”

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering students Thomas Lato (standing), Karim Sachedina (seated) and Mdrashidul Islam (using the computer) worked with Atef Mohany, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, to create a prototype for a new vent silencer design for Stoddard Silencers.

Why clamping down on industrial noise is a sound idea

Scarborough, Ontario-based manufacturer Stoddard Silencers of Canada wanted to develop a smaller, cost-effective vent-silencing solution that minimizes noise without sacrificing safety. Together with Mechanical Engineering master’s students Karim Sachedina, Thomas Lato and Mdrashidul Islam, Dr. Atef Mohany created a prototype for a streamlined and acoustically absorptive cone-shaped attachment for Stoddard’s vent silencers.

University thanks its donors on National Philanthropy Day 2018

University thanks its donors on National Philanthropy Day

In celebration of National Philanthropy Day on Thursday, November 15, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology thanks its donors for their support over the past 15 years. In 2003, we opened our doors to 947 students. This year, we welcomed more than 10,000 students across our seven faculties and our School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Dr. Jen Rinaldi's and Dr. Kate Rossiter's book, Institutional Violence and Disability: Punishing Conditions, explores the pervasiveness of institutional violence through the lens of survivors of the Huronia Regional Centre, which operated in Orillia, Ontario from 1876 to 2009.

Honouring the voices of the institutionalized

In a recently published book, University of Ontario Institute of Technology Legal Studies researcher Jen Rinaldi, PhD, proposes that the same facilities designed to deliver care to vulnerable populations instead encourage a culture of violence and dehumanization.

Movie audience decked out in goggles and rain gear for a '4D' screening of the film Twister inside the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

A film with a twist: ACE screens a movie in ‘4D’

At the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel recently hosted a screening of the 1996 disaster film Twister that took the cinematic experience in a new ‘fourth’ dimension. It figuratively took everyone by storm.