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Ontario Tech marks Pride Month

Every June, Ontario Tech University celebrates Pride Month in recognition of the progress made to achieve equal rights and inclusion for 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual) individuals. Pride Month takes place in June, commemorating the social activism resulting from June 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City. The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement and 2SLGBTQIA+ activism. Pride Month honours 2SLGBTQIA+ voices and experiences while drawing attention to issues members of the community still face, and highlights the continued importance of resisting various forms of transphobia, biphobia and homophobia.


May

Taylor Flood received the Ridgeback Award at the Annual Employee Awards Celebration event on May 7.

Ontario Tech University honours faculty and staff for their exemplary service

Over the last 20 years, Ontario Tech University’s reputation for high-quality teaching, student services, work-integrated learning opportunities and overall student satisfaction has grown steadily. This success hinges on the contributions and dedication of a diverse and collaborative community of faculty and staff members.

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science research laboratory at Ontario Tech University.

Ontario Tech ranks among the world’s top young universities

As Ontario Tech begins its third decade as a young university of rising influence, it does so with a strong foundation and a well-established tradition of research excellence. Further evidence of Ontario Tech’s research ascendency comes in the form of the latest survey of the youngest global universities (founded within the past 50 years) by the international rankings organization Times Higher Education.

Ontario Tech Nuclear Engineering students in an Energy Research Centre laboratory at the university's north Oshawa location.

Ontario Tech University joins Canadians for CANDU campaign

Ontario Tech University announces its support for Canadians for CANDU, a campaign promoting the deployment of CANDU nuclear technology at home and abroad to achieve Canadian and global efforts to reach net-zero emissions.


April

Ontario Tech students and staff volunteer at the Perfect Slice of Downtown Pizza Party held at Charles Hall, downtown Oshawa campus location (March 2023).

Celebrating our volunteers this National Volunteer Week

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Sunday, April 14 through Saturday, April 20, Ontario Tech University proudly acknowledges the tremendous impact volunteers have on our community. Embracing this year's theme, Every Moment Matters, the university recognizes the important role volunteers hold in every corner of our university, offering their time and expertise and actively contributing to Ontario Tech’s success.

From left to right: Max Mercer, belairdirect gold sponsor representative, Michelle Way, 3MT® judge, Bria Hughes-Small, 3MT® winner, Jacques Plourde, 3MT® judge, and James Lant, 3MT® judge.

Bria Hughes-Small to represent Ontario Tech University at provincial Three Minute Thesis competition

Bria Hughes-Small, a first-year Master's student in Forensic Psychology at Ontario Tech University, clinched the top spot at the university's annual Three Minute Thesis competition on March 21. This victory advances her to the provincial competition at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus on Wednesday, May 8, where she will represent Ontario Tech and put her thesis pitch to the test again against the winners from other universities.


March

Dementia Village partnership celebration event on March 22, 2024 included members of the Alzheimer Society Durham Region's (ASDR) Board of Directors, members of the Ontario Tech University Brilliant Catalyst team, along with Whitby MPP Lorne Coe (second from left), and ASDR CEO Gillian Barrie (second from right).

‘It takes a village’: New community partnership exploring ways to help those with dementia to live well

Through a new partnership agreement with Ontario Tech University, Alzheimer Society Durham Region envisions the creation of a ‘Dementia Village’. The idea calls for a unique, dementia-friendly community space that is accessible, safe, inclusive, and promotes activity, socialization, research initiatives, and training programs to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their care partners.

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Ontario Tech celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (Friday, March 8) is a time to acknowledge, celebrate and empower women at Ontario Tech University, and to amplify the critical roles allies play in elevating women’s voices and aspirations. It’s also a day to reflect on and commit to the International Women’s Day 2024 theme of 'Inspire Inclusion' and to raise awareness of the progress made towards achieving gender equality, and the work that remains to be done.

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Advances in sustainable development highlight Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s 2024 Research Day

Advancing environmental sustainability and building pathways toward net-zero emissions are key research priorities at Ontario Tech University. At its second-annual Research Day on February 20, Ontario Tech’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) explored some of the latest innovative sustainability solutions and practices, and their role in building a greener future for Canadians.


February

An Ontario Tech Engineering Outreach instructor setting up a ZUMI robot.

How Ontario Tech University and OVIN are inspiring youth in the autonomous vehicle sector

In 2023, Ontario Tech’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the Mitch and Leslie Frazer Faculty of Education, in conjunction with the university’s Engineering Outreach program joined forces with the Ontario Vehicle Innovative Network (OVIN), the Ontario Government’s flagship initiative for the automotive and mobility sector, through the Regional Future Workforce (RFW) Program.

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Ontario Tech marks Black History Month

February marks Black History Month: a time for acknowledgement, celebration and empowerment of Black community members in Canada, and around the world.


January

Panel discussion at the Student Enrichment Program launch event at Ontario Tech University (January 30, 2024).

Ontario Tech Engineering students in energy to benefit from new RBC Foundation support

A new gift to Ontario Tech University from the RBC Foundation will help Engineering students make a major impact in the field of low-emission energy. The Foundation’s $750,000 grant directed to the university’s new Student Enrichment Program (SEP) will help fulfil the demand for specific ‘green skills’ as Canada’s economy continues to transition towards a net-zero future.

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Ontario Tech researcher investigating the opportunities and risks associated with drone swarms

Institute for Cybersecurity and Resilient Systems networking and information technology expert Dr. Khalil El-Khatib of Ontario Tech’s Faculty of Business and Information Technology recently received new research funding from Canada’s National Cybersecurity Consortium (NCC) to investigate a ‘Trustworthy AI-based framework for self-aware drone-based swarm technologies’.