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The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) was the first new university to be established in Ontario in forty years and was created in a time of fiscal austerity by a Conservative government led by a Premier with a reputation for anti-intellectualism. In many ways, UOIT represents a new way of thinking about the nature of higher education that was prevalent at the time; in other ways, it was unable to effect a significant redesign of curriculum, administration, or structure.
King, A. E., & Van Nuland, S. (2016) Creating a New University in a Time of Political and Economic Conservatism. Higher Education in Transition Symposium, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, November 2-6.