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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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How online learning promotes international collaboration and understanding

Researchers Dr. Bill Hunter, Professor in Ontario Tech University’s Faculty of Education, and Dr. Roger Austin, Professor at Ulster University in Northern Ireland, recently published a book documenting how global and community-based online learning projects bolster social cohesion and increase students’ understanding of what it means to be a global citizen.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Ontario Tech University students received the support and encouragement they needed to continue to focus on their studies.

Ontario Tech welcomes province’s investment in bridging the skills gap

Ontario Tech University is positioned as a post-secondary leader in the development and delivery of new high-quality, short-duration programs to help students, new graduates and non-traditional learners enhance their job readiness skills and improve employment prospects.

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Ontario Tech University ready to welcome international students

On November 3, Ontario Tech University received approval for its COVID-19 readiness plan from Ontario’s Ministry of Colleges and Universities, putting Ontario Tech on Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s list of Designated Learning Institutions that are allowed to reopen to international students who are not already in Canada.

Polonsky Commons at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa location.

Participate in Treaties Recognition Week – November 2 to 6

At Ontario Tech University, Treaties Recognition Week from November 2 to 6 will raise awareness of the treaties agreed to between Indigenous nations and the Crown (government) in Right of Ontario over the last 250 years.

Polonsky Commons at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa location.

Ontario Tech University researchers at the forefront of cybersecurity trends

In the advent of artificial intelligence, cloud storage, social media and the Internet of Things, cybersecurity stakes have never been higher. And meeting that challenge is a major component of the research portfolio at Ontario Tech University, where dedicated experts are exploring the intersection of technical, legal, social, economic and ethical implications of privacy, security and trust technologies.

Electric vehicle inside the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel at Ontario Tech University.

Ontario Tech, ACE and eCAMION testing how to power autonomous vehicles

True autonomous vehicle functionality requires an autonomous AV charging system. That’s where Ontario Tech University, ACE, Canadian advanced-energy storage and charging leader eCAMION, and Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) enter the picture.

Rachel Sumner, Executive Director, Ontario Tech Talent Inc.

Ontario Tech Talent Inc. skills-development enterprise welcomes Executive Director

Leading international post-secondary education strategist and entrepreneur, Rachel Sumner, will become the first Executive Director of Ontario Tech Talent, a new enterprise to help Ontario Tech students, alumni and community members adapt to rapid change in today’s job market. Ms. Sumner will join Ontario Tech Talent on Monday, November 2.

Dr. Carolyn McGregor, Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (right) is the Inaugural Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Health and Wellness at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. With Tim Pauley, Director, Research and Academics, Ontario Shores (left) and Elaina Niciforos, Research and Academics co-op student, Ontario Shores (centre).

Remarkable COVID-19 observation: Fewer incidents of aggression in a mental health-care setting

A research partnership involving Ontario Shores and Ontario Tech University is documenting a reduction in aggressive incidents at the hospital during the pandemic, along with the decreased need to use restraints and seclusion to manage patient behaviour. These unexpected learnings could have significant impact on future approaches to mental health support and preventing aggression. The data suggests that health care should not necessarily return to ‘normal’ post-pandemic.

Faculty of Education Building at Ontario Tech University's downtown Oshawa location.

Ontario Tech Faculty of Education celebrates two provincial awards

For their efforts to make a positive difference for their students during the COVID-19 pandemic and their dedication to the local community, Ontario Tech University Faculty of Education members Jennifer Laffier and Alison Mann are Minister’s Award of Excellence recipients from the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities.