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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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Report recognizes UOIT for publication impact and international research collaboration

Master of Science in Materials Science student Graham Clendenning (left) and Dr. Isaac Tamblyn, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science, review simulation results from Clendenning's research on artificial photosynthesis.
Master of Science in Materials Science student Graham Clendenning (left) and Dr. Isaac Tamblyn, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science, review simulation results from Clendenning's research on artificial photosynthesis.

The 2014 Re$earch Infosource Top 50 Research Universities report highlighted the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) growing international research collaborations and publication impact.

“The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is proud to once again rank among Canada’s top 50 research universities and be recognized for its growing research output and impact,” said Dr. Michael Owen, Vice-President, Research, Innovation and International. “These rankings indicate our researchers are making significant contributions in their respective fields, and across geographic boundaries, to promote knowledge and innovation that benefit the economy and our society.”

Each year Re$earch Infosource ranks universities according to financial input by measuring their total sponsored research income and research intensity. To create a more balanced picture of university research performance, research output and impact/quality are also taken into account, using the following indicators:

  • number of publications
  • publication impact
  • publication intensity

This year, UOIT ranked No. 7 in publication impact, which calculates citations received in journals to measure how successful an institution is at being cited in peer-reviewed academic literature, as well as perceived impact of research. The impact factor does not measure the specific number of citations per article (direct impact), but rather, measures the probability of being cited (perceived impact).

Additionally, UOIT came in at No. 10 in international research collaboration. This is determined by the number of publications published between 2008 and 2012 that were co-authored with researchers from outside of Canada.

In the rankings based solely on total sponsored research income, UOIT moved up two places from 2012, and now sits at No. 43. However, when it comes to research intensity, the university is ranked at No. 34; and when ranked across all five indicators, it is in 36th place.

“These rankings demonstrate a steady rise in research intensity at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology,” said Dr. Owen. “We look forward to growing our research programs through engagement with community, academic and industry partners, and through the promotion of student research, starting at the undergraduate level and advancing to graduate studies.”

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