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  1. 1. Page 2 of 18 Introductory page for UOIT UOIT's innovative and unique undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to meet your interests and career aspirations, along with the market-driven requirements of employers. When you graduate, you will have the critical thinking, innovative research and technological skills demanded by the world's leading employers. Professors and students undertake research in a wide range of areas that include automotive design and engineering, business and information technology, computational science, alternative and sustainable energy, nuclear engineering, law enforcement, manufacturing, community/public health, to name just a few. UOIT's unique and technology-rich teaching and learning environment challenges students to push the boundaries of innovation and discovery and prepares graduates to excel in the global, knowledge-driven economy of the 21st century. At UOIT, the possibilities are endless. Vision With its foundation in technology, the sciences and professional practice, UOIT advances the discovery and application of knowledge that accelerates economic growth, regional development and social innovation and inspires graduates who will continue to make an impact on the world. Mission Provide 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
  2. 2. Page 3 of 18 Table of Contents About Oshawa ............................................................................................................................................4 Fun Facts for UOIT ....................................................................................................................................5 General information ...................................................................................................................................6 Terms.......................................................................................................................................................6 Course Deadlines...................................................................................................................................6 Incoming Exchange ...................................................................................................................................7 International Office Contacts....................................................................................................................8 Faculties at UOIT .......................................................................................................................................9 Faculty of Business and IT ...................................................................................................................9 Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science ...........................................................................10 Facf Engineering and Applied Science.............................................................................................11 Faculty of Science................................................................................................................................12 Faculty of Health Science ...................................................................................................................13 Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.....................................................................................14 Faculty of Education ............................................................................................................................15 Office of Graduate Studies .................................................................................................................16 Housing......................................................................................................................................................18 On-Campus Housing Options: ...........................................................................................................18 Off-Campus Housing Options: ...........................................................................................................18 Banking......................................................................................................................................................18 Contact your bank................................................................................................................................18 Contact your credit card company.....................................................................................................18 Pay your tuition and fees.....................................................................................................................18
  3. 3. Page 4 of 18 About Oshawa The City of Oshawa is a growing community of 157,000 and is the largest city in Durham Region within the Greater Toronto Area. Located only 60km from Toronto's Downtown core, companies in Oshawa have quick and convenient access to the largest consumer market in Canada and are within a day's drive to many Canadian and American centres. Simply put, the face of business in Oshawa is changing. Traditionally recognized as an automotive centre of excellence, the community is continuing to grow as a diverse and innovative city for business, research and education across a variety of sectors including: Advanced Manufacturing, Health and Biosciences, Energy Generation, Multimodal Transportation and Logistics, and Information Technology. Oshawa offers the amenities and opportunities of a growing urban centre coupled with the lifestyle of short commutes, vibrant culture and affordable living. With renowned post-secondary institutions, streamlined development services and competitive business costs, there really has never been a better time to invest in Oshawa. Oshawa is an amazing world-class city: The City of Oshawa is an internationally acclaimed Liveable Community. The prestigious international LivCom awards for liveable communities are backed by the United Nations Environment Program. Oshawa is an academic centre, home to Durham College, U.O.I.T., Trent University Oshawa, and the Queens University Family Medicine residency satellite program. Home to over 500 cultural businesses, events and festivals, Oshawa has an emerging cultural scene backed by the Culture Counts: Arts, Culture and Heritage Plan. A variety of organizations such as the Oshawa Folk Arts Council and the Oshawa and District Historical Society promote the arts, culture and local heritage. Oshawa boasts the Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Parkwood Estate, Canadian Automotive Museum, Camp X, the GM Centre and more.
  4. 4. Page 5 of 18 Fun Facts for UOIT Growing number of International Exchange and Internship opportunities to gain new experiences UOIT has more than 300 industry and community partners UOIT has two dynamic campus locations in north Oshawa and downtown Oshawa UOIT has a vast array of Bachelors and Masters programs unique to Ontario UOIT provides students with a tennis centre and Campus Ice Centre Graduates are 10% above the system average for graduates working full-time, in a field related to their program UOIT has a number of varsity, intramural and extramural sports to enjoy on campus
  5. 5. Page 6 of 18 General information Terms Semesters: Fall Semester: September December Winter Semester: January April Spring/Summer Semester: May August Important Dates: Please referrer to the program maps for the appropriate dates Fall and Winter: http://portal.mycampus.ca/mycampusfiles/uoit/student/2014/2014_2015_program_maps. pdf Spring and Summer: http://portal.mycampus.ca/mycampusfiles/uoit/student/2015/2015spring_program_maps. pdf Holidays: September 1 Labour Day, no lectures October 13 Thanksgiving Day, no lectures February 16 Family Day, no lectures April 3 Good Friday, no lectures Hours of operation Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Course Deadlines Please referrer to the program maps for the appropriate dates Fall and Winter: http://portal.mycampus.ca/mycampusfiles/uoit/student/2014/2014_2015_program_maps.pdf Spring and Summer: http://portal.mycampus.ca/mycampusfiles/uoit/student/2015/2015spring_program_maps.pdf
  6. 6. Page 7 of 18 Incoming Exchange How to Apply for Incoming Exchange: To be accepted for UOITs exchange program you must be nominated by a partner school. Once you are nominated please complete the online application. After entering the initial information, click on the Incoming Exchange Student icon (shown here) to complete the remainder of the application. Please note: You will be required to upload BOTH: Your current transcript A letter of recommendation from your host university (i.e. the letter indicates that you are recommended by your university to come to UOIT as an exchange student) Course Selection/ Enrolment for Incoming Exchange: Courses become available at the beginning of July for each academic year. Not all courses are available each year or session. Step 1: Complete the Incoming Undergraduate Exchange Student Course Request and Course Mapping Form and return it to your faculty Academic Advisor. Step 2: After you have submitted your form to UOIT: A designated UOIT faculty member will review your academic transcript. Your faculty Academic Advisor will help enroll you in the approved co