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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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From left: Dr. Atef Mohany, Assistant Professor, FEAS; Mechanical Engineering student Xu (Mike) Zhang; and Dr. Yuelei Yang, Senior Lecturer, FEAS, with the PAMD awards.

International honours for UOIT Engineering students

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) proudly announces international recognition for two of its undergraduate students in Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Martin Agelin-Chaab, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, UOIT.

Car spoilers: effective, or just a drag?

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) researcher Dr. Martin Agelin-Chaab was recently asked by the Globe and Mail for his on the effectiveness of spoilers on vehicles.

Campus master plan map

Submit Campus Master Plan feedback by October 31

Comments and feedback on Phase 2 of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College joint Campus Master Plan (CMP) need to be submitted by end of day on Friday, October 31.

Dr. Wendy Barber, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education submitted the winning photo in the Individual/reflection category. View the other winning photos and honourable mentions on the Just for the Health of It photo contest page.

UOIT promoting workplace wellness through photo contest

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is committed to ensuring a healthy, safe and supportive workplace. One Healthy Workplace initiative during the summer of 2014 was the Just for the Health of It photo contest, where employees were asked to demonstrate participation in activities involving physical fitness and fun.

This year's Economic Forum and Business Symposium will feature distinguished speakers who will provide relevant and thought-provoking ideas and business solutions.

UOIT to host Economic Forum and Business Symposium – October 30

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT), in partnership with Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and RBC Wealth Management, will present the Economic Forum and Business Seminar at the Regent Theatre on Thursday, October 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media and Culture.

UOIT researcher appears in documentary about digital life

Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Digital Life, Media and Culture, was recently featured in a TVO documentary entitled Life After Digital. The one-hour special explores ways digital technology has changed human life in the last few years.

Oshawa mayoral candidate debate at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre (September 23, 2014).

Come to Go ENG Girl 2014 at UOIT

Girls and young women in grades 7 through 10 will have a great opportunity to explore the exciting field of engineering at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) during Go ENG Girl 2014 on Saturday, October 18.

Matthew Jackson, Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Affairs, Enbridge Pipelines Inc., announces new Enbridge Bursaries at the official opening of the UOIT-Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre.

UOIT receives new bursaries to support Indigenous students

OSHAWA, ONTARIO – To coincide with the official opening of the new UOIT-Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre, a donation to fund student bursaries at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has been made by Enbridge Pipelines Inc.

Using Tobii EyeX, UOIT game development students will be able to add eye-tracking controls to the games they create (image courtesy: Tobii Technolgy, Stockholm, Sweden).

Sweden’s Tobii Technology supports UOIT’s Game Development Program

Tobii Technology, the global leader in eye tracking, and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) announced today that they will collaborate to provide students with Tobii EyeX eye trackers to support the university’s Game Development and Entrepreneurship undergraduate program.

Dr. Hossam Gaber, Associate Professor, UOIT, makes presentation at the Mayor of Nanjing's International Consultative Conference, Nanjing, China (September 23, 2014)

UOIT smart grid expert exploring Ontario’s road to transportation electrification

An expert in smart energy grid research at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) believes electric (battery-powered) cars can and will be a practical and affordable choice for Ontario consumers in near future. And he says the road to that day will be smoother if power utilities start talking with each other now about a co-ordinated approach to infrastructure planning.

From left: Tim McTiernan, UOIT President; Sabrina Bedjera, recipient of the undergraduate President’s Award of Excellence in Student Leadership; and Olivia Petrie, Assistant Vice-President, Student Life.

Student and alumni leadership celebrated at Homecoming

Family, friends and award nominators gathered on September 27 to recognize University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students and alumni for their leadership achievements. Awards were presented at the Student Life and Alumni Leadership Awards Ceremony, which coincided with this year’s Homecoming celebrations.

Great weather helped welcome back alumni to Homecoming events (Polonsky Commons, September 27, 2014)

UOIT Paints the Town Blue at Homecoming 2014

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends gathered September 26 and 27 to celebrate UOIT’s biggest and best Homecoming celebration ever. Homecoming 2014 marked the university’s first-ever ten-year reunion event – which brought together UOIT’s very first graduating class from 2004.