University of Ontario Institute of Technology (2001-Current)

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University of Ontario Institute of Technology (2001-Current)

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  • UOIT

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Vision: The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is an innovative and
market-oriented institution, pursuing inquiry, discovery and application
through excellence in teaching and learning, value-added research and
vibrant student life.

  • Provide career-oriented undergraduate and graduate university programs

with a primary focus on those programs that are innovative and responsive
to the needs of students and employers.

  • Advance the highest quality of research.
  • Advance the highest quality of learning, teaching and professional practice

in a technologically enabled environment.

  • Contribute to the advancement of Ontario and Canada in the global context

with particular focus on Durham Region and Northumberland County.

  • Foster a fulfilling student experience and a rewarding educational (work)


  • Offer programs with a view to creating opportunities for college graduates

to complete a university degree.
In November 2009, Ontario Tech University took ownership of the historic Regent Theatre,
which has been a landmark on King Street in downtown Oshawa for 90
years. The beautifully renovated, 600-seat theatre now serves as a large
lecture hall for students and a performance venue for community events at
night and on weekends;
The downtown Oshawa campus is thriving. The Faculty of Education, located
in renovated facilities at 11 Simcoe Street North was joined by the Faculty of
Social Science and Humanities in September 2010. Now more than 1,300
students and staff attend class and work in the city core. The brand new,
five-storey administrative building at 55 Bond Street houses, classrooms, a
student lounge, meeting rooms and offices. The newly refurbished, former
Alger Press building at 61 Charles Street will be home to a Social Science
library, classrooms, student study space, the Registrar’s office, a café and
much more.


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