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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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Big Data: Inside the Algorithm

Ontario Tech University is connected in a big way to the National Film Board of Canada’s (NFB) intriguing new look at the world of Big Data.

Michael Williams-Bell (right), PhD candidate (Applied Bioscience) conducts heat exertion test with a City of Toronto firefighter in one of ACE's climate chambers (temperature approximately 35 Celsius).

UOIT PhD student’s research examining how firefighters take the heat

Everyone recognizes firefighting as a risky occupation – the work can be difficult and dangerous at any time. Firefighter heat stress is always a major risk, even with today’s high standards for safety equipment. There are limitations as to how much heat the human body can withstand while still being able to maintain normal cognitive functions.

Dr. Andrea Slane, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, UOIT.

UOIT researcher flags privacy concerns in two recent bills

Dr. Andrea Slane at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) recently co-authored an opinion piece for the National Post, entitled How C-51 undermines privacy, in which she and researchers from three other universities expressed their concerns with the bill.

Launch of UOIT Physics space/weather balloon from Polonsky Commons, May 9, 2015.

UOIT Physics sends weather balloon to the edge of space

The video is breathtaking – a perspective of Durham Region and Northumberland County unlike anything you’ve seen before. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Science is sharing some fascinating aerial images of Oshawa and beyond that were captured on May 9.

Dr. Matthew Shane, Assistant Professor, FSSH and FHS; Assistant Professor, Translational Neuroscience,  The Mind Research Network; and Director, CANdiLab.

UOIT researcher: Brain training could have therapeutic implications for anxiety, depression, substance abuse

It may seem counter-intuitive, but negative feedback offers a lots of positives. It allows you to recognize that things are not working out as planned, or to initiate corrective behaviours. Recent research suggests your brain may be naturally wired to react to signals that indicate you have made a mistake. However, sometimes a person’s response to negative feedback is too strong or weak, and may get in the way of their ability to function in certain situations.

Robert J. Sawyer, Science Fiction Writer and Futurist, presented a talk at UOIT's Graduate Student Research C Conference entitled Facing the Future.

Students showcase their work at UOIT’s Graduate Student Research Conference

Fifty graduate students from across the province had an opportunity to hone their conference presentation skills, make connections in the world of research and learn about potential careers at the sixth-annual Graduate Student Research Conference (GSRC) hosted at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Dr. Julie Kaye is Director, Community Engaged Research and Assistant Professor, Sociology at The King’s University in Edmonton, Alberta.

Human trafficking researcher to speak at UOIT on May 12

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) will welcome Dr. Julie Kaye to campus on Tuesday, May 12 as part of the university’s Engage Public Lecture Series.

Dr. Brent Lewis, Dean, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, will retire on July 3.

UOIT’s Dean of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science announces retirement

Dr. Brent Lewis, Dean, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), has announced that, after more than 35 years of leadership in industry and academia, he has decided to retire from his position effective July 3, 2015.

Grove School elementary students worked with Cliff Moon, Instructor, Faculty of Education and 12 teacher candidates to create robots using LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Kits.

Faculty of Education hosts LEGO Robotics workshop for local school

Fifteen grade 6 to 8 students from Grove School in Oshawa, Ontario, along with two teachers, recently enjoyed a chance to build and program LEGO NXT robots as part of a workshop hosted by University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) teacher candidates enrolled in the Intermediate/Senior General Science course.

Grade 7 students from Julie Payette Public School in Whitby, Ontario built the winning bridge in the senior category of the 2015 Durham Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition.

Elementary students learn engineering concepts with sticks and glue at UOIT

More than 150 elementary school students in grades 4 to 8 from across Durham Region put their bridge creations to the test at the 10th-annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition. The event was hosted by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Tim McTiernan, PhD, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

UOIT President to help transform change in Ontario’s credit transfer system

OSHAWA, ONTARIO — The Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) has appointed Tim McTiernan, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), as its new Board Co-Chair (university). President McTiernan assumes the role from Dominic Giroux, ONCAT’s inaugural board Co-Chair (university) and President and Vice-Chancellor of Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. “On behalf of the board, it is my pleasure to welcome Tim to his new role,” said Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO, St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario and ONCAT’s current Board Co-Chair (college). “Tim recognizes the importance of student mobility having served as a past-president of Canadore College, and now leading the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. His unique experience makes him an ideal Co-Chair for ONCAT as we continue to drive transformative change in the credit transfer system in Ontario.” Founded by the provincial government in 2011, ONCAT was created to facilitate and support academic collaboration and the development of transfer pathways among Ontario’s publicly funded colleges and universities. ONCAT’s board truly exemplifies the collaborative nature of the organization, being governed by two Presidents, one from a college and one from a university.