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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.

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.

From left: Ontario Tech University Engineering students Patrick Poplawski and Mankin Ho at the MakeHarvard hackathon, together with their Harvard University student teammates Jessica DeVilla and Joseph Sanchez.

Ontario Tech Engineering students win big at Harvard competition

Ontario Tech University Manufacturing Engineering student Patrick Poplawski, along with Mechatronics Engineering student Mankin Ho, have developed a unique solution to help fast-track recovery for returning astronauts or injured workers: Vibrace, a smart, wearable arm brace that emits low-frequency vibrations near the elbow joint.

Garbage piling up on a shoreline

Future of human health and prosperity at risk, warns Ontario Tech researcher

The abundance and variety of life on our planet is under threat, according to a recent comprehensive study by the United Nations (UN). The sixth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6), delivered in Nairobi, Kenya this past March, includes contributions from Ontario Tech University researcher Peter Stoett, PhD, Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.

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.

Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University, signs the Dimensions charter.

Ontario Tech President signs new equity, diversity and inclusion charter

Ontario Tech University proudly joins universities across Canada to advance institutional equity, diversity and inclusion, with the signing of the Dimensions charter. The charter was announced today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan. The goal is to have Canadian institutions endorse the charter and commit to helping drive deeper cultural change within the research ecosystem.

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’.