UOIT worth a look for electrical engineering

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Subject: UOIT worth a look for electrical engineering
October 6, 2005

Ontario Power Generation invests $10 million in education to help meet the growing need for energy specialists

[Oshawa]: Recognizing the growing need for a new generation of energy specialists to power the province, and continuing a long-standing partnership in education with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and Durham College, Ontario Power Generation today announced a $10-million investment in education.

The funding, to be provided in $2-million installments annually over a five-year period, will help Ontario?s newest university provide students with the latest learning technologies and high-end labs to acquire the skills needed in the workplace of the future. The ?Ontario Power Generation Engineering Building? has been named in recognition of this investment.

?Over the next decade, Ontario Power Generation will be challenged with helping the Province meet an ever-growing need for electricity at the very same time we experience as much as 50 per cent attrition in our skilled workforce due to retirements,? says OPG President Jim Hankinson. ?This investment is an integral part of our succession plan to ensure we have the best-prepared candidates available to replenish our knowledge-based, skilled workforce.?

The $10-million investment in Ontario?s newest university, located in the heart of Durham Region, where two of OPG?s nuclear facilities are located, adds to other partnership initiatives already undertaken between OPG, UOIT and Durham College as well as with institutions across the province. Combined, these initiatives ensure the brightest candidates are trained to lead the energy industry into the next generation.

?Today?s students truly are tomorrow?s leaders and it is up to us as an institution and a community to ensure they have the resources and training they require to meet the challenges of our ever-evolving workplace,? says Dr. Gary Polonsky, president of UOIT and Durham College. ?OPG is helping to make that happen through this financial contribution, through the mentoring and placement opportunities it provides students, and through continued partnerships.?

[23-03-2006,15:20]
Anonymous
(in reply to: UOIT worth a look for electrical engineering)
wow very interesting, i thought it was a newbie uni
[23-03-2006,15:52]
Anonymous
(in reply to: UOIT worth a look for electrical engineering)
it is, but it´s making its move. im pretty sure that in the coming years, UOIT will becoming one of the universities that many students would flock to, and possibly one of the best engineering universities in canada.
[23-03-2006,18:05]
Anonymous
(in reply to: UOIT worth a look for electrical engineering)
it is an engineering school..possibly the next mit of cananda in a few years
[23-03-2006,23:04]
anonymous
(in reply to: UOIT worth a look for electrical engineering)
see the thing is, if the students are dumb to begin with, hi tech equipments and hi end labs wont make them smart.
[23-03-2006,23:52]
Anonymous
(in reply to: UOIT worth a look for electrical engineering)
i heard second year UOIT second years stacked up with like forth/third (i forget) year uni students from UT UW etc. They came forth, so yea there pretty smart in my opinion
[24-03-2006,00:29]
Anonymous
(in reply to: UOIT worth a look for electrical engineering)
i wouldn´t go so far to say that it may become the next MIT of canada. canadian universities will never match the prestige and quality of american universities. they won´t even fare well against the other good engineering universities such as berkeley, minnesota, michigan, cooper union, just to name a few.

and to the second last poster: don´t call UOIT students dumb when you think "high tech" is spelled "hi tech". hi-tech is a short hand form for high tech that is very informal.

[24-03-2006,01:21]
Anonymous
(in reply to: UOIT worth a look for electrical engineering)
I´ve been offerred a place for UOIT Automobile (although they say I can switch to other eng stream after first year). Should I go for it?

Why the (reasons) prediction of it being a "MIT" for the future? What time span?

[24-03-2006,02:59]
Anonymous
(in reply to: UOIT worth a look for electrical engineering)
UOIT will never become the MIT of Canada, unless Canada becomes the world´s next superpower with a shit load of money.

If it weren´t for the fact that UOIT is still a new university whose reputation isn´t as strong and population isn´t as big, it would definitely be one of my top choices.

[24-03-2006,21:20]
Anonymous



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