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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kandarp Gandhi researched smart home energy management at IIT Ropar.

University’s international research co-ops accelerate career prospects while promoting cultural awareness

Research co-ops prepare undergraduate students for post-graduate school and help them explore what a career in research looks like. Completing your co-op in another country takes that learning experience to a whole new level. Take it from Kandarp Gandhi and Kevin Francis, two University of Ontario Institute of Technology students in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science who completed summer research co-ops at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar in Punjab, India.

Professor Igor Pioro, PhD (second row, fourth from left) and Jovica Riznic, PhD (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (first row, third from left) pose with a group of North American university students who won Best Poster awards at the International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (London, United Kingdom, July 2018).

University makes its mark at international nuclear conference

Led by Professor Igor Pioro, PhD, the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science assembled one of the largest delegations from a single university to July’s 26th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering in London, United Kingdom.

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.

The 2018 Futures Forum included a short presentation by a team of Capstone students.

Seeking a brighter future for energy and the environment

On May 2, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology welcomed influential thought-leaders, researchers and industry experts to the President’s Futures Forum on Energy and the Environment. The symposium explored the urgent need for effective community planning to avert further ecological damage; the promotion of energy conservation; and how advances in smart technologies can help cities adapt to change.