The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. At the university we combine hands-on learning with innovative and relevant research in a technology-enriched learning environment. Our graduates are prepared with the knowledge and skills needed to excel and lead in the evolving workplace. UOIT is a vibrant academic community with outstanding support services and globally experienced faculty who challenge students to push their boundaries of thinking and learning. Oshawa is the 14th-largest metropolitan area in Canada, meaning that the city has a small community feel with all the conveniences and services of a larger city. We are located within the Durham Region. 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 also find permanent employment with many of these partners. Local industries include, but are not limited to: advanced manufacturing digital technology education health care smart energy The university is also located less than an hour's drive away from downtown 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 Auto Show and Nuit Blanche, an all-night contemporary art event.