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Dr. Steven Murphy’s statement on racism and violence

The Ontario Tech University community is deeply concerned with the disturbing incidents of racism and acts of violence witnessed over the past several days. It is particularly distressing to watch members of Black communities once again experience acts of hatred and violence.

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Ontario Tech University introduces Student Experience Guarantee for Fall 2020

Ontario Tech University recognizes its students have big questions about what their university experience will look like when they begin their studies or return in Fall 2020. That’s why Ontario Tech is offering all students an Experience Guarantee. Any full- or part-time student enrolled in the Fall 2020 term not satisfied with the quality of their university experience can withdraw from their program by Friday, October 9, and receive a full refund, without penalty.

Biodiversity, health and COVID-19: How did we get here?

Ontario Tech University sustainable development expert Dr. Peter Stoett is Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, and contributes extensively to international environmental research. Dr. Stoett shares answers to range of questions related to COVID-19, biodiversity and health,

Ontario Tech researcher exploring parent-child conversations about COVID-19

As the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic deepens, an Ontario Tech University researcher will examine how Canadian and American parents talk to their children and how kids are adjusting during this historic time. Developmental Psychologist Dr. Lindsay Malloy and her lab team have launched a new study titled Coronavirus: Parent-Child Conversations and Children's Reactions to the Pandemic.

Ontario Tech University conference exploring how to reduce human trafficking

Ontario Tech University conference exploring how to reduce human trafficking

On Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11, Ontario Tech University’s Faculty of Social Science and Humanities will stage a series of vital discussions on labour trafficking. The university’s second-annual collaborative Labour Trafficking Conference will examine the impacts and current efforts to combat labour trafficking and the global initiatives focused on reducing trafficking.

Cannabis Plant

Waste watchers: Sewage and cannabis

As the cannabis market becomes more firmly entrenched across the country, an Ontario Tech University researcher says Statistics Canada (StatsCan) is going to great depths to study national cannabis consumption rates.

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.

Garbage piling up on a shoreline

Future of human health and prosperity at risk, warns Ontario Tech researcher

The abundance and variety of life on our planet is under threat, according to a recent comprehensive study by the United Nations (UN). The sixth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6), delivered in Nairobi, Kenya this past March, includes contributions from Ontario Tech University researcher Peter Stoett, PhD, Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.