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From left: Noreen Taylor, Chancellor; Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor; Dawn Haw, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) medal winner (tie); Dr. Michael Bliemel, Dean, FBIT; Dr. Lori Livingston, Provost and Vice-President Academic.

Ontario Tech University salutes 2019 Convocation medal winners

As Ontario Tech University reflects on the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year, the Board of Governors and the Office of the Provost salute the outstanding achievements of this year’s faculty medal winners and special award winners.

Lyndsay Woolridge, a PhD candidate in the university’s Forensic Psychology program, is investigating the influence of linguistic factors on deception detection judgments in legal settings. The opportunity to work with ELC students has fit perfectly with her research.

Ontario Tech’s English Language Centre embraces campus integration

Ontario Tech's English Language Centre (ELC) program places students in relevant language-learning contexts and real-life situations, providing them with opportunities to develop the skills needed to succeed in post-secondary education and in a multicultural world.

In recognition of IDAHOTB 2019, Ontario Tech University faculty, staff and students joined community partner representatives from PFLAG Canada Durham Region for a Pride flag ceremony.

Ontario Tech recognizes International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Each year on May 17, millions around the world come together to recognize the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). Created in 2004, IDAHOTB draws attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.

Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University, signs the Dimensions charter.

Ontario Tech President signs new equity, diversity and inclusion charter

Ontario Tech University proudly joins universities across Canada to advance institutional equity, diversity and inclusion, with the signing of the Dimensions charter. The charter was announced today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan. The goal is to have Canadian institutions endorse the charter and commit to helping drive deeper cultural change within the research ecosystem.

Ontario Tech University's Visualization for Information Analysis Lab (vialab).

Ontario Tech University experts sharing high-tech discoveries on the international stage

From Saturday, May 4 to Thursday, May 9, Ontario Tech researchers will share their latest findings at the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) 2019 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. The ACM CHI Conference in Glasgow, Scotland is the premier annual international conference on research into latest interactive technologies.

Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, speaking at Ontario Tech University's 2019 Futures Forum on the Future of Tech with a Conscience (May 2, 2019).

Ontario Tech University sharpens its focus on ‘technology with a conscience’

What does it mean to develop technology with a conscience? What are our obligations to using technology responsibly? How can we improve the designs of new technological innovations while carefully considering their societal impact? On May 2, leading experts explored these questions and more during Ontario Tech University’s 2019 Futures Forum: ‘The Future of Tech with a Conscience’.

Ontario Tech University's new logo.

Dawn of a new era: Say hello to Ontario Tech University

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology will begin writing a new chapter in the coming months as it transitions to a distinct new brand. Between now and the start of the next academic year in September, the campus will transform into Ontario Tech University. The university will sport a new look and feel with an exciting new visual identity and market positioning.

Illustration of the software features  in a car with the newest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

QA Consultants and ACE putting new automotive software to the ultimate tests

Companies like award-winning software testing and quality assurance provider QA Consultants (QAC) of Toronto, Ontario are turning to ACE, the internationally renowned research and development (R and D) centre at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, to marry their software testing leadership with ACE’s world-leading integrated testing capabilities for both physical and digital systems in vehicles.

Dr. Shilpa Dogra, Associate Professor and Director of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences speaks at International Day of Women and Girls in Science announcement at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (February 11, 2019). Also at podium (from left): Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Whitby MP; The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport; and The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality.

Government of Canada ensures Canada’s research community is as diverse as our country

On February 11, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, unveiled the draft Made-in Canada Athena SWAN Charter, and announced the creation of a new fund to foster equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research. The federal announcement was made at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Brilliant Catalyst launch on the second floor of the Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (November 13, 2018).

University launches Brilliant Catalyst: a new gateway to entrepreneurship and innovation

As a champion of innovative and entrepreneurial culture, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology offers an exciting new ‘collaboration and collision’ space for creating new business ideas. At Brilliant Catalyst, students, faculty, business and community organizations will accelerate the development of new ideas, business ventures and innovations.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology graduate student Samantha Stahlke (centre, pictured with academic dignitaries at Convocation in June 2018 for winning the Faculty of Business and Information Technology medal for highest grade-point average for her undergraduate Bachelor of Information Technology degree) is among the inaugural recipients of the Vector Institute Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence.

University’s Samantha Stahlke taking on the ‘next great frontier’ in technology

Now working on a master’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Samantha Stahlke has won a prestigious Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence from the Toronto, Ontario-based Vector Institute, which focuses on research into artificial intelligence applications and provides scholarships to graduate students.

The university's School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies recently celebrated faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the graduate students they supervise.

University celebrates excellence in graduate student supervision

At its recent Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision reception, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies celebrated faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the graduate students they supervise.

Join the hundreds of professionals who have upgraded their skills through one of the many exciting programs offered through the university's Management Development Centre.

Management Development Centre: Professional development for the modern workplace

Join the list of hundreds of professionals who have upgraded their skills at MDC and are making a difference today in their workplace. MDC course facilitators are leading experts with backgrounds in industry, research and academia. This fall, the MDC proudly offers two new courses in addition to its most popular certificate programs.

From left: Steven Murphy, PhD, President and Vice-Chancellor; Shiresa Hopkins, first-year Communication; Jervan Casey, first-year Networking and Information Technology; Wesley Crichlow, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities; Alejandra Humphreys, first-year Commerce; Joe Stokes, EdD, University Registrar. Absent from ceremony: Devorn Carty, first-year Political Science; Azuredee Mills, first-year Biological Science.

Scholarships recognize university’s strong Caribbean community

In recognition of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s extensive connections to the Caribbean, the university created the Caribbean Humanitarian Hurricane Relief Scholarship for students impacted by the hurricanes and forced to alter their study plans.

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.