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Encyclopedia > University of Ontario Institute of Technology

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Motto Challenge. Innovate. Connect.
Established 2003
Type Public
Chancellor Lyn McLeod
President Ronald Bordessa
Undergraduates 5,000 (2007-2008)
Location Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Campus Urban/Suburban
Mascot Hunter the Ridgeback
Website http://www.uoit.ca/

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is located in Oshawa, Ontario and shares its campus with Durham College. The university was founded in 2002 and accepted its first students in 2003, making it one of Canada's newest universities. All undergraduate programs require students to lease a laptop PC from the university as a condition of enrolment. Faculty also encourages students to use their laptops to complete assignments, perform laboratory research and interact with faculty during lectures. UOIT offers a range of undergraduate programs, and graduate programs in Science, Engineering and Information Technology. The UOIT campus is approximately 1.6 square kilometres in the Northern part of Oshawa, Ontario. Trent University also offers a small full-time program on the same campus and offers a number of elective courses to undergraduate students at UOIT. Although the University is one of the newest, it offers one of the highest rates of PhD professors in Canada. [1] Image File history File linksMetadata UOIT.jpg‎ This is a logo of a college, university, or other institution of higher learning, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... Lyn McLeod (born 1942) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Oshawa (estimated 2004 population 150 000; metropolitan population 296 298) is a city on Lake Ontario located approximately 60 km east of downtown Toronto in Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The Rhodesian Ridgeback is one of the oldest dog breeds indigenous to Southern Africa. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Oshawa (estimated 2004 population 150 000; metropolitan population 296 298) is a city on Lake Ontario located approximately 60 km east of downtown Toronto in Ontario, Canada. ... Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology is located in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada with satellite campuses in Pickering, Uxbridge, Whitby, Port Hope, Port Perry and Beaverton. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... A lecture on linear algebra at the Helsinki University of Technology A lecture is an oral presentation intended to teach people about a particular subject, for example by a university or college teacher. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Oshawa (estimated 2004 population 150 000; metropolitan population 296 298) is a city on Lake Ontario located approximately 60 km east of downtown Toronto in Ontario, Canada. ... Trent University is a liberal arts oriented institution located along the Otonabee River in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. ...

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History

UOIT was created in 2002 by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Act, 2002 as a public, career-focused, research-intensive university emphasizing science and technology, and as part of the Ontario government’s initiative to create more spaces in postsecondary institutions for the double cohort. UOIT's new slogan, "Challenge, Innovate, Connect" was unveiled in June 2006. The text below is generated by a template, which has been proposed for deletion. ...


UOIT accepted over 900 students in 2003 and total enrolment was over 3000 in the 2005–2006 school year, making it the fastest growing university in Ontario. The student population is expected to grow to 6,500 by 2010. 2010 (MMX) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Construction on the university's first buildings began in 2002. Facilities currently include a library shared with Durham College, the Science Building, and the Business and IT Building. The Ontario Power Generation Engineering Building opened in September 2006. The residences for UOIT are Simcoe Village and South Village. The Automotive Centre for Excellence will be built adjacent the Ontario Power Generation Engineering Building and is scheduled to open in September 2008. In addition, an expansion to the athletic facilities, funded largely by students, was completed in September 2007[2][3]. Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is a public company whose shares are wholly owned by the Government of Ontario. ...


See also

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks are the athletic teams that represent University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. ... The Student Association at Durham College, UOIT and Trent University in Oshawa reprsents students from Durham College, and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, along with Trent University students in Oshawa, Ontario. ...

References

  1. ^ https://connect.uoit.ca/uoit/fast_facts/index.ezc
  2. ^ http://campusdaily.dc-uoit.ca/EN/main/feature_stories/archive/2006/139656/20060511.html
  3. ^ http://www.uoit.ca/EN/main2/about/news_events/news_archives/news_releases/192350/20070912.html

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  Results from FactBites:
 
University of Ontario Institute of Technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (592 words)
UOIT is located at a single campus on a 400 acre (1.6 km²) property, which it shares with Durham College.
UOIT accepted over 900 students in 2003 and total enrolment was over 3000 in the 2005-2006 school year making it the fastest growing university in Ontario.
The residences for UOIT are Simcoe Village and South Village.
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Act, 2002 (2651 words)
  (1)  A university to be known as the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in English and Institut universitaire de technologie de l’Ontario in French is hereby established. ; 2002, c. 8, Sched. O, s. 2 (1).
  (1)  There shall be an academic council of the university consisting of the president of the university and such voting and non-voting members as may be provided for in the by-laws of the university so long as a majority of the voting members are members of the teaching staff of the university.  2002, c. 8, Sched. O, s. 10 (1).
(2)  Land vested in the university and land and premises leased to and occupied by the university are exempt from provincial and municipal taxes and development charges, so long as the vested land or leased land and premises are actually used and occupied for the objects of the university.  2002, c. 8, Sched. O, s. 15 (2).
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