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Langis Roy, Dean, Graduate Studies

Welcome to Graduate Studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. We are thrilled to have you within our close-knit academic community.

As one of Canada’s newest research universities, and as a progressive institution, the opportunities for trailblazing at the university are extraordinarily plentiful and rich. Together we can overcome some of the world’s greatest problems through the creation of fresh ideas, advanced knowledge and innovative solutions.

Our ultimate goal is to ensure you have the best possible experience. We are here to help prepare you for a rewarding, well-paying career and personal growth. Starting any new journey can often feel overwhelming, but we are here to support and guide you to maximize your success.

We encourage you to not only excel in your academics, but to seek out opportunities that add value to your education:

  • Network with individuals both inside and outside the university – sometimes even an informal discussion or event can lead to big ideas.
  • Explore other technical or scholarly areas that complement your own expertise. The biggest advances now occur at the interfaces of disciplines or through the combination of several disciplines.
  • Build your professional profile by strengthening your soft skills. Fine-tune your communication abilities by competing in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT©) competition and presenting at conferences; demonstrate your leadership potential by volunteering, organizing events or helping junior students; or hone your entrepreneurial spirit by commercializing a research-related idea in partnership with colleagues.

Don’t be afraid to take initiative, get involved and be successful all around!

If you’re looking for guidance at any time throughout your graduate studies, please feel free to contact us. We may help you directly or we can ensure you receive the assistance you need through our outstanding network of support services and direct connections to the faculties.  

Thank you for choosing us for this significant milestone in your life. I look forward to celebrating all of your achievements.

Best regards,

Langis Roy, PhD, PEng
Dean, Graduate Studies

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