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Dr. Steven Murphy’s statement on racism and violence

The Ontario Tech University community is deeply concerned with the disturbing incidents of racism and acts of violence witnessed over the past several days. It is particularly distressing to watch members of Black communities once again experience acts of hatred and violence.

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Ontario Tech University introduces Student Experience Guarantee for Fall 2020

Ontario Tech University recognizes its students have big questions about what their university experience will look like when they begin their studies or return in Fall 2020. That’s why Ontario Tech is offering all students an Experience Guarantee. Any full- or part-time student enrolled in the Fall 2020 term not satisfied with the quality of their university experience can withdraw from their program by Friday, October 9, and receive a full refund, without penalty.

Typography image - connecting socially while respecting physical distancing.

Good mental-health practices are everyone’s responsibility, says Ontario Tech researcher

Social connection is this year’s theme for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Mental Health Awareness Week (Monday, May 4 through Sunday, May 10). Research shows that social connection and social support are key factors that protect and promote good mental health. The good news is, you don’t have to be in physical proximity to nurture a sense of closeness and connection.

Douglas Allingham, Chair, Ontario Tech University Board of Governors (far right), with student volunteers.

Ontario Tech University applauds its volunteers for their dedicated service to the university

During National Volunteer Week (Sunday, April 19 to Saturday, April 25), Ontario Tech University celebrates and thanks its many volunteers, including the university’s Board of Governors, students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Throughout the academic year, they contribute their time and resources to serve our community in countless ways. The university accomplishes so much more, thanks to their dedication and generosity.

Dr. Serena Sohrab, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, Ontario Tech University.

How to meet the challenges of working and learning from home

At Ontario Tech University, Faculty of Business and Information Technology organizational behaviour and human resources researcher Dr. Serena Sohrab says working or studying at home presents a new set of stressors and challenges for remaining productive.

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Ontario Tech University creates $1 million matching fund for student relief

Ontario Tech University students are experiencing financial need like never before due to emergency measures brought on by COVID-19. Many students have lost their part-time jobs with limited prospects for summer employment. To support its students Ontario Tech created the $1-million Student Relief Fund where all donations will be matched by the university.

Ontario Tech University's 2020 Virtual Open House takes place Saturday, March 28, starting at 10 a.m.

Check out Ontario Tech University’s virtual Open House Saturday, March 28

Physical distancing may be forcing people to stay indoors, but it hasn’t stopped Ontario Tech University’s Open House. Looking to give future students and applicants as much access and information as possible to learn more about us, the university’s annual event has been transformed into a digital, interactive Virtual Open House (ontariotechu.ca/openhouse) on Saturday, March 28.

2017 Three-Minute Thesis winner Ololade Sanusi representing Ontario Tech University at the 2017 provincial 3MT championship in Waterloo, Ontario.

Explain your research to me. You’ve got three minutes: Go!

On Thursday, March 12, Ontario Tech University will put the spotlight on graduate student research as candidates for master’s degrees and PhDs publicly share their discoveries during the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition.