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About the university

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is a unique and vibrant place, rooted in its community and powered by its people. We're a market-oriented and career-focused university that is committed to 21st-century teaching and research. In the friendly city of Oshawa, we are preparing the leaders of tomorrow by equipping our students with the skills and experience needed to contribute to the advancement of today's global economy. Our graduate students benefit from state-of-the-art academic facilities and globally experienced professors who are engaged in the highest quality of research.

Students from around the world are drawn to the university's real-world mix of theoretical and practical knowledge and our safe and friendly environment. Our diverse campus community offers wonderful opportunities to share ideas with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

About Oshawa and Durham Region

Oshawa is in the heart of beautiful Durham Region, which offers a fantastic mix of urban and rural living, all less than an hour from Canada's largest city, Toronto, and Toronto Pearson International Airport.

The university is only minutes away from quality shopping, dining, museums, entertainment and sporting activities. Expansive waterfront trails at the foot of Durham Region stretch for kilometres, appealing to cyclists, joggers, inline skaters and nature lovers.

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Weather and average temperatures

In Canada there are four distinct seasons: fall (September - December), winter (December - March), spring (March - June), and summer (June - September). Here are the typical temperatures that you should expect in Oshawa.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Daily Maximum (ºC) -1.4 -0.6 4.1 10.5 17 21.9 25 24 19.7 13.1 7.2 1.5
Average Daily Minimum (ºC) -9.2 -8.2 -3.8 2 7.6 12.4 15.5 15.2 11.2 5.2 0.7 -5.4
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