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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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Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor at his installation ceremony in May 2018.

University President receives professional excellence award from alma mater

Dr. Murphy accepted the inaugural Sprott School of Business Alumni Award for Professional Excellence on November 26 in a ceremony at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre. The award is presented to a Carleton University master’s or PhD graduate who has demonstrated outstanding achievement within their career or through community service initiatives.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology north Oshawa campus location in the evening

University announces 2018-2019 Board of Governors membership

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology has strengthened its leadership and governance with the appointment of seven new members to its Board of Governors. This diverse group of governors will offer their unique perspectives, skills and experience to help the university meet its vision, mission and strategic goals.

Flu season in Canada runs from November to April.

Getting the point: What Canadians need to understand about the flu shot

“Canadians need to understand that the various strains of the flu that emerge each year make it more than a local or regional concern. In today’s world of almost unlimited air travel, any virus can travel to any other spot on the planet in less than 36 hours. Flu immunization is a global health issue.”

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering students Thomas Lato (standing), Karim Sachedina (seated) and Mdrashidul Islam (using the computer) worked with Atef Mohany, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, to create a prototype for a new vent silencer design for Stoddard Silencers.

Why clamping down on industrial noise is a sound idea

Scarborough, Ontario-based manufacturer Stoddard Silencers of Canada wanted to develop a smaller, cost-effective vent-silencing solution that minimizes noise without sacrificing safety. Together with Mechanical Engineering master’s students Karim Sachedina, Thomas Lato and Mdrashidul Islam, Dr. Atef Mohany created a prototype for a streamlined and acoustically absorptive cone-shaped attachment for Stoddard’s vent silencers.

University flag at half mast.

University mourns death of student

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology mourns the death of Rhyss Glenfield, a first-year student in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology.

University thanks its donors on National Philanthropy Day 2018

University thanks its donors on National Philanthropy Day

In celebration of National Philanthropy Day on Thursday, November 15, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology thanks its donors for their support over the past 15 years. In 2003, we opened our doors to 947 students. This year, we welcomed more than 10,000 students across our seven faculties and our School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Dr. Jen Rinaldi's and Dr. Kate Rossiter's book, Institutional Violence and Disability: Punishing Conditions, explores the pervasiveness of institutional violence through the lens of survivors of the Huronia Regional Centre, which operated in Orillia, Ontario from 1876 to 2009.

Honouring the voices of the institutionalized

In a recently published book, University of Ontario Institute of Technology Legal Studies researcher Jen Rinaldi, PhD, proposes that the same facilities designed to deliver care to vulnerable populations instead encourage a culture of violence and dehumanization.

Movie audience decked out in goggles and rain gear for a '4D' screening of the film Twister inside the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

A film with a twist: ACE screens a movie in ‘4D’

At the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel recently hosted a screening of the 1996 disaster film Twister that took the cinematic experience in a new ‘fourth’ dimension. It figuratively took everyone by storm.