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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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The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario chats with Dr. Brendan MacDonald, Assistant Professor, UOIT Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science during a tour of the university's Clean Energy Research Laboratory (May 20, 2016).

Lieutenant Governor tours UOIT’s clean energy research labs

It was a homecoming of sorts for the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario on May 20 as the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell paid a visit to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). As part of a series of official events in the City of Oshawa, the Lieutenant Governor toured the university’s Clean Energy Research Laboratory (CERL) as well as selected labs in the Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre.

Electric vehicle charging at ACE during the inaugural AJAC EcoRun event at UOIT in May 2012.

Electric vehicle tour EcoRun rolls into UOIT on June 2

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) will bring a convoy of the latest fuel-efficient and eco-friendly vehicles on the market to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) on Thursday, June 2.

Jean Nsanzeryaka will become the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's first graduating refugee student at Convocation on Friday, June 10.

UOIT’s first refugee student prepares for Convocation

When his name is called out at Convocation, Jean Bertrand Alestide Nsanzeryaka will receive his Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences, specializing in Life Sciences) and become the university’s first refugee student to complete a degree. It will be a milestone in UOIT history, and a huge moment of pride and emotion in the life of a young man who thought such a day might never come.

NORCAN student delegates participate in a math and science enrichment day, hosted by UOIT's Faculty of Education on May 4.

UOIT helping explore ways to improve student learning in mathematics

What makes some students succeed at mathematics while others struggle? How can educators best develop strategies to help students learn and retain their math skills? The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) recently played a key role in helping teams of teachers, principals and students from Ontario, Alberta and Norway explore these questions and more.

June MacDonald-Jenkins, Collaborative Nursing program faculty member.

Collaborative Nursing faculty member helps develop nurse licensing exam

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) recently selected June MacDonald-Jenkins, a Nursing program faculty member, to help develop its standardized licensing exams for entry-level registered and practical nurses (RN and PN).The Nursing program is offered collaboratively by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College.

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Beijing Polytechnic University (BPU), China (from left: Wang Hui, Director, Foreign Affairs, BPU; Glenn Harvel, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, UOIT; An Jiangying, Vice-President and Professor, BPU; Michael Owen, Vice-President, Research, Innovation and International, UOIT; Xiuji Xu, Dean, Economic Management College, BPU; Zhu Yunli, Dean, Automation Engineering Institute, BPU).

UOIT’s international reach expands with new university agreements in China

Student and faculty exchange opportunities highlight new areas of co-operation between the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and two universities in Beijing, China. Both agreements resulted from UOIT’s participation in the April 2016 Organization of CANDU Industries (OCI) mission to China.

Panel session on mobility and transportation issues at the 2016 UOIT Forum on the Future of Smart Communities.

UOIT Futures Forum: Time to get smart on community development

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology brought together a stellar panel of experts from academia, government and leading corporations gathered for the full-day brainstorm to discuss strategies for developing smarter communities that are socially inclusive, innovative, digitally enabled, and economically and culturally robust.

UOIT Nuclear Engineering students gain hands-on experience in the university’s Nuclear Simulation Lab.

OPG, Durham College and UOIT partnership investment

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) will continue its support of post-secondary students in Durham Region by renewing a decade-long partnership with Durham College (DC) and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). The $5-million investment will support capital expenditures, educational programs, equipment, scholarships and bursaries for students at both institutions.

Arlene de la Rocha (at podium) receives HUB Fellowship from the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's annual general meeting in Toronto, Ontario.

Collaborative UOIT-DC Nursing program’s Arlene de la Rocha recognized for commitment to students and passion for education

For nine years, Arlene de la Rocha has played an instrumental role in developing the Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Honours program curriculum at Durham College (DC) and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). On May 6, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) presented de la Rocha with one of its highest honours.

March Break Maker Camp participants used the LittleBits snapable circuit kit to create a flashlight.

March Break madness at UOIT’s Maker Camp

Researchers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) recognize the value of blending science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM) as a way to foster creativity and innovation. The UOIT Faculty of Education’s STEAM 3D Maker Labs’ March Break Maker Camp gave 16 local youngsters in grades 4 to 8 a unique opportunity to tinker, build and create their own inventions using both digital and physical materials.

Noreen Taylor, CM, Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Breath-alcohol sensors: how accurate are they?

“Calibration plays a major role in breath-alcohol measurement, as some devices are susceptible to external factors after long times in the field,” says Dr. Easton, Associate Professor of Chemistry in UOIT’s Faculty of Science. “The breathalyzer device used in that case employed an infrared sensor to measure blood-alcohol content, but these can also identify interfering compounds such as acetone, which can produce false-positive readings. Those infrared systems are also quite large in size. Most roadside breathalyzer devices rely on electrochemical sensors based on fuel cell technology. These devices are smaller, very portable and highly accurate.”

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology hosts its annual Futures Forum on Thursday, May 5, focusing this year on Smart Communities.

Forum on The Future of Smart Communities – May 5

As part of its ongoing contribution to the regional innovation ecosystem, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology will host its second-annual Futures Forum on Thursday, May 5. Focusing on The Future of Smart Communities, the forum will consist of three themes running concurrently throughout the day: • Innovation • Mobility • Energy