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Federal funding supports upports Ontario Tech University Engineering and Science research

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) recently received $278,257 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to help support continued research in the areas of engineering and science.

Four researchers at Ontario Tech University were awarded nearly $280,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to engage in leading-edge research and training of undergraduate and graduate students.

“University research provides the basis for innovation throughout our economy and we are thrilled to receive continued support from CFI,” said Dr. Michael Owen, associate provost, Research. “This funding, combined with investments from industry partners, will enhance our laboratory infrastructure and provide opportunities for students to develop the critical thinking and analytical skills demanded by Canada’s industry.”

The funding is being provided through CFI’s Leaders Opportunity Fund, which invests in innovative research infrastructure to assist Canadian educational institutions with attracting and retaining the leading researchers from Canada and internationally.

UOIT’s CFI-funded projects are:

Integrated Research Platform for Pattern Recognition of Machining Errors


Dr. Ahmad Barari, assistant professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS)

Laboratory for Human-Centered Computer Science Research


Dr. Jeremy Bradbury, assistant professor, Faculty of Science

Research Laboratory for Integrated High-Speed Broadband Wireless Communication Systems


Dr. Min Dong, assistant professor, FEAS

Truck-Driver-Road Interaction Simulator


Dr. Moustafa El-Gindy, professor, FEAS