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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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Master of Science (Computer Science) candidate Adele Hedrick (far right) with some of the other UOIT students who attended the 2016 Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing Conference.

Female Computer Science students inspired by stories told at conference

At the 2016 Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (CAN-CWiC 2016), recently held in Ottawa, Ontario, seven female Computer Science students from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Science heard encouraging stories from women across Canada who work in the technology field. These women spoke of their experiences overcoming personal and career challenges, which helped them get to where they are today.

2016 UOIT Research Excellence Awards Speaker Series, Science Building (March 23, 2016).

Investigating transportation electrification; and what our online activities say about today’s culture

How ‘green’ are clean energy technologies? What patterns can we extrapolate from the massive ocean of data society generates online each and every day? These were just some of the many topics addressed March 23 by two Canada Research Chairs at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) as UOIT’s Office of Research Services hosted the Research Excellence Award Speaker Series.

Projects on display at the 2014 Durham Regional Science Fair held at UOIT.

UOIT hosts Durham Regional Science Fair April 2

Elementary and secondary school students from all corners of Durham Region will gather at University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) on Saturday, April 2 for the annual Durham Regional Science Fair (DRSF).

Lake Superior shoreline.

UOIT biologist to advise IJC on Great Lakes water quality

The IJC’s Great Lakes Science Advisory Board has appointed leading aquatic ecologist Andrea Kirkwood, PhD, to its Science Priority Committee (SPC). The Associate Professor with UOIT’s Faculty of Science will attend her first semi-annual IJC meeting in Washington, D.C. in mid-April.

Inaugural Walking Wednesdays walking meeting at Polonsky Commons (March 9, 2016).

Taking the first step: The benefits of walking meetings

In an effort to promote the health benefits of anti-sedentary behaviour, Dr. Lori Livingston, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) is championing a new on-campus initiative: walking meetings, every Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Finalists from the 2015 3MT competition at UOIT.

Learn about complex research… in just three minutes

Battling the clock and articulating a tricky story is the basis of 3MT® – an intriguing battle of creativity involving dozens of graduate students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Students walking on campus

President’s statement on university values

It is time, as a university community, to remind ourselves of who we are. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is built on a promise to develop strength and capacity through research, innovation and partnerships.

From left: Networking and IT students Imraan Ali Rahemtulla, Suleman Ali, Safwan Alam, Anthony Mitri and Danish Shaikh volunteered at the NBA All-Star Game on February 14 in Toronto, Ontario.

UOIT students volunteer with NBA All-Star 2016 tech ‘Dream Team’

Five University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Networking and Information Technology (IT) Security students played a big role behind the scenes at the 65th National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Game held on February 14 in Toronto, Ontario.

Dr. Salma Karray, Associate Professor, FBIT.

When does cross-promotional marketing serve cross-purposes?

Dr. Salma Karray, Associate Professor of Marketing in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) researches issues surrounding joint promotional marketing using game theoretic decision modelling. The results of Dr. Karray’s research were published in the influential journal OMEGA, the International Journal of Management Science.

Dr. Salma Karray, Associate Professor, FBIT.

University’s statement about Social Justice Week

Our university is a scholarly community whose academic mission is focused on building strength and capacity through research, innovation and partnerships. To this end, we support respectful dialogue, dissent and discourse. This includes supporting freedom of speech and encouraging an inclusive, diverse and safe environment on campus.

Haida eagle feathers (image courtesy of Mammomax7432 @DeviantART).

UOIT event highlights critical role of universities in fostering reconciliation with First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples

On Thursday, March 17, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Social Science and Humanities will host The Role of Universities in Reconciliation. This special panel discussion brings together key leaders and thinkers in the education sector to foster a lively, thoughtful, engaging discussion about how universities can and should respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's clarion call.

2016 Bootcamp Awards first-place team (Integrity Browser). From left: Benson Naman, second-year Human Health Science; Ahmad Touseef, third-year Electrical Engineering; Andrea Kennedy, Spark Centre Advisor; Desai Sagar, third-year Software Engineering.

Brilliant Entrepreneurship develops brilliant business ideas at UOIT

There’s a powerful entrepreneurial buzz these days at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). The learning environment on campus is dynamic and those with ambitious plans and bright ideas are taking advantage of a supportive new entrepreneurial culture – appropriately called Brilliant. Brilliant Entrepreneurship provides business development tools and skills such as workshops and bootcamps, incubation space, mentorship, networking and funding opportunities.

Action from the FIRST Robotics Canada competition in March 2015.

International robotics showdown coming to UOIT and Durham College

High school robotics teams from across Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and the states of New York and Texas will converge in Oshawa for a three-day robotics showdown at the annual FIRST® Robotics Canada (FRC) Greater Toronto East Regional competition. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) will co-host the event at the schools’ shared Oshawa campus from Thursday, March 10 to Saturday, March 12.

PrecisionHawk team prepares UAV for extreme-weather testing in the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel.

PrecisionHawk explores extreme-weather testing of drones at ACE

ACE and PrecisionHawk have successfully completed the world’s first extreme-weather testing of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the climatic wind tunnel at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). The results of the ACE research, which included shock and vibration testing, will accelerate the design cycle and development of protocols related to UAV safety and reliability.