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University of Ontario Institute of Technology

UOIT

General Information

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has more than 8 000 students enrolled in undergraduate studies. Their main campus is located in North Oshawa, with an additional campus in downtown Oshawa. UOIT has academic programs in 7 faculties:

  • Business and Information Technology
  • Education
  • Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
  • Engineering and Applied Science
  • Health Science
  • Science
  • Social Science and Humanities

The address for UOIT main campus is:

University of Ontario Institute of Technology:
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario  L1H 7K4
(905) 721-8668

www.uoit.ca

Disability Services Available

Office for Students with Disabilities

At the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the office for students with disabilities is called the Student Accessibility Services (SAS).  Student Accessibility Services is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.

Transition Program

UOIT offers a transition program for students with documented disabilities called the Summer Transition Program

Accessibility Plan

For more information about accessibility at UOIT, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see UOIT's Accessibility Plan.

Documentation Required

In order to access accommodations at UOIT, the following documentation is required to show proof of a disability:

Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and Asperger's Syndrome

  • A thorough psychological assessment (including a diagnosis) by a psychologist (up to date within the last 3 years)
  • Students who do not have an up to date psychological assessment, can fill out the Intake Form, and bring any past IEP and or IPRC

Medical and Physical Disabilities, Mental Health Conditions, and all other disabilities

  • Students are required to have the Medical Documentation Form completed by the appropriate medical professional (certificate must be completed within the last 12 months)

 

For more information about required documentation or how to obtain proof of your disability, contact the UOIT Student Accessibility Services directly.

Support Services Available

Health Services

UOIT offers medical services to their students, which can be accessed by booking an appointment over the phone or dropping by the Campus Health Centre during operating hours.

Counselling Services

UOIT offers Student Mental Health Services for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life.

Academic Support

The Student Learning Centre (SLC) at UOIT provides help to students with in mathematics and writing, as well as offering peer tutoring services and study skills support.

Library Services

UOIT has multiple libraries for different faculties. Each library provides various resources for students including databases, journals, e-books, and e-videos. The libraries also provide services for students such as borrowing services, interlibrary loans, reserves, and instructional services. Resources and facilities at the library are accessible for individuals with disabilities and additional assistance can be provided by library staff.

Other Support Services

Financial Aid

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

UOIT's Money Matters office offers a range of  financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding UOIT's financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.

Residence and Housing

On-Campus Housing

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Residence Office offers accommodations in private suite and open suite style rooms. Residence is guaranteed for all first year students provided they complete the necessary application by the deadline. Private suites consist of 2 individual bedrooms, a shared washroom and a small kitchenette. Open concept suites consist of a double room, a shared washroom and small kitchenette. All buildings include:

  • Common lounges
  • Common study areas
  • Access to a front desk
  • Maintenance
  • Laundry facilities

All residence rooms come furnished and include high speed internet access and local telephone service. Residence rates vary based on the style of room. Meal plans are mandatory for the South Village residence but optional for other residence buildings. Plans operate on a set number of meals and a credit account that lasts throughout the year.

The University Of Ontario Institute of Technology offers several barrier-free rooms. Students requiring special accommodations are required to complete the “Request for Special Consideration” form on their residence application.

Off-Campus Housing

UOIT's Off-Campus Living offers an accommodation listing service, roommate finder, resources, and information on neighbourhood relations. 

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility

UOIT offers a campus map for the North Campus. To view the accessible entrance locations, click on Wheelchair Accessibility below the campus map.

Durham Transit

The Durham Region Transit (DRT) is comprised of buses. Full-time students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology receive a Universal Pass (U-Pass) providing unlimited access to DRT transit, included in their tuition. Schedules are provided for DTR buses. Transit maps are offered for each of the DRT different regions.

Accessibility
The DRT provides accessible conventional bus services, with features such as: kneeling features, extendable access ramps, and wheelchair and scooter securement areas. The DRT also offers the Support Person card which allows users of both the conventional and specialized transit system who require a support person to have this person travel with them at no additional cost. Persons who require a support person must complete the application form.

The DRT also offers the Specialized Services which provides door-to-door transit services. More information about the Specialized Services eligibility guidelines and application is available on their website.

Academic Programs

The Univeristy of Ontario Institute of Technology offers a wide range of programs in their 7 faculties. Information about the academic programs and educational opportunities at UOIT is available on their website.

Contact Information

North Oshawa Campus

Student Accessibility Services
(905) 721-3266
studentaccessibility@uoit.ca 
Located in the U5 building

Campus Health Centre
(905) 721-3037
healthcare@uoit.ca
Located in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre (North Campus)

Student Mental Health Services
(905) 721-3392
studentlifeline@uoit.ca 
Located in the U5 Building Student Life suite

Student Learning Centre
(905) 721.8668 ext 6578
studentlearning@uoit.ca 
Located in the U5 Building

Library Services
(905) 721-3082
library@dc-uoit.ca

Money Matters
(905) 721-3143
uoitfinancialaid@uoit.ca

Residence Office
(905) 728-8700 ext 8100
info@dc-uoitrez.ca

Downtown Oshawa Campus

Student Accessibility Services
(905) 721-3266
studentaccessibility@uoit.ca 
Located at 61 Charles Street Room 225

Student Mental Health Services
(905) 721-3392
studentlifeline@uoit.ca
Located on the 2nd floor, Student Life suite

Student Learning Centre
(905) 721-8668 ext 6578
studentlearning@uoit.ca
Located on the 2nd Floor of the Student Life Suite

Library Services
(905) 721-3082
library@dc-uoit.ca

Money Matters
(905) 721-3143
uoitfinancialaid@uoit.ca 
Located in Room 120

Checklist

Use this checklist to create an overview of the services available at University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and to determine if the services meet your needs.