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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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Celebrating UOIT student success at the 2016 Graduating Students Challenge (Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre).

Provincial budget initiatives position students for success

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) welcomes the changes made to student support in Ontario and is encouraged by the creation of the Ontario Student Grant (OSG). The 2016 Ontario Budget introduces a new streamlined structure for financial assistance to improve access to all students in Ontario including students in Durham Region and Northumberland County.

February 24, 2016 is World Anti-Bullying Day.

UOIT researcher’s initiative helping turn the tide against bullying

She has concentrated her life’s work on the topic of bullying. And while there’s been progress over the years to prevent the most common form of school violence, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) researcher Jennifer Laffier, says there is still so much work to do.

Front row: UOIT President Tim McTiernan (far left) and DC President Don Lovisa (far right) signed memorandums of understanding with Modi Edutech Chairman Alok Modi (centre) on February 1 at a ceremony in New Delhi.  Back row, from left: Hon. Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade; Hon. Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure; and Hon. Dipika Damerla, Ontario Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

UOIT and Durham College look to deliver post-secondary education in India

Furthering their shared commitment to providing high-quality education and training on an international scale, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) have each signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Modi Edutech Private Limited (Modi Edutech) in India. Each agreement explores opportunities to develop and deliver educational programming in India.

UOIT's Ontario Engineering Competition Senior Design Team. From left: Shivang Rai; Madison Bratina; Jean-Paul Basacchi; Dr. Tarlochan Sidhu, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; Jonathon Buisman. (below right: OEC trophy)

UOIT Engineering students impress on provincial stage

Held in late January at the University of Waterloo, OEC 2016 saw the Senior Design Team representing the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science emerge with a hard-earned third-place trophy

Person using smartphone

Digital media researcher shares five tips to help prioritize study habits

What’s the best way for students to use technology when they’re studying? How can educators and parents help students keep up with new technological developments in a way that maximizes their academic experience? Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media, and Culture and Director of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Decimal Lab, weighed in on these and other questions in a recent blog post.

From left: Janette Hughes, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Technology and Pedagogy; Sheldon S. Williamson, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Electric Energy Storage Systems for Transportation Electrification.

New Canada Research Chairs expand UOIT’s research expertise

Joining the university’s list of faculty recognized by the CRC program as being leading national experts in their area of research: • Janette Hughes, PhD, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (Research and Literacy Education), Faculty of Education • Sheldon S. Williamson, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Artistic representation of the Huronia Regional Centre, located on a corridor wall inside the building.

Former Huronia Regional Centre residents to share their stories February 11

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) will welcome four speakers to present a talk about the institutionalization experiences at the Huronia Regional Centre (HRC). The event will be held on Thursday, February 11 as part of the FSSH Public Lecture Series.