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Ontario Tech University


As a rapidly growing centre of industry and innovation in the eastern Greater Toronto Area, throughout the 1980s and early 1990s leaders in Durham Region cherished the dream of establishing its own university. At the time, the number of residents in Durham Region was projected to approach nearly one million by 2021.


  • Provide superior undergraduate and graduate programs that are technology-enriched and responsive to the needs of students and the evolving workplace.
  • Conduct research that creates knowledge, solves problems, results in economic and social innovation and engages students.
  • Facilitate life-long learning that is flexible, inclusive and emphasizes college university transfers.
  • Develop academic and research collaborations with industry and community that stimulate and enhance the region and university at home and abroad.
  • Cultivate a dynamic learning environment for students by promoting social engagement, fostering critical thinking and integrating experiences inside and outside the classroom.


Research projects at the university are built upon the guiding principles of excellence, innovation and societal impact within Canada or internationally. With a focus on building smart and sustainable communities, the university’s primary research clusters are:

  • Advanced manufacturing for 21st-century innovation
  • Education for the 21st century
  • Energy and the environment
  • Human health and community wellness
  • Information and communication technology and informatics
  • Life sciences and biotechnology


We offer challenging work in a dynamic and diverse workplace, supported by highly dedicated faculty and staff. We believe that in order to develop graduates who will thrive in the 21st-century workplace, we must be a 21st-century workplace.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
901 -100
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
1121 -58
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Student services

Excellence begins with great people. At UOIT, we aspire to be one of Canada's top employers. That means supporting our talented faculty and staff every step of the way. We offer a wide range of services to help you both on and off the job.

  • Campus bookstore
  • Childcare centre
  • Campus conference services
  • Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre
  • Food services
  • Housekeeping services
  • Finance
  • IT Services
  • Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
  • Parking
  • Print Shop

Housing services

Our South Village Residence offers accommodation at a special rate to graduates and their visitors. The residence is located at 32 Commencement Drive, Oshawa, Ontario. Accommodations feature:

  • Private bedrooms (double beds)
  • Kitchenette
  • Private three-piece bathroom
  • TV with cable
  • In-room phone and free local calls
  • Free parking
  • Free continental breakfast served each morning from 6 to 10 a.m.

Library services

The Library provides computer workstations to use for library research .

For help with issues regarding network, login, and printing you may contact the Campus IT help desk via telephone.

Medical services

Ontario Tech University has a vital interest in the health and safety of its employees, students, visitors and contractors. The prevention of occupational illness or injury is a major continuing objective and the university will make every reasonable effort to provide and maintain a safe and healthy work and learning environment.

Campus life

As one of Canada's youngest and most dynamic universities, UOIT is rapidly growing in reputation and in enrolment at the undergraduate and graduate levels. To address that growth and ensure our students continue to have access to an outstanding learning environment, UOIT established a downtown Oshawa location and has added new classrooms, labs, study areas and state-of-the-art learning facilities at the north Oshawa location.

Sports facilities

The campus community’s impressive list of leading-edge athletics facilities grew this fall with the opening of the Campus Fieldhouse, a multi-sport turf centre. The transformed facility (formerly the Campus Tennis Centre), features two playing fields that can accommodate a variety of intramural sports and activities including soccer, field lacrosse, ultimate, flag football and bubble soccer, among others.

Student clubs

At Ontario Tech, students are represented by the Ontario Tech Student Union (OTSU). The Student Union is an organization on campus that is dedicated to the enhancement of the student experience. Its mission is carried out by both full-time staff and elected student representatives who support the student experience through:

  • Academic and hobby-based clubs and societies where students can come together to develop leadership skills.
  • Celebrating your achievements with grad photos.
  • Attending university defining campus life events such as O-Week and the Fall Fair.
  • Receive health, dental, and vision insurance benefits coverage through the Student Health Plan.

  • The Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO)
  • The Canadian Institute of Management offers the professional designations "Certified in Management" (C.I.M.)
  • Charity Village has recognized MDC as a training provider for the Not-for-Profit program
  • AORS Certification Board
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)

Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

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