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COVID-19 information and screening. Learn how we’re keeping our campus community safe, healthy and engaged during our gradual return to campus.
Note: The university’s mandatory vaccine directive is now in effect. Learn more about vaccine requirements.
COVID-19 information and screening.

Learn how we’re keeping our campus community safe, healthy and engaged during our gradual return to campus.
Note: The university’s mandatory vaccine directive is now in effect. Learn more about vaccine requirements.

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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News releases

Left: Ontario Tech University graduate Dr. Emily Bremer is now a faculty member at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Right: Convocation 2014 at Ontario Tech with her Faculty of Health Sciences master's degree supervisor, Dr. Meghann Lloyd.

Double Ontario Tech grad now a Canada Research Chair at Acadia University

One of Ontario Tech University’s earliest students is now a member of a elite group of Canadian researchers. On January 12, Dr. Emily Bremer became one of the newest academics across the country to be appointed a Canada Research Chair (CRC), designated with the portfolio of Healthy Inclusive Communities.

Shawenjigewining Hall at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa location opened in 2021.

In retrospect: Ontario Tech University in 2021

As Ontario Tech looks ahead to new opportunities and innovative approaches in the discovery and application of knowledge in 2022, the university reflects on moments and milestones from the past year.

From left: Dr. Marc Rosen and Dr. Ibrahim Dincer, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University.

Two Ontario Tech professors among the top one per cent of the world’s most-cited researchers

Ontario Tech University proudly shares news that two of its researchers in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) have earned the mark of exceptional impact for making the 2021 exclusive list of Highly Cited Researchers (HCR), ranking in the top one per cent of citations by international peers for field and year of publication in the Web of Science.

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Ontario Tech, CNIB Foundation partner to put accessible technology in the hands of those who need it

For an estimated 1.5 million Canadians with sight loss, a smartphone can revolutionize daily life by providing vital interpretational tools and accessible apps that can reduce barriers and increase independence. While mobile technology ownership is increasing among Canadians with sight loss, there is still a significant access gap; according to CNIB Foundation (a non-profit organization that assists Canadians living with vision loss), almost half say they own neither a smartphone nor a tablet.

Scarborough Charter

Ontario Tech University signs Scarborough Charter to address anti-Black racism

Ontario Tech is proud to join Canada’s post-secondary community in committing to the principles and objectives of the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education. The Scarborough Charter outlines principles, actions and accountabilities to build practices of ongoing dialogue and action that remove structural barriers to equity, to yield inclusion, substantive equality, and social transformation.

Winter weather at Polonsky Commons, Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa campus location.

Campus winter weather procedures

During most winter weather, the campus remains open and activities remain unaffected. It’s important to keep in mind that different organizations—public and private—follow their own protocols and best practices. When they make the decision to cancel operations or to close, please keep in mind that university operations and activities may remain scheduled as normal.

The various research and collaboration facilities at Ontario Tech will contribute to the university's role as the International Atomic Energy Agency's first Collaborating Centre in Canada, as part of Ontario Tech's Brilliant Energy Institute.

Ontario Tech launches Canada’s International Atomic Energy Agency Collaborating Centre

Recognizing the university’s strong reputation as a prominent centre of innovation, in Spring 2021 the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) designated Ontario Tech as the first Collaborating Centre in Canada to support IAEA activities on advanced nuclear power technology. The Collaborating Centre, formally launched during a virtual event November 2 and 3, 2021, is part of the university’s Brilliant Energy Institute.