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Community message: Marieval Indian Residential School burial site

Today we learned about the appalling discovery of 751 unmarked graves near the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. This is another painful and shameful reminder of the long road ahead as we take crucial steps forward towards reconciliation. Ontario Tech University supports all efforts to unearth these horrors and more accurately account a cruel history.

Polonsky Commons at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa location.

ACE in the race: Ontario Tech announces partnership with FEL Motorsports

Through the Automotive Centre of Excellence, Ontario Tech is a major sponsor of the FEL Cup Canada (FCC) presented by Michelin for Radical racecars. ACE will also play a role in the FEL Sports Car Championship Canada by offering R&D vehicle-testing time for the series champions in its renowned Climatic Wind Tunnel.

From left: Ontario Tech's Scott Barker, Director, Athletics, with university mascot Hunter the Ridgeback and Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor.

Ontario Tech President appointed to U SPORTS Board of Directors

Dr. Steven Murphy, Ontario Tech’s University's President and Vice-Chancellor, has been involved with return to sport at the provincial level, and he’ll now add the national university sport profile to his priorities. Dr. Murphy has joined the U SPORTS Board of Directors as the representative for Ontario University Athletics (OUA). He has served as OUA Vice-Chair since November 2020.

From left: Dr. Horia Hangan, Canada Research Chair in Adaptive Aerodynamics, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; and Dr. Peter Lewis, Canada Research Chair in Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Business and Information Technology.

Ontario Tech entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators win national awards

A key component of experiential learning opportunities at Ontario Tech is the campus community group Enactus (derived from ‘Entrepreneurial, Action, Us’), which rallies the energy, ideas and passion of the best and brightest students to create and implement local empowerment projects and business ventures.

Code Jumper setup in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology Human Machine Laboratory at Ontario Tech University. Code Jumper retails for about C$1,300. Ontario Tech researchers are developing prototypes of new paper models for visually impaired youth to learn coding at home in an affordable way, with considerations of different paper textures (feel) and perfume (smell) for visually impaired students to bring back home after a summer coding camp at the university.

New technologies will expand coding camp accessibility for youth with vision loss

Ontario Tech University researchers Dr. Patrick Hung, Dr. Alvaro Quevedo, and Dr. Miguel Vargas Martin of the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) explore ways to provide accessible technology such as haptic technology and Code Jumper for visually impaired youth to learn visual programming.

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Community message: London tragedy

Ontario Tech University is immensely saddened by the recent act of violence toward a Muslim family in London, Ontario. We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of those who were killed and injured, and to the Muslim community affected by this tragedy.

SmartCone COVID-19 SYMP2PASS Smart Kiosk outside the main entrance to the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel at Ontario Tech University.

New high-tech health screening technology to detect COVID-19 symptoms

As a research leader in the ethical deployment of new technologies, Ontario Tech University is working with data sensory and ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) company SmartCone Technologies to test a high-tech system capable of real-time multi-symptom screening for COVID-19.

Students sitting outside the Software and Informatics Research Centre at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa campus location (Note: Image taken prior to physical-distancing and mask protocols).

Introducing Ontario Tech’s renewed Integrated Academic-Research Plan

To help share its story with the world and support future planning, Ontario Tech University has unveiled two important documents: a recently renewed 2021-2023 Integrated Academic-Research Plan, and a new Vision, Mission and Values. Both publications are now available for download on the university’s Planning office website.

Students sitting outside the Software and Informatics Research Centre at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa campus location (Note: Image taken prior to physical-distancing and mask protocols).

Ontario Tech recognizes Seniors Month

Each June during Seniors Month, Canadians celebrate and honour the immense contributions of older adults who have shaped our communities. Seniors are our friends and family, neighbours, coworkers and role models, and they have laid the foundation for a better life for all of us.

Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre at Ontario Tech University's downtown Oshawa campus location.

Ontario Tech honours National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to honour the diverse heritages, languages, cultural practices, and worldview of the First Peoples of this land, and acknowledge their historic contributions to the development of Canada. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, held annually on June 21.

Ontario Tech honours pride month this June.

Celebrating Pride Month at Ontario Tech

Every June, Ontario Tech University celebrates Pride Month in recognition of the progress made to achieve equal rights and inclusion for LGBTQ2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer or Questioning, and Two-Spirit) individuals, and to affirm and honour their lives.