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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.

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.

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.

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.

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