UOIT salutes federal government renewal of Automotive Innovation Fund

UOIT salutes federal government renewal of Automotive Innovation Fund 
OSHAWA, ON, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The University of Ontario Institute of 
Technology (UOIT) welcomes the federal government's five-year renewal of the 
Automotive Innovation Fund (AIF) which aims to support Canada's commitment to 
the environment and in the advancement of fuel-efficient automotive 
technologies. As a potential partner, UOIT looks forward to working with 
industry from across Canada to address their research and development needs. 
"UOIT is a leading centre of automotive engineering research and innovation 
excellence," said UOIT President Dr. Tim McTiernan. "This announcement aligns 
with UOIT's strategic priorities and we are pleased the federal government 
continues to recognize the importance of large-scale research and development 
projects. Our faculty and students are well-positioned to support new research 
endeavours that will strengthen our country's competitiveness and capacity to 
create knowledge-based jobs." 
UOIT's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has built an exceptional 
reputation for training 21(st)-century engineers through an impressive array 
of market-driven programs that provide hands-on, experiential learning 
UOIT's ultra-modern engineering research facilities are anchored by the 
Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE). ACE is a flexible, dynamic and secure 
one-stop-shop where industry leaders, top researchers and the best and 
brightest students collaborate to create, test and validate paradigm-shifting 
innovations with a focus on bringing them to market as rapidly as possible. 
ACE features a sophisticated climatic wind tunnel with extreme weather 
capabilities along with a large yawing chassis dynamometer that can, for the 
first time anywhere, test properties in crosswinds. It also has a solar array 
to replicate the effects of the sun and is hydrogen-capable, allowing for 
alternative fuel cell development. 
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 21(st)-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 10(th) anniversary on September 4, 
2013.To find out more, visituoit.ca. 
Media contact: Bryan Oliver UOIT Communications and Marketing 905.721.8668 
ext. 2209 289.928.3563 (cell) bryan.oliver@uoit.ca 
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