Where is UOIT?
Canada is consistently ranked by the United Nations as one of the top places in the world to live. With a population of more than 35 million, Canada is home to many different cultures and ethnic groups.
UOIT is located in the city of Oshawa, Ontario, in the Durham Region. Oshawa is the 14th-largest metropolitan area in Canada; the city has a small-community feel with all the conveniences and services of a larger city.
Durham Region is one of Canada’s fastest growing economic areas, allowing us to build strong relationships with industry and community partner organizations in the area. Our students apply their knowledge and skills in many experiential learning opportunities and they also find permanent employment with many of these partners. Local industries include, but are not limited to:
- Advanced manufacturing – Durham Region has a long tradition of being a strong manufacturing centre. Recently, Durham Region initiated a project to help the region’s manufacturers become even more innovative by improving connections between people, information and expertise.
- Digital technology – There are approximately 120 software companies within Durham Region, and more than 100 startups have developed since 2012.
- Education – With a rapidly growing population, Durham Region is home to many new schools and educational institutions. UOIT is proud to be part of this growth with our exceptional research, leading-edge thinking and technology-enriched academic programs.
- Health care – Recognized as a centre of excellence for health care, Oshawa has developed into a regional hub for health and wellness education, training and service. The community is home to the recently established Lakeridge Health Education and Research Network (LHEARN) Centre.
- Smart energy – Durham Region hosts numerous companies that produce and distribute power and develop new and renewable energy technologies, alternative fuels, manufacturing components and systems. The region is known as Ontario’s Energy Capital, producing 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity.
The university is also located less than an hour’s drive away from Toronto, Canada’s largest city. Toronto is one of the world’s most diverse cities with 49 per cent of its population born outside of Canada. This diversity is reflected in the many ethnic neighbourhoods and annual festivals celebrating different cultures. Toronto features world-class shops, sporting venues and restaurants, and is home to events such as the Toronto International Film Festival, Canadian International AutoShow and Nuit Blanche, an all-night contemporary art event.