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.
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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