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. UOIT is committed to finding new ways to transform and broaden opportunities for learning inside and outside the classroom, promoting student success, providing greater access through multiple pathways to degree completion, achieving efficiencies, and cultivating innovation and quality in areas of teaching and research. UOIT has seven faculties: Business and Information Technology, Education, Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, Engineering and Applied Science, Health Sciences, Science, Social Sciences and Humanities. Its technology-enriched learning environment includes laptop computers loaded with program- and industry-specific software for all students. One of the greatest advantages to its national award-winning mobile learning environment is all students enjoy equal access to the same technology, resources and services. With two campus locations in north and downtown Oshawa, UOIT’s spectacular buildings, some which have advanced environmental features such as green roofs and a geothermal heating and cooling system, include the Campus Library, General Motors of Canada Automotive Centre of Excellence, the refurbished historic Regent Theatre and the former Alger Press building at 61 Charles Street. Students also enjoy a stimulating campus life experience that includes a variety of clubs, cultural and community events, recreational opportunities and a growing Ridgebacks varsity athletics program featuring curling, dance, golf, hockey, rowing, soccer, tennis and women’s lacrosse. UOIT staff and faculty: 228 full-time academic; 317 full-time non-academic; 721 contract academic; and 127 contract non-academic. UOIT is anticipated to drive more than $1.1 billion in economic activity in Durham Region by 2015. Within two years of graduation, 94.6 percent of UOIT graduates are employed, achieving one of the highest rates in Ontario. UOIT has four Canada Research Chairs, with another six in development, and six industrial research chairs. UOIT has had more than 80 invention disclosures; submitted more than 30 patent applications, four of which have been issued; entered into five licence agreements and supported two spinoff companies.