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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,

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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.

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.

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.

Cannabis legalization in Canada is expected to be implemented on July 1, 2018.

Questions and answers on Canada’s legalized cannabis debate

At the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, drug education and policy researcher Judith Grant, PhD, explores a wide range of topics from drug use and abuse, to addiction and recovery. The Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities shares some perspectives as the country moves toward embracing a new era on cannabis use.

Isabel Pedersen, PhD (left) is the university's Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media and Culture. Her research laboratory (shown) is located in Bordessa Hall at the university's downtown Oshawa location.

Isabel Pedersen’s Canada Research Chair renewed

For her outstanding research work at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the Government of Canada has renewed Isabel Pedersen’s, PhD, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Digital Life, Media and Culture.

International youth climate justice activists at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) UN climate conference in Marrakesh, Morocco (November 2016).

University joins United Nations Environment network

The university is excited to announce its membership in the Global University Partnership on Environmental Sustainability (GUPES) under the United Nations Environmental Program (UN Environment).

Statue of Sir John A. Macdonald.

Should we remove Sir John A. Macdonald’s name from Ontario schools?

Natalie Oman, PhD, DJur, Legal Studies researcher and Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, weighs in on the August 2017 Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) motion asking school boards across the province to remove Sir John A. Macdonald’s name from schools and buildings.

2017 Student Research Showcase prize recipients. From left: Bridve Sivakumar, Faculty of Health Sciences; Leanna Calla, Faculty of Science; Allison Saunders (Faculty of Education - project partner Alex Gadanidis unavailable); Irina Levit, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities; Rahul Vaghasia, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science;  Jason Chang (non-UOIT student project partner); and Ralph Laite, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science. Absent: Matthew Coe, Faculty of Business and Information Technology.

Undergrad students turn innovative ideas into real solutions

From artificial intelligence applications in the classroom to building a better transit system in the Golden Horseshoe, undergraduate students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) are brimming with brilliant ideas to make our world a better place.

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