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May

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.

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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