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UOIT Media Summary

June 20, 2017

This compilation of recently published stories pertaining to the university in conventional media and/or social media is an internal service with limited distribution to university leadership. Where appropriate, recipients of this report are encouraged to share items with others in their faculty, department or service area (news summary stories generally will not be included in Weekly Report). All efforts are made to provide links to show stories as they were published or posted by the source.

General university news announcements can be found in the news archives of the main university website.

This report covers the period from May 25 to June 19, 2017.


UOIT celebrates a milestone of success

Since being established in 2002 and accepting its first students in 2003, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has trended solidly upward in terms of being a game-changer in the Durham Region economy and, most importantly, in gaining a reputation for its quality post-secondary education of students from Durham and across Ontario.

Metroland News - June 15, 2017

UOIT marks largest graduating class in school history

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) graduates came together one last time before heading onto their next chapter. UOIT hosted its annual convocation ceremonies at the Tribute Communities Centre on June 8 and 9.

Oshawa Express - June 13, 2017 
Durham Radio News - June 12, 2017

*Global News Durham and SNAPd Oshawa links unavailable

Gikendaasowin recognized: Shirley Williams receives honorary Doctor of Laws

On June 9, 2017 Shirley Williams will receive one of the highest honours from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Oshawa, Ontario – an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree. This degree acknowledges her academic achievements in the advancement of Anishinaabemowin and Anishinaabe culture, philosophy and pedagogy. 

Anishnabek News - June 13, 2017

Stouffville doctor gets honorary degree from UOIT

A Stouffville doctor received an honorary degree from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology for her national work in health care. President and CEO of Saint Elizabeth Health Care Shirlee Sharkey received a doctor of laws degree shortly after speaking at a convocation of students from the faculties of education and health sciences. The convocation ceremony was on Thursday, June 8.

Metroland News (York) - June 13, 2017
Gottarent.com - June 13, 2017

UOIT marks biggest ever graduating class as 2,200 students receive degrees

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology recently celebrated its largest ever graduating class, as 2,200 students received degrees at ceremonies on June 8 and 9. One of them was Jonathan Anderson — a Clarington resident whose university graduation was a long time in the making. Unlike many of his classmates, he started at UOIT more than 10 years after finishing high school.

Metroland News (Durham) - June 12, 2017

They are Commencing Commencing at UOIT this week

CKDO Radio Morning Show host Terry Johnston chats about the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's 2017 Convocation  with Faculty of Business and Information Technology graduate Josh Harrington.

CKDO Radio morning show - June 7, 2017 (audio link, runs about four minutes)

ACE takes part in strategic international trade partnership conference

Langis Roy PhD, Dean of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is interviewed by Radio-Canada program '15-30 Ontario' (host Mahhieu Gregoire) about the university's ACE and its efforts to find new research partnerships, including the United States (L'Institut universitaire de technologie recrute des clients américains). ACE was represented at SEUS-CP… the Southeastern United States – Canadian Provinces alliance on strategic trade partnerships in the Anchor Companies/Clean Technology category.
ICI Radio-Canada (Ontario) - June 5, 2017
(*NOTE* link requires Adobe Flash Player activation at the far right side of the URL/address bar); interview is in French, runs approximately eight minutes)

$33.5 million SIRC facility taking shape in Oshawa

Work will be completed this fall on a $33.5 million building that will serve as a centre for research at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in north Oshawa, Ont.

Daily Commercial News -  June 9, 2017

Futures Forum on Community Mental Health and Wellness at UOIT

The future of community mental health and wellness within Durham Region and across Ontario was a timely and necessary topic for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s third-annual Futures Forum.

SNAPd Oshawa - June 2017

The Birth of Canada's Armed, Anti-Islamic 'Patriot' Group

When Dr. Barbara Perry, a leading researcher on far-right groups and hate crimes in Canada at the University of Ontario, was briefed on their activities she responded with a simple, "I'm scared of this."

VICE Canada - June 14, 2017

Why millennials have embraced the magical unicorn trend

It’s no coincidence that unicorns are making a comeback just as a generation raised on The Last Unicorn and Legend are coming of age. “Unicorns are enticing to millennials now because they associate them with childhood nostalgia,” says Isabel Pederson, Canada Research Chair of digital life, media, and culture who teaches at the Institute of Technology at the University of Ontario (sic). 

Toronto Star - June 9, 2017

Forced To Grow Up Too Fast, Canada's Young Caregivers Face Trauma

Panic attacks. Depression. Exhaustion. Social isolation. Poor academic performance and absenteeism. Behavioral issues. These are the symptoms that Vivian Stamatopoulos, a former young carer herself and now a faculty member at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, sees in her research.

Huffington Post - June 2, 2017


Thousands of Durham College students celebrate graduation

DC also awarded its seventh honorary credential, a diploma in community development, to Edith Alger. Her involvement with the college started as a board of governors member from 1987 to 1992, then continued when she sat on the president’s advisory committee, providing insight into partnerships between DC and the newly established UOIT.

Metroland News - June 15, 2017

Roger Anderson golf tournament raises $403,000 to help Durham youth

This year’s Roger Anderson Charity Classic golf tournament raised $403,000 to help local youth — including students in financial need at Durham College and UOIT, and child and youth programs at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences.

Metroland News - June 14, 2017

Oshawa officially signs on to become teaching city with UOIT, Durham College

UOIT president Tim McTiernan explained Canada’s urban communities face common challenges around the impact of climate change on water and watershed management, waste management, transportation, digital connectivity, and more.

Oshawa Express - June 14, 2017
Metroland News - June 8, 2017
Durham Radio News - June 5, 2017
Marketwired - June 5, 2017

Holinaty commits to UOIT

On Wednesday, it was announced that the 21-year-old from Hardisty, Alta. will be suiting up for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks in U Sports starting this fall.

The Battlefords News-Optimist (North Battleford,Saskatchewan) - June 7, 2017

Ross joins (men's) UOIT hockey program

The UOIT Ridgebacks men’s hockey program roster is starting to fill out ahead of next season. The newest addition, Jordan Ross of Kronau, Sask., comes to the Ridgebacks from the Yorkton Terriers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL).

Oshawa Express - May 31, 2017

UOIT women's hockey makes several additions for next season

The UOIT women’s hockey team has added a few new faces for the upcoming season. In goal, Celine Tessier and Brooke Vial will be pushing for regular time between the pipes.

Oshawa Express - May 31, 2017
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