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.
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) firstname.lastname@example.org
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