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Honey bee hive in the Pollinator Garden at the university's Windfields Farm Lands.

Campus buzz: Ontario Tech University receives ‘Bee City Campus’ designation

In recognition of the university’s pollinator sustainability efforts, Bee City Canada has designated Ontario Tech a ‘Bee City Campus’. Bee City Canada partners with cities, schools and businesses across Canada to protect pollinators and increase awareness about the vital role pollinators play in a healthy ecosystem. Only seven other Canadian post-secondary institutions hold the Bee City Campus designation.

Ontario Tech students help with lakefront cleanup.

Ontario Tech students help drive lakeshore cleanup initiative

Ontario Tech University students from the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH), along with the FSSH Practicum team and partner organization A Greener Future, spent three hours on May 29 collecting more than 3,000 pieces of litter from the lakefront as part of the Love Your Lake initiative.

Sustainable development advocate  Peter Stoett, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, will co-chair a three-year international study that will fully assess existing knowledge about invasive alien species.

Ontario Tech University Dean to play leading role in global invasive species study

The United Nations has tapped the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services to lead a three-year global study that will fully assess existing knowledge about invasive alien species and current efforts to control their threats, the first global report of its kind. Ontario Tech University’s Peter Stoett, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, will co-chair the study.

Garbage piling up on a shoreline

Future of human health and prosperity at risk, warns Ontario Tech researcher

The abundance and variety of life on our planet is under threat, according to a recent comprehensive study by the United Nations (UN). The sixth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6), delivered in Nairobi, Kenya this past March, includes contributions from Ontario Tech University researcher Peter Stoett, PhD, Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.

Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, speaking at Ontario Tech University's 2019 Futures Forum on the Future of Tech with a Conscience (May 2, 2019).

Ontario Tech University sharpens its focus on ‘technology with a conscience’

What does it mean to develop technology with a conscience? What are our obligations to using technology responsibly? How can we improve the designs of new technological innovations while carefully considering their societal impact? On May 2, leading experts explored these questions and more during Ontario Tech University’s 2019 Futures Forum: ‘The Future of Tech with a Conscience’.

Ontario Tech University's new logo.

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.

Illustration of the software features  in a car with the newest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

QA Consultants and ACE putting new automotive software to the ultimate tests

Companies like award-winning software testing and quality assurance provider QA Consultants (QAC) of Toronto, Ontario are turning to ACE, the internationally renowned research and development (R and D) centre at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, to marry their software testing leadership with ACE’s world-leading integrated testing capabilities for both physical and digital systems in vehicles.

This month the university’s Blue Team is hosting educational booths focused on the theme of recycling.

University promotes recycling awareness on campus in February

Reducing, reusing and recycling take the spotlight on campus in February as the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability (OCIS) hosts a number of educational activities on campus designed to raise awareness about sustainable living practices.