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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.

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

Ontario Tech announces 2023 Joyce Family Foundation Success Award recipients

Over Ontario Tech’s first two decades, the university has established a culture of community support for student success through a growing base of philanthropic groups and individuals. Among these generous organizations is The Joyce Family Foundation, a private, family foundation created by the late Canadian entrepreneur Ronald V. Joyce, whose philanthropy reflected a deep-rooted sense of responsibility to give back to his community.

Left: Bryan McLaughlin, Faculty of Health Sciences (FHSc) PhD candidate, and Garrett Blakey, FHSc PhD candidate, presented their research at the SPIN Summit in Vancouver, B.C.

Ontario Tech University PhD candidates advancing talent identification and mental performance research in sports

New research at Ontario Tech University has the potential to improve the way Canada’s top athletes are identified, selected, and supported to help them achieve their highest potential. Faculty of Health Sciences (FHSc) PhD candidates Garrett Blakey and Bryan McLaughlin are leading innovative research in the fields of talent identification and mental-performance consulting that could improve sports organization practices and advance the playing field for elite athletes.

City of Oshawa's PulsePoint Respond app and AED registry.

Ontario Tech research project generates creation of life-saving PulsePoint Respond app

DRRRC sought active community engagement by incorporating the perspectives of patients, and experts from Ontario Tech University, pre-hospital care, emergency medicine, public health, the Durham District School Board, long-term care facilities and industry. One of the outcomes from the collaborative is PulsePoint Respond, a 911-connected app operated by the City of Oshawa that can immediately inform you of emergencies occurring in your community and request your help when CPR is needed nearby.

The WHO’s resolution to ‘strengthen rehabilitation in health systems globally’ was formally adopted by the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland on May 27, 2023 (courtesy: WHO/Pierre Albouy).

Ontario Tech researcher helping champion global access to rehabilitation services

Dr. Pierre Côté is a longtime advocate for the building and expansion of international rehabilitation services. He played an important role with the preparation of the WHO’s resolution to ‘strengthen rehabilitation in health systems globally’ which was formally adopted by the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland on May 27.

Health Sciences PhD candidate Matthew McCue looks at a baseball while wearing a mobile eye-tracker.

Ontario Tech University Health Sciences PhD candidate helping Toronto Blue Jays keep their eye on the ball

Matthew McCue, who is completing his PhD in Health Sciences (Kinesiology), has hit a home run of sorts when it comes to high-level sports research. After starting his master’s degree research (also in Kinesiology) into the gaze behaviour of athletes, he was hired in 2020 by the Toronto Blue Jays as a Scouting Assistant, giving him access to evaluate major league Blue Jays batters and minor league prospects as part of his research.