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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.

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.

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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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.

Example of drone swarm flying over an agricultural area in an unspecified location.

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’.