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Dr. Tim McTiernan, UOIT President (right) signs Memorandum of Understanding with Prof. Zou Guangde, Vice-President, Shangdong University of Technology of China. Top image: Shangdong University of Technology delegation tours UOIT Automotive Centre of Excellence.

UOIT expands international presence with new partnerships

New partnerships between the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and four leading research-intensive universities in China represent the latest additions to a growing list of academic bridges UOIT is establishing between Canada and the rest of the world.

UOIT's 2013 PACE Forum award winners. From left: 2013 BEng graduates Nathan Groot-Nibbelink, Jacob Beenen and Jordan McDonnell.

UOIT Engineering students capture international awards

Three University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Mechanical Engineering graduates are in the spotlight for their contributions as students to the development of a portable assisted mobility device (PAMD) – a vehicle used in conjunction with public or private transportation.

UOIT women's soccer team celebrates after OUA playoff win over McMaster at Oshawa's Civic Fields (October 23, 2013).

Women’s soccer team wins first OUA playoff game

In just the program’s second year of Ontario University Athletics (OUA) competition, the UOIT Ridgebacks women’s soccer team has secured its first-ever victory in an OUA playoff game.

Kelly Kay, Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), UOIT.

FHS instructor receives fellowship award

Kelly Kay, Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), is one of eight recipients of the prestigious Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN) Fellowship Award. These awards are part of TVN’s mandate to develop multidisciplinary and multi-sector approaches to caring for seriously ill elderly patients, their families and caregivers.

Dr. Gary Genosko, Professor, Communication, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.

FSSH Professor quoted in The Atlantic

Dr. Gary Genosko, Professor, Communication, was recently quoted in the online edition of The Atlantic, a news magazine with a circulation of about 500,000 in the Washington, D.C. area.

The second-annual Further Education Expo brought together 57 educational institutions to speak with students about their programs and admissions processes.

Further Education Expo expands and features specialized programs

Close to 500 students converged at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) to learn more about graduate studies and specialized program opportunities, within UOIT and other educational institutions, during the second-annual Further Education Expo.

As part of UOIT's RPN to BScN bridge program, Bahar Karbalaei had a unique opportunity to participate in a placement with the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO), as well as a four-month hands-on internship with the Chief Nursing Executive and Vice-President of the University Health Network in Toronto, Ontario.

UOIT’s RPN to BScN bridge program paves the way for alumna’s success in health-care leadership

Bahar Karbalaei graduated with a Registered Practical Nursing (RPN) diploma from Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario in 2006. After working for a few years as an RPN, she became interested in leadership, health policy and health systems. In 2010, Karbalaei enrolled in the RPN to BScN bridge program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). After successfully completing two bridge courses, she entered directly into the third year of the BScN program.

As a Scholar-Leader, Amanda Peltier, aboriginal student in UOIT's Energy Systems Engineering program, will be mentored by a business leader at GE Canada and participate in community development projects.

UOIT student receives 2013 GE Foundation Scholar-Leader award

Amanda Peltier, an aboriginal student in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Energy Systems Engineering program, was recently recognized as a 2013 GE Foundation Scholar-Leader. The program, sponsored by the GE Foundation and administered by the Institute of International Education, provides financial support and skills development opportunities for accomplished first-year undergraduate students of aboriginal descent who are pursuing degrees in the fields of engineering or business/management.

From left: Kenneth Michalko, Executive Vice-President, Scientific Affairs, Purdue Pharma Canada; Dr. Douglas Holdway, Dean, UOIT Faculty of Science; Dr. Deborah Saucier, UOIT Provost and Vice-President, Academic; Randy Steffan, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Purdue Pharma Canada; Dr. Aled Edwards, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; John Eisenhoffer, Director, Pharmacovigilance and Medical Liaison, Purdue Pharma Canada; Dr. Yuri Bolshan, Assistant Professor, UOIT Faculty of Science; and Dr. Jean-Paul Desaulniers, Associate Professor, UOIT Faculty of Science. Right: Dr. Aled Edwards.

2013 Purdue Pharma Distinguished Lecture at UOIT

Dr. Aled Edwards was welcomed to UOIT on September 24 as the featured speaker for the sixth-annual Purdue Pharma Distinguished Lecture. Dr. Edwards’ presentation Open Access Drug Discovery outlined his position that industry and academia need to adopt new approaches to explore the many unknowns of human biology and to manage the unpredictable and expensive process of drug discovery.

From left: Dr. Janette Hughes, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education (FEd), Pat Vale-Dougherty, Executive Assistant to the Dean, FEd and Kevin Dougherty, Master of Arts in Education student and Professor, School of Business, IT and Management, Durham College celebrate winning the first-ever Faculty Champion's Award that will support a $1,000 scholarship to a student in the FEd program.

UOIT Paints the Town Blue for Homecoming 2013

Grey skies didn't dampen the enthusiasm of alumni, students, faculty and staff attending the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) Homecoming 2013.