As a rapidly growing centre of industry and innovation in the eastern Greater Toronto Area, throughout the 1980s and early 1990s leaders in Durham Region cherished the dream of establishing its own university. At the time, the number of residents in Durham Region was projected to approach nearly one million by 2021.
Research projects at the university are built upon the guiding principles of excellence, innovation and societal impact within Canada or internationally. With a focus on building smart and sustainable communities, the university’s primary research clusters are:
We offer challenging work in a dynamic and diverse workplace, supported by highly dedicated faculty and staff. We believe that in order to develop graduates who will thrive in the 21st-century workplace, we must be a 21st-century workplace.
Excellence begins with great people. At UOIT, we aspire to be one of Canada's top employers. That means supporting our talented faculty and staff every step of the way. We offer a wide range of services to help you both on and off the job.
Our South Village Residence offers accommodation at a special rate to graduates and their visitors. The residence is located at 32 Commencement Drive, Oshawa, Ontario. Accommodations feature:
The Library provides computer workstations to use for library research .
For help with issues regarding network, login, and printing you may contact the Campus IT help desk via telephone.
Ontario Tech University has a vital interest in the health and safety of its employees, students, visitors and contractors. The prevention of occupational illness or injury is a major continuing objective and the university will make every reasonable effort to provide and maintain a safe and healthy work and learning environment.
As one of Canada's youngest and most dynamic universities, UOIT is rapidly growing in reputation and in enrolment at the undergraduate and graduate levels. To address that growth and ensure our students continue to have access to an outstanding learning environment, UOIT established a downtown Oshawa location and has added new classrooms, labs, study areas and state-of-the-art learning facilities at the north Oshawa location.
The campus community’s impressive list of leading-edge athletics facilities grew this fall with the opening of the Campus Fieldhouse, a multi-sport turf centre. The transformed facility (formerly the Campus Tennis Centre), features two playing fields that can accommodate a variety of intramural sports and activities including soccer, field lacrosse, ultimate, flag football and bubble soccer, among others.
At Ontario Tech, students are represented by the Ontario Tech Student Union (OTSU). The Student Union is an organization on campus that is dedicated to the enhancement of the student experience. Its mission is carried out by both full-time staff and elected student representatives who support the student experience through: