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September

Visit the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's booth at the Ontario Universities' Fair at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30.

Visit us at the 2018 Ontario Universities’ Fair

Join us at the Ontario Universities’ Fair and get acquainted with all we have to offer, from innovative programs to our high-tech learning environment and supportive campus community and everything in between.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology's 2018 entrance scholarship recipients. Back row (from left): Robert Bailey, PhD, Provost and Vice-President Academic; Erin Mattes (Social Science and Humanities); Aiman Quraishi (Engineering and Applied Science); Hannah Oegema (Business and Information Technology); Steven Murphy, PhD, President; Cristianna Giallo (Science). Front row (from left): Tessie Pulla-Chin (Health Sciences); Courtney Lockhart (Health Sciences); Keegan Post (Energy Systems and Nuclear Science).

University celebrates 2018 entrance scholarship recipients

At the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, our students know where they want to go. Each year, the university rewards seven outstanding incoming students with its most prestigious entrance scholarships.

Best poster award winners and honourable mention recipients celebrate their achievements following the university's 2018 Student Research Showcase.

Students bring big ideas to life

Highlighted by themes of everything from artificial intelligence to wrongful convictions, dozens of University of Ontario Institute of Technology students shared their research discoveries, practical ideas and conclusions in August during the annual Student Research Showcase.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology President Dr. Steven Murphy (right-centre) congratulates students in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science which won the 2018 Orientation inter-faculty Wild Goose Chase (top: Stanley the Goose, the Wild Goose Chase trophy).

University’s students shine in Chartered Financial Analyst exam

At the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, financial services managers of the future prepare for their careers through the Finance major and Marketing major offered through Faculty of Business and Information Technology’s (FBIT) Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) program.


August

Kandarp Gandhi researched smart home energy management at IIT Ropar.

University’s international research co-ops accelerate career prospects while promoting cultural awareness

Research co-ops prepare undergraduate students for post-graduate school and help them explore what a career in research looks like. Completing your co-op in another country takes that learning experience to a whole new level. Take it from Kandarp Gandhi and Kevin Francis, two University of Ontario Institute of Technology students in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science who completed summer research co-ops at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar in Punjab, India.

Professor Igor Pioro, PhD (second row, fourth from left) and Jovica Riznic, PhD (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (first row, third from left) pose with a group of North American university students who won Best Poster awards at the International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (London, United Kingdom, July 2018).

University makes its mark at international nuclear conference

Led by Professor Igor Pioro, PhD, the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science assembled one of the largest delegations from a single university to July’s 26th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering in London, United Kingdom.

Workplace bullying can have significant effects on the other parts of our lives, including our health.

Is your boss behaving badly?

Hannah Scott, PhD, a criminology researcher at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, is trying to change the way we think about bullying. She has launched a new Bullying in the Workplace study to better understand what people go through when they are bullied on the job.


July

The 2018 Futures Forum included a short presentation by a team of Capstone students.

Seeking a brighter future for energy and the environment

On May 2, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology welcomed influential thought-leaders, researchers and industry experts to the President’s Futures Forum on Energy and the Environment. The symposium explored the urgent need for effective community planning to avert further ecological damage; the promotion of energy conservation; and how advances in smart technologies can help cities adapt to change.

Social Planning Toronto recently presented University of Ontario Institute of Technology graduate Hamdi Jimale (Forensic Psychology, class of 2018) with the Frances Lankin Community Service Award (Inspiring Leader category).

University alumna recognized for contribution to Toronto’s non-profit sector

Hamdi Jimale is passionate about making a positive impact on her community. The 21-year-old University of Ontario Institute of Technology Forensic Psychology graduate (class of 2018) has made it her mission to make the City of Toronto more youth-friendly and equitable—and her list of accomplishments is impressive.


June

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology's 2018 Big Bike team.

University team rides the Big Bike in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation

Motorists honked in support, and onlookers waved and cheered from the sidewalks as a team of University of Ontario Institute of Technology students, faculty and staff members pedalled a 30-seat bike through downtown Oshawa. The ride was part of the June 20 Big Bike event to raise awareness and funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Brad Easton, PhD, Professor (Chemistry), Faculty of Science is among more than a dozen University of Ontario Institute of Technology researchers receiving an internal research funding award from the Office of the Vice-President, Research, Innovation and International.

University strengthens commitment to scholarship and discovery

To coincide with the university’s 15th anniversary, the Office of the Vice-President, Research, Innovation and International has unveiled a series of new internal research funding awards to support faculty and reward research excellence.

From left: Carlos Sainz, Renault Sport Formula One™ driver; Chase Pelletier, 2018 INFINITI Engineering Academy Canadian winner and Automotive Engineering graduate, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, class of 2018; Tomasso Volpe, Global Motorsport Director, INFINITI (June 2018, Montreal, Quebec. Image courtesy INFINITI Canada).

Big wheels turning for Automotive Engineering graduate Chase Pelletier

Great opportunities in the world of auto racing await 2018 University Ontario of Institute Technology graduate Chase Pelletier. Only weeks after completing his Automotive Engineering degree, Pelletier has earned a highly coveted and exclusive opportunity to work in automotive and Formula One™ racing with the acclaimed INFINITI Engineering Academy and Renault Sport Formula One™ Team.

Bordessa Hall, home of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the university's downtown Oshawa location.

New research group countering rise in global hatred and intolerance

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology has created the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism (CHBE). The CHBE’s mission is to assert leadership in providing evidence-based research to inform policies and practices that promote a just and equitable society for all.

From left: Riley Anderson; Sarah Anderson; Warren Anderson; Bruce Smith (Roger Anderson Charity Classic Organizing Committee Chair); Don Lovisa, President, Durham College; Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology;  Karim Mamdani, President and CEO, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (June 14, 2018).

Roger Anderson Charity Classic celebrates another successful year

Roger Anderson’s legacy was remembered by all who took to the greens during the 21st-annual tournament that bears his name. Held on June 14 at the Deer Creek Golf and Country Club, the Roger Anderson Charity Classic is one of Durham Region’s most popular and well-established fundraising events.

Mindfulness and Meditation participants in ACE’s Hemi-Anechoic Chamber.

University gets loud about mental health

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week in Canada, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Healthy Workplace Committee hosted a series of workshops and events designed to get people talking about mental health.


May

The Student Success Reception highlighted student participation and accomplishments in events such as the Rotman International Trading Competition.

FBIT celebrates student success

At its recent Student Success Reception, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's Faculty of Business and Information Technology celebrated and recognized hard-working students for their outstanding academic achievements and contributions to the faculty, university and community. In attendance were more than 100 students, as well as FBIT faculty, staff and industry donors.

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Information about construction projects on campus

The Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability (OCIS) has initiated a number of maintenance, repair and infrastructure upgrade projects across campus. Some of these projects will affect access to services, buildings and other university spaces.

Mannix Chan (far right), Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science) 2014 graduate and two Let’s Talk Science Outreach volunteers prepare for a Let’s Talk Science Challenge event at the University of Victoria.

2014 graduate walks the talk when sharing his passion for science

All Mannix Chan was doing was heating up his lunch in the microwave in a cafeteria at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. While the timer was counting down, he saw a poster on the wall. That was eight years ago, when he was a first-year Science student balancing classes, labs and tutorials.

Forensic Science Research Day 2018 participants.

Students present their discoveries at Forensic Science Research Day 2018

Hands-on learning opportunities go hand in hand with academic experiences for students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. For fourth-year Forensic Science students this includes Forensic Science Research Day, an annual event where students present the findings of their year-long research projects to an audience of peers, faculty, professionals and family.

Leadership By Design participants took part in an engineering coding activity led by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's Engineering Outreach office.

University hosts leadership-focused activities for local youth

Sixty high school students from across the Greater Toronto Area, along with mentors and parents, recently stopped by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology to explore how a university education can prepare them to excel in the workplace and become the leaders of tomorrow.

Researchers from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and INRS-EMT discussed the latest developments in advanced manufacturing and processing technologies, shared their research, and finalized a partnership agreement between the two universities.

Can modern research address our human health and sustainability challenges?

On May 1 and 2, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) and Office of Research Services welcomed experts from the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre at the National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS-EMT), a university based in Québec City. Both organizations discussed the latest developments in advanced manufacturing and processing technologies, shared their research, and finalized a partnership agreement between the two universities.

Dr. Barbara Perry, Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, will host the International Network for Hate Studies conference, May 29 to 31 at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Researchers ask: Is the world locked in an ‘era of hatred’?

Every two years, members of the International Network for Hate Studies (INHS) gather to discuss the latest research and findings. For the first time, the INHS biennial conference is coming to North America. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology will host the 2018 INHS Conference from Tuesday, May 29 to Thursday, May 31,

From left: Amanda Smith, Managing Director, Canadian Urban Institute; Don Lovisa, President, Durham College; Leo Groarke, PhD, President and Vice-Chancellor, Trent University; John Henry, Mayor, City of Oshawa; Steven Murphy, PhD, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Brent Sleep, PhD, Chair, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto; and Joe Muldoon, Head of Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area.

TeachingCity Hub opens in Oshawa’s downtown core

The City of Oshawa and its education and research partners – Canadian Urban Institute, Durham College, Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering – celebrated today the first year of TeachingCity with the opening of the TeachingCity Hub.

Science Rendezvous 2018 takes place Saturday, May 12 at the shared campus location of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College.

Families: Enjoy free all-day fun May 12 at Science Rendezvous

Science Rendezvous, Canada’s all-day festival that takes science out of the lab and into the community, returns Saturday, May 12 to the shared campus location of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College.

Dr. Khalid Elgazzar, the university's newest Canada Research Chair (pictured, below right), will explore The Internet of Things: the link between Internet-enabled computing devices (items such as kitchen appliances) and advancements in wireless technologies.

Your refrigerator has left you a message…

Dr. Khalid Elgazzar, Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, explores the link between physical infrastructure and technology innovations. He aims to uncover new information on the expansion of Internet-enabled computing devices (things) and advancements in wireless technologies.


April

Starbucks mug and coffee beans

Political science expert shares thoughts on discrimination training

Shanti Fernando, PhD, Associate Professor and Political Science Program Director in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, shares her thoughts on how companies can better deal with unconscious racial bias.

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

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.


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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