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Dawn of a new era: Say hello to Ontario Tech University

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology will begin writing a new chapter in the coming months as it transitions to a distinct new brand. Between now and the start of the next academic year in September, the campus will transform into Ontario Tech University. The university will sport a new look and feel with an exciting new visual identity and market positioning.

Dr. Barbara Perry, Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (left) with Dr. Ryan Scrivens, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University (image taken during break at 2016 criminology conference in Stockholm, Sweden). Dr. Scrivens earned his undergraduate and master's degrees in Criminology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and was mentored by Dr. Perry.

Grad spotlight: You never know where your academic journey might take you

If anyone knows about the value of college-to university ‘bridge’ degree programs, it’s Markham, Ontario-born Ryan Scrivens. The two-time University of Ontario Institute of Technology graduate (Bachelor of Arts in Criminology (2011) and Master of Arts in Criminology (2014)) has an intriguing story to tell about the trajectory of his post-secondary education.

QA Consultants and ACE putting new automotive software to the ultimate tests

Companies like award-winning software testing and quality assurance provider QA Consultants (QAC) of Toronto, Ontario are turning to ACE, the internationally renowned research and development (R and D) centre at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, to marry their software testing leadership with ACE’s world-leading integrated testing capabilities for both physical and digital systems in vehicles.

From left: Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Karen McCrimmon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness; Dr. Barbara Perry, Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH); Dr. Peter Stoett, Dean, FSSH (March 6, 2019).

Funding to strengthen understanding of right-wing extremism in Canada

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology will receive $366,985 over three years from the Government of Canada to examine the right-wing extremism movement through interviews with law enforcement, community anti-hate activists, and former and current extremists.

Campers show off their math and art skills at the 2017 March Break Maker Camp.

March Break camps aim to inspire children through science and technology

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology offers a series of science and technology-focused children’s March Break camps. The camps focus on scientific experimentation as well as fundamentals of design and emerging technologies. The goal is for children to develop skills that can help them adapt to ever-evolving technologies, while learning more about themselves in an engaging environment.

Dr. Pierre Côté (centre, standing) is the university’s Canada Research Chair in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation.

University researcher’s study proposes faster and less expensive recovery from whiplash injuries

Many believe Ontario’s hefty premiums relate to the higher risk assumed by insurance companies in areas like the Greater Toronto Area, where population density is highest. Theoretically there are more accidents and more claims in urban centres because there are more cars on the road. But a University of Ontario Institute of Technology researcher says don’t blame your high premiums simply on collision repair costs.

Dr. Shilpa Dogra, Associate Professor and Director of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences speaks at International Day of Women and Girls in Science announcement at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (February 11, 2019). Also at podium (from left): Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Whitby MP; The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport; and The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality.

Government of Canada ensures Canada’s research community is as diverse as our country

On February 11, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, unveiled the draft Made-in Canada Athena SWAN Charter, and announced the creation of a new fund to foster equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research. The federal announcement was made at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

UOIT Motorsports will participate  in the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (Formula SAE) international student engineering design competition in Lincoln, Nebraska in June 2019.

UOIT Motorsports defines accelerated learning outside the classroom

Hands-on opportunities to apply knowledge in a real-world environment aptly describes the student-learning atmosphere at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). Among many examples of students venturing beyond the boundaries of labs, lecture theatres and curriculum is an enterprising group known as UOIT Motorsports.