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General

  • Faculty of Science founded at UOIT in 2003.
  • Degrees conferred: Bachelor of Science (BSc), Master of Science (MSc) and PhD
  • Offers leading-edge interdisciplinary master’s and doctoral programs in Applied Bioscience, Computer Science, Materials Science and Modelling and Computational Science.
  • Percentage of tenure and tenure-track faculty with PhD: 100 per cent.

Research

  • External research funding received in 2014-2015 (April 1 to March 31): $1.1 million.
  • Canada Research Chair appointments:
    • Dr. Christopher Collins, SHARCNET Research Chair in Information Visualization (from January 2010).
    • Dr. Douglas Holdway, Professor, Tier I Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Toxicology (from January 2005; renewed in March 2012).

Undergraduate students

  • Full-time Science undergraduate students in the 2014-2015 academic year: 1,125.
  • Number of Science undergraduate programs offered in the 2015-2016 academic year: eight majors and 16 specializations.
  • Proportion of all Faculty of Science graduates entering medical school as of September 2008: 10 per cent.
  • Number of undergraduate research awards presented to students in Summer 2009: 27.
  • Teaching highlights:
    • Maximum first-year Science class size: 250.
    • Maximum first-year Science laboratory size: 24.
    • Maximum first-year Science tutorial size: 36.

Graduate students

  • Full-time Science graduate students in the 2015-2016 academic year: 119.
  • Number of Science graduate programs offered in the 2015-2016 academic year: 8.

Research Excellence Awards

  • Dr. Douglas Holdway, Professor, Tier I Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Toxicology - Senior Researcher winner, 2011-2012.

Teaching Excellence Awards

  • Sonja Stadler, Teaching Assistant, Forensice Science: UOIT Teaching Award winner, 2011-2012.
  • Dr. Dhavide Aruliah Associate Professor, Mathematics: UOIT Core Faculty Teaching Award winner, 2010-2011.
  • Paula Di Cato, Senior Lecturer, Mathematics: UOIT Complementary Faculty Teaching Award winner, 2010-2011.
  • Gavin Lobo, Teaching Assistant, Mathematics: UOIT Teaching Assistant Award winner, 2009-2010.
  • Dr. Rupinder Brar, Lecturer, Physics: UOIT Complementary Faculty Teaching Award winner, 2009-2010.
  • Dr. Rupinder Brar, Lecturer, Physics: Overall winner, TV Ontario Best Lecturer Competition, 2009-2010.
  • Jennifer Smith, Teaching Assistant, Chemistry: UOIT Teaching Assistant Award winner, 2008-2009.
  • Ilona Kletskin, Senior Lab Instructor, Mathematics: Nominated for TV Ontario Best Lecturer Competition, 2008-2009.
  • Dr. Rupinder Brar, Lecturer, Physics: Top 10 finalist in TV Ontario Best Lecturer Competition, 2006-2007.
  • Cristina Banica, Teaching Assistant, Physics: UOIT Teaching Assistant Award winner, 2006-2007.
  • Ilona Kletskin, Senior Lab Instructor, Mathematics: UOIT Complementary Faculty Teaching Award winner, 2005-2006,

UOIT Professional/Managerial Awards

  • L'naya Hindman, Planning and Budget Officer, 2011-2012.
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