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Campus traffic alert: Section of Founders Drive closed on October 24

To accommodate the installation of a tower crane for construction of the university’s new building at the north Oshawa location, Founders Drive between the crosswalk north of the UL Building and the crosswalk at Founders Gate will be closed on Thursday, October 24. No traffic will be permitted through this section of Founders Drive between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The IMS workshop was made possible thanks to FEAS volunteers and faculty members. Back row, from left: Pedram Karimipour Fard; Muarij Khalil; Zahra Khodabakhshi; Aida Farsi; Dr. Sayyed Ali Hosseini, Assistant Professor, FEAS and head of the executive team; Dr. Ahmad Barari, Conference Chair; Connor Hopkins; and Davin Jankovics. Front row, from left: Hossein Gohari, Amr Salem; Waleed Ahmed; Dylan Bender; Cody Berry; and Mohamd Imad.

Ontario Tech University explores the future of intelligent manufacturing

Ontario Tech University recently became the first Canadian university to host the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) workshop: an influential international engineering forum exploring key questions related to intelligent manufacturing.

Women for STEM Summit keynote speaker Beth Wilson, Canada CEO, Dentons, shared her experience and insights with students, individuals and organizational leaders.

Mentors and role models critical for gender parity in ‘STEM’ fields

Ontario Tech University's inaugural Women for STEM Summit on October 17 brought together 190 industry leaders and partners, faculty and students from across the Greater Toronto Area who discussed how women and men each have an important role to play in equalizing gender parity.

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.

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.

3D modelling in Ontario Tech University's Laboratory for Advanced User Interfaces and Virtual Reality.

Ontario Tech a university on the rise: 2020 Maclean’s magazine rankings

The 2020 Maclean’s magazine rankings of Canada’s universities affirms Ontario Tech University’s place in the top 10 of primarily undergraduate institutions. The new survey marks the first time the university appears in the Maclean’s rankings with its new Ontario Tech University brand.

Conceptual design of Ontario Tech University's new booth at the 2019 Ontario Universities' Fair at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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.

Conceptual design of Ontario Tech University's new booth at the 2019 Ontario Universities' Fair at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Faculty of Science researchers get real on artificial intelligence

At Ontario Tech University, Faculty of Science researchers Dr. Hendrick de Haan and Dr. Faisal Qureshi, along with Modelling and Computational Science PhD candidate Martin Magill, dissect these artificial brains in what they call their ‘mathematical laboratory’.

From left: Dr. Les Jacobs, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Ontario Tech University; Lorne Coe, Whitby MPP; Lindsey Park, Durham MPP; Dr. JoAnne Arcand, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ontario Tech University; Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University; Dr. Lori Livingston, Provost and Vice-President Academic, Ontario Tech University.

Ontario investing in research in Durham Region at Ontario Tech University

The grant to Ontario Tech University (for dietary sodium research by Dr. JoAnne Arcand, Faculty of Health Sciences) is part of the Early Researcher Awards program, designed to help newly appointed researchers working at Ontario’s research institutions build their teams.