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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Orange light illuminated Ontario Tech University's Software and Informatics Research Centre to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30, 2021).

Ontario Tech University observes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30

On September 30, Ontario Tech University observed the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a day of recognition, remembrance and respect for survivors of residential schools, and a day to learn about the intergenerational impacts residential schools have had on Indigenous communities. The university will annually observe this day.

Digital micro-credential badges with trackable metadata are awarded to learners for each completion of an accredited online micro-credential program at Ontario Tech University.

Micro-credentials: Your competitive advantage as modern workplaces evolve

Ontario Tech University offers a wide suite of micro-credentials that are flexible to meet the time demands of learners, and ‘stackable’ in that multiple micro-credentials can be combined into larger credentials. One such Ontario Tech offering is the Core Success Skills micro-credential, with support from TD Group’s Ready Commitment.

Rania Llewellyn, President and CEO, Laurentian Bank of Canada, will be the keynote speaker at Ontario Tech University's Women for STEM Summit on Thursday, October 14.

Ontario Tech University researcher sets the record straight on vaccine facts and myths

While a small percentage of immunocompromised patients may not be eligible for the shots, vaccine hesitancy or refusal threatens to limit the overall effectiveness of vaccination programs. Competing opinions over the merits, and even safety of, vaccines continue to swirl in social media channels. Dr. Wally Bartfay of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ontario Tech University looks to break down the facts in a myth-busting discussion.

Ontario Tech University announces the Dr. George Bereznai Nuclear Engineering Fund.

Colleagues, alumni and the university celebrate Dr. George Bereznai

As one of the university’s first faculty hires by founding president Dr. Gary Polonsky, Dr. George Bereznai played a pivotal role in shaping the university’s culture for innovation and collaboration, and building its reputation as a technology-focused and distinctly modern university.

Ontario Tech University 2021-2022 Founder's Scholarship recipient Hana Haytaoglu (Trenton, Ontario). Note: Available photos of other award recipients can be found below in the gallery section of the story.

2021-2022 Ontario Tech University major scholarship recipients

Each year, seven outstanding incoming students are awarded to Ontario Tech University’s most prestigious entrance scholarships. The university’s scholarship program recognizes secondary school students for exceptional achievements in academics, leadership and community involvement throughout their high school career.

From left: Ontario Tech University students Rob Savaglio and Jessica Le took home first place in their categories at this year’s Ubisoft Toronto NEXT competition.

Ontario Tech Nursing grad Rachel Radyk’s inspiring academic journey

It is often said that no two students take the same academic journey. When Rachel Radyk earned her Bachelor of Nursing degree from Ontario Tech University in June 2021, it was a moment of both celebration and of deep reflection on where her journey began and where it has taken her.

Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques tries the Bio-Monitor, a new Canadian technology, for the first time in space. The innovative smart shirt system is designed to measure and record astronauts’ vital signs. (Credit: Canadian Space Agency/NASA).

Reaching for the stars: New Ontario Tech research on the health of astronauts in space

For more than 20 consecutive years, there’s been an uninterrupted human presence on the International Space Station (ISS). This year, the orbiting living lab will get an important new research boost from Canada’s space science community—research closely tied to Ontario Tech University computer science and health analytics expert Dr. Carolyn McGregor AM.

Dynamic testing of the three-wheel Electra Meccanica Solo EV in the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel at Ontario Tech University. The one-person electric vehicle has two front wheels and one rear wheel.

All for one: ACE at Ontario Tech University helps test a single-person electric vehicle

Electra Meccanica (EM) will roll out its Solo EV, a vehicle with just three wheels, and about half the cost of an average passenger car. But before hitting select North American markets, the company had some final testing to do. And for that work, EM looked across the country to ACE, Ontario Tech University’s world-class solutions provider for product development, research and testing.

From left: Don Lovisa, President, Durham College; Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University; John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Region of Durham; and and Karim Mamdani, President and CEO, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences.

Another successful Regional Chair’s Classic in memory of Roger Anderson

Thanks to the generous donations from sponsors, donors and proceeds from the auction, more than $150,000 was raised in support of students in financial need at Ontario Tech University and Durham College, as well as programs at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences.

Mitch Frazer, Chancellor, Ontario Tech University

Mitch Frazer: In the running as Canada’s hardest-working university Chancellor

Recognizing that many Ontario Tech students rely on financial aid, and that the past year has been a particularly difficult time, Ontario Tech University's Chancellor Mitch Frazer created the Chancellor’s Challenge during the late part of winter to help raise funds for student bursaries and scholarships through the Ontario Tech Student Success Fund.