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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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Retail package of Shopkins.

How collectible toys offer food for thought on consumerism

Most are about the size of a potato chip. Some are even smaller. But to millions of youngsters around the world, they are a very big deal. They are the toy craze of 2015, with many parents finding Shopkins at the top of their children’s wish list this holiday season.

Paris, France is hosting the the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) at the United Nations Climate Change Conference from November 30 to December 11.

Finding the way forward on climate change

It has been nearly two decades since the international community came together with a formal plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and put a stop to global warming.

Paris, France is hosting the the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) at the United Nations Climate Change Conference from November 30 to December 11.

UOIT joins the global Giving Tuesday movement

On Tuesday, December 1, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will join Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity.

Vehicle testing on the dynamometer inside the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel

NASCAR on TSN produces new video segments at UOIT’s ACE

Sports broadcaster TSN teamed up with the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in October and November to a produce a series of short video segments detailing the importance of vehicle aerodynamics, suspension and having quality tires, both on and off the auto racing track.

Dr. Rupinder Brar overseeing installation of the Faculty of Science's new reflecting telescope on top of the Campus Library at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's north Oshawa location.

Star power: Reflecting telescope installed at university

Looking across the open space of the tranquil Polonsky Commons you can see one of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s new windows to the rest of the world and the universe. On the top of the four-storey Campus Library at the university’s north Oshawa location sits a small white dome—a new observatory that houses a reflector telescope for the Faculty of Science’s (FS) Astrophysics specialization.

Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership

UOIT international business researcher comments on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and local jobs

Canada recently concluded negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a new free-trade initiative between 12 countries. As the federal government moves toward approving the deal, members of Canada’s automotive sector are asking how the agreement will affect local employment. Dr. Terry Wu, an international trade expert at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), weighed in on this topic in a recent Oshawa This Week article.

SSHRC Storytellers contest - 2015

SSHRC launches Storytellers challenge

Great research matters – but how you tell a story is just as important. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has launched its fourth-annual Storytellers contest, which challenges post-secondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is improving their lives, world and future.

Dr. Pierre Côté, UOIT’s Canada Research Chair in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation, and Associate Professor, UOIT Faculty of Health Sciences.

That’s Brilliant - UOIT embraces Global Entrepreneurship Week

As part of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) nurturing of an industry-relevant culture of innovation, UOIT is hosting a series of events aimed at supporting students who want to make an impact today, and in their futures, through the Brilliant Entrepreneurship program.

Toronto Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri speaks at UOIT's Regent Theatre on Thursday, November 26 at 7:45  p.m.

UOIT thanks donors for supporting students

In celebration of National Philanthropy Day on Sunday, November 15, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) thanks its donors for supporting the academic dreams of our students.

Early-stage researcher award recipients: Dr. Sheldon Williamson, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (third from left) and Dr. Christopher Collins, Faculty of Science (fourth from left). With (from left): Tim McTiernan, President and Vice-Chancellor; Deborah Saucier, Provost and Vice-President; Academic; and Michael Owen, Vice-President, Research, Innovation and International.

University honours excellence among faculty and staff

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) campus community celebrated the outstanding achievements of faculty and staff throughout 2015 in a special ceremony November 10 in the Science Building’s Dr. Peter Zakarow Auditorium.

The SSHSS Orientation Fair featured games and activities to help students relieve stress.

SSHSS helps new students familiarize themselves with campus and services available

When new students arrive at university, they are not always aware of the many different resources available to them on campus. The Social Science and Humanities Student Society (SSHSS) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) recently hosted an Orientation Fair to help students become familiar with their surroundings; meet faculty and staff members as well as this year’s SSHSS team; and learn about all of the different student services available at the downtown Oshawa campus location.

Person using tablet

UOIT supports launch of eCampus Ontario web portal

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is pleased to partner with the Ontario Online Learning Consortium/Consortium ontarien pour l'apprentissage en ligne (OOLC/COAEL) on the launch of the new web portal.

From left: Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media and Culture; Samantha Reid, Research Manager, Decimal Lab; and Nathan Gale, Master of Science (Computer Science) candidate, UOIT, in front of the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.

UOIT’s Decimal Lab team demonstrates technology at international wearables event in Japan

Wearable technologies expert Dr. Isabel Pedersen took three members of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Decimal Lab halfway around the world to conduct field research, forge international connections, and present their wearable technology project at the International Symposium of Wearable Computing (ISWC) Design Exhibition in Osaka, Japan.

Brilliant Entrepreneurship sunglasses

Brilliant Entrepreneurship at UOIT: November 16 to 20

As part of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) nurturing of an industry-relevant culture of innovation, UOIT students are encouraged to take part in Brilliant Entrepreneurship from November 16 to 20.

Field of poppies

Remembrance Day services

The campus community is invited to join all students, faculty and staff for Remembrance Day services on Wednesday, November 11.

Ultimaker 2 3D printer

3D printing now available at North Oshawa Library

The Campus Libraries have recently acquired an Ultimaker 2 printer for the North Oshawa Library to assist students, faculty and staff with prototyping designs, creating educational aids, designing objects for thesis/capstone projects, and other academic activities.