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April

Vaso's Field, home to a number of Ridgebacks varsity sports programs, will have a new artificial turf installed in time for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Artificial turf coming to Vaso’s Field

Vaso’s Field, home to a number of Ridgeback varsity athletic teams at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, will have a brand new look this fall.

Volunteers helped out at the 2018 Graduating Class Challenge in January.

University thanks volunteers for building confidence, connections and community

During National Volunteer Week (Sunday, April 15 to Saturday, April 21), the University of Ontario Institute of Technology recognizes, celebrates and thanks its many volunteers, students, faculty, staff, board members and community members. These volunteers build confidence, connections and a culture of community within the university.

According to the Ontario Equal Pay Coalition and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, women earn nearly 30 per cent less than men.

Political Science researcher offers perspective on the gender pay gap

In conjunction with April 10 being designated Equal Pay Day in Canada, Alyson King, PhD, Assistant Professor in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, shares her thoughts on the importance of closing the gender pay gap and what it will take to achieve this goal.

Rupinder Brar, PhD, Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning addresses the audience at this year's Teaching Award Ceremony. (March 28, 2018)

Campus community celebrates teaching excellence

On March 28 the university’s reinvented Teaching Award Ceremony brought together more than 100 faculty, staff, students and community members to recognize teaching excellence and to unveil six new awards.

University students meeting with employer representatives at the Fall 2017 Reverse Career Fair in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre.

‘Reverse’ career fair advances students’ employment opportunities

Each year, the Office of Student Life at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology organizes what’s known as a ‘Reverse’ Career Fair (RCF). At reverse fairs, the employers are the ones who do the walking around. The students are the ones in the booths, with their resumés and examples of their projects or research.


March

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 will not release your Winter-term grades if you have overdue library material or unpaid library fines. You must return or renew all overdue items and pay all library fines by Monday, April 23 or the university will not release your grades. Registration activities, such as add/drop classes and release of transcripts, may also be suspended.

Ololade Sanusi (second from left) placed first in the university's 2017 Three Minute Thesis competition.

Explaining complex research in just three minutes

On Wednesday, March 21, 3MT participants will present their complex research and its wider impact to a panel of non-specialist judges. Competitors have only three minutes to express their knowledge in an engaging, accessible and compelling way, using only one static slide for visual support.

From left: Fourth-year Communication and Digital Media Studies (CDMS) students Marissa George and Hannah Scott picked up their cookies at the university's downtown Oshawa location.

Smart Cookies on Valentine’s Day

The middle of the academic semester is a busy time for students as they work hard on assignments and prepare for midterm examinations. But for students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the Wednesday before Reading Week brought and unexpected treat from the Office of the Provost.

Second-year Mechatronics Engineering student Hamayal Choudhry (left) with Sage Franch, former Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Canada. at a recent hackathon event at the University of Toronto.

Mechatronics Engineering student impresses during marathon of hackathons

Although he is yet to reach the halfway point of his Mechatronics Engineering degree (part of the program’s inaugural cohort), second-year University of Ontario Institute of Technology student Hamayal Choudhry (class of 2020) has already made quite a name for himself beyond the university campus.

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.


February

Steven Del Duca, Ontario's Minister of Economic Development and Growth, announces the province's partnership with Magna International Inc., Multimatic Inc. and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology to enhance the university's ACE facility by adding a new Moving Ground Plane.

Province and industry partners rally to drive automotive innovation

The Province of Ontario, Magna International Incorporated and Multimatic Incorporated are partnering with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology to revolutionize the university’s ACE research facility, making it the most comprehensive aerodynamic and thermal test centre in the world.

Peter Berg, PhD, former Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (currently Professor of Mathematics and Physics, and Chair of the Department of Science at the University of Alberta), holds a rotor from an Enigma Cipher Machine. Dr. Berg is among the speakers at a free lecture on cryptanalysis March 2 at the university's Regent Theatre.

Experts decode the history and future of cryptography

On Friday, March 2, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Science welcomes two leading international experts to unlock the mysteries behind the use of codes and ciphers to protect secrets.


January

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.

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