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Ontario Tech marks Pride Month

Every June, Ontario Tech University celebrates Pride Month in recognition of the progress made to achieve equal rights and inclusion for 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual) individuals. Pride Month takes place in June, commemorating the social activism resulting from June 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City. The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement and 2SLGBTQIA+ activism. Pride Month honours 2SLGBTQIA+ voices and experiences while drawing attention to issues members of the community still face, and highlights the continued importance of resisting various forms of transphobia, biphobia and homophobia.

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.

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.

Ontario Tech students and staff volunteer at the Perfect Slice of Downtown Pizza Party held at Charles Hall, downtown Oshawa campus location (March 2023).

Celebrating our volunteers this National Volunteer Week

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Sunday, April 14 through Saturday, April 20, Ontario Tech University proudly acknowledges the tremendous impact volunteers have on our community. Embracing this year's theme, Every Moment Matters, the university recognizes the important role volunteers hold in every corner of our university, offering their time and expertise and actively contributing to Ontario Tech’s success.

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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Ontario Tech celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (Friday, March 8) is a time to acknowledge, celebrate and empower women at Ontario Tech University, and to amplify the critical roles allies play in elevating women’s voices and aspirations. It’s also a day to reflect on and commit to the International Women’s Day 2024 theme of 'Inspire Inclusion' and to raise awareness of the progress made towards achieving gender equality, and the work that remains to be done.