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News archives 2011


December

ARC announcement

Government of Canada supports UOIT researchers and their partners

Today, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, announced a one-year extension of the Applied Research and Commercialization (ARC) initiative, creating jobs and economic growth in the region.

TVO

UOIT students challenged to compete in TVO short documentary film contest

TV Ontario (TVO) is looking to showcase the film talent that resides at UOIT through its introduction of the Doc Studio Contest. As a proud supporter Canadian documentary films, TVO is committed to fostering talent among aspiring filmmakers and as such, created the newly launched docstudio.tvo.org as a platform to showcase Canadian documentary filmmakers and their work, as well as act as a learning community that supports point-of-view filmmaking.


November

Ribbon cutting in front of the True Power sculpture at ERC opening (from left: John Henry, Oshawa Mayor; Glen Courtis Jr., UOIT Engineering Students' Society; Jeffrey Boyce, Sure Energy Inc.; Dr. Richard Marceau, UOIT provost and VP Academic; Roger Anderson, Chair and CEO, Durham Region; Joe Dickson, Ajax-Pickering MPP; Dr. Tim McTiernan, UOIT president; Jim Flaherty, Federal Finance Minister and Whitby-Oshawa MP; Dr. Colin Carrie, Oshawa MP; and Dr. George Bereznai, dean, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science.

UOIT building promises leading-edge research in clean and green energy

In front of a large gathering of distinguished guests that included government leaders, industry partners, faculty, staff and students, The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) officially opened the spectacular Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC). The 9,290 square-metre facility is the premier training ground for future energy scientists and nuclear engineers and houses UOIT’s unique-in-Canada engineering programs and research in geothermal, hydraulic, hydrogen, natural gas, nuclear, solar and wind energy technologies.

Dr. Tim McTiernan

UOIT installs Dr. Tim McTiernan as new president and vice-chancellor

In front of a large gathering of academic colleagues, community and industry partners, distinguished guests, faculty, staff and students, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) today officially installed Dr. Tim McTiernan as the university’s third president and vice-chancellor.

From left: Kailee Demoe and Emma Bradbury, third-year Nursing students.

Two Nursing students nab poppy donation box thief

Emma Bradbury and Kailee Demoe, third-year Nursing students at UOIT, demonstrated their commitment to helping others and their community when they stopped a man who had just stolen a poppy donation box from a nearby pharmacy on November 3.

UOIT professors publish innovative book on crime

UOIT professors publish innovative book on crime

Crime is a major resource drain on local communities. Regardless of where it occurs, on the street, in the home, or in the workplace the costs associated with crime are debilitating.


October

Researchers, professors and graduate students from across North America take part in one of UOIT's Boot Camps offered as part of the GTA-initiative THATCamp 2011.

Humanities and technology connect at UOIT boot camps

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) combined humanities and technology during two boot camps hosted by the university’s Office of Research Services and the faculties of Science and Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) on October 21. The boot camps were the prelude to the main event, THATCamp - The Humanities and Technology Camp, held the following day.

From left: Nina Nichols, president, Resolution Research and UOIT President Tim McTiernan, at the MOU signing.

UOIT and Resolution Research sign MOU

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Resolution Research & Marketing, Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding today, giving researchers access to a smarter, competitive tool for data collection and analysis through connection-driven intelligence.

From left: Nina Nichols, president, Resolution Research and UOIT President Tim McTiernan, at the MOU signing.

Possible GO Transit bus strike

Please be advised that bus drivers at GO Transit will be in a legal strike position as of 12:01 a.m. on Monday, October 24 if negotiations between GO Transit and the union representing its bus drivers fail to produce a new collective agreement. In the event of a labour disruption, regular GO Train service would continue, but GO Bus service would not.

From left: Nina Nichols, president, Resolution Research and UOIT President Tim McTiernan, at the MOU signing.

UOIT students make connections at Career and Education Fair

Hundreds of enthusiastic UOIT students enjoyed a glimpse into their personal futures as they packed the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre for the Student Experience Centre’s (SEC) annual Career and Education Fair. Students were able to meet and greet leaders and representatives from nearly 60 different potential employers and postgraduate study destinations during the full-day event.

From left: Nina Nichols, president, Resolution Research and UOIT President Tim McTiernan, at the MOU signing.

Tentative collective agreement reached

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is pleased to announce that it has reached a tentative collective agreement with the UOIT Faculty Association (UOITFA), which represents core faculty members at the university.

From left: Nina Nichols, president, Resolution Research and UOIT President Tim McTiernan, at the MOU signing.

Power forward: UOIT hosts international fuel cell workshop

The latest progress in the research and development of fuel cell science and technologies was in the spotlight at a recent international workshop hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).


September

From left: Dr. Meghann Lloyd, assistant professor, UOIT and research associate, Grandview Children’s Centre; Kristen McInnis, fourth-year Kinesiology student, UOIT; Dr. Tim McTiernan, president, UOIT; Dr. Ellen Vogel, dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, UOIT; MaryLynn West-Moynes, vice-president, External Relations, UOIT; and Lorraine Sunstrum-Mann, executive director, Grandview Children's Centre.

Enrolment up 13 per cent at UOIT

Enrolment at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has reached another highpoint with Day 10 enrolment numbers topping 8,423 undergraduate and graduate students attending the university.

From left: Dr. Meghann Lloyd, assistant professor, UOIT and research associate, Grandview Children’s Centre; Kristen McInnis, fourth-year Kinesiology student, UOIT; Dr. Tim McTiernan, president, UOIT; Dr. Ellen Vogel, dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, UOIT; MaryLynn West-Moynes, vice-president, External Relations, UOIT; and Lorraine Sunstrum-Mann, executive director, Grandview Children's Centre.

UOIT celebrates Homecoming 2011

UOIT alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends enjoyed a fun-filled day of activities during the second annual Homecoming event on September 17

2011 UOIT award recipients (from left): Dr. Shahram ShahbazPanahi, Rami El-Emam, Paula di Cato, Ron McKelvey, Lana Pickering (absent: Dr. Dhavide Aruliah, Dr. Igor Pioro).

UOIT presents Awards of Excellence

UOIT is celebrating the beginning of a new academic year by recognizing outstanding achievements by faculty and staff over the past 12 months. The 2011 Awards of Excellence were presented September 13 at the annual President’s Welcome Back Reception hosted by Dr. Tim McTiernan.

2011 UOIT award recipients (from left): Dr. Shahram ShahbazPanahi, Rami El-Emam, Paula di Cato, Ron McKelvey, Lana Pickering (absent: Dr. Dhavide Aruliah, Dr. Igor Pioro).

Durham College support staff reach tentative agreement

We are pleased to advise that a tentative agreement has been reached between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), which represents support staff employees at colleges across the province, and the College Employer Council (the Council).

2011 UOIT award recipients (from left): Dr. Shahram ShahbazPanahi, Rami El-Emam, Paula di Cato, Ron McKelvey, Lana Pickering (absent: Dr. Dhavide Aruliah, Dr. Igor Pioro).

UOIT alumnus receives prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate scholarship

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is proud to announce that 2009 Bachelor of Science graduate Iain Moyles has been awarded the Vanier Canada Graduate scholarship (CGS) in support of his current doctoral degree studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. The Vanier CGS is valued at $150,000 over three years.


August


July

Dr. Greg Naterer (centre), Canada Research Chair in Advanced Energy Systems and associate dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; Dr. Zhaolin Wang (left), director, Hydrogen Program; and Ed Secnik, manager, CERL.

UOIT - like you've never seen it before

Students and visitors to UOIT will soon enjoy a unique online perspective of the university following a special visit to campus by a crew from Google Maps Street View


June

Dr. Dan Zhang, Canada Research Chair in Robotics and Automation and professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is one of 14 researchers who received a Discovery Grant from NSERC. His research involves integrated optimization of parallel robot performance for advanced manufacturing systems.

NSERC awards UOIT researchers $1.7 million

Fourteen researchers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) were recently awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants, which have a combined total of $1.7 million over the next five years.

Dr. Dan Zhang, Canada Research Chair in Robotics and Automation and professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is one of 14 researchers who received a Discovery Grant from NSERC. His research involves integrated optimization of parallel robot performance for advanced manufacturing systems.

IBM's 100th anniversary celebration features Dr. Carolyn McGregor

International Business Machines (IBM) is marking its centennial this year with a new short film that profiles four of its leading collaborative researchers whose questioning minds and unconventional ideas the company says are transforming our world.

Matt Milovick, vice-president, Operations and Strategic Development and interim chief financial officer (centre), is congratulated by Nigel White, vice-chair, CMA Ontario Board of Directors (left), and Merv Hillier, president and chief executive officer, CMA Ontario (right), at the 2011 Creative Leadership Awards on June 16.

Matt Milovick receives CMA Creative Leadership Award

Congratulations to Matt Milovick, vice-president, Operations and Strategic Development and interim chief financial officer, who received the Ontario Certified Management Accountants 2011 Creative Leadership Award for the instrumental role he had in the development of UOIT's downtown Oshawa location.

Matt Milovick, vice-president, Operations and Strategic Development and interim chief financial officer (centre), is congratulated by Nigel White, vice-chair, CMA Ontario Board of Directors (left), and Merv Hillier, president and chief executive officer, CMA Ontario (right), at the 2011 Creative Leadership Awards on June 16.

Oil and gas executive donates $1.5 million to UOIT

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will accelerate its alternative fuel research efforts thanks to a $1.5-million donation from Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sure Energy Inc. Jeffrey Boyce, The donation, the largest gift UOIT has received from an individual, will fund the Jeffrey S. Boyce research chair in Natural Gas (NG) as an Alternative Transportation Fuel.

Matt Milovick, vice-president, Operations and Strategic Development and interim chief financial officer (centre), is congratulated by Nigel White, vice-chair, CMA Ontario Board of Directors (left), and Merv Hillier, president and chief executive officer, CMA Ontario (right), at the 2011 Creative Leadership Awards on June 16.

UOIT researcher receives Xerox Foundation grant

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) Faculty of Science is announcing a research grant awarded by Xerox Corporation to Dr. Faisal Qureshi, assistant professor, Computer Science.

Matt Milovick, vice-president, Operations and Strategic Development and interim chief financial officer (centre), is congratulated by Nigel White, vice-chair, CMA Ontario Board of Directors (left), and Merv Hillier, president and chief executive officer, CMA Ontario (right), at the 2011 Creative Leadership Awards on June 16.

UOIT announces new president

Dr. Tim McTiernan will be the third president and vice-chancellor of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), effective July 1, 2011.


April

From left: Randy Steffan, director, Corporate Affairs and Communications; Purdue Pharma; Ricardo Vargas, director, Research and Development, Purdue Pharma; Dr. Jean-Paul Desaulniers, associate professor, Faculty of Science, UOIT; Dr. Brian Ward, McGill University (2011 Purdue Pharma Distinguished Lecturer); Dr. William Smith, dean, Faculty of Science, UOIT; Dr. Richard Marceau, provost and vice-president, Academic, UOIT.

Spaling and Galea named UOIT Athletes of the Year

Men's Hockey captain Nathan Spaling (Drayton, Ontario) and women's rowing/squash standout Shannon Galea (Oshawa, Ontario) have been named the 2010-2011 University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Athletes of the Year. The awards were presented at UOIT's fifth annual Athletic Banquet on March 31 at the General W. Sikorski Polish Veterans Association Hall in Oshawa as student-athletes, coaches and contributors were honoured for their outstanding accomplishments throughout the varsity sports season.


March

MDC Professional Management Certificate class of 2010.

Management Development Centre spring programs and workshops unveiled

The Management Development Centre(MDC) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has introduced a number of exciting new programs for the spring as it drives to meet the growing demand for professional development opportunities in the areas of information technology security and business management.

Government-funded 3D gaming initiative enters new dimension

The building blocks for the next generation of stereoscopic three-dimensional (S-3D) gaming are being put in place thanks to a major funding announcement by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture through the Ontario Media Development Corporation's (OMDC) Entertainment and Creative Cluster Partnerships Fund along with support from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).