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Participants using a LittleBits snappable circuit kit to create a flashlight during a previous March Break Maker Camp at Ontario Tech University.

‘Introduction of coding in Grade 1 key to Ontario’s new math curriculum’: Ontario Tech experts

Faculty of Education researchers at Ontario Tech University say the Province of Ontario’s new elementary math curriculum gets good early grades, particularly for introducing coding skills to students starting in Grade 1. As a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-focused university, Ontario Tech has a unique perspective on the benefits of integrating computing sciences and math learning.

Participants using a LittleBits snappable circuit kit to create a flashlight during a previous March Break Maker Camp at Ontario Tech University.

Ontario Tech researcher helping Canada’s military battle right-wing extremism

The Department of National Defence’s Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) program will be funding the research expertise of Ontario Tech University’s Barbara Perry, PhD over the next three years to help examine the dynamics of hateful conduct and right-wing extremism in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Sunday, June 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada.

Ontario Tech celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21

For the past quarter-century, June 21 has marked Indigenous Peoples Day, offering all Canadians a symbolic opportunity to learn more about the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

Epidemiologist Dr. Emma Bartfay is a Professor with Ontario Tech University's Faculty of Health Sciences.

What lies on the road ahead with COVID-19?

Ontario Tech University epidemiologist Dr. Emma Bartfay continues to monitor local, national and global developments with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Faculty of Health Sciences researcher offers her take on the latest developments.

Software and Informatics Research Centre, Ontario Tech University

Dr. Steven Murphy’s statement on racism and violence

The Ontario Tech University community is deeply concerned with the disturbing incidents of racism and acts of violence witnessed over the past several days. It is particularly distressing to watch members of Black communities once again experience acts of hatred and violence.

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Ontario Tech University introduces Student Experience Guarantee for Fall 2020

Ontario Tech University recognizes its students have big questions about what their university experience will look like when they begin their studies or return in Fall 2020. That’s why Ontario Tech is offering all students an Experience Guarantee. Any full- or part-time student enrolled in the Fall 2020 term not satisfied with the quality of their university experience can withdraw from their program by Friday, October 9, and receive a full refund, without penalty.

Mitch Frazer was named Chancellor of Ontario Tech University on May 1, 2020.

Mitch Frazer named Ontario Tech University’s Chancellor

The Board of Governors of Ontario Tech University has appointed Mitch Frazer as the university’s fourth chancellor. He will assume the role of Chancellor effective May 1, 2020 and will be formally installed at a ceremony to be announced.

Typography image - connecting socially while respecting physical distancing.

Good mental-health practices are everyone’s responsibility, says Ontario Tech researcher

Social connection is this year’s theme for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Mental Health Awareness Week (Monday, May 4 through Sunday, May 10). Research shows that social connection and social support are key factors that protect and promote good mental health. The good news is, you don’t have to be in physical proximity to nurture a sense of closeness and connection.

Douglas Allingham, Chair, Ontario Tech University Board of Governors (far right), with student volunteers.

Ontario Tech University applauds its volunteers for their dedicated service to the university

During National Volunteer Week (Sunday, April 19 to Saturday, April 25), Ontario Tech University celebrates and thanks its many volunteers, including the university’s Board of Governors, students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Throughout the academic year, they contribute their time and resources to serve our community in countless ways. The university accomplishes so much more, thanks to their dedication and generosity.