History, Affiliations and Rankings
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) was established in 2002 after the Legislative Assembly of Ontario passed Bill 109, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Act, 2002, on June 27, 2002. It is a public university that focuses on science and technology, and it was formed as part of the Ontario government's commitment to expand post-secondary institutions to accommodate the influx of students in 2003. The university has academic affiliations with Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), International Association of Universities (IAU) , Council of Ontario Universities (COU), U Sports, Ontario University Athletics (OUA), Fields Institute, Ontario Network of Women in engineering, Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) and Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL). U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of Ontario Institute of Technology at #1063 in Best Global Universities (tie) and #28 in Best Global Universities in Canada. The Times Higher Education ranked the University at #601–800th in the World University Rankings 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Ontario Tech University, one of Canada's newest and most active universities, is quickly expanding in reputation and enrolment at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The university's north Oshawa campus distinguishes it as a modern and progressive institution. Green roofs, coated windows, and a geothermal heating and cooling system were among the environmentally advanced features integrated into the buildings by the designers. They have a strong presence in downtown Oshawa, with various buildings that are strategically positioned and within walking distance of the Education and Social Science departments. Bordessa Hall is located at 11 Simcoe Street North, 2 Simcoe Street South, 61 Charles Street, the Regent Theatre is located at 50 King Street East, and the Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre (UBISC) is located at 151 Athol Street East. Ontario Tech University has seven faculties and offers a wide range of undergraduate, college-to-university transfer, and graduate programs. They offer a variety of Continuous Learning programs, classes, and workshops to assist students in furthering their profession. Students can even obtain micro-credentials, which are a novel and original method to swiftly master skills that are relevant to their professional goals and interests.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) promotes knowledge discovery and application to drive economic growth, regional development, and social innovation. They motivate and prepare their students and alumni to develop a successful contribution in a technologically driven world. In addition, the institution assists corporate, community, government, and academic partners in becoming more effective by bringing them together with students and researchers to discover innovative solutions to their partners' most pressing challenges. The university boasts a prestigious network of approximately 23,500 alumni worldwide. Among the notable individuals are Vijay Thanigasalam, Member of Provincial Parliament of Ontario, Kate Beirness, Canadian sports commentator, and Canan Acar, researcher.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Over 10,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the university. Over 160 nations are represented among the university's international students. Graduates get access to specialized professional services, a mentorship network, events, and the Leadership Series, which includes live streaming lectures from the world's most renowned thinkers. RBC, Durham Region (The Regional Municipality of Durham), BMO Financial Group, Bruce Power, and Kinectrics are among the top employers of university graduates.