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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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View from above: UOIT weather balloon soars through the sky near Huntsville, Ontario.

Up, up and away: UOIT scientists launch balloon to the edge of space

HUNTSVILLE, ONTARIO – Many scientific experiments and adventures of discovery can certainly be called ‘out of this world’ for the new knowledge they uncover. It’s not every day though that scientists send an actual experiment off the face of the planet. But on April 25, that’s exactly what a team of researchers and students from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) accomplished.

New research and innovation funding from the federal government will benefit UOIT researchers like Dr. Dan Zhang, Canada Research Chair in Robotics and Automation, who develops new robotics and automation systems that address challenges in advanced manufacturing.

Government budget week announcements align with UOIT strategic plan

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) joins its counterparts in welcoming new federal and provincial initiatives announced during budget week that support the financial needs of students and the continuum of university research efforts in Canada.

April Stauffer, Master of Arts in Education student, explains her research at the 2015 Research in Education Symposium.

Education graduate students showcase research at 2015 symposium

How can you help children and adults with autism learn to communicate better or learn new life skills? How do college faculty members decide which types of technologies they are going to use as part of their teaching curriculum? These are just some of the questions graduate students in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Education (FEd) explore in their research projects, which they showcased during a poster session at the recent Research in Education at UOIT: 2015 Symposium.

UOIT's six 3MT finalists for 2015. From left: Rachel Goldgrub, Julianne Baarbé, Abdalla Abdel-Rahman, Noosheen Walji, Michael Williams-Bell and Elizabeth Suen.

Graduate students show academic flair at UOIT’s 3MT finals

Years of work goes into the completion of a university graduate thesis. The document is often one of the most important requirements for earning a master’s degree or PhD. The graduate student’s research represents tireless investigation and inquiry and puts forth fresh knowledge on an original topic. The final product is often the same length as a typical book: dozens, if not hundreds of pages long.

Robert Hardt, President and CEO, Siemens Canada (left) with UOIT President Tim McTiernan at the Forum on the Future of Advanced Manufacturing (April 16, 2015).

A catalyst for the future of advanced manufacturing

very company looks ahead for what it can do to improve manufacturing, whether that’s imagining the future of the next quarter or of the next business cycle. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is doing that too, but it’s looking to what might happen decades ahead.

Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa. Below right: Dr. Carla Cesaroni, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (Graduate Studies), Ontario Tech University Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.

May to August closure of Conlin Road

The City of Oshawa is moving forward with the final phase of the reconstruction of Conlin Road between Founders Drive and just west of Stevenson Road. To facilitate the final stages of completion, the temporary east-west access along Conlin Road to the Simcoe Street and Stevenson Road intersection, which was opened for the winter months, will be closed starting Monday, May 4.

Dr. Bernadette Murphy, Professor, FHS, presented her latest research findings at the recent 2015 REA Speaker Series.

UOIT researcher investigates connection between neck pain and motor skills learning

When it comes to learning new motor skills, technology can either be your friend or foe; it all hinges on how you use it. University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) human neurophysiology researcher Dr. Bernadette Murphy is investigating how abnormal postures – often caused by technology overuse - can lead to chronic neck pain, and how that pain can lead to other overuse injuries and even affect your brain’s ability to learn new motor skills. As recipient of the university’s 2014 Research Excellence Award (REA), she presented her latest research findings at the recent 2015 REA Speaker Series.

Participants lining up outside the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre for the start of the 2015 Campus Charity Walk and Run to support the Boys and Girls Club of Durham.

In the name of charity, campus walkers and runners brave the elements

While the weather conditions may not have been entirely spring-like, dozens of University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) students, staff, faculty, and community members put on their sneakers April 8 to support the eighth-annual Campus Charity Walk and Run for the Boys and Girls Club of Durham (BGCD).

National Volunteer Week 2015

UOIT celebrates National Volunteer Week

Oscar Wilde once wrote “the smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” Every act of kindness performed by volunteers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has a direct and far-reaching impact. The example they set creates a welcoming and supportive environment where students can develop both as scholars and as citizens leaders.

Fourth-year Communication student Samantha Bates in Chicago, Illinois.

UOIT Communication student’s paper sends her to prestigious Chicago conference

Fourth-year University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Communication student Samantha Bates recently proved that with dedication and meticulous research, undergrads can take their research to the next level. A paper she wrote for her Communication Ethics class was accepted for presentation at the recent National Communication Association Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

Ontario Tech's Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability is in the process of building a greenhouse out of single-use water bottles as a way of demonstrating how materials can be upcycled for good use.

It’s easy to be green at Ontario Tech

From green roofs to a geothermal well-field, Ontario Tech University embraces green initiatives and environmental sustainability. Recently, the university held a number of events highlighting environmental issues and supporting its Go Green, Stay Blue campaign.

Dr. Sean Bohun, Associate Professor of Mathematics, UOIT Faculty of Science.

Prestigious national recognition for UOIT Faculty of Science researcher

For nearly two decades, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) researcher Dr. Sean Bohun has been considered by his peers to be one of Canada’s most influential applied mathematicians. His contributions in the field include developing solutions in a wide range of mathematical problems including mineral processing, tissue engineering and scheduling.