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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.

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.

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.