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Welcome message from Vice-President Research, Innovation and International

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is one of Canada’s newest research universities. Our research faculty and their scientific teams have had a significant impact on the world of science and technology. For the last two years, Research Infosource has ranked UOIT seventh in Canada on publication impact and 39th in Canada on research intensity. These are significant achievements for one of Canada’s newest universities.

Our research faculty conduct high-quality, peer-reviewed research designed to meet the research and development needs of government, business, industry, and the not-for-profit sector, all to benefit society. Whether the focus is on developing hydrogen-from-nuclear or fuel-cell technologies, improving network security or understanding youth crime, we are committed to interdisciplinary research and development that address social, environmental, health and economic challenges.

We focus on fundamental and applied research that advance knowledge and directly benefits end users. The university’s research and scholarly activities are well positioned to contribute to the health, wellness and economic development not only in Durham, but throughout the world.

Our faculty are committed to student collaboration in the classroom, the lab and the field. This one-on-one model is an important differentiator of the student experience. Students have opportunities to gain hands-on research experience as they help turn innovative ideas into real solutions. Many undergraduate and graduate students participate in research projects that lead to advancements in science and engineering, in the social sciences and to careers in research and research-informed business and industry, government departments and agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.

The Office of the Vice-President Research, Innovation and International, supports our research faculty and their trainees to obtain and administer grants and contracts, and assists with knowledge mobilization through traditional means of technology transfer and commercialization, and through innovative business development and entrepreneurship activities.

For more information, please visit our Contacts page.

Michael Owen, PhD
Vice-President Research, Innovation and International

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