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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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UOIT lecturer makes his way into the top 10

With a clear nod to just how well UOIT challenges and inspires students to push their own boundaries of thinking and learning, the university announced today that Dr. Rupinder Brar has been named one of 10 TVOntario (TVO) Best Lecturer Competition 2007 finalists.

Can the 400-series highways help solve Ontario's electricity production problems?

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) Faculty of Science has received a $400,000 funding commitment from the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and Brampton-based MDF Mechanical to lead a research project that will examine the use of solar-cell-coated highway barriers to generate much needed power for Ontario's electricity grid - stimulating a potential multimillion-dollar market.

SHARCNET nets Award of Excellence

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is a member of a consortium of 16 Ontario academic institutions that recently received a Canadian Information Productivity Awards (CIPA) silver Award of Excellence for the innovative Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network (SHARCNET).


Motorcity Saturn and RBC Royal Bank to send student home for the holidays in style

While the weather outside might not be frightful just yet, it's no secret that the sleet and snow of a good old-fashioned Canadian winter are right around the corner. Good thing one lucky student from Durham College, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) or Trent in Oshawa is about to trade in his or her snow boots and parka for the warmth and comfort of a new Saturn Ion Coupe.

Dr. Ronald Bordessa to be installed as president of UOIT

Community and business partners, academic colleagues and dignitaries will join students, faculty and staff at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) next Friday as Dr. Ronald Bordessa is officially installed as the university's second president and vice-chancellor.


UOIT hosts second Energy and the Environment Day

Ever wondered where to find the next Charles Darwin, Dr. Albert Einstein, Dr. Marie Curie, or Dr. David Suzuki? There's a good chance they're right in your own backyard. Today marks the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) second Energy and the Environment Day and over 250 Durham Region junior high and high school students are on campus - each ready and willing to explore what it means to be a scientist, engineer or environmentalist in the 21st century

Is Canada still a hacker haven?

It's been over five years since former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh declared Canada to be a hacker haven but how much has really changed since then?

NHL legend Bob Baun shoots for students

UOIT, Durham College, and National Hockey League (NHL) legend Bob Baun are about to provide Canadian sports fans with their ultimate fantasy - an opportunity to draft a favourite NHL hero and lace up to play on his team.


Next Wave takes another look at UOIT

UOIT has once again caught the eye of a leading science publication, this time earning an in-depth feature story examining its rapidly growing reputation.

Research award puts $200,000 into heart of Ontario Tech University professor's cardiac research

Canada's Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has awarded Dr. Jing Ren, an assistant professor with Ontario Tech University's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, a $200,000 University Faculty Award (UFA) to further her research into improving technology that facilitates the use of computer-generated controls to minimize the invasiveness of cardiac surgeries.

UOIT welcomes 4,300 students to campus

UOIT announced today that it will welcome approximately 4,300 students to campus this morning as classes begin at Ontario's only laptop-based university.

CIBC to make significant donation to UOIT Business and IT students

CIBC will make a significant donation to benefit students attending UOIT on Wednesday, September 6. The announcement - which will include the amount of the donation - will have a major impact on undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the university's Faculty of Business and Information Technology.


Three UOIT professors nominated for TVO's Best Lecturer Competition

Clearly demonstrating just how well professors at UOIT challenge and inspire students to push their own boundaries of thinking and learning, the university announced today that three of its faculty members have been nominated for the TVOntario (TVO) Best Lecturer Competition 2007.

UOIT to host Student Research Days to promote research and graduate studies

Join some of the best and brightest minds at UOIT as undergraduate students from the Faculties of Business and Information Technology; Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies; Education; Engineering and Applied Sciences; Health Sciences; Science; and the School of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science present their research findings to their peers, faculty members and the community during UOIT's Student Research Days.




Canada's top young scientists visit UOIT

Some of Canada's top young scientists recently spent the day exploring UOIT and honing their project presentation skills before heading to an international science competition in the U.S.

Lovell family gives generously to UOIT

Well-known, community patron Stanley Edwin Lovell and his family announced a substantial donation toward the capital campaign for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) to help grow its blooming campus.


UOIT President Dr. Ron Bordessa and Susan Allward, UOIT's student awards officer, were on hand November 9 to congratulate this year's talented group of Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation Excellence Award recipients.

UOIT announces new president

Former dean of York University's Atkinson College, Dr. Ronald Bordessa has been named new president of Ontario's fastest-growing university, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

UOIT to host Durham Regional Science Fair 2006

Join local students in Grades four through 12 along with Sci-Tech Ontario and members of the Faculty of Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) as UOIT hosts the second annual Durham Regional Science Fair on Saturday, April 8.

UOIT wins NewShoes Challenge

Students from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will be awarded first place in the Pearson Education Canada NewShoes Challenge at an awards luncheon being held on campus on Tuesday, April 4.


Durham College and UOIT to host first Pangaea Uniting Nations Cultural Show

Join members of the Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Diversity Committee, Students for Humanitarianism, Action and Respect through Education (S.H.A.R.E) and numerous other campus clubs and initiatives as they participate in Durham College and UOIT's first Pangaea Uniting Nations Cultural Show on Thursday, March 30.

Third annual Environmental Awareness Day to be held on campus

Join members of the Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) community, and the general public as they participate in Durham College and UOIT's third annual Environmental Awareness Day on Wednesday, March 22.

UOIT to host bridge building contest in celebration of National Engineering Week

Join students and faculty from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and The Lake Ontario Chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) as they celebrate the end of National Engineering Week by competing in a bridge building contest on Friday, March 3.


UOIT and Durham College students to network with over 60 employers at 2006 Job Fair on campus

Nearly 2,000 students are expected to network with leading employers at the 2006 Job Fair at Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). The annual Job Fair is sold out again this year, with over 60 companies scheduled to attend from as far away as Calgary, Alberta, proving that Durham College and UOIT students are in high demand by employers.

UOIT unveils new varsity coaches and team identity

With major news that Ontario's fastest-growing university has been accepted into Ontario University Athletics, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) invites you to a special ceremony to unveil the teams' new identity and the top-ranked varsity coaches who will be joining the university.


Durham College and UOIT students attend the Faith Mosaic 2006 event that was held on campus on Thursday night.

Students get a day-in-the-life perspective at Faith Mosaic 2006

More than 100 students turned out to celebrate Faith Mosaic 2006 at the Oshawa campus of Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology last night. S.H.A.R.E. (Students for Humanitarianism & Action through Respect & Education), one of the largest student-run organizations on campus, hosted the event in collaboration with the Campus Church, the Muslim Student Association, and the Hindu Student Association.