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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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Taking flight: Testing the Wyp Wingboard in front of the nozzle of the powerful ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel.

It’s a bird, It’s a plane… It’s a Wingboard!

Wyp Aviation has successfully conducted the first full-scale, manned flight testing of its Wingboard. The Huntsville, Alabama company took its testing to new heights inside the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel, a cutting-edge research and testing facility at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Dr. Lisa Monchalin, faculty member, Department of Criminology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Expert on Indigenous justice to speak at UOIT on October 11

It is well documented that Indigenous people are overrepresented in the Canadian criminal justice system as both victims and offenders. Is this just what has historically been dismissed as an ‘Indian problem’, or could these crimes and injustices be connected to Canada’s colonial past?

Dr. Hamid Akbari, Assistant Professor, FBIT.

Should you stay or should you go? A classic startup dilemma

Your startup company is growing and you're ready to take it to the next level; part of that involves securing more funding by seeking investors outside of Canada. U.S. and international venture capital firms are ready to step up with the funds to help you develop and commercialize your product, but there’s a catch: they want you to relocate to where they are. Should you move your operations to where the money is?

Students in library

Update on Library media collection

DVDs and videos owned by the Campus Libraries now circulate for 30 days to faculty and staff, and 14 days to students. Faculty and staff may borrow up to 50 items, and students may borrow up to 15 items. Material may be renewed up to three times.

Students walking on campus

Update on Student Association

That is why the university has decided, starting today, to manage the transfer to the SA of fees that have been collected from university students for the 2016-2017 academic year. This means that the university (working with SA staff) will flow funds directly to the insurance provider to cover the costs of your health-care plan, and to the SA to pay for the expenses of clubs, societies, outreach services, as well as legal aid and advocacy services. This will ensure that the university’s students receive ongoing support for the activities and services on which they rely.

Clean Energy Research Laboratory at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

New evidence on greener energy solutions to be presented at Los Angeles conference

Greg Vezina, chairman of Mississauga, Ontario-based Hydrofuel Inc. will be releasing two comprehensive studies of the “Key Life-Cycle Numbers for NH3 and other fuels” conducted jointly by his company and Professor Ibrahim Dincer’s clean energy research group at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Faculty of Science students are looking forward to the return of the UOIT Science Cafe on Saturdays, starting September 17.

Back by popular demand: The UOIT Science Café returns September 17

Last year the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Science (FSCI) decided to try an extracurricular experiment of sorts. The inquiry? To explore whether there was student interest in attending a weekly informal drop-in academic support session – on a Saturday.

President and Vice-Chancellor Tim McTiernan.

University’s leaders featured at Toronto Global Forum

Advanced manufacturing, connectivity and clean energy are among the themes behind the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s participation in the 10th Toronto Global Forum at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

From left: Ainsley Leguard (President’s Scholarship); Sohaib Nadeem (FIRST Robotics Scholarship); Susan Allward, Associate Registrar, Student Awards and Financial Aid; UOIT President Tim McTiernan, PhD;  Alyssa Williams (President’s Scholarship); Sivim Sohail (Founder’s Scholarship); and Nashelle Hird (Global Leadership Award).

Congratulations, entrance scholarship recipients

Each year, seven outstanding students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) receive the university’s most prestigious entrance scholarships. The university’s entrance scholarship program recognizes first-year students for exceptional achievement in academics, leadership and community involvement throughout their secondary school career.

Adele Imrie, Chair, Board of Governors, UOIT.

Senior financial executive to lead UOIT Board of Governors

Adele Imrie, a financial and commercial real estate development professional, is the new Chair of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Board of Governors for the 2016-2017 academic year. On September 1, Imrie succeeded Glenna Raymond, who served as Chair for the past three years.

FastStart student group celebrates capturing one of the $500 prizes from the Winter 2016 Pitch It! entrepreneurial competition.

Hey students! Got an innovative business Idea? Pitch It!

Running for four weeks, Pitch It! culminates on Wednesday, October 5 in a Dragons’ Den-style pitch competition to a panel of industry judges. This is your chance to win $500, meet others like you, and get help to bring your innovative idea to the marketplace.

2016 Student Research Showcase award winners (from left): Jacob Morra (Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science); Cameron Wright (Faculty of Health Sciences); Maria Victoria Navy (Faculty of Social Science and Humanities); Sara Kyriakopoulos (Faculty of Education); Devarsh Pandya (Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science); Sierra Dargan (Faculty of Science); Ralph Laite (Faculty of Business and Information Technology); Michael Owen, Vice-President, Research, Innovation and International.

UOIT students showcase their big research ideas

Dozens of undergraduate students shared their discoveries and findings August 25 with fellow students, faculty members, industry partners and the community at the university’s annual Student Research Showcase (SRS).

Delegates of the IEEE International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (August 21-24, 2016) gather near Polonsky Commons.

Words to the wise on the potential of ‘smart’ energy grids

In late August, the university hosted more than 80 scholars and speakers from 18 countries and leaders from the energy sector at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE).