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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,

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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).

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