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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.

The IMS workshop was made possible thanks to FEAS volunteers and faculty members. Back row, from left: Pedram Karimipour Fard; Muarij Khalil; Zahra Khodabakhshi; Aida Farsi; Dr. Sayyed Ali Hosseini, Assistant Professor, FEAS and head of the executive team; Dr. Ahmad Barari, Conference Chair; Connor Hopkins; and Davin Jankovics. Front row, from left: Hossein Gohari, Amr Salem; Waleed Ahmed; Dylan Bender; Cody Berry; and Mohamd Imad.

Ontario Tech University explores the future of intelligent manufacturing

Ontario Tech University recently became the first Canadian university to host the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) workshop: an influential international engineering forum exploring key questions related to intelligent manufacturing.

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.

The Vector Institute recently added Ontario Tech University's Master of Information Technology Security – Artificial Intelligence in Security specialization to its list of recognized master’s programs in AI.

Ontario Tech University’s leadership in AI education preparing students for cybersecurity careers

The Vector Institute, a collaborative research centre on AI in Canada, recently added Ontario Tech University's Master of Information Technology Security – Artificial Intelligence in Security (MITS-AIS) specialization to its list of recognized master’s programs in AI. This recognition not only gives MITS-AIS students access to the Vector Institute’s publications, contacts, research and programming, but also allows them to compete in an exclusive pool for the Vector Scholarship in AI (VSAI), established in collaboration with the Province of Ontario in 2017.

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.

Faculty of Science researchers get real on artificial intelligence

At Ontario Tech University, Faculty of Science researchers Dr. Hendrick de Haan and Dr. Faisal Qureshi, along with Modelling and Computational Science PhD candidate Martin Magill, dissect these artificial brains in what they call their ‘mathematical laboratory’.

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.