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Image of a virtual reality medical environment where health-care trainees test their skills and knowledge in handling patient anesthesia crisis scenarios in a simulated operating room.

Ontario Tech University research pioneering virtual reality health-care training

An Ontario Tech University research team is exploring the practical potential of VR, where the user is completely immersed within a 3D computer generated world; as well as ‘augmented reality’ (AR), where digital and graphic elements are added to the real physical space to augment objects comprising it.

The Vector Institute recently added Ontario Tech University's Master of Information Technology Security – Artificial Intelligence in Security specialization to its list of recognized master’s programs in AI.

Ontario Tech University’s leadership in AI education preparing students for cybersecurity careers

The Vector Institute, a collaborative research centre on AI in Canada, recently added Ontario Tech University's Master of Information Technology Security – Artificial Intelligence in Security (MITS-AIS) specialization to its list of recognized master’s programs in AI. This recognition not only gives MITS-AIS students access to the Vector Institute’s publications, contacts, research and programming, but also allows them to compete in an exclusive pool for the Vector Scholarship in AI (VSAI), established in collaboration with the Province of Ontario in 2017.

Why accounting is about far more than crunching numbers in isolation

Many outsiders assume accountants are 24/7 math nerds with no interest in anything beyond numbers and balance sheets, locked into a boring and tedious career. But Ontario Tech researcher John Friedlan, PhD, says these myths could not be further from the truth.

From left: Professor Michael Blumenstein, Associate Dean, Research Strategy & Management, Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney with Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University.

Ontario Tech University strengthens international ties with Australian agreement

With long-established research relationships throughout the eastern Greater Toronto Area and across the province, Ontario Tech University boasts an expanding international research portfolio. Adding to dozens of global partnerships, it’s exploring stronger ties Down Under with counterparts at University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

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.

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.

In recognition of IDAHOTB 2019, Ontario Tech University faculty, staff and students joined community partner representatives from PFLAG Canada Durham Region for a Pride flag ceremony.

Ontario Tech recognizes International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Each year on May 17, millions around the world come together to recognize the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). Created in 2004, IDAHOTB draws attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.

Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University, signs the Dimensions charter.

Ontario Tech President signs new equity, diversity and inclusion charter

Ontario Tech University proudly joins universities across Canada to advance institutional equity, diversity and inclusion, with the signing of the Dimensions charter. The charter was announced today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan. The goal is to have Canadian institutions endorse the charter and commit to helping drive deeper cultural change within the research ecosystem.

Ontario Tech University's Visualization for Information Analysis Lab (vialab).

Ontario Tech University experts sharing high-tech discoveries on the international stage

From Saturday, May 4 to Thursday, May 9, Ontario Tech researchers will share their latest findings at the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) 2019 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. The ACM CHI Conference in Glasgow, Scotland is the premier annual international conference on research into latest interactive technologies.

Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, speaking at Ontario Tech University's 2019 Futures Forum on the Future of Tech with a Conscience (May 2, 2019).

Ontario Tech University sharpens its focus on ‘technology with a conscience’

What does it mean to develop technology with a conscience? What are our obligations to using technology responsibly? How can we improve the designs of new technological innovations while carefully considering their societal impact? On May 2, leading experts explored these questions and more during Ontario Tech University’s 2019 Futures Forum: ‘The Future of Tech with a Conscience’.

Ontario Tech University's new logo.

Dawn of a new era: Say hello to Ontario Tech University

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology will begin writing a new chapter in the coming months as it transitions to a distinct new brand. Between now and the start of the next academic year in September, the campus will transform into Ontario Tech University. The university will sport a new look and feel with an exciting new visual identity and market positioning.

Illustration of the software features  in a car with the newest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

QA Consultants and ACE putting new automotive software to the ultimate tests

Companies like award-winning software testing and quality assurance provider QA Consultants (QAC) of Toronto, Ontario are turning to ACE, the internationally renowned research and development (R and D) centre at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, to marry their software testing leadership with ACE’s world-leading integrated testing capabilities for both physical and digital systems in vehicles.