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Health care from the heart, health care for the future
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:: DEAN’S WELCOME :: UOIT – WELCOMING THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW :: BACHELOR OF HEALTH SCIENCE (HONOURS) :: HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SPECIALIZATION :: KINESIOLOGY SPECIALIZATION :: BACHELOR OF HEALTH SCIENCE IN MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE (HONOURS) :: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING :: REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE TO BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING PROGRAM :: MASTER OF HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAM :: LEADING-EDGE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT :: STRONG PARTNERSHIPS, STRONG CAREERS :: A COMMITMENT TO RESEARCH IS A COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE :: LIFE ON CAMPUS :: STUDENT SUCCESS FROM START TO FINISH :: SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARDS :: LIVING AND LEARNING – RESIDENCE :: CHALLENGE YOUR MIND AND YOUR BODY :: CONVENIENT AND AFFORDABLE TRANSIT
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Welcome to the Faculty of Health Sciences at UOIT! We are committed to providing you with innovative healthcare programs that will help you meet your aspiration for a successful career and help Ontario meet the needs of the rapidly-growing health-care sector. For example, our Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Health Science with specializations in Health Information Management and Kinesiology and Bachelor of Health Science in Medical Laboratory Science programs can take you from the bench to the bedside to the community. We also offer a Registered Practical Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing pathway program, a Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences program for health professionals interested in expanding their previous education and a Master of Health Sciences with specializations in Health Informatics and Community Health program. Our committed and enthusiastic professors will challenge and inspire you to push your boundaries of thinking and learning by sharing their extensive knowledge and experience in their respective fields and collaborating with you in the classroom, the lab and the field, giving you the hands-on research experience demanded by employers. In addition, from your first day on campus to your graduation day, UOIT’s leading-edge learning environment will give you enormous flexibility and access to state-of-the-art health and educational technology, all designed to give you a competitive edge in today’s job market. In the pages that follow, you will find additional information about what our faculty has to offer and how we can help prepare you for your future career. I also encourage you to visit www.healthsciences.uoit.ca to learn more or call 905.721.3190 to arrange a time for us to show you around campus. If you love people and are committed to learning everything there is to know about health and illness, the Faculty of Health Sciences at UOIT is the place for you! Regards,
Dr. Mary Bluechardt Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
UOIT – WELCOMING THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW
From globally experienced professors, to a diverse range of unique and innovative programs, to extensive student-life opportunities, a high-tech learning environment and the chance to gain valuable work experience with leading employers, UOIT’s dynamic 21st-century education will ensure you graduate as a next-generation professional. An academically challenging post-secondary institution and Ontario’s first laptop-based university, in only six short years UOIT has grown to more than 5,500 students enrolled in a vast and diverse array of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our students are inspired by exceptional faculty and administration to pursue excellence and innovation in support of health, wellness and economic development. All of our programs are committed to being innovative and responsive to your needs and the market-driven requirements of employers. In addition, our growing national reputation for research excellence means that even as an undergraduate student, you will have the opportunity to work on groundbreaking research projects and gain the valuable hands-on experience demanded by employers. UOIT has one of the highest rates of professors with PhDs among Canadian universities. In addition, our world-class faculty collectively speak more than 20 languages, hold degrees from more than 20 countries and are well-known for their research achievements, which have been published in thousands of leading publications and journals.
“Choosing UOIT for my nursing degree was, without a doubt, the right choice. Although UOIT is rapidly growing, the experience is still personalized. Not only have I made valuable friendships but I have also been able to turn to the faculty whenever the need arose. Mobile learning offered me flexibility and independence – important factors when combining a busy personal life with a busy academic life.”
– Rebecca Skiffington, fourth-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing student
BACHELOR OF HEALTH SCIENCE (HONOURS) PROGRAM
As a student in the Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) (Honours) comprehensive degree program you will be introduced to a broad-based foundational curriculum that will enable you to select and build a program suited to meet your needs and provide you with an education that can open the door to a challenging career in a variety of health-care professions. The Faculty of Health Sciences has been particularly innovative in encouraging and developing specialized learning pathways within the fields of health information management and kinesiology. Through the integration of various foundation disciplines within these specializations, you will gain an understanding of health issues from the biological, behavioural and demographical principles that apply in professional practice.
Year 2 – Semester 2 Pathophysiology II Theory and Practice of Interpersonal Communication Understanding Health Care and Therapeutics in Canada Critical Appraisal of Statistics in Health Science Introduction to Health Management
Year 3 – Semester 1 Ethics Research Methods for Health Care Professionals: Theory and Application Introduction to Epidemiology Two open electives
Year 3 – Semester 2 Health Finance Health Law Managing Health Care Teams Two open electives
A minimum overall average of 70 per cent on six 4U or 4M credits including ENG4U (minimum 60 per cent), SBI4U and one of MHF4U, MCV4U, or MDM4U are required. It is recommended that students looking to pursue further studies in science courses take MCV4U, SBI4U and SCH4U.
Year 4 – Semester 1 Current Issues in Health Care Research Practicum I/Research Applications I 3/4000 Level Health or Science elective 3/4000 Level elective Open elective
Year 1 – Semester 1 Anatomy and Physiology I Biology I Scientific Computing Tools Writing for Health Sciences Open elective
Year 4 – Semester 2 Research Practicum II/Research Applications II Quality Improvement 3/4000 Level Health or Science elective 3/4000 Level elective Open elective
This program also provides you with the foundation to pursue graduate studies in areas including medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and chiropractic medicine.
Year 1 – Semester 2 Anatomy and Physiology II Biology II Introduction to Health Care Systems Introduction to Psychology Open elective
:: Author of health-related books; :: Fundraiser for health-related projects; :: Health data co-ordinator; :: Health records technician;
Year 2 – Semester 1 Pathophysiology I Introduction to Movement Science Health and Wellness Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Health Information Management
:: Health software developer; :: Health workshop presenter; and :: Marketing and sales manager.
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SPECIALIZATION
Recognizing the increasing importance and role that health information plays in today’s health-care industry, the Faculty of Health Sciences offers a Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) – Health Information Management (HIM). Our faculty is committed to excellence and research in health information management and to that end, strives to prepare you to become an HIM leader nationwide. As a student in the HIM program you will be introduced to the fundamentals of HIM within the Canadian context, with an emphasis on the biomedical sciences, health information science (including information technology), privacy and security of health information, health information analysis and presentation (including epidemiology, research and statistics), ethical practice and management theory as it applies to the health system and health information management. Our technology focus will provide you with a strategic edge in the health information industry. You will complete the first two years of study in the Health Science comprehensive program, with a focus on HIM in your third and fourth years.
Year 3 – Semester 2 Information Systems Health Data for Decision-Making Health Law Health Finance Managing Health Care Teams
Year 4 – Semester 1 Research Applications I/Research Practicum I Advanced HIM Current Issues in Health Care Introduction to Project Management Database Systems
Year 4 – Semester 2 Research Applications II/Research Practicum II Systems Analysis in Health Care HIM Capstone Quality Improvement in Health Care Open elective
:: Clinical applications co-ordinator; :: Clinical data analyst/specialist;
Year 3 – Semester 1 Understanding Health Data Ethics Introduction to Epidemiology Research Methods for Health Care Professionals: Theory and Application Fundamentals of Managing Health Information
:: Clinical database manager; :: Clinical research associate; :: Clinical vocabulary manager; :: Document management co-ordinator; :: Information solutions consultant; :: Privacy officer; :: Process improvement manager; :: Project manager, clinical applications; :: Records and information co-ordinator; and :: Risk management officer.
As a student in the Kinesiology specialization you will study human movement and function with a focus on exercise and rehabilitation as it applies to the sciences of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and psychomotor behaviour. In these areas of study, you will have the opportunity to take an in-depth look at the processes involved in motor control and the stages of motor learning. Principles will be applied to various dysfunctions of the motor system including means of prevention and assessment. This program will provide you with the fundamental knowledge to pursue graduate studies in medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy and chiropractic. As a graduate of the program, you will have completed the registration requirements to become a certified kinesiologist with the Ontario Kinesiology Association. You will complete the first two years of study in the BHSc comprehensive program with a focus on kinesiology in your third and fourth years.
Year 4 – Semester 1 Research Practicum I/Research Applications I Exercise Rehabilitation I Kinesiology II: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Current Issues in Health Care Open elective
Year 4 – Semester 2 Research Practicum II/Research Applications II Exercise Rehabilitation II Quality Improvement in Health Care Two open electives
:: College-level sports coach; :: Ergonomics; :: Fitness and health promotion; :: Fitness tester, trainer, consultant, manager; :: Kinesiologist;
Year 3 – Semester 1 Kinesiology I: Anatomy of Human Movement Principles of Fitness and Exercise Prescription Ethics Introduction to Epidemiology Research Methods for Health Care Professionals: Theory and Application
:: Medical equipment supply and consulting; :: Orthotics, prosthetics; :: Pharmaceuticals; :: Research laboratories; :: Masters of Science studies – biomechanics, exercise physiology, health, health psychology, motor behaviour; and :: Graduate studies in – physiotherapy, occupational therapy, medicine, chiropractic.
Year 3 – Semester 2 Health and Exercise Psychology Human Motor Control and Learning Exercise Physiology Health Law Managing Health-Care Teams
BACHELOR OF HEALTH SCIENCE IN MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE (HONOURS)
The BHSc in Medical Laboratory Science (Honours) degree is the first of its kind in Ontario. As a student in this program you will be introduced to the exciting world of health science with a strong focus on medical research. You will become skilled in the five main areas of the diagnostic laboratory – chemistry, hematology, histotechnology, microbiology and transfusion medicine. Professional communication, scientific writing and research skills will also be emphasized. With the health-care system becoming increasingly dependent on laboratory testing to diagnose, monitor and treat disease, as a graduate of this program you will be in high demand.
Year 2 – Semester 2 Clinical Biochemistry II Clinical Hematology II Clinical Microbiology I Genetics and Molecular Biology Pathophysiology II
Year 3 – Semester 1 Clinical Microbiology II Current Issues in Health Care Histotechnology Statistics and Critical Appraisal Open elective
Year 3 – Semester 2 Laboratory Leadership Research Methods Simulated Clinical Practicum Theory and Practice of Interpersonal Communication Transfusion Science
A minimum overall average of 70 per cent on six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U (minimum 60 per cent), MHF4U, and two of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U or SPH4U are required. It is recommended that all three of MCV4U, SBI4U and SCH4U be completed.
Year 4 – Semester 1 Clinical Practicum I Clinical Theory and Project I Open elective
Year 1 – Semester 1 Anatomy and Physiology Biology I Chemistry I Writing for Health Sciences Scientific Computing Skills
Year 4 – Semester 2 Clinical Practicum II Clinical Theory and Project II Open elective
:: Biotechnology and pharmaceutical research laboratories; :: Commercial clinical laboratories;
Year 1 – Semester 2 Anatomy and Physiology II Biology II Chemistry II Introduction to Medical Laboratory Practice Mathematical Modeling
:: Computer and information system companies; :: Government agencies; and :: Laboratories in hospitals, private institutions and clinics.
Year 2 – Semester 1 Analytical Chemistry for Biosciences Clinical Biochemistry I Clinical Hematology I Ethics Pathophysiology I
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
As new attitudes and objectives in healthcare redefine today's nursing professional this is an exciting time to embark on a nursing career. Our four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program, offered collaboratively with Durham College, will teach you the practise of scientifically-based nursing using theory, clinical skills and research findings from individual, family, group and community care. You will also acquire the foundations for excellence in clinical practice along with the lifelong learning aspirations, research, teamwork and leadership skills that are essential for a successful nursing career.
Year 3 – Semester 1 Ethics Health and Healing V Introduction to Psychology Professional Practice V Statistics and Critical Appraisal for Health Care Year 3 – Semester 2 Developmental Psychology Professional Practice VI Health and Healing VI Managing Health Care Teams Research Methods
A minimum overall average of 70 per cent on six 4U or 4M credits, including ENG4U (minimum 60 per cent), SBI4U, SCH4U, and one of MHF4U, MCV4U, or MDM4U are required.
Year 4 – Semester 1 Current Issues in Health Care Nursing Leadership Professional Practice VII Two open electives
Year 1 – Semester 1 Anatomy and Physiology I Development of Self as a Nurse Foundations for Nursing Practicum I Information and Communication Technology in Health Care Introduction to Health and Healing Introduction to Nursing Praxis
Year 4 – Semester 2 Professional Practice VIII Two open electives
:: Administration; :: Hospital care nurse; :: Home health care nurse; :: Long term care nurse;
Year 1 – Semester 2 Anatomy and Physiology II Foundations for Nursing Practicum II Health and Healing II Health Assessment Introductory Sociology Professional Practice II
:: Primary health care nurse; :: Policy development; :: Public health nurse; :: Research; and :: Teaching.
Year 2 – Semester 1 Health and Healing III Nursing Knowledge and Inquiry Pathophysiology I Pharmacology for Nurses Professional Practice III
Year 2 – Semester 2 Health and Healing IV Microbiology for Health Sciences Nutrition for Health Sciences Pathophysiology II Professional Practice IV
REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE TO BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING PROGRAM
The post-diploma BScN program is an educational pathway available if you have successfully completed your Registered Practical Nursing (RPN) diploma from an approved program and are interested in pursuing your degree. As a student in the program you will build on your previous knowledge in science, nursing and additional disciplines, while being introduced to the latest in learning technologies to enhance your access as a working professional. This program will provide you with the flexibility to complete your degree in three years of full-time study or up to five years of part-time study.
Year 2 – Semester 2 (fall) Critical Appraisal of Statistics in Health Science Ethics Knowledge and Inquiry Pathophysiology I
Year 2 – Semester 3 (winter) Microbiology for Health Science Nutrition for Nursing Practice Open elective Pathophysiology II Research Methods for Health Care Professionals: Theory and Application
Year 3 – Semester 1 (summer) Health and Healing Professional Practice VI
As a RPN seeking admission to the BScN program, you must be a graduate from an approved RPN diploma program and you will be required to submit transcripts to confirm your diploma completion. Preference will be given to individuals who have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 or higher. In addition, applicants must hold a current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario. Licensure to practise as a registered practical nurse in Ontario must be maintained throughout the program.
Year 3 – Semester 2 (fall) Current Issues in Health Care Nursing Leadership Professional Practice VII Two open electives
As a RPN with a baccalaureate degree, you will have greater potential to advance your career and increase your salary. In addition, a BScN degree will offer you the ability to pursue employment in a variety of nursing areas including management positions and provide you with the building blocks to obtaining your graduate degree.
Year 1 – Semester 1 (summer) Information and Communications Technology in Health Care Year 1 – Semester 2 (fall) Professional Nursing Bridge Science Bridge
Year 1 – Semester 3 (winter) Comprehensive Anatomy and Physiology Managing Health Care Teams Comprehensive Pharmacotherapeutics Developmental Psychology
Year 2 – Semester 1 (summer) Health and Healing Bridge Professional Practice Bridge
MASTER OF HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAM
The Master of Health Sciences program specializes in two areas of study: Health Informatics and Community Health. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills required to conduct high-quality research in those areas while being challenged to push their boundaries of thinking and learning.
:: Hold a four-year honours degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution in the area of graduate study or a closely related subject; and :: Have an overall academic standing of at least a B (GPA = 3.0 on a 4.0/4.3 scale), with a minimum B in the last two full-time years (four semesters) of undergraduate work or equivalent.
HEALTH INFORMATICS SPECIALIZATION
Health Informatics focuses on the effective use of knowledge and simulation to improve health and healthcare. You will be immersed in a research-intensive learning environment that will provide you with research opportunities including patient journey modelling, data mining and security, clinical simulations, telehealth and artificial intelligence in health care. You will be prepared to design, implement and manage systems in a diverse range of health informatics services to more efficiently and effectively deliver healthcare and promote the health of broader populations.
COMMUNITY HEALTH SPECIALIZATION
Focused on the environmental and social determinants of community health, as a student in this program you will conduct research in areas such as HIV/AIDS, kinesiology, nutrition, mental health and vulnerable populations. You will also have the opportunity to work with faculty members and partner with community organizations, health departments and other agencies on community-based research projects. Graduates will be in an excellent position to work in and with community organizations, health departments and other agencies to design research and analyze data oriented toward understanding and promoting the well-being of targeted communities.
LEADING-EDGE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
From laptop computers to simulation labs to state-of-the-art laboratories, students in UOIT’s Faculty of Health Sciences learn from innovative technology not offered at other institutions. Our leading-edge learning environment will allow you to connect with your professors and peers at any time and from anywhere. Upon arriving at UOIT, you will receive a high-end laptop computer (www.uoit.ca/mobile) loaded with software specific to your program and industry to help ensure you are one step ahead of the competition come graduation. As a student in our nursing programs, you will also have access to our unique Interprofessional Centre of Excellence in Simulation, which features numerous simulated human beings, all of which are programmed to demonstrate many health conditions including different blood pressure readings and the loss of vital signs. In addition, you will receive a personal digital assistant (PDA), a handheld computer loaded with the latest critical care software resources for use in simulation and within the practice setting and be introduced to Virtual Clinical Excursions, which will give you an interactive, virtual experience within a hospital setting to further advance your practical skills. Nursing students are not the only ones who benefit from our innovative technology. As a student in the BScN (Honours) or BHSc in Medical Laboratory Science (Honours) programs, you will apply scientific principles to health care by performing sophisticated laboratory tests using the two state-of-the-art health sciences laboratories we house on campus.Technology is changing the face of health care, but the profession will always be about the people. At UOIT’s Faculty of Health Sciences, you will learn how to successfully combine the technology and interpersonal skills required to be successful in the 21st century.
STRONG PARTNERSHIPS, STRONG CAREERS
The Faculty of Health Sciences is delighted to have the opportunity to work closely with our many business and community partners, which include approximately 60 community-based agencies and organizations across Ontario such as regional health and social service departments, social planning councils, hospitals, home care nursing services, health service organizations and many others. As a result of these interconnected relationships, we continually strengthen the education, employment and research opportunities we offer to students. Building on our strong partnerships, members of our exceptional faculty also launched the Health Education Technology Research Unit (HETRU) to develop advanced technologies for creating teaching, learning and learning assessment environments based on rigorous research evidence. HETRU is designed to be an academic-business hybrid that drives advances in research related to technology use in education; promotes broadly-based partnerships among academics, institutions and businesses in Canada and other countries around the world; and develops technologies that will further advance health education from the novice student to the expert practitioner. Our partnerships with local organizations such as Lakeridge Health Network and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences also provide our students with outstanding internships, placement and co-op opportunities. In addition, our mentorship program, in partnership with Lakeridge Health, helps new graduates transition smoothly into their careers with mentors providing years of experience and knowledge to graduates. All of this combined can open the door to a challenging and rewarding career.
“The decision to choose nursing at UOIT was the best choice I have made in my life. The opportunities are endless in this program. All of the faculty are extraordinary and have so much talent and wisdom to share with all of the students. It is a close and connected environment at UOIT where you can approach your professors for any assistance and they are right there to help you succeed in this program.”
–Alanna Johnston, second-year Bachelor of Health Science student.
A COMMITMENT TO RESEARCH IS A COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE
Partnerships are a priority for UOIT researchers because working with leading industries and businesses allows professors and students to apply their knowledge to real-world problems and provides ample opportunity to pursue groundbreaking research work. In fact, research opportunities for undergraduate students are a key differentiator between UOIT and traditional higher-learning institutions. Our faculty members understand that hands-on experience will give you an edge in getting a job or in the pursuit of graduate studies and research careers and they are eager to provide you with opportunities to undertake research projects. Student-faculty research collaborations happen on an ongoing basis and this unique one-on-one model is an important part of our student experience. As a student studying within the Faculty of Health Sciences, you will have the opportunity to participate in research practicums during your fourth year of study. Working alongside our world-class faculty, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience while turning innovative ideas into real solutions.
LIFE ON CAMPUS
UOIT understands full well 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 will 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 works year-round to offer you comprehensive orientation programming. Many students get connected through dozens of campus clubs including groups that relate to your program of study such as the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association and Med Lab United. Other students pursue a popular interest or topic like the Cheerleading Team, while organizations such as Student Harmony and Students Against Social Injustice 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 Your Student Association (Your SA), 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 liaise with Your SA, the Student Centre, residences, student clubs, academic units and all student services to enhance your student satisfaction.
Examples of current Health Science research projects include: :: Complementary and alternative medicine used by patients living with cancer in the Durham Region; :: Designing a next generation Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) health informatics infrastructure for Canada; :: Studying the impact of new multidisciplinary integrated service to individuals living with HIV/AIDS; :: Studying common challenges faced by social service workers; and :: Using simulation to educate police officers about mental illness.
Dr. Carolyn McGregor, an associate professor at UOIT, holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in recognition of her research in health informatics, groundbreaking work that has the potential to save lives and lower health-care costs.
“The Med Lab program has been an amazing learning experience. All of the hands-on work and fantastic professors have helped to guide me and my peers for the past three years. I am extremely excited to put everything I have learned into use in my clinical placement during fourth year.”
–Bayan Sleiman, second-year Bachelor of Health Science student.
STUDENT SUCCESS SCHOLARSHIPS FROM START TO FINISH AND AWARDS
At UOIT we are committed to providing you with all of the support and services required for your success. Whether it is academic advising, tutors, interview preparation, financial assistance and more, valuable resources are at your fingertips and available to you without having to leave the campus.
Academic advisors provide guidance for students in the areas of academic goals, career planning and other issues related to student life. There are two academic advisors in the Faculty of Health Sciences – one is responsible for all of the Health Science and Medical Laboratory Science students, and the other is responsible for all of the Nursing and Allied Health Science students. Both are happy to assist with understanding academic policies and procedures and discuss your academic progress and standing with you. They are available for consultation and will provide direction for successful progression to graduation.
UOIT offers a variety of scholarship awards and bursaries (www.uoit.ca/scholarships) to help meet the cost of your university education. These awards range in amount and may require applications. In addition, thanks to the generosity of members of our community including individuals, organizations and corporations, there are numerous donor awards available.
CENTRE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
The Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) makes sure reasonable accommodations are available with every program, enabling you to succeed in your chosen field. The centre works with students who are blind, have low vision, are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a physical, medical, psychiatric or learning disability. If you require assistance, a preintake form must be completed and submitted along with documentation from an appropriate medical professional who is familiar with you and your disability. In the case of learning disabilities, documentation should come from the diagnosing psychologist or psychological associate.
LEARNER SUPPORT CENTRE
If you are looking for additional academic help, our Learner Support Centre (www.uoit.ca/lsc) provides learning skills support and online tutorials as well as peer writing tutors and writing and academic language specialists who will work with you if your first language is not English. Study and writing skills workshops are scheduled throughout the year and include a variety of topics such as time management, test taking skills, referencing and research strategies.
UOIT’s Diversity office supports you by working at a grassroots level with students, faculty and staff to help celebrate our campus’s diversity. The Diversity office assists in the production of campus cultural events, investigates actions connected with discrimination and provides diversity training and workshops. Our goal is to promote equality in celebration of our wonderful multicultural campus. For more information please visit www.uoit.ca/diversity.
HIRED CAREER SERVICES
Hired Career Services (www.hired.mycampus.ca) offers comprehensive assistance and a variety of valuable resources to meet your ongoing career development needs. Career advising, job market information and assistance with resumé writing, interview preparation and job search strategies are available year-round. During the academic year, job and career fairs, information sessions, internship and co-op programs and on-campus interviews are hosted on campus.
Our award-winning Campus Library provides quality information resources and services to assist you with researching and preparing essay papers. The library offers both wired and wireless connections with comfortable study spaces and a reading room, complete with fireplace. Resources are offered in both paper and electronic format. Electronic resources, including e-books, electronic periodicals and recommended websites are made available through the library’s website, which you can access both on and off campus. Services include training sessions, one-on-one consultations and free inter-library loans from other libraries. For more information, please visit www.uoit.ca/library.
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 oncampus 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. If you’re worried about where to get your regular Tim Hortons fix, you’re covered right here on campus, while Pizza Pizza, Starbucks and Williams Coffee Pub are also among our recognizable eatery partners. For more information about meal plans, please visit www.uoit.ca/dining.
CONVENIENT AND AFFORDABLE TRANSIT
Getting to campus has never been easier or more affordable thanks to newly expanded transit routes and the U-Pass, which provides you with unlimited access to Durham Region Transit and GO Transit bus service in Durham Region during the academic year. Durham Region Transit provides bus service in all the region’s communities, including 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.
LIVING AND LEARNING – RESIDENCE
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 state-of-the-art residences offer comfort, convenience, great friendships and the chance to connect with all that campus life has to offer. The Simcoe and South Village residences offer accommodation for 1,360 students and first-year students are guaranteed a spot if they meet the deadlines for accepting UOIT’s offer of admission and applying to residence. A number of new apartment-style residence units also opened in 2008 with additional units scheduled to open in the fall of 2009. These spaces are designed for students in their upper years of study. Each 27-unit building can house a total of 108 students. For more information on residence, please visit www.uoit.ca/accommodations.
CHALLENGE YOUR MIND AND YOUR BODY
When you’re not challenging your mind in the classroom, UOIT offers plenty of opportunity on campus to stay active and physically challenge your body. Our spectacular 90,000-square-foot Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre includes five gymnasiums, an elevated indoor walking/jogging track and the Flex, a 10,000-sq.-ft fitness centre featuring state-of-the-art cardio and weight machines. For more information, please visit www.campusrecreationcentre.com. The Campus Health Centre features a full-service pharmacy and medical clinic that offers extended hours of service, on-site doctors and nurses, on-site counselling and a variety of alternative health services including massage therapy, physiotherapy, acupuncture, nutritional counselling and chiropractic and orthotic services.
Faculty of Health Sciences
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