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Ontario Tech students and staff volunteer at the Perfect Slice of Downtown Pizza Party held at Charles Hall, downtown Oshawa campus location (March 2023).

Celebrating our volunteers this National Volunteer Week

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Sunday, April 14 through Saturday, April 20, Ontario Tech University proudly acknowledges the tremendous impact volunteers have on our community. Embracing this year's theme, Every Moment Matters, the university recognizes the important role volunteers hold in every corner of our university, offering their time and expertise and actively contributing to Ontario Tech’s success.

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.

Over 500 students were able to try e-scooters during the event hosted by Brilliant Catalyst

Ontario Tech University promotes sustainable commuting solutions through scooter demonstration event

In September and October, Ontario Tech University witnessed a wave of green energy and sustainable commuting on campus. Students flocked to the gated parking lot adjacent to the Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) to participate in an exciting pilot project featuring e-scooters provided by SCOOTY, a GTA-based micro-mobility company that provides the public with affordable, simple access to electric scooters