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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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The Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy. Minister of Finance and Pickering-Uxbridge MPP (right) speaking at the automotive sector roundtable at Ontario Tech University's ACE (November 25, 2022). Also shown (from right): Patrice Barnes, Ajax MPP; Todd McCarthy, Durham MPP; Lorne Coe, Whitby MPP; Andrew Dowie, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and Windsor-Tecumseh MPP; and Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University.

Ontario Tech engineering, research and development: Helping drive the automotive industry forward

On November 25, the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) hosted an automotive sector roundtable at Ontario Tech. The robust discussion, held at one of the university’s core research facilities, Ontario Tech’s Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE), featured community partners and local automotive industry champions outlining current challenges and opportunities.

Shawenjigewining Hall at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa location opened in 2021.

In retrospect: Ontario Tech University in 2021

As Ontario Tech looks ahead to new opportunities and innovative approaches in the discovery and application of knowledge in 2022, the university reflects on moments and milestones from the past year.

Fraser Dunn, Chief Engineer, Project Arrow (centre), with Paula Ambra, ACE Project Manager (left) at the ACE Innovation Garage, Ontario Tech University.

Pointing Canada’s Project Arrow zero-emissions concept vehicle forward at Ontario Tech

Behind the walls of the five-storey Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) at Ontario Tech University in Oshawa, Ontario, a visionary and ambitious automotive project of national interest is moving into high gear. The mission inside the ACE Innovation Garage: build an all-Canadian, zero-emissions, electric prototype vehicle by the end of 2022.

Aerodynamic testing of a vehicle in front of the nozzle of the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel at Ontario Tech University.

Ontario Tech University partnering with the University of Miami on high-performance computing research

One-quadrillion measurements per second represents the scale of what scientists call ‘Big Data’. And it’s a term that goes a long way toward explaining the scale of a Big Data research project involving ACE (Automotive Centre of Excellence) at Ontario Tech University, the University of Miami’s Institute for Data Science and Computing, and high-performance computing (HPC) leader GlassHouse Systems.

Dynamic testing of the three-wheel Electra Meccanica Solo EV in the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel at Ontario Tech University. The one-person electric vehicle has two front wheels and one rear wheel.

All for one: ACE at Ontario Tech University helps test a single-person electric vehicle

Electra Meccanica (EM) will roll out its Solo EV, a vehicle with just three wheels, and about half the cost of an average passenger car. But before hitting select North American markets, the company had some final testing to do. And for that work, EM looked across the country to ACE, Ontario Tech University’s world-class solutions provider for product development, research and testing.

ACE in the race: Ontario Tech announces partnership with FEL Motorsports

Through the Automotive Centre of Excellence, Ontario Tech is a major sponsor of the FEL Cup Canada (FCC) presented by Michelin for Radical racecars. ACE will also play a role in the FEL Sports Car Championship Canada by offering R&D vehicle-testing time for the series champions in its renowned Climatic Wind Tunnel.

SmartCone COVID-19 SYMP2PASS Smart Kiosk outside the main entrance to the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel at Ontario Tech University.

New high-tech health screening technology to detect COVID-19 symptoms

As a research leader in the ethical deployment of new technologies, Ontario Tech University is working with data sensory and ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) company SmartCone Technologies to test a high-tech system capable of real-time multi-symptom screening for COVID-19.

Virtual three-day event reveals that the future of autonomous tech is already here

The latest ideas on the autonomous front were explored March 2 to 4 at the Third Annual Future Transportation and Mobility Series Event. The virtual event drew close to 400 attendees spanning 25 different countries and featured leading experts on the progression and future of connected and autonomous technology (C/AV), revealing to a global audience that it is no longer simply an idea of the future.

Electric vehicle inside the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel at Ontario Tech University.

Ontario Tech, ACE and eCAMION testing how to power autonomous vehicles

True autonomous vehicle functionality requires an autonomous AV charging system. That’s where Ontario Tech University, ACE, Canadian advanced-energy storage and charging leader eCAMION, and Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) enter the picture.