UOIT applauds federal government's investment in research and innovation

OSHAWA, ON, March 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) welcomes the federal government's plan to invest in research and innovation, international education strategies and improved access for Aboriginal university students, as announced in the budget by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Federal Finance Minister.

"As a research-intensive university, UOIT commends the steps being taken in the new federal budget, which lay the groundwork for Canada's economic growth and prosperity," said UOIT President Tim McTiernan. "The federal government's commitment to creating high-paying jobs will directly benefit our students as they move from the classroom to the workplace. Ottawa's focus on research and innovation aligns with UOIT's strategic priorities, which include forging new partnerships that will strengthen the competitiveness of Canada's manufacturing sector."

Through an impressive array of market-driven programs that provide experiential learning opportunities for students, UOIT has built an exceptional reputation delivering highly skilled graduates to the workplace. UOIT's ultramodern research facilities include the Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE), the Clean Energy Research Laboratory (CERL) and the Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre. As a potential partner, UOIT looks forward to working with industry from across Canada to address their research and development needs.

About UOIT
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and innovative programs responsive to the needs of students, and the evolving 21st-century workplace. With more than 9,200 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in 70 programs delivered by exceptional faculty, UOIT promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. UOIT's commitment to accelerating economic growth and social innovation is realized through research collaborations with leading organizations such as Ontario Power Generation, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Durham Regional Police Service. UOIT will mark its 10th anniversary on September 4, 2013. To find out more, visit uoit.ca.


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Media contact:
Bryan Oliver
UOIT Communications and Marketing
905.721.8668 ext. 2209
289.928.3563 (cell)

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