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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.

From left to right: Max Mercer, belairdirect gold sponsor representative, Michelle Way, 3MT® judge, Bria Hughes-Small, 3MT® winner, Jacques Plourde, 3MT® judge, and James Lant, 3MT® judge.

Bria Hughes-Small to represent Ontario Tech University at provincial Three Minute Thesis competition

Bria Hughes-Small, a first-year Master's student in Forensic Psychology at Ontario Tech University, clinched the top spot at the university's annual Three Minute Thesis competition on March 21. This victory advances her to the provincial competition at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus on Wednesday, May 8, where she will represent Ontario Tech and put her thesis pitch to the test again against the winners from other universities.

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.

An Ontario Tech Engineering Outreach instructor setting up a ZUMI robot.

How Ontario Tech University and OVIN are inspiring youth in the autonomous vehicle sector

In 2023, Ontario Tech’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the Mitch and Leslie Frazer Faculty of Education, in conjunction with the university’s Engineering Outreach program joined forces with the Ontario Vehicle Innovative Network (OVIN), the Ontario Government’s flagship initiative for the automotive and mobility sector, through the Regional Future Workforce (RFW) Program.

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.