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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.

Panel discussion at the Student Enrichment Program launch event at Ontario Tech University (January 30, 2024).

Ontario Tech Engineering students in energy to benefit from new RBC Foundation support

A new gift to Ontario Tech University from the RBC Foundation will help Engineering students make a major impact in the field of low-emission energy. The Foundation’s $750,000 grant directed to the university’s new Student Enrichment Program (SEP) will help fulfil the demand for specific ‘green skills’ as Canada’s economy continues to transition towards a net-zero future.

Ontario Tech University enjoys strong ties to University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE). In this image, Nuclear Engineering students speak with Sharman Perera, Associate Teaching Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (right). UNENE has named Dr. Les Jacobs, Ontario Tech Vice-President of Research and Innovation (pictured below) to its Board of Directors.

Ontario Tech extends leadership role in nuclear engineering community

As Ontario Tech celebrates its 20th anniversary as an influential young Canadian research-intensive university, it contributes a fresh voice brimming with new ideas to help advance the energy industry into its next era, with a focus on net-zero carbon emission energy sources. Central to all of this activity is Ontario Tech’s longstanding role in the University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE).

The all-Canadian Arrow prototype vehicle on display at the June 2023 Collision Conference (Enercare Centre, Toronto).

Getting up to speed: How Ontario Tech research development helped move Project Arrow forward

While the Arrow moves forward, there’s an important Ontario Tech University backstory to share. Back in 2021, APMA selected Ontario Tech to partner in Project Arrow as the lead academic institution, to complete the engineering design and build phase of the national project. The university’s team collaborated with APMA’s many partners, including industry leaders, startups and large Tier-1 suppliers across Canada.

Ontario Tech University's Regional Future Workforce project team, led by Dr. Mohamed El-Darieby (Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; third from left) and Dr. Roland van Oostveen (Faculty of Education; fifth from left). Image taken at the entrance to Ontario Tech's ACE Core Research Facility.

How Ontario Tech is supporting Ontario’s innovative electric vehicle and mobility sector and developing the next generation of talent

Recognizing the need for greater diversity within the sector, OVIN’s Regional Future Workforce Program builds new bridges between industry and academia to equip the next generation of talent with the knowledge and skills required to support the evolution of the mobility and transportation sector. Ontario Tech University is a major part of the equation thanks to its institutional strength in automotive, energy, computer science, and educational research.