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TABLE OF
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CONTENTS
:: UOIT – A UNIVERSITY DEGREE WITH AN EDGE 04

:: MOBILE LEARNING 06
CAMPUS RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTRE

:: OPEN THE DOOR TO A CHALLENGING AND REWARDING CAREER 07

:: FACULTIES AND PROGRAMS
» FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 08
» FACULTY OF CRIMINOLOGY, JUSTICE AND POLICY STUDIES 10
» FACULTY OF EDUCATION 12
» FACULTY OF ENERGY SYSTEMS AND NUCLEAR SCIENCE 14
» FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE 16
» FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES 18
UA LECTURE THEATRE

» FACULTY OF SCIENCE 20

:: OUR COMMITMENT TO RESEARCH 22

:: STUDENT SUPPORT 23

:: FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION 24

:: RESIDENCE AND MEAL PLANS 26
CAMPUS LIBRARY

:: CAMPUS LIFE 28

:: ATHLETICS AND RECREATION 30

:: ABOUT OSHAWA 31

:: GETTING HERE – WE ARE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK 32
BUSINESS AND IT BUILDING

:: ADMISSIONS CHART FOR CURRENT ONTARIO SECONDARY
SCHOOL STUDENTS 33

:: HOW TO APPLY 37

:: IMPORTANT DATES 38

:: CAMPUS TOURS AND SPECIAL EVENTS 38
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PUBLISHED BY UOIT 2009

UNIVERSITY OF ONTARIO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
UOIT – A UNIVERSITY
DEGREE WITH AN EDGE
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is not your
traditional university. In fact, since opening its doors in 2003, UOIT
has received accolades from students and employers alike, for
providing a leading-edge education that ensures graduates will fill
leadership roles in the jobs of tomorrow.
At UOIT you’ll find everything you need to succeed in the new economy
as a next-generation professional. From sustainable energy, to the
development of clean and green vehicles, to furthering research on
environmental factors in human cancer and HIV/AIDS prevention and
more, UOIT students study in career-focused undergraduate and
graduate programs, many of which are unique in Ontario and Canada.
That means when you graduate, you will do so with the real-world
skills essential to helping Ontario take its position as a global leader
in the years to come.
Because UOIT is Ontario’s first laptop-based university, our graduates
find their high-tech skills give them a competitive edge when entering
the marketplace. Plus, our commitment to research excellence means
students have the opportunity to pursue innovative research that will
impact society by addressing socio-economic issues of provincial,
national and global significance.
We also make it easier than ever before to turn a college diploma
into a degree. Thanks to agreements with several partner institutions,
we offer college graduates advanced standing in a number of degree
programs, including Commerce, Communication, Criminology and
Justice, Health Sciences, Information Technology and Legal Studies.
But don’t take our word for it; ask our students. Through independent
surveys such as the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE),
the Canadian University Survey Consortium and others, students
consistently place UOIT at the head of the class when it comes to
their overall satisfaction, our technology base, interaction with
professors, opportunities to collaborate with their peers and others
on campus and more.
We’re proud to earn high marks from our students and their
employers.
All of this and we’re right here in the GTA, with plenty of room to
grow and room for you too!

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STUDENTS FIND
SATISFACTION AT UOIT
In 2008 our students ranked us ahead of our peer groups in NSSE, a
comprehensive North American survey that questioned students at
769 post-secondary institutions, pointing in particular to its state-of-the-
art technology, academically challenging programs and collaborations
with expert faculty.

NSSE 2008 SURVEY OF POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS
Ontario
UOIT first- Ontario first- UOIT fourth-
fourth-year
Category year students year students year students
students
(percentage) (percentage) (percentage)
(percentage)

Entire
Education
Experience 83 79 82 78
(good or
excellent)

Use of
Computers in
Academic Work 92 78 95 84
(very much or
quite a bit)

University
Contribution to
71 59 85 67
Collaborative
Abilities

Acquiring a
Job and Work- 62 54 81 58
Related Skills

“The faculty and administrative staff at UOIT are very helpful,
knowledgeable and experienced in every aspect – from helping one
understand the course material to assisting in getting a full-time
job. My position as a research assistant at UOIT, the summer after
my second year helped me understand my desire to pursue a
future Master’s degree. The high-tech learning environment has
also been really helpful as it prepared me well for my co-op position
at Ontario Power Generation. UOIT is a great place to study and
prepare for the world of opportunity out there.”

– Ninochka DSouza, 2009 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical
Engineering graduate

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MOBILE LEARNING
You’ve never experienced education like this before. UOIT’s national
award-winning mobile learning environment allows you to connect
with your professors and peers any time, anywhere – and puts you
one step ahead come graduation.
UOIT is a leader among North American universities in implementing
and using course- and industry-specific software for laptop learning.
You will receive a high-end laptop at the beginning of your studies
and your professors will develop sophisticated course content using
a powerful campus-wide online learning management system.
One of the greatest advantages of the mobile learning program is
that all students have equal access to the same technology,
resources and services.
Inside or outside of the classroom, you can make quality computer-
based presentations, conduct Internet research, work electronically
on your own or with other students and have seamless access to all
online resources. An annual mobile-computing fee covers the use of
your hardware learning tools, extensive technical support, virus
protection, high-speed Internet, printing services, insurance and a
wide range of program-specific software. In addition, all laptops
are refreshed with appropriate software each year and upgraded
every two years. We’re committed to giving you even more value for
your education and your investment in technology while studying at
UOIT.
www.uoit.ca/mobile

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OPEN THE DOOR TO A : : : : F A S T F A C T : : : :

CHALLENGING AND STUDIES SHOW THAT UNIVERSITY GRADUATES WITH A CO-OP
DEGREE ARE EMPLOYED FASTER AND WITH HIGHER STARTING

REWARDING CAREER SALARIES THAN THOSE WITHOUT.

INTERNSHIPS, PLACEMENTS AND CO-OP
UOIT works tirelessly to provide you with opportunities to work with
some of the highest-quality employers in business and industry. These
partnerships with leading employers provide you with outstanding
internship, placement and co-op opportunities, all of which means you
gain valuable work experience that helps open the door to a challenging
and rewarding career. To name just a few, UOIT graduates go on to
careers as business and information technology leaders, criminal
justice and law enforcement experts, engineers, nurses, scientists,
teachers and more.

“I wouldn't trade the internship experience at UOIT for anything!
My placement was at the Oshawa Centre, which is owned by
Ivanhoe Cambridge. Internships give you an amazing opportunity
to build up your confidence, apply the concepts taught in class
and develop your flare in any specialization you choose. I am
now back at the Oshawa Centre as their assistant marketing
director. The skills, technology and teachings are second to
none at UOIT and I am proud to have been part of such a modern,
cutting-edge university.”

– Charly Wellings-Gray, 2008 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) graduate,
currently employed as assistant marketing director of Oshawa Centre,
Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc.

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FA C U LT Y O F B U S I N E S S A N D
I N F O R M AT I O N T E C H N O L O G Y

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES:
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Majors:
:: Accounting;
:: E-Commerce;
:: Finance; and
:: Marketing.
Concentration:
:: Human Resources Management

Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
Specializations:
:: Game Development and Entrepreneurship; and
:: Networking and Information Technology Security.
Developing the business leaders
of tomorrow
UOIT's Faculty of Business and Information Technology offers innovative
degrees in both Commerce and Information Technology. Our programs
provide an ideal balance between theory and applied learning, which
are further enhanced with current business and IT trends integrated
into majors that will lead you into the career of your choosing. Our
combination of globally experienced professors, career-focused
programs and state-of-the-art facilities will position you for success
in the 21st-century workplace.
The Bachelor of Commerce program is designed to increase your
understanding of key business functions and systems technologies.
Within this program, you have the option to major in Accounting,
Finance, E-Commerce or Marketing, or select a concentration in
Human Resources Management.
Our Bachelor of Information Technology offers connections that will
open the door to careers in game development and entrepreneurship,
networking and IT security. The Faculty of Business and Information
Technology is a designated Cisco Networking Academy.
FACULTY RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT:
The following state-of-the-art facilities provide students with a unique
advantage to develop industry-recognized marketable skills:
Dr. Bill Kapralos, assistant professor
:: Gaming Lab;
An assistant professor in the Game
:: Hacker Research Lab;
Development and Entrepreneurship program, Dr. Bill Kapralos is
currently involved in a number of video game development initiatives :: Marketing Lab;
involving the training of community health nurses, critical care :: Networking Lab; and
providers and orthopedic surgeons. Using this technology, multiple
:: Virtual Trading Room.
team members can participate in simulations concurrently, regardless
of their physical location. This interactive team approach lends itself
to increased skill level, knowledge and experience, all of which are
essential to interprofessional education.

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FUTURE CAREER OPTIONS:
:: Accountant;
:: Business analyst;
:: Financial consultant;
:: Game designer/animator;
:: Human resources assistant;
:: Information security officer;
:: Marketing manager; and
:: Network administrator.

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS:
:: Internship opportunities with government agencies and leading
companies such as Communications Security Establishment
Canada (CSEC), Deloitte and Touche, General Motors of Canada,
IBM, KPMG, the Ontario Ministry of Finance, Ontario Power
Generation, Scotia Bank, and Telus; and
:: Bachelor of Commerce internships result in 560 hours of business
and management experience, putting you one step ahead upon : : : : F A S T F A C T : : : :
graduation.
THE FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OFFERS
A STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS TO SPEND ONE MONTH
“I would definitely recommend UOIT to new students because I STUDYING AT THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG (CUHK).
had such a wonderful experience here. I will miss visiting the
campus, the laptop experience and interacting with the friendly
faculty and staff. I feel I’ve gained the knowledge and confidence
to go forth with my own entrepreneurial dreams, or offer myself
as a valuable asset to any business.”

– Christine Marubashi, 2007 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) graduate

* For a full list of programs and admissions requirements, please
see the admissions chart on page 33 or visit
www.businessandit.uoit.ca.

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F A C U L T Y O F C R I M I N O L O G Y,
JUSTICE AND POLICY STUDIES

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES:
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Communication
Comprehensive program
Specializations:
:: Commerce and Marketing;
:: Digital Media;
:: Health Sciences Communication; and
:: Science and Technology.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology and Justice
Comprehensive program
Specializations:
:: Criminal Justice;
:: Gender, Sexualities and Justice;
Providing solutions to society’s most
:: Race, Ethnicity and Justice; and
:: Youth, Crime and Justice.
intriguing questions
The Faculty of Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies is ready to partner
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Legal Studies
with you so you can take your place as an independent thinker and
Comprehensive program an active and contributing leader in a rapidly changing social, political
Specializations: and natural environment. We are guided by a strong commitment to
our students, by a creative and entrepreneurial frame of mind, and by
:: Alternative Dispute Resolution;
an awareness of the local, regional, national and global world in which
:: Human Rights Law; and the university exists.
:: Information Law. Through the application of theory and hands-on activities in Criminology,
Legal Studies, Communication and Public Policy programs, you will
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Public Policy
develop the interdisciplinary knowledge, holistic thinking, teamwork
Comprehensive program and interpersonal skills essential for success. Our professors bring
knowledge and experience from around the world to the classroom,
broadening your understanding of criminology, justice, communication
and public policy, and collaborating with you to turn innovative ideas
into real solutions. All of this means you will contribute to the
well-being of society when you graduate.

“UOIT provides students with an unparalleled opportunity to
FACULTY RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT:
explore new and exciting research topics that are both local
and global in nature. With smaller class sizes than most
Dr. Carla Cesaroni, assistant professor universities, UOIT enables its students to collaborate with their
Dr. Carla Cesaroni’s research examines the stress and adjustment of professors and to work on projects that are truly innovative
people who have been incarcerated. For the last decade she has and benefit both the world of academia and society as a whole.”
studied the experiences of male youths serving custodial sentences.
– Angela Heagle, fourth-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology
Dr. Cesaroni is currently conducting a study of 200 youths in detention
and Justice student
centres throughout Southern Ontario.

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FUTURE CAREER OPTIONS:
Communication
:: Advertising executive;
:: Press secretary/speech writer; and
:: Public information officer.
Criminology and Justice
:: Future study at law school;
:: Human rights advocate/community activist; and
:: Probation/parole officer.
Legal Studies
:: Human rights advocacy;
:: Legal research and analysis; and
:: Mediation/dispute resolution.
Public policy
:: Fundraising;
:: Government policy analysis and development; and
: : : : F A S T F A C T : : : :
:: International aid/development worker.

MORE THAN 30 PER CENT OF OUR FIRST GRADUATING CLASS HAVE
STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS: MOVED ON TO PURSUE ADDITIONAL STUDIES, EITHER IN ANOTHER
:: Our students often work closely with faculty members on innovative UNDERGRADUATE FIELD, EDUCATION, GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN THE
research projects and student-driven independent study plans; SOCIAL SCIENCES, OR LAW SCHOOL.
:: As an undergraduate student you will move your education beyond
the classroom and apply your knowledge to many other types of
real-world experiences; and
:: Our students have earned some of the most prestigious awards
in social sciences including one recent graduate who won three
American Society of Criminology Best Student Paper awards.

“Once again I have been nothing but impressed with the students
from the Faculty of Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies. They
were all eager to participate and learn, and the quality of their
work for us was excellent. We could not do much of our work so
well without their assistance. You should be very proud of the
students that you have in your faculty and all of the wonderful
work that they are doing in this community. I thank you on behalf
of the Community Development Council Durham and our many
community partners, and I look forward to continuing our work
with your students and faculty in the future.”

– Benjamin Earle, manager, Social Research and Planning, Community
Development Council Durham

* For a full list of programs and admissions requirements, please
see the admissions chart on page 33 and 34 or visit
www.criminologyandjustice.uoit.ca.

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FA C U LT Y O F E D U C AT I O N

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES:
Concurrent Education
Bachelor of Science (Honours)/Bachelor of Education
(Intermediate/Senior)
Teachables:
:: Biology;
:: Chemistry;
:: Computer Studies;
:: General Science;
:: Mathematics; and
:: Physics.

Consecutive one-year, post-degree programs
Bachelor of Education (Primary/Junior)
Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Senior) Bachelor of Education grads in demand
Teachables: UOIT’s Faculty of Education has an outstanding reputation for
:: Biology; graduates with the well-rounded skills required to excel in teaching
junior kindergarten to Grade 6 and the critical subject specialties in
:: Chemistry; areas including math and science for those interested in teaching
:: Computer Studies; grades 7 to 12.
:: Dramatic Arts; The university helps you think deeply about how people learn in
:: English; different subject areas and at different ages. You consider how diversity
in ability, cultural background and social and religious experience can
:: General Science;
influence the way you approach teaching. Thanks to our laptop learning
:: Geography; environment, you also learn to be thoughtful and critical about the
:: Health and Physical Education*; role technology plays in teaching and how to develop strong skills in
using technological aids to make the learning environment more
:: History*;
dynamic for your future students.
:: Mathematics;
We also offer graduate programs for both full- and part-time students
:: Physics; and that will lead to a Master of Education degree specializing in Education
:: Visual Arts. and Digital Technologies and a Graduate Diploma in Education and
Digital Technologies. All programs help you understand the key role
*Pending approval.
that technology has in academic studies and professional practice.

“UOIT is the small school with a big heart. Faculty know all of
their students, and you are much more than just a name and
a number. They genuinely care and want you to succeed. UOIT
is on the leading edge of the future of teaching – the integration
of IT and technology in the classroom – where teachers are
equipped with a solid skill set to teach the IT/gamer generation
of students. I had an awesome experience here.”

– Bernie Leclair, 2008 Bachelor of Education – Consecutive graduate

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FUTURE CAREER OPTIONS:
:: Child and youth counsellor;
:: Educational publishing;
:: Elementary school teacher;
:: Roman Catholic school teacher;
:: Secondary school math and science teacher;
:: Special education resource teacher; and
:: Youth worker.

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS:
:: Because you learn to teach by teaching, all UOIT teacher candidates
participate in several field placements;
:: The Teacher Resource Centre has been created to help you succeed
in your studies and will provide you with materials similar to those
found in an elementary school library, including books, software,
equipment and services such as laminating and die-cutting; and
:: Research opportunities include work that examines digital literacy, : : : : F A S T F A C T : : : :
developing effective resources to support the use of learning
objects and professional development, and learning environment
development and use. TEACHER CANDIDATES PARTICIPATE IN INNOVATIVE MATH, SCIENCE AND
ASSESSMENT CAMPS TO HELP BUILD CONFIDENCE AND PRACTISE
TEACHING SKILLS. THESE CAMPS HELP STUDENTS DEVELOP MATH
AND SCIENCE KNOWLEDGE AND ENGAGE IN CO-OPERATIVE LEARNING
"The program offered at UOIT is exceptional! Students are well- ACTIVITIES LED BY EXEMPLARY EDUCATORS.
prepared right from their first placement and are able to bring
new and exciting teaching and learning techniques into all of
the curriculum areas. We are so fortunate that our school has
the opportunity to have UOIT teacher candidates in the classrooms.
They come with a wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and exceptional
technology skills that challenge a wide variety of students."

– Sue Simeson, principal, Durham District School Board

* For a full list of programs and admissions requirements, please
see the admissions chart on page 34 or visit
www.education.uoit.ca.

FACULTY RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT:

Dr. Ann LeSage, assistant professor
Dr. Ann LeSage’s current research focuses on remediation and
intervention programs for students identified as at-risk in mathematics,
the influence of learning objects on teacher candidates’ mathematics
understanding, and the use of children’s literature in mathematics.

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FA C U LT Y O F E N E R G Y S Y S T E M S
AND NUCLEAR SCIENCE

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES:
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Nuclear Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Energy Systems Engineering
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Physics and Radiation
Science
Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours) in Nuclear
Engineering

Powerful ideas, powerful thinking
Energy systems and nuclear science is a truly exciting area of study,
presenting significant employment opportunities in a variety of fields
for engineers and scientists possessing knowledge of the safe,
efficient generation and use of energy, including fossil, nuclear, wind,
solar, hydro, geothermal and emerging technologies.
As a student you will have access to our new Energy Systems and
Nuclear Science Research Centre, a 9,290-square-metre (100,000-
square-foot) facility that is home to UOIT’s unique-in-Canada energy
science and engineering programs.
UOIT’s Nuclear Engineering program is the first accredited program of
its kind in Canada. As a student in this program, you will have access
to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities that reflect industrial applications
and access to nuclear plant simulators and analysis tools.
Alternatively you may choose our Energy Systems program, where you
will examine all available options for energy production and integration
of energy systems. Our Health Physics and Radiation Science program
will teach you both the fundamentals and real life applications of the
science of ionizing radiation.
To help meet industry’s need for engineers with strong business
FACULTY RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: skills, the faculty currently offers a five-year Management option in
Nuclear Engineering. Students study the complete engineering
program, and also gain critical management skills in key areas of
Dr. Ed Waller, associate professor
business including finance, accounting, operations, marketing and
After two years of research, Dr. Ed Waller has created a prototype of human resources. Management options will soon be available in
a radiological triage mask that emergency medical service responders the Energy Systems Engineering program and the Health Physics
can use to quickly and accurately identify radiation contaminants in and Radiation Science program.
patients, including individuals who may be the victims of radiological
We also offer Master’s degree programs in Nuclear Power and
dispersal devices, or dirty bombs. Dr. Waller’s mask holds immense
Radiological Health Physics and will soon begin a related PhD program.
potential to save lives and is in the final stages of being developed
into a marketable product.

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FUTURE CAREER OPTIONS:
:: Energy system design;
:: Fuel manufacturing and waste management;
:: Non-destructive material testing;
:: Nuclear power plant design and operation;
:: Radiation applications in health care;
:: Regulatory agencies; and
:: Research institutions.

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS:
:: Student internship opportunities are offered by Atomic Energy of
Canada Limited, Bruce Power, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
and Ontario Power Generation, and by many other leading businesses;
:: Our graduates are in high demand for employment and the demand
is expected to increase for men and women in engineering and
research positions; and
:: UOIT’s Nuclear Engineering program features the most extensive : : : : F A S T F A C T : : : :
nuclear power plant computer simulation of any engineering
program in Ontario.
UOIT IS STRATEGICALLY LOCATED IN ONTARIO’S ENERGY CAPITAL,
DURHAM REGION, WHICH IS HOME TO 10 NUCLEAR GENERATING
UNITS. THE FACULTY OF ENERGY SYSTEMS AND NUCLEAR SCIENCE
“The Nuclear Engineering program at UOIT is truly one-of-a-kind ENJOYS A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH INDUSTRY PARTNERS IN
in Canada. The program is tailored to bring graduates into the PROVINCIAL, NATIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS.
industry and produce leaders in the nuclear field. I believe the
strength of the Nuclear Engineering program is a result of small
class sizes, a state-of-the-art learning environment that includes
simulator equipment, and excellent professors who sincerely
care about my success. Their industry experience also gives
them insight into real-world theory application. If you are ready
for a challenging program with a rewarding career, I would
recommend Nuclear Engineering at UOIT.”

– David Zekveld, 2008 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Nuclear
Engineering graduate currently employed as an assistant analyst with
AMEC NSS

* For a full list of programs and admissions requirements, please
see the admissions chart on page 34 or visit
www.nuclear.uoit.ca.

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FA C U LT Y O F E N G I N E E R I N G
AND APPLIED SCIENCE

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES:
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Automotive Engineering
(regular and co-op)*
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering
(regular and co-op)*
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Manufacturing Engineering
(regular and co-op)*
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering
(regular and co-op)*
Comprehensive program
Specializations:
:: Energy Engineering; and
:: Mechatronics Engineering.
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Software Engineering
(regular and co-op)*

*A five-year Management option is also available in each program.
Educating the next-generation
engineers
Programs within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science are
developed to meet the engineering needs of the new economy and
each one is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation
Board, the highest possible affirmation of a Canadian university’s
engineering program. You will learn from world-class professors who
are committed to helping you achieve your educational goals and you
will gain valuable hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art facilities.
Our unique programs will prepare you to look at things with an
engineering eye, train you with problem-solving skills that will set you
apart from your peers, and prepare you for the future. You will graduate
with flexible and transferable skills for today’s workplace.
To help meet industry’s need for engineers with strong business
skills, the faculty has developed five-year Management options in
each program. Students study the complete engineering program,
FACULTY RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: and also gain critical management skills in key areas of business
including accounting, finance, operations, human resources and
marketing.
Dr. Dan Zhang, program director, Automotive,
All of this combined will ensure that you are prepared to make an
Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering and
impact on society upon graduation, whether you decide to take your
professor
position as a next-generation engineer or use your education as a
Dr. Dan Zhang was recently awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair launching point for future goals.
in Robotics and Automation in recognition of his work in advanced
manufacturing robotic systems. Dr. Zhang’s research is focused on
further developing his parallel robot design, which has the potential
to vastly improve productivity and reduce manufacturing costs,
particularly in the automotive and aerospace sectors.

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FUTURE CAREERS:
:: Automotive industry transformation;
:: Energy sector involvement;
:: Engineering specialist;
:: Environmental engineer;
:: Industrial engineering design;
:: Industrial management;
:: Project manager; and
:: Research for cutting-edge startup firms.

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS:
:: The Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Engineering building features
17 state-of-the-art labs, including a rapid prototyping and
manufacturing lab; a combustion and engines lab; a mechatronics
lab; and an emerging energy systems lab with solar, wind, hydrogen
and fuel-cell technology;
:: The optional engineering internship program is among the most
extensive in Canada, offering 12 to 16 months of paid work : : : : F A S T F A C T : : : :
following your third year of study.
:: ACE-Global (Automotive Centre of Excellence), scheduled to open
UOIT’S SENIOR DESIGN ENGINEERING TEAM PLACED FIRST AT THE
in late 2009, will feature a one-of-a-kind climatic wind tunnel large
2009 ONTARIO ENGINEERING COMPETITION AND PLACED THIRD AT
enough to accommodate cars, buses, trucks, trains and airplane
THE NATIONAL COMPETITION.
wings.

“I never expected to gain so much out of my university experi-
ence as I have at UOIT. The thing I love most is the educational
experience I gain from small classes and professors who are
committed to their students. I can't think of a time where I
have needed help with course work and I couldn't find support.
UOIT is awesome!”

– Samantha Hazell, fourth-year Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in
Electrical Engineering student

* For a full list of programs and admissions requirements, please
see the admissions chart on page 34 and 35 or visit
www.engineering.uoit.ca.

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FA C U LT Y O F H E A LT H S C I E N C E S

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES:
Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences (Honours)
Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)
Comprehensive program
Specializations:
:: Health Information Management; and
:: Kinesiology.
Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) in Medical Laboratory Science
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Honours)
:: Collaborative program with Durham College; and
:: Post Registered Practical Nurse.

A high-tech, high-touch education
for Canada’s future health-care
professionals
UOIT has quickly established a reputation for having the best health-
care programs in the country with world-class professors and caring
administrative staff who are dedicated to student success. With an
advanced, hands-on approach to education, the Faculty of Health
Sciences’ degree programs give you the tools you need to excel in
today’s rapidly changing health-care sector.
Knowing how to use today’s technology coupled with real-world
experience gained from working with one of our strong community
partners will give you a competitive edge in today’s job market.
The increasing complexity of the health-science and health-care
industries has placed a growing importance on the skills of the
health professional. That’s why the Faculty of Health Sciences’ mission
is to prepare professionals who are committed to excellence and
innovation in assessing and meeting the needs of society, while
developing and relaying knowledge related to the human experience
FACULTY RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: of health, illness and healing.

Dr. Jayshiro Tashiro, academic associate
“The University of Ontario Institute of Technology has raised the
Dr. Jayshiro Tashiro’s research focuses on the bar in allied health clinical education in Ontario. It is the first
development and evaluation of clinical simulations that have the university in Ontario to offer a degree program in medical
potential to improve the pattern recognition and clinical judgment of laboratory technology and recently a bridge program for
health-care students and practitioners. These evidence-based learning previously trained diploma graduates. This success has been
models are fairly unique in health-care education and his clinical achieved in a very short time frame. Congratulations to UOIT!”
simulations are used by more than 50,000 students across North
America each year. – Angelo DiNardo, medical laboratory technologist, Sunnybrook Health
Sciences Centre

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FUTURE CAREER OPTIONS:
:: Clinical database manager;
:: Data analyst/specialist;
:: Fitness and health promoter;
:: Fitness tester, trainer, consultant or manager;
:: Future study at medical school;
:: Lab technologist in a hospital, commercial clinical laboratory or
research laboratory;
:: Nurse in hospital, home health care or long-term care settings; and
:: Nursing informatics.

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS:
:: Fourth-year students can choose to participate in a research
practicum course by working collaboratively with faculty members
on a variety of research projects;
:: Student-run clubs organize many fun activities for Health Sciences
students including guest speakers, fundraisers and pub nights; and
: : : : F A S T F A C T : : : :
:: In collaboration with Tubetti World Games, mSTREET, a virtual
environment and video game, has been developed to expand
students’ knowledge and skills for working in a variety of social ONE HALF OF CANADA'S MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGISTS ARE
service and health disciplines. EXPECTED TO RETIRE WITHIN THE NEXT 13 YEARS. THIS, COMBINED
WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES INTRODUCED IN LABS, WILL CONTINUE TO
INCREASE THE DEMAND FOR SKILLED PROFESSIONALS IN THIS FIELD.

“The Bachelor of Health Science program offers a wide array
of courses taught by experienced faculty members who are
resourceful and supportive in responding to student needs.
Within the research arena, the faculty focuses on solving
real-life problems that directly affect patients, families and
communities. My involvement with various research opportunities
and academic communities has played a significant role in my
development as a health-care professional. Overall, the experience
has been phenomenal because of the opportunities that I’ve
had and the people I’ve met. If I were to do it all over again, I
wouldn’t change a thing!”

– Niyati Trivedi, 2009 Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) –
Comprehensive graduate

* For a full list of programs and admissions requirements, please
see the admissions chart on page 35 or visit
www.healthsciences.uoit.ca.

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FA C U LT Y O F S C I E N C E

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES:
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied and Industrial Mathematics
(regular and co-op)

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biological Science (regular and co-op)*
Specializations:
:: Complementary Studies;
:: Environmental Toxicology;
:: Life Sciences; and
:: Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry (regular and co-op)
Comprehensive program
Specializations:
:: Biological Chemistry; and
Creating the thrill of discovery
:: Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
Our undergraduate programs offer a strong foundation in each
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing Science (regular and co-op) science discipline and specializations within them that are relevant
Comprehensive program to the real world, such as Applied and Industrial Mathematics, Digital
Specializations: Media, Energy and the Environment, Forensic Science, Life Sciences
and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Whether you have already determined
:: Digital Forensics; and
your career path or you are still uncertain about your scientific direction,
:: Digital Media. the Faculty of Science has all the ingredients to help you achieve
your goals.
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Forensic Science**
As a student you will learn in modern, well-equipped laboratories and
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physical Science (regular and co-op)* our small class sizes will provide you with personal attention from
professors and staff. In addition, we offer either regular or full
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics (regular and co-op)
co-operative education programs, internships and undergraduate
Comprehensive program research opportunities that will help reduce your educational costs
Specializations: while providing you with valuable work experience. All of this will
position you for a successful career or prepare you for graduate
:: Energy and the Environment;
studies or post-degree studies such as medical school.
:: Forensic Physics; and
Our professors are the best and brightest from around the world and
:: Medical Physics. will challenge and inspire you to become a highly skilled scientist.
Bachelor of Science (Honours)/Bachelor of Education
Concurrent (Intermediate/Senior)

*A five-year Management option is also available in this program.
**Forensic Science does not have a co-op option, but students have the opportunity
to pursue a forensics-related internship following year 3 of their studies.

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FUTURE CAREER OPTIONS:
:: Actuary;
:: Educator (secondary school teacher, university professor);
:: Environmental manager (water treatment, waste management);
:: Forensic scientist;
:: Laboratory scientist (research, analytical, development);
:: Mechanical designer;
:: Scientist (pharmaceutical, food, agriculture, biotechnology, energy
industries); and
:: Software developer.

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS:
:: More than 10 per cent of all Faculty of Science graduates in the
first two graduating years have been accepted to medical programs
at universities in Canada and abroad.
:: Many graduates have gone to further their studies at distinguished
graduate schools across the globe. For instance, Matthew Hennessy, : : : : F A S T F A C T : : : :
who graduated with a double Major in Mathematics and Physics in
2009 was awarded a prestigious scholarship to undertake graduate
studies at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTING SCIENCE (DIGITAL MEDIA
SPECIALIZATION) PROGRAM IS THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN CANADA.
:: Purdue Pharma, a large pharmaceutical company located in Pickering, THE PROGRAM FOCUSES ON THE USE OF SOUND, IMAGES, GRAPHICS
Ontario, has generously donated funds to provide scholarships for AND VIDEO FOR INTERACTIVE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS SUCH AS
students entering the final year of the Pharmaceutical Chemistry MOBILE DEVICES, COMPUTER GAMES AND EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE.
specialization in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry
program.

“The experience I obtained while completing my undergraduate
degree in Chemistry at UOIT in 2007 was pivotal to my success
in the Master of Science program. The hands-on research that
I was able to conduct during my undergraduate degree helped
foster my lab skills, and my ability for critical-thinking. Not only
was the faculty approachable and extremely knowledgeable,
but the state-of-the-art facilities in which I learned allowed me
to gain valuable real-world knowledge.”

– Laura Benninger, 2009 Master of Science student graduate

FACULTY RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT:
* For a full list of programs and admissions requirements, please
see the admissions chart on page 35 and 36 or visit Dr. Peter Berg, associate professor
www.science.uoit.ca.
Dr. Peter Berg recently received a $380,000
research contract from Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
North America to support his research team in simulation and modeling
of hydrogen fuel cell systems. Fuel cells have the potential to replace
traditional combustion engines by using hydrogen as an alternative
fuel source to reduce society’s dependence on environmentally
damaging fossil fuels.

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OUR COMMITMENT
TO RESEARCH
University research exerts a dynamic and continuing impact on the
underlying productivity of the economy, which in turn secures a
sustainable future. Building on its research success, UOIT focuses on
the following five primary research themes:
:: Applied Bioscience;
:: Automotive, Materials and Manufacturing;
:: Community and Social Wellness;
:: Information and Communication; and
:: Sustainable Energy.
Our faculty are eager to provide you with opportunities to undertake
research projects. They understand that hands-on experience will give
you an edge in getting a job or in the pursuit of graduate studies and
research careers. Student-faculty research collaborations happen on
an ongoing basis and this unique one-on-one model is an important
part of our student experience. Some research areas include:
:: Alternative fuel sources;
:: Crime and violence;
:: Cybercrime;
:: Digital literacies; and
:: Nuclear energy technologies.
A testament to its strong research leadership, UOIT receives
substantial research funding from industry, foundations and provincial
: : : : F A S T F A C T : : : :
and federal granting agencies. In fact, for a young institution in a
highly competitive research environment, UOIT’s research performance
has been unprecedented among its sister institutions in Ontario and UOIT WAS NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 50 RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES IN
Canada. Since 2003, UOIT has received five prestigious Canada THE COUNTRY BY RESEARCH INFOSOURCE INCORPORATED, CANADA'S
Research Chairs; five industrial chairs; established its first spinoff LEADING PROVIDER OF RESEARCH INTELLIGENCE FOR BUSINESS AND
company; and filed a number of patents from research projects HIGHER EDUCATION.
conducted by its highly motivated faculty and students.
The opportunities are endless at UOIT!

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STUDENT SUPPORT – CAMPUS HEALTH CENTRE
The Campus Health Centre features a full-service pharmacy and medical
clinic that offers extended hours of service, on-site doctors and nurses,

WE ARE AT YOUR on-site counselling and a variety of alternative health services, including
massage therapy, physiotherapy, acupuncture, nutritional counselling and
chiropractic and orthotic services. Also contributing to our students’

SERVICE health education is the Sexual Health Resource Centre.
www.uoit.ca/campushealthcentre
At UOIT, success is always a team effort. Our commitment to your success
includes a range of student services backed by friendly, knowledgeable
and caring staff. HIRED CAREER SERVICES
Hired Career Services offers comprehensive assistance and a variety of
valuable resources to meet your ongoing career development needs.
DIVERSITY OFFICE Career advising, job market information, and assistance with resumé writing,
interview preparation and job search strategies are available year-round.
UOIT’s Diversity office supports you by working at a grassroots level with During the academic year, job and career fairs, employer information
students, faculty and staff to help celebrate our diverse campus. The sessions, internship and co-op programs, and interviews are hosted on
Diversity office assists in the production of campus cultural events, campus.
investigates actions connected with discrimination and provides diversity
training and workshops. Our goal is to promote equality in celebration of www.hired.mycampus.ca
our wonderful multicultural campus.
www.uoit.ca/diversity
STUDENT LIFE OFFICE
The Student Life office is committed to helping you smoothly transition
CAMPUS LIBRARY into the university community during your first year and to support your
development throughout your post-secondary journey. In addition, the
Our award-winning Campus Library provides quality information resources Student Life office works with student leaders to plan a variety of engaging
and services to assist you. The library offers both wired and wireless events during Orientation Week. The office encourages you to get involved
connections with comfortable study spaces and a reading room, complete in campus life by connecting you to existing campus opportunities and
with fireplace. Resources are offered in both paper and electronic format. assisting with the development of new initiatives. UOIT, through the
Electronic resources, including e-books, electronic periodicals and Student Life office, offers a unique Co-curricular Recognition program that
recommended websites are made available through the library’s website, acknowledges your participation and leadership in campus activities.
for you to access both on and off campus. Services include training sessions,
one-on-one consultations and free inter-library loans from other libraries. www.uoit.ca/studentlife
www.uoit.ca/library
LEARNING COMMONS
CENTRE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES UOIT’s state-of-the-art Learning Commons houses 200 computers and
other workstations. Additional amenities include private tutoring rooms,
The Centre for Students with Disabilities makes sure reasonable laptop stations, plasma information displays, CD/DVD burners, scanners,
accommodations are available with every program, providing you with the high-speed printing and access to the Internet via wired and wireless
opportunity to succeed in your chosen field. The centre works with students technologies. The Client Services and IT Support Desk is also conveniently
who are blind, have low vision, are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a physical, located here to help you with any IT related issues that may arise.
medical, psychiatric or learning disability.
www.uoit.ca/support
www.uoit.ca/csd

LEARNER SUPPORT CENTRE
CAMPUS SECURITY
If you are looking for additional academic help, our Learner Support
Your safety and security on campus is a priority. The Office of Campus Centre provides learning skills support and online tutorials as well as
Safety, Public Safety and Security has implemented numerous strategies peer writing tutors, writing and academic language specialists who work
for your safety including uniformed security personnel who routinely patrol with you if your first language is not English. Study and writing skills
the campus, 24-hour security presence at the Gordon Willey building’s workshops are scheduled throughout the year and include a variety of
main desk, code blue stations in all parking lots that provide direct contact topics, including time management, test taking skills, referencing and
to the security desk, and closed-circuit television cameras throughout research strategies.
campus. The office also facilitates the Campus Walk program, which
provides escorts to and from your car on campus. Security can be contacted www.uoit.ca/lsc
at anytime via internal telephones, cellphones, and campus pay phones.
Classroom telephones are also equipped with a pre-programmed emergency
button.
www.uoit.ca/campussafety

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FINANCING YOUR
EDUCATION
Because your education is one of the most important investments
you’ll ever make, our Financial Aid and Awards office works hard to
ensure you have everything you need to meet your financial obligations.
UOIT is committed to helping support the financial aspect of your
post-secondary journey and encourages you to take advantage of
budget counselling and on-campus and summer employment
opportunities to assist with the cost of your tuition, books and other
fees.
In addition, thanks to the generosity of donors, there are a variety of
bursaries and other student awards available to you if you are in
financial need and in good academic standing. The Ontario Student
Assistance Program (OSAP) and the Canada Student Loans program
will also provide financial assistance if you qualify.
UOIT itself offers a variety of scholarship awards and bursaries to
help you meet the cost of a university education. If you are a full-time
Canadian secondary school student you can apply for the following
awards by February 26, 2010. They are given to applicants who
demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 85 per cent average)
and exceptional leadership and community involvement. Applications
are available at www.uoit.ca/scholarships.

SCHOLARSHIPS REQUIRING AN APPLICATION
Chancellor’s scholarship – one valued at $28,000
President’s scholarships – two valued at $24,000 each
Founder’s scholarships – two valued at $20,000 each
*Renewal is subject to maintaining a minimum 3.7 grade point average (GPA).

SCHOLARSHIPS NOT REQUIRING AN APPLICATION
Awards of Recognition
These awards recognize secondary school academic
accomplishments in the following way:
$12,000 ($3,000 x four years) 95 per cent or higher
$8,000 ($2,000 x four years) 90 to 94.9 per cent
$6,000 ($1,500 x four years) 85 to 89.9 per cent
$5,000 ($1,250 x four years) 80 to 84.9 per cent

:: Values are subject to change;
:: Awards of recognition and scholarships are only available to
students applying to UOIT from secondary school within 18
months of graduation;
:: Summer school and upgrading marks are not included in grade
calculation for awards;
:: Students must not have attended a post-secondary institution;
:: Students must be enrolled full-time at UOIT;
:: Minimum GPA of 3.7 required for renewal; and
:: Students may not hold more than one UOIT scholarship
simultaneously.

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UOIT strives to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access
to scholarships, awards and bursaries. If you are a student with a
disability and your disability impacts your ability to take a full course
load, UOIT’s Admissions and Scholarship Committee will review your
application if you meet all other criteria for the scholarship, award or
bursary. Please contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities for
further information.
www.uoit.ca/csd

WORK-STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
UOIT provides job opportunities for students who would like to work a
few hours each week. The university offers many part-time jobs on
campus, as well as full-time summer employment. Paid undergraduate
research opportunities are also available for you to gain invaluable
experience working alongside your professors. You are encouraged to
apply early if working part-time is part of your financial plan.
To learn more about financial assistance opportunities, please visit
www.uoit.ca/financialaid.

TUITION
Tuition at Ontario universities is based on four factors: provincial
government policy, a student’s university and program, whether a
student is considered domestic or international, and the student’s
year of study and number of credit hours completed.
As a first-year student, the following is a list of some of the costs that
you can expect. Tuition and all other fees are based on the 2009-2010
academic year and are subject to change. This information will be
updated on the UOIT website by May 1, 2010.

Tuition1 $4,989 – $6,181
1
Mobile computing $1,345 – $1,533
Residence2 $4,900 – $5,900
Meal plan3 $1,575 – $3,928
Ancillary fees $600
U-Pass $120
Athletic centre $151

1
Costs are dependent upon program of study
2
Depending upon room selected
3
Depending upon plan

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RESIDENCE AND
MEAL PLANS
At UOIT, we offer the best of both worlds when it comes to residence
– all the comforts of home in a unique campus community experience.
Our residences offer convenience, great friendships and the chance
to connect with all that campus life has to offer. The Simcoe Village
and South Village residences offer accommodations for 1,360
students and if you’re a first-year student, you’re guaranteed a spot
in residence if you meet the deadlines for accepting UOIT’s offer of In addition, all residences feature:
admission and applying to residence.
:: TV, cable, phone and high-speed Internet access;
Our residences offer a number of different room options:
:: Double beds;
:: Private bathrooms;
SIMCOE VILLAGE
:: On-site laundry, additional kitchen facilities and storage space;
South hall and Central hall
:: 24-hour security;
You can choose from two variations of a spacious open-concept
:: Controlled building access;
model.
:: On-site management;
These fully furnished suites include two double beds separated by a
partial wall, a three-piece bath, a kitchenette, a workspace and plenty :: Furnished lounges;
of space for creativity. :: Individually controlled air conditioning/heating;
North hall :: A movie lounge with a large-screen TV and theatre-style seating;
These fully furnished suites include two private bedrooms, a :: A games room, meeting room and common study areas; and
three-piece bath, a large kitchenette and a workspace.
:: Light housekeeping every two weeks.

SOUTH VILLAGE
A number of new apartment-style residence units opened in 2008
This residence facility features fully furnished suites that include two with additional units in Fall 2009. These spaces are designed for
separate bedrooms, a three-piece bath, a small kitchenette, a students in their upper years of study. Each 27-unit building can
workspace and a small seating area. house a total of 108 students.
For more information on residence, please visit
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SATISFY YOUR HUNGER
UOIT offers a variety of meal plan options to suit every nutritional
need and lifestyle, including flex dollars, which enable you to dine at
all on-campus food service locations. Among our many food service
areas, cafeterias and cafés is the South Village Residence Dining
Hall, which is located conveniently on the ground level of the South
Village Residence. You can also find Tim Hortons, Pizza Pizza,
Starbucks, Extreme Pita and Williams Coffee Pub on campus.

MEAL PLANS*
Students living in South Village Residence must purchase a compulsory
dining plan. Students living in Simcoe Village Residence or off campus
can purchase either a compulsory or voluntary dining plan:
Compulsory plans:
The Commuter $3,532
The Commuter II $3,638
The Hearty Eater $3,839
The Light Eater $3,069
The Ultimate $3,928
Voluntary plans:
The Flexible Diner $1,497
The Freedom $2,246
The Mini Plan $2,633
The Ultimate Flex $1,575
*Prices are for the 2009-2010 academic year.

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CAMPUS LIFE
UOIT understands that your university experience is about more than
just the challenges you face in the classroom. From your first day on
campus, and even before, you’ll find activities and pursuits that meet
your own unique interests.
A variety of fun activities and informative sessions are planned to
welcome you to campus and assist you with the transition to university.
In addition, the Student Life office offers a comprehensive first-year
student orientation program throughout the academic year.
Many students get connected through dozens of campus clubs,
including groups that relate to your program of study such as Med
Lab United and the Justice Society. Other students may pursue a
popular interest or topic like the UOIT Triathlon Club, while
organizations such as Students Against Social Injustice and Rotaract
work toward a better world by advocating on key social issues.
We even offer a Co-curricular Recognition program that supports and
recognizes your participation and leadership in campus activities.
Leadership awards and recognition ceremonies are held for graduating
students in the spring.
E.P. Taylor’s, one of UOIT’s campus pubs, is located in the Student
Centre and is a popular spot to catch a regular lineup of great
entertainment for all ages, including comedy at lunch and Campus
Idol. It even merited mention from the Harvard Crimson, online
edition. “To realize the potential of an on-campus pub at Harvard,
one need only look at places like E.P. Taylor’s at UOIT,” wrote the
Crimson. “With comedy shows every Monday, pub nights every
Wednesday, and huge all-campus events Friday and Saturday, the
establishment is everything any student could wish for.”
If your interests run more towards the political arena, you may want
to consider the Student Association, which works hard to serve the
needs of all students. If you’re more the happy host, our Student
Ambassador program could be just your thing. Student Ambassadors
are proactive leaders who introduce prospective students and their
families to the UOIT community by leading campus tours and providing
a current student’s perspective.
We also offer student life programs, which promote intellectual and
personal growth by connecting you to existing campus opportunities
and assisting with the development of new initiatives. Staff liaises
with the Student Association, the Student Centre, residences, student
clubs, academic units and all student services to enhance your
student satisfaction.
Finally, what’s a university campus without its own radio station? The
Riot acts as your voice on campus and beyond by broadcasting over
the Internet at www.theriotradio.com.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS BOOST CAMPUS LIFE
You’ll find UOIT’s campus life is wonderfully enriched by a diverse
student body, which includes students from more than 54 countries.
Students from around the world are drawn to UOIT because of our
real-world mix of the theoretical and practical, and our safe, friendly
environment. Our diverse campus community offers wonderful
opportunities to share ideas with people from a wide range of
backgrounds and cultures. International students are also given the
opportunity to participate in fun social events throughout the year
such as high tea with the president, holiday celebrations and
interesting and unique field trip experiences.

“I could not have made a better choice than UOIT as the
institution to pursue my undergraduate education. With its
amazing professors, small classrooms, and vibrant student
body, UOIT stands out as an institution that produces well-
rounded professionals who become leaders in their fields of
study. It is an intriguing blend of multicultural diversity, academic
endeavour, and an extensive support system for student needs.
The professors’ commitment to the cultivation and advancement
of knowledge creates an intellectual atmosphere that results in
success. If you want to be more than just a student number,
UOIT is definitely the place to be.”

– Ian Shitsugaine Ngaira, International Student and Global Leadership
Award Winner – fourth-year Bachelor of Health Science student

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ATHLETICS AND UOIT’s Campus Tennis Centre is a world-class, year-round facility that
offers beginner, recreational and competitive player’s access to six
clay courts. The facility features a clubhouse with a pro shop and

RECREATION change room facilities with showers.
www.campustenniscentre.com

ATHLETICS
With a program that is growing stronger each year, UOIT continues to
build a powerful reputation at the provincial and national levels. The
Ridgebacks offer varsity men’s and women’s hockey, rowing and tennis
and men’s soccer programs. Additionally, if you are interested in dance,
the Ridgebacks have added competitive dance to their roster. These
are led by first-rate coaches and assisted by staff whose common
focus is on excellence.
If you think you have what it takes to join a varsity team, please visit
www.uoitridgebacks.com for more information including an online
application form and tryout schedule or inquire at the Campus
Recreation and Wellness Centre (CRWC).

RECREATION
If you want to challenge your body as well as your mind, UOIT offers
plenty of opportunity on campus to stay active and physically challenge
your body. Our spectacular 90,000-square-foot CRWC includes five
gymnasiums, an elevated indoor walking/jogging track and the Flex,
a 10,000-square-foot fitness centre featuring state-of-the-art cardio
and weight machines.
www.campusrecreationcentre.com

Other highlights of the CRWC include:
:: Two 900-square-foot group fitness/dance studios offering
programmable class space;
:: Two 750-square-foot training rooms for training and fitness-related
in-class programs;
:: Student office space for sports club programming and activities;
:: Student meeting space for intramural programming and activities;
and
:: Modern change rooms, including saunas.

We also offer squash courts and an indoor golf driving facility on
campus.
Of course, if you are simply interested in meeting new people and
having fun, we offer intramural sports and activities such as basketball,
volleyball, hockey, soccer, group fitness, badminton and jiu-jitsu.
If your tastes are a bit cooler, the Campus Ice Centre features two
professional-sized ice pads with seating for 500 and 200 people,
10 change rooms, a sports pro shop, a community room, a full-service
restaurant, snack bar and catering services.
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ABOUT OSHAWA
Oshawa is part of beautiful Durham Region and UOIT’s campus is
only a few minutes to shopping, dining, museums, entertainment
and sporting activities. For more information, please visit
www.tourismdurham.ca.
Expansive waterfront trails stretch along Lake Ontario throughout
Durham Region and right through Lakeview Park, which is a popular
destination for students. UOIT is also only minutes to downtown
Oshawa and the General Motors Centre, where top musical acts from
around the world perform, along with the legendary Oshawa Generals
junior hockey club, which has developed dozens of current and former
professional hockey players.
Durham Region is also home to great slopes for skiing and
snowboarding, all within minutes of campus. Alternatively, you may
want to pursue opportunities to take part in competitive or recreational
cricket and soccer, or hit the links at numerous area golf courses.
The region’s vibrant cultural scene offers a variety of art galleries,
festivals, attractions and fascinating museums for you to explore,
and the music scene is alive and thriving to meet all tastes and
interests.
From unique boutiques to one-stop shopping malls and connected
big-box stores, you’ll find all your shopping needs and more. The area
is also home to several large flea markets with hundreds of vendors
and great deals to fit your student budget. And no matter your favourite
fare, you’ll be sure to find it among a variety of casual and fine dining
restaurants.
Our campus is also less than an hour’s drive to Canada’s Wonderland
or to catching Toronto’s Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Argonauts,
Rock and the Toronto FC soccer club, in action. Or, if you prefer, all
this sporting action is just an easy GO Train ride away.

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GETTING HERE –
WE ARE CLOSER
THAN YOU THINK
Located in Oshawa, our campus is less than an hour from all points
in the GTA whether you decide to get here by car or by bus. And,
thanks to a newly expanded transit routes and the U-Pass, which
provides you with unlimited access during the academic year to
Durham Region Transit and GO Transit bus service in Durham Region,
getting here has never been easier or more affordable.
Durham Region Transit provides bus service in all the region’s
communities, including recently added routes to campus from north
Durham.
More good news – as a UOIT student, you pay a reduced fee for GO
Transit bus service to and from the campus from locations outside of
the region, such as Scarborough, North York and Markham. That
means you’re an easy 39-minute trip to campus from the Scarborough
Town Centre, and 48 minutes from the Langstaff GO Station.
UOIT 2010-2011
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS CHART
UOIT expects students applying for admission to undergraduate bachelor programs to present at minimum:
:: An Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a minimum of six 4U, 4M, credits or equivalent or mature applicant status*;
:: Credits, courses and minimum grades to satisfy the academic prerequisites of specific programs; and
:: Non-academic requirements as specified (e.g. portfolio, admission essay, interview, etc.).
The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide
range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program.
Possession of minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance and due to space limitations, preference will be given to applicants
with the best qualifications.

PROGRAM DEGREE OUAC CODE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

COMMERCE Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U (with a
recommended minimum average of 60 per cent
Majors: Accounting; E-Commerce; Finance; and
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) DBC or better) and one of MHF4U, MCV4U, or MDM4U
FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Marketing
(with a recommended minimum average of 60
Concentration: Human Resources Management per cent or better).

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U (with a
recommended minimum average of 60 per cent
Bachelor of Information Technology
GAME DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP DGD or better) and one of MHF4U, MCV4U, or MDM4U
(Honours)
(with a recommended minimum average of 60
per cent or better).

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U (with a
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY recommended minimum average of 60 per cent
Bachelor of Information Technology
Specialization: Networking and Information DIT or better) and one of MHF4U, MCV4U, or MDM4U
(Honours)
Technology Security (with a recommended minimum average of 60
per cent or better).

COMMUNICATION
FACULTY OF CRIMINOLOGY, JUSTICE AND

Comprehensive program
Specializations: Commerce and Marketing; Digi- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) DDC Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U.
tal Media; Health Sciences Communication; and
POLICY STUDIES

Science and Technology.

CRIMINOLOGY AND JUSTICE
Comprehensive program
Specializations: Criminal Justice; Gender, Sexuali- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) DAJ Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U.
ties and Justice; Race, Ethnicity and Justice; and
Youth, Crime and Justice. 33
PROGRAM DEGREE OUAC CODE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

LEGAL STUDIES
FACULTY OF CRIMINOLOGY, JUSTICE AND

Comprehensive program
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) DAL Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U.
Specializations: Alternative Dispute Resolution;
Human Rights Law; and Information Law.
POLICY STUDIES

PUBLIC POLICY
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) DAP Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U.
Comprehensive program

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U, MHF4U
FACULTY OF
EDUCATION

CONCURRENT SCIENCE/EDUCATION Bachelor of Science (Honours)/ and two of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U.
DSJ
(Intermediate/Senior) Bachelor of Education Combined minimum average of 75 per cent in
math and science courses.

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U, MHF4U,
MCV4U, SCH4U and SPH4U. Combined minimum
ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERING Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) DEB
FACULTY OF ENERGY SYSTEMS AND NUCLEAR SCIENCE

average of 70 per cent in math and science
courses with no grade below 60 per cent.

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U, MHF4U,
MCV4U, SCH4U and SPH4U. Combined minimum
HEALTH PHYSICS AND RADIATION SCIENCE Bachelor of Science (Honours) DSR
average of 70 per cent in math and science
courses with no grade below 60 per cent.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U, MHF4U,
NUCLEAR ENGINEERING MCV4U, SCH4U and SPH4U. Combined minimum
Bachelor of Engineering and Management DEN
NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT average of 70 per cent in math and science
(Honours) courses with no grade below 60 per cent.
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U (minimum
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) 60 per cent), MHF4U, MCV4U, SCH4U and SPH4U.
AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING Combined minimum average of 70 per cent in
Bachelor of Engineering and Management DEA
AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT math and science courses with no grade below 60
(Honours) per cent. Strong applicants missing one of the
prerequisites may be considered.

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U (minimum
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) 60 per cent), MHF4U, MCV4U, SCH4U and
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SPH4U. Combined minimum average of 70 per
Bachelor of Engineering and Management DEE
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT cent in math and science courses. Strong
(Honours) applicants missing one of the prerequisites may
34 be considered.
PROGRAM DEGREE OUAC CODE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U (minimum
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) 60 per cent), MHF4U, MCV4U, SCH4U and SPH4U.
MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING
Bachelor of Engineering and Management DEM Combined minimum average of 70 per cent in math
MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

(Honours) and science courses. Strong applicants missing
one of the prerequisites may be considered.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U (minimum
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) 60 per cent), MHF4U, MCV4U, SCH4U and SPH4U.
Comprehensive program Bachelor of Engineering and Management DEC Combined minimum average of 70 per cent in math
Specializations (available with either degree): (Honours) and science courses. Strong applicants missing
Energy Engineering; and Mechatronics Engineering. one of the prerequisites may be considered.

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U (minimum
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) 60 per cent), MHF4U, MCV4U, SCH4U and SPH4U.
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Bachelor of Engineering and Management DEW Combined minimum average of 70 per cent in math
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT and science courses. Strong applicants missing
(Honours)
one of the prerequisites may be considered.

COLLABORATIVE NURSING Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U (minimum
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
DHN 60 per cent), SBI4U, SCH4U and one of MHF4U,
(collaborative program with Durham College) (Honours)
MCV4U, or MDM4U.

HEALTH SCIENCE Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U (minimum
FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Comprehensive program Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) DHS 60 per cent), SBI4U and one of MHF4U, MCV4U,
Specialization: Health Information Management or MDM4U.

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U (minimum
KINESIOLOGY Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) DKN 60 per cent), SBI4U and one of MHF4U, MCV4U,
or MDM4U.

Six 4U or 4M credit, including ENG4U (minimum
60 per cent), MHF4U, and two of MCV4U, SBI4U,
SCH4U, or SPH4U. Combined minimum of 70
MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) DHL
per cent in math and sciences courses. It is
recommended that all three of MCV4U, SBI4U
and SCH4U be taken.
FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U, MHF4U
and two of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U.
Combined minimum average of 70 per cent in
APPLIED AND INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS Bachelor of Science (Honours) DSI
math and science courses. It is recommended
that all four of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U and
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PROGRAM DEGREE OUAC CODE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U, MHF4U
Bachelor of Science (Honours) and two of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U.
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT
Combined minimum average of 70 per cent in
Specializations (available with either degree): Bachelor of Science and Management DSB
math and science courses. It is recommended
Complementary Studies; Environmental Toxicology; (Honours) that all four of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U and
Life Sciences; and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. SPH4U be taken.

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U, MHF4U
CHEMISTRY and two of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U.
Comprehensive program Combined minimum average of 70 per cent in
Bachelor of Science (Honours) DSY
Specializations: Biological Chemistry; and math and science courses. It is recommended
Pharmaceutical Chemistry. that all four of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U and
SPH4U be taken.

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U, MHF4U
COMPUTING SCIENCE and two of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U.
Comprehensive program Combined minimum average of 70 per cent in
Bachelor of Science (Honours) DSD
Specializations: Digital Forensics; and Digital math and science courses. It is recommended
Media. that all four of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U and
SPH4U be taken.

Six 4U or 4M credits including ENG4U, MHF4U
CONCURRENT SCIENCE/EDUCATION Bachelor of Science (Honours)/ and two of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U.
DSJ
(Intermediate/Senior) Bachelor of Education Combined minimum average of 75 per cent in
FACULTY OF SCIENCE

math and science courses.

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U, MHF4U
and two of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U.
DIGITAL MEDIA Bachelor of Science (Honours) DSO
Combined minimum average of 70 per cent in
math and science courses.

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U, MHF4U
and two of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U.
Combined minimum average of 70 per cent in
ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT Bachelor of Science (Honours) DSE
math and science courses. It is recommended
that all four of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U and
SPH4U be taken.

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U, MHF4U
and two of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U.
Combined minimum average of 70 per cent in
FORENSIC SCIENCE Bachelor of Science (Honours) DSN
math and science courses. It is recommended
that all four of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U and
SPH4U be taken.

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U, MHF4U
Bachelor of Science (Honours) and two of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U.
Combined minimum average of 70 per cent in
LIFE SCIENCES Bachelor of Science and Management DSU
math and science courses. It is recommended
(Honours) that all four of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U and
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SPH4U be taken.
PROGRAM DEGREE OUAC CODE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U, MHF4U
and two of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U.
Combined minimum average of 70 per cent in
PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY Bachelor of Science (Honours) DSW
math and science courses. It is recommended
that all four of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U and
SPH4U be taken.
FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U, MHF4U
Bachelor of Science (Honours) and two of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U.
PHYSICAL SCIENCE Combined minimum average of 70 per cent in
Bachelor of Science and Management DSP
PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT math and science courses. It is recommended
(Honours) that all four of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U and
SPH4U be taken.

Six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U, MHF4U
PHYSICS and two of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U.
Comprehensive program Combined minimum average of 70 per cent in
Bachelor of Science DSK
Specializations: Energy and the Environment; math and science courses. It is recommended
Forensic Physics; and Medical Physics. that all four of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U and
SPH4U be taken.

Visit www.uoit.ca/programs for more information on each program.
HOW TO APPLY
LEGEND Apply for all UOIT programs through the Ontario Universities’ Application
ENG4U = 4U Compulsory English Centre (OUAC) at www.ouac.on.ca. You can apply to up to three
MHF4U = 4U Advanced Functions programs at UOIT for a base application fee of $115 for Ontario high
MCV4U = 4U Calculus and Vectors school applicants. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 13,
MDM4U = 4U Mathematics of Data Management 2010 for Ontario secondary students, while the deadlines for
SBI4U = 4U Biology non-Ontario secondary students and all required admissions
SCH4U = 4U Chemistry documentation is Friday, April 30, 2010.
SPH4U = 4U Physics
For questions about the application process, contact OUAC at:
T: 519.823.1940
*A mature applicant is defined as one who:
F: 519.823.5232
:: Will have reached the age of 21 by December 31 of the year of
application;
:: Has been away from formal education for at least two years;
:: Is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
:: Has not completed any post-secondary education; and
:: Is not eligible for admission as a secondary school graduate.
Mature applicants may be admitted upon successful completion of
secondary-level courses in the prerequisite subjects for their
intended program of study and must meet the minimum admissions
average.
Additional program details, as well as information about graduate
studies and bridge programs, are available on the UOIT website
www.uoit.ca.

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IMPORTANT DATES CAMPUS TOURS AND
IMPORTANT DATES FOR SEPTEMBER 2010 ADMISSION
SPECIAL EVENTS
January 2010
:: Applicants are encouraged to apply through the Ontario Universities’ CAMPUS TOURS
Application Centre by January 13 for Fall 2010 admission. The best way to experience UOIT is to participate in one of our
February 2010 campus tours.
:: Applications for the following scholarships are due February 26: Our student ambassadors will introduce you to the university and
Chancellor’s, President’s, Founder’s and Global Leadership. take you on an exciting tour of our diverse campus. You will have the
May 2010 opportunity to see our buildings, classrooms, residences and student
services. During your tour you will have the opportunity to ask questions
:: All documents for mature and transfer students must be received and learn more about campus facilities and student life.
by UOIT by May 1, 2010;
To tour our campus, please call 905.721.3190 or visit
:: By May 25, all secondary school applicants will receive an admis- www.uoit.ca/tours.
sion decision from UOIT;
For a virtual tour of campus, visit www.uoit.ca/virtualtour.
:: All secondary school applicants will be required to respond to their
Offers of Admission by May 28; and
:: Residence applications must be received by May 28 to guarantee SPECIAL EVENTS
a spot. Twice a year we host Open House events and invite you to join us for
For a full list of important dates, please visit a tour of our award-winning campus. During this event you will have
www.uoit.ca/importantdates. the opportunity to meet current students, staff and faculty, learn more
about academic programs and student life opportunities at UOIT.
To register for Open House and view the schedule of events, please
visit www.uoit.ca/openhouse or call us at 905.721.3190.

Fall Open House
Saturday, November 7, 2009
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Winter Open House
Saturday, February 27, 2010
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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