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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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Virtual SurgerySIM's software trains surgeons to practice surgical procedures in a 3D immersive virtual operating theatre.

Virtual SurgerySIM: Practice makes perfect

Benjamin Sainsbury, a Computer Science PhD candidate at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), has created software that trains surgeons to practice surgical procedures in a virtual operating theatre.

From left: Sustainable Engine Technology co-founders Tom Ross and Joshua Eidelberg,

UOIT student-entrepreneur proposes cleaner future for transportation industry

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Energy Systems Engineering student Tom Ross teamed up with Joshua Eidelberg, a graduate of Algonquin College’s Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician program in Ottawa, Ontario, to launch Sustainable Engine Technology (SET) Inc. The duo is bringing on-board (in-vehicle) hydrogen generation technology to market, dubbed the After Market Combustion Enhancement (ACE) System, which can make the thick, smoky emissions of trucks and buses a thing of the past.

UOIT President Tim McTiernan chats with UOIT Software Engineering student Ryan Nasara (Chief Marketing Officer, Henlen Watches), at the Ontario Centres of Excellence's Discovery Days event, May 9, 2016 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

UOIT student-entrepreneurs design innovative smartwatch

Although wearable timepieces date as far back as the 16th century (pocket watches), a group of University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) student-entrepreneurs believes it’s never too late to make a better watch.

Council of Ontario Universities' pop-up research park, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa (May 18, 2016). From left: Kim Rudd, Northumberland-Peterborough South MP; Elysabeth Reavell-Roy, UOIT PhD student (Applied Bioscience); Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Whitby MP.

UOIT participates in Parliament Hill pop-up research park

There’s an old expression that all politics are local, but sometimes you need to take the local to the politics. That’s why this spring the Council of Universities (COU) took a different approach to research promoting research. Instead of waiting for politicians to visit researchers in their home communities, the COU sent researchers to Ottawa. The result was a one-day pop-up research park on Parliament Hill.

Below right: Province of Ontario news conference formally announcing plans for eastward extension of GO Train service through Oshawa and Courtice to Bowmanville (June 20, 2016). Inset photo courtesy: Sandra Austin, Regional Municipality of Durham.

GO Transit expansion announcement big news for UOIT and Durham Region

GO Transit will open four new rail stations on the Lakeshore East corridor line, including a station on the CP Rail line near Ritson Road, about one kilometre south of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) campus location in downtown Oshawa.

A record 43 UOIT students will take advantage of outbound international exchange study opportunities in 2016.

Study abroad opportunities taking off at UOIT

A whole world of opportunity awaits dozens of University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students this summer as the largest group in the university’s history embark on international exchanges. A total of 43 students will take part in study abroad opportunities with partner universities around the globe.

Handbill for the UOIT Career Centre's 2016 I Launch My Career event on June 21, 2016.

Congratulations, you’ve graduated! What comes next?

On Tuesday, June 21, the university’s Career Centre will host iLaunch My Career, a first-of-its-kind one-day conference featuring interactive seminars, practical workshops and networking opportunities.

Presentation of Canadian Acoustical Association Award at the 2016 Canada-Wide Science Festival in Montreal, Quebec. From left: Mervat Yehia, Chair, National Policy Advisory Committee, Youth Science Canada; Kevin Zheng and Marvin Giang, O'Neill CVI, Oshawa.

Durham Regional Science Fair winners receive national honour

Two brilliant Grade 11 science students at Oshawa’s O’Neill Collegiate and Vocational Institute have had quite a semester. On April 2, Marvin Giang and Kevin Zheng were the grand prize winners at the Durham Regional Science Fair (DRSF) hosted by the Faculty of Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

From left: Roger Anderson, Chairman and CEO, Region of Durham; Karim Mamdani, President and CEO, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences; Don Lovisa, President, Durham College; and Tim McTiernan, President, UOIT receive funds raised during this year’s Roger Anderson Charity Classic golf tournament.

Another year, another success for the Roger Anderson Charity Classic; annual event raises $327,000

The 19th annual Roger Anderson Charity Classic golf tournament was held on June 9 with sponsors, donors, volunteers and participants coming together to raise $327,000. Funds will be used to support students in financial need at Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and child and youth programs at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Science.

Commuter traffic crawling along Toronto's Gardiner Expressway

UOIT knows clean energy

On June 8, 2016, the Province of Ontario unveiled its Climate Change Action Plan, which calls on industry, municipalities and individuals to adapt to new cleaner energy technologies to reduce society’s carbon footprint. Ontario’s ultimate goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent from 1990 levels by 2050. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is a centre of innovation and expertise in clean and green energy research.

Natural gas fuelling station.

UOIT researcher pumped about Ontario’s plans for natural gas fuelling stations

The Province of Ontario’s new Climate Change Action Plan calls for a creation of new infrastructure to encourage the trucking industry to phase out use of diesel and gasoline, in favour of natural gas. University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) researcher Dan Hoornweg, PhD, is among those supporting the plan to expand use of natural gas as a truck (transportation) fuel.

Science Rendezvous participants watch as elephant toothpaste overflows during a demonstration.

Kids enjoy a free day of discovery at Science Rendezvous 2016

Close to 700 aspiring young scientists and community members discovered how fun science can be during Science Rendezvous 2016, hosted May 7 at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) and Durham College’s (DC) shared Oshawa campus.

Khalil El-Khatib, PhD (standing), Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) provides instruction to visiting students participating in FBIT's inaugural High School Week initiative.

Area high school students get early taste of university life

It’s never too early for prospective university students to start thinking about the programs they might like to take after they finish high school. With that philosophy in mind, the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) piloted a unique on-campus program for area high school students in grades 10 and 11 in late May.