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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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Science Rendezvous promotes science awareness for all ages.

UOIT and Durham College to host Science Rendezvous May 7

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) will welcome aspiring young scientists and community members to their shared Oshawa campus on Saturday, May 7 as the university and college host Science Rendezvous 2016.

UOIT's North Oshawa Library

Shaking the Sodium: Evaluating Food Industry’s Progress

“Most of the sodium Canadians consume comes from packaged and processed food,” says JoAnne Arcand, co-author and Assistant Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Health Sciences, who completed the research while a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto.

Online learning participants at Kyiv National Economic  University, Ukraine.

UOIT Faculty of Education and visiting Ukrainian scholar piloting online learning project

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Education is supporting Ukraine’s transformation to democratized education through a research partnership with Ukraine’s Kyiv National Economic University (KNEU). The initiative involves an online pilot course offered to KNEU students that originates from Canada via the Faculty of Education’s Educational Informatics Laboratory (EILAB), a superbly equipped digital facility providing real-time observation of human-computer interaction.

UOIT students take part in the 2016 Level Up Student Games Showcase at The Design Exchange in downtown Toronto (April 6).

UOIT students shine at the Level Up Student Games Showcase in Toronto

In what has become a traditional year-end opportunity for the Game Development and Entrepreneurship (GDE) program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), a huge contingent of talented students represented the university at the 2016 Level Up Student Games Showcase, held at the Design Exchange Centre in downtown Toronto.

Parliament Buildings, Ottawa.

UOIT academics: Doctor-assisted dying legislation leaves many grey areas

In the early days of public debate on Bill C-14, most corners appear to agree on at least one thing: the proposed legislation stops well short of answering all possible questions, particularly many issues of an ethical nature. Researchers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) weigh in with their early takes:

There are many different career opportunities available to graduates of HR programs.

FBIT student discusses the future of the HR field

What are the primary functions of an organization’s human resources (HR) department? While recruiting new employees is often the first thing that comes to mind, the value of an HR department extends well beyond that, according to a student in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Business and Information Technology.

UOIT President and Vice-Chancellor Tim McTiernan (left) signs Memorandum of Understanding with Professor Rajinder Singh Bawa, Vice-Chancellor, Chandigarh University.

New international opportunities for UOIT students and researchers

On April 4, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chandigarh University (CU), a private university in northwestern India whose research expertise and industry partnerships complement those of UOIT.

Legal Studies student Cherlene Cheung, class of 2016. Image courtesy: UOIT Athletics.

Rewarding opportunities highlight Cherlene Cheung’s undergraduate experience

When it comes to making the most of her university years, Cherlene Cheung is certainly a tough act to follow. Most recently Cheung has been working on a prestigious practicum placement in support of international law research that FSSH Assistant Professor Dr. Natalie Oman was commissioned to undertake by the United Nations (UN).

Student with laptop

Spring learning tool return, purchase and distribution

Between Monday, April 18 and Friday, April 29, graduating students will have the opportunity to return or purchase their learning tool (laptop). In addition, student learning tool distribution starts Monday, May 2 and will continue until Friday, May 13.

Volunteers have a profound and far-reaching impact

Volunteers strengthen the UOIT community

Volunteers are the roots of strong communities. Through their simple act of philanthropy, volunteers have a profound and far-reaching impact, allowing communities to flourish.

Panelists at The Role of Universities in Reconciliation event, held at Regent Theatre on March 17.

UOIT panel highlights how education can help heal Canada's relationship with Indigenous peoples

What can universities do to promote reconciliation between Canada and First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples? The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) recently hosted a thoughtful and engaging panel discussion exploring this and other questions. The event aimed at fostering awareness, understanding and action in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) appeal for educational institutions to engage with Indigenous communities and to become leaders in reconciliation.

Margaret Trudeau speaking March 30 at UOIT's Regent Theatre at the  Dean's Public Lecture Series hosted by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.

Margaret Trudeau launches new speaker series at UOIT

On March 30, Margaret Trudeau accepted an invitation to come to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) as the inaugural speaker of the Dean’s Public Lecture Series, hosted by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.

GameCon 2016 will take place April 12 at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Game on for GameCon at UOIT

If you want to get a sneak peek at the future of gaming, this is the place to be! GameCon is a one-day event featuring more than 40 teams from all four years of the FBIT’s popular Game Development and Entrepreneurship (GDE) program

Cybersecurity expert David Millier signs his book, Breached!, at a recent event hosted by the UOIT Networking and IT Security Students’ Society.

Cybersecurity expert shares industry insights with UOIT students

Author, entrepreneur and leading Canadian information security expert Dave Millier recently visited campus to share his experiences in the cybersecurity industry with 50 students in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Business and Information Technology.

Megalai Thavakugathasalingam (Master of Health Sciences candidate), 2016 champion of UOIT's Three Minute Thesis competition.

Graduate students impress at Three Minute Thesis finals

After a series of rehearsals and training workshops for an original group of more than two dozen candidates, on March 23, UOIT’s 3MT® competition came down to a field of six finalists. When the dust settled, Master of Health Sciences candidate Megalai Thavakugathasalingam was named UOIT champion for her presentation on reconstructing the difficult experience of childhood cancer through the perspective of a young adult.