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From left: Noreen Taylor, Chancellor; Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor; Dawn Haw, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) medal winner (tie); Dr. Michael Bliemel, Dean, FBIT; Dr. Lori Livingston, Provost and Vice-President Academic.

Ontario Tech University salutes 2019 Convocation medal winners

As Ontario Tech University reflects on the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year, the Board of Governors and the Office of the Provost salute the outstanding achievements of this year’s faculty medal winners and special award winners.

Ontario Tech students help with lakefront cleanup.

Ontario Tech students help drive lakeshore cleanup initiative

Ontario Tech University students from the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH), along with the FSSH Practicum team and partner organization A Greener Future, spent three hours on May 29 collecting more than 3,000 pieces of litter from the lakefront as part of the Love Your Lake initiative.

Sustainable development advocate  Peter Stoett, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, will co-chair a three-year international study that will fully assess existing knowledge about invasive alien species.

Ontario Tech University Dean to play leading role in global invasive species study

The United Nations has tapped the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services to lead a three-year global study that will fully assess existing knowledge about invasive alien species and current efforts to control their threats, the first global report of its kind. Ontario Tech University’s Peter Stoett, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, will co-chair the study.

Kids playing with slime at Science Rendezvous

Science breaks out of the lab and into the spotlight at Ontario Tech

On May 11, hundreds of children and their families immersed themselves in the world of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) at Science Rendezvous, an annual free, full-day science festival co-hosted by Ontario Tech University and Durham College. Using science and their imaginations, the young and young-at-heart participated in experiments, make-and-take-projects and demonstrations, while meeting face-to-face with real scientists and asking them questions about their research.

In recognition of IDAHOTB 2019, Ontario Tech University faculty, staff and students joined community partner representatives from PFLAG Canada Durham Region for a Pride flag ceremony.

Ontario Tech recognizes International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Each year on May 17, millions around the world come together to recognize the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). Created in 2004, IDAHOTB draws attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.

Ontario Tech University's Visualization for Information Analysis Lab (vialab).

Ontario Tech University experts sharing high-tech discoveries on the international stage

From Saturday, May 4 to Thursday, May 9, Ontario Tech researchers will share their latest findings at the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) 2019 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. The ACM CHI Conference in Glasgow, Scotland is the premier annual international conference on research into latest interactive technologies.

Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, speaking at Ontario Tech University's 2019 Futures Forum on the Future of Tech with a Conscience (May 2, 2019).

Ontario Tech University sharpens its focus on ‘technology with a conscience’

What does it mean to develop technology with a conscience? What are our obligations to using technology responsibly? How can we improve the designs of new technological innovations while carefully considering their societal impact? On May 2, leading experts explored these questions and more during Ontario Tech University’s 2019 Futures Forum: ‘The Future of Tech with a Conscience’.

From left: Fourth-year Criminology student Tristan Williams and Dan Walters, Practicum Co-ordinator, FSSH, spoke at the faculty's first-ever Celebration of Community Partnerships event.

FSSH Practicum office celebrates community partnerships

Practicum placements would not be possible without the partnerships FSSH has forged over the years with a wide variety of organizations. To honour these collaborations, the faculty recently hosted its first-ever Celebration of Community Partnerships event.