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Dawn of a new era: Say hello to Ontario Tech University

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology will begin writing a new chapter in the coming months as it transitions to a distinct new brand. Between now and the start of the next academic year in September, the campus will transform into Ontario Tech University. The university will sport a new look and feel with an exciting new visual identity and market positioning.

Spin Through the Seasons participants will progress through four separate one-hour spin classes, each featuring one of four seasons: winter, fall, spring or summer.

Spin bike riders bracing for all extreme weather conditions during spectacular indoor charity event

On Sunday, March 24, the university’s Athletics department invites faculty, staff, students and community members to participate in Spin Through the Seasons inside the university’s powerful ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel. The event supports the Ridgeback Leadership Council’s goals to increase athlete engagement, get more involved in the community and develop leadership among the university’s student-athletes.

UOIT Motorsports will participate  in the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (Formula SAE) international student engineering design competition in Lincoln, Nebraska in June 2019.

UOIT Motorsports defines accelerated learning outside the classroom

Hands-on opportunities to apply knowledge in a real-world environment aptly describes the student-learning atmosphere at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). Among many examples of students venturing beyond the boundaries of labs, lecture theatres and curriculum is an enterprising group known as UOIT Motorsports.

From left: Carlos Sainz, Renault Sport Formula One™ driver; Chase Pelletier, 2018 INFINITI Engineering Academy Canadian winner and Automotive Engineering graduate, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, class of 2018; Tomasso Volpe, Global Motorsport Director, INFINITI (June 2018, Montreal, Quebec. Image courtesy INFINITI Canada).

Big wheels turning for Automotive Engineering graduate Chase Pelletier

Great opportunities in the world of auto racing await 2018 University Ontario of Institute Technology graduate Chase Pelletier. Only weeks after completing his Automotive Engineering degree, Pelletier has earned a highly coveted and exclusive opportunity to work in automotive and Formula One™ racing with the acclaimed INFINITI Engineering Academy and Renault Sport Formula One™ Team.

From left: Riley Anderson; Sarah Anderson; Warren Anderson; Bruce Smith (Roger Anderson Charity Classic Organizing Committee Chair); Don Lovisa, President, Durham College; Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology;  Karim Mamdani, President and CEO, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (June 14, 2018).

Roger Anderson Charity Classic celebrates another successful year

Roger Anderson’s legacy was remembered by all who took to the greens during the 21st-annual tournament that bears his name. Held on June 14 at the Deer Creek Golf and Country Club, the Roger Anderson Charity Classic is one of Durham Region’s most popular and well-established fundraising events.

Vaso's Field, home to a number of Ridgebacks varsity sports programs, will have a new artificial turf installed in time for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Artificial turf coming to Vaso’s Field

Vaso’s Field, home to a number of Ridgeback varsity athletic teams at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, will have a brand new look this fall.

Peyvand Mossavat (right), Head Coach, UOIT Ridgebacks women's soccer team was named OUA Male Coach of the Year at the OUA Honours and Awards Banquet in Huntsville, Ontario. Right: Scott Barker, Athletics Director, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Ridgebacks women’s soccer coach wins OUA Male Coach of the Year

Peyvand Mossavat, Head Coach of the Ontario champion University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Ridgebacks women’s soccer team capped an incredible year of success May 10 when he was named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Male Coach of the Year.

Members of the Ridgebacks women's soccer team celebrate being named OUA Team of the Year at the OUA Honour Awards Banquet in Huntsville, Ontario.

Historic season earns Ridgebacks women’s soccer OUA Team of the Year

To cap off a season that saw the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Ridgebacks women’s soccer team win the university’s first-ever provincial team sport championship, on May 10 the program was named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Team of the Year.

Katherine Koehler-Grassau of the UOIT Ridgebacks women's soccer team leads an attack during a 2016 home game at Vaso's Field.

Balancing goals: Ridgebacks soccer star finding a way to do the math

She’s already earned a major place in the history of varsity sports at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. But third-year student Katherine Koehler-Grassau is also proving how someone can be star athlete and simultaneously be a high-performing student in a challenging academic program.

During a practical aerodynamic workshop, students position a race car in front of the nozzle of the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel.

Welcome to the world’s most extreme classroom

Dynamic workshops in ACE’s additional climatic chambers offer students the chance to gain practical skills that will help them become immediate contributors to Canadian businesses and organizations. ACE’s wide variety of workshops are available not only to the university’s students, but also to students from other Ontario post-secondary institutions, as well as professionals and members of the community.