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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.

Book cover of A Handbook of Food Crime: Immoral and illegal practices in the food industry and what to do about them (co-edited by University of Ontario Institute of Technology graduate Allison Gray (Master of Arts in Criminology, class of 2014) and Professor Emeritus Ronald Hinch, PhD (Founding Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities).

The relationship between food, climate change and environmental crime

University of Ontario Institute of Technology graduate Allison Gray (Master of Arts in Criminology, class of 2014) and Professor Emeritus Ronald Hinch, PhD (Founding Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities) argue the food systems we have in place are not quite as simple or straightforward as one might assume or hope.

From left: Ritu Banerjee, Senior Director, Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence (moderator), with panelists Barbara Perry, PhD, Professor of Criminology, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Kara Brisson-Boivin, PhD, Director of Research, MediaSmarts; Maya Roy, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Canada; and Sharif Mahdy, Executive Director, Students Commission of Canada.

University discussion challenges online hate

On November 22, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology participated in a panel discussion on how to challenge hate online. Public Safety Canada’s Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence, together with Facebook Canada, co-hosted the event, which was livestreamed on the university’s Facebook page.

Dr. Jen Rinaldi's and Dr. Kate Rossiter's book, Institutional Violence and Disability: Punishing Conditions, explores the pervasiveness of institutional violence through the lens of survivors of the Huronia Regional Centre, which operated in Orillia, Ontario from 1876 to 2009.

Honouring the voices of the institutionalized

In a recently published book, University of Ontario Institute of Technology Legal Studies researcher Jen Rinaldi, PhD, proposes that the same facilities designed to deliver care to vulnerable populations instead encourage a culture of violence and dehumanization.

From left: 2018 Student Leadership Award winners Marissa George, Lawrence Akintoye-Bentola and Megan Weales. Absent from ceremony: Hamdi Jimale and Hafsah Hoda.

University celebrates student leadership

University students spend many hours immersed in classes and labs as they prepare for a successful future. But what students do outside the classroom can make a lasting impression in the community.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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,