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Check out Ontario Tech University's 14th-annual Engineering Robotics Competition on Saturday, November 16.

Robots storm campus for annual competition

On Saturday, November 16, join Ontario Tech University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at its 14th-annual high school Engineering Robotics Competition.

Ontario Tech University’s Gaming and Virtual Reality Laboratory was featured on the cover of the Fall 2019 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review. The lab’s virtual reality display utilizes motion-capture as a body tracker and gesture-based device. The lab supports the study and development of video games, game technology and ‘serious’ games (the simulation of practical real-life environments such as a hospital operating room).

Ontario Tech positioned to support province’s new economy

Ontario Tech University has an important role to play as the Province of Ontario prioritizes that university students — tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, innovators and workers — have the skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive global economy.

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.

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.

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.

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.