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UOIT makes the grade in recent university reports

Two national university ranking reports recently issued their findings and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) achieved admirable results in both. Following on the heels of the Globe and Mail's Canadian University Report, UOIT made a strong debut in Maclean's 19th annual University Rankings.

The university ranked 12th overall in the Maclean's Primarily Undergraduate category due in part to first-place rankings in the Investments in Student Services, Library Acquisitions and Social Sciences and Humanities Grants categories. The university also placed fourth in the Medical/Science category and fifth in Total Research Dollars.

UOIT's marks in the Globe's Canadian University Report are equally impressive, when measured against its enrolment group (4,000 to 12,000). Most notably, the university scored an A for Campus Technology and Class Size, followed by an A-minus for Most Satisfied Students, Quality of Education, Student-Faculty Interaction, Teaching, Campus Atmosphere, Buildings and Facilities, and Recreation and Athletics.

The Globe report features the opinions of more than 38,000 undergraduate students who participated in the survey of more than 100 questions.

"UOIT continues to build its reputation as an innovative university that provides excellence in education and the opinions of our students are a clear indication of that," said Dr. Ronald Bordessa, president, UOIT. "We are committed to preparing our students for the knowledge-based economy by providing real-world experience and research opportunities today to become the leaders of tomorrow. Our faculty and staff are key players in this commitment and their dedication to our students is proven with the results of these reports."

The more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students at UOIT are exposed to a high-tech, wireless campus that is home to state-of-the art buildings and labs equipped with the very latest in industry technology, materials and equipment. Being immersed in a technology-rich learning environment means that each student receives a current model laptop that is loaded with program- and industry-specific software to access course materials, conduct research, make presentations and communicate with faculty.

UOIT's faculty members are world-class experts who broaden students' knowledge and understanding of their chosen field. The university has one of the highest rates of professors with PhDs among Canadian universities. These men and women collectively speak more than 20 languages, hold degrees from more than 20 countries and are well-known for their research achievements, which have been published in thousands of leading publications and journals. Students, even at the undergraduate level, collaborate with their professors on significant research projects and gain valuable hands-on experience. This is a key differentiator between UOIT and traditional higher-learning institutions.

More details about the Globe's Canadian University Report can be found at

More details about Maclean's University Rankings can be found at

To watch a Rogers news story about the Maclean's report, please click here.

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