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June

Emergency notification

Construction to affect UL Building east washroom availability through first week of July

In preparation for the construction of Ontario Tech University’s new building (to be completed in 2021), excavation work is currently underway in the space between the south side of the UL Building and the north side of the North Oshawa Library. The relocation of pipes will affect washroom availability in the east section of the UL Building through the first week of July. Washroom availability will resume by the end of Friday, July 5.

Emergency notification

Founders 5 parking lot extension underway through mid-August

The university’s Student Life (U5) and U6 buildings have been relocated to a temporary new home at the west end of the existing Founders 2 parking lot. The moving of the U5 and U6 buildings will create the space needed for the construction of the new Ontario Tech A5 Building (scheduled to open in Fall 2021).

From left: Noreen Taylor, Chancellor; Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor; Dawn Haw, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) medal winner (tie); Dr. Michael Bliemel, Dean, FBIT; Dr. Lori Livingston, Provost and Vice-President Academic.

Ontario Tech University salutes 2019 Convocation medal winners

As Ontario Tech University reflects on the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year, the Board of Governors and the Office of the Provost salute the outstanding achievements of this year’s faculty medal winners and special award winners.

Ontario Tech students help with lakefront cleanup.

Ontario Tech students help drive lakeshore cleanup initiative

Ontario Tech University students from the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH), along with the FSSH Practicum team and partner organization A Greener Future, spent three hours on May 29 collecting more than 3,000 pieces of litter from the lakefront as part of the Love Your Lake initiative.

Sustainable development advocate  Peter Stoett, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, will co-chair a three-year international study that will fully assess existing knowledge about invasive alien species.

Ontario Tech University Dean to play leading role in global invasive species study

The United Nations has tapped the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services to lead a three-year global study that will fully assess existing knowledge about invasive alien species and current efforts to control their threats, the first global report of its kind. Ontario Tech University’s Peter Stoett, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, will co-chair the study.

Lyndsay Woolridge, a PhD candidate in the university’s Forensic Psychology program, is investigating the influence of linguistic factors on deception detection judgments in legal settings. The opportunity to work with ELC students has fit perfectly with her research.

Ontario Tech’s English Language Centre embraces campus integration

Ontario Tech's English Language Centre (ELC) program places students in relevant language-learning contexts and real-life situations, providing them with opportunities to develop the skills needed to succeed in post-secondary education and in a multicultural world.

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Workshop: Finding and Using Open Textbooks – June 11

Have you ever considered replacing your course textbook with something more affordable and flexible? In this hands-on workshop, explore open textbooks (free online textbooks released under an open copyright license) and open educational resource collections, including supplementary materials such as quizzes and slides for specific courses.