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On December 7, TeachingCity partners the City of Oshawa, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Durham College and Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area celebrated the inaugural City Idea Lab student showcase at the TeachingCity Hub in downtown Oshawa.

Student showcase shines spotlight on innovative curriculum-based City Idea Lab

TeachingCity partners the City of Oshawa, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Durham College (DC) and Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area celebrated today the inaugural City Idea Lab student showcase and the generous gift of $322,000 from RBC Foundation as part of the RBC Future Launch program.

Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor at his installation ceremony in May 2018.

University President receives professional excellence award from alma mater

Dr. Murphy accepted the inaugural Sprott School of Business Alumni Award for Professional Excellence on November 26 in a ceremony at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre. The award is presented to a Carleton University master’s or PhD graduate who has demonstrated outstanding achievement within their career or through community service initiatives.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology north Oshawa campus location in the evening

University announces 2018-2019 Board of Governors membership

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology has strengthened its leadership and governance with the appointment of seven new members to its Board of Governors. This diverse group of governors will offer their unique perspectives, skills and experience to help the university meet its vision, mission and strategic goals.

Flu season in Canada runs from November to April.

Getting the point: What Canadians need to understand about the flu shot

“Canadians need to understand that the various strains of the flu that emerge each year make it more than a local or regional concern. In today’s world of almost unlimited air travel, any virus can travel to any other spot on the planet in less than 36 hours. Flu immunization is a global health issue.”

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering students Thomas Lato (standing), Karim Sachedina (seated) and Mdrashidul Islam (using the computer) worked with Atef Mohany, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, to create a prototype for a new vent silencer design for Stoddard Silencers.

Why clamping down on industrial noise is a sound idea

Scarborough, Ontario-based manufacturer Stoddard Silencers of Canada wanted to develop a smaller, cost-effective vent-silencing solution that minimizes noise without sacrificing safety. Together with Mechanical Engineering master’s students Karim Sachedina, Thomas Lato and Mdrashidul Islam, Dr. Atef Mohany created a prototype for a streamlined and acoustically absorptive cone-shaped attachment for Stoddard’s vent silencers.

University thanks its donors on National Philanthropy Day 2018

University thanks its donors on National Philanthropy Day

In celebration of National Philanthropy Day on Thursday, November 15, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology thanks its donors for their support over the past 15 years. In 2003, we opened our doors to 947 students. This year, we welcomed more than 10,000 students across our seven faculties and our School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

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.

Movie audience decked out in goggles and rain gear for a '4D' screening of the film Twister inside the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

A film with a twist: ACE screens a movie in ‘4D’

At the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel recently hosted a screening of the 1996 disaster film Twister that took the cinematic experience in a new ‘fourth’ dimension. It figuratively took everyone by storm.

Image of new Dynamic Symbol of Access now appears in accessibility-designated parking spaces on the campus of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

New abilities-based symbol a conversation starter

In the past few years, abilities advocates have proposed implementation of an updated logo, a ‘Dynamic Symbol of Access’ (Dynamic Symbol) that conveys movement and illuminates the positive connotations of activity and potential.

Electric vehicle testing inside the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel.

On the road to 100 per cent Canadian electric vehicles

At the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, researcher Mohamed Youssef, PhD, aims to develop new EV subsystems to help make ‘going electric’ a popular and affordable option for motorists.