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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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Aerial view of the Campus Ice Centre.

Campus Ice Centre to become COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

As part of its COVID-19 vaccination rollout plan, the Regional Municipality of Durham and Durham Region Public Health have selected the Campus Ice Centre (CIC) at Ontario Tech University and Durham College as the Region’s Oshawa COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic location.

Testing wastewater samples in a Faculty of Science laboratory at Ontario Tech University (September 2020).

Ontario Tech’s COVID-19 wastewater surveillance initiative welcomes next research partner

Since November, tracked information has been shared weekly with Durham Region Health Department officials to help health experts determine appropriate steps to limit or prevent further infection in the community. The early success of the program has now led to the City of Barrie, and Towns of Orillia, Midland and Collingwood to get samples tested three times per week at Ontario Tech.

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Ontario Tech University marks Black History Month

Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are fundamental values for Ontario Tech University. This year, the university will celebrate Black History Month in a variety of ways, including virtual programs, events, initiatives and resources that celebrate Black Canadian culture, promote an awareness of history, and provide an open space for conversations about EDI:

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Start earning micro-credentials today at Ontario Tech University

As labour markets adjust, displaced workers and people looking to shift career paths seek quick ways to update their skills and knowledge to expand their employability. Ontario Tech University is answering this demand through a series of micro-credentials: short, competency-based learning opportunities focusing on specific skill sets based on criteria defined on approved industry.

Giulia Santin is a fourth-year student in the Game Development and Entrepreneurship specialization of Ontario Tech University’s Bachelor of Information Technology degree program.

At the top of her game: Ontario Tech student wins game-dev competition

On January 26, Giulia Santin learned she won first place in the Game Design Challenge in the first edition of the Womxn Develop at Ubisoft mentorship competition. The award includes a paid apprenticeship at the Ubisoft Toronto studio, to work on the company’s leading games and to learn from experienced teams as they start their careers in game development.

Vic Beaumont, Bachelor of Education, class of 2020, recipient of Ontario Tech University's President’s Award of Excellence in Student Leadership.

From a distance, Ontario Tech celebrates student leadership

Ontario Tech University is proud of its many student leaders who not only excel academically, but also contribute their time, skills, experience and passion to improve the university experience for their peers as well as the broader campus community.

Holly Fruehwald, PhD candidate (Materials Science), Ontario Tech University.

In retrospect: Ontario Tech University in 2020

As Ontario Tech positions itself for the promise of new opportunities and innovative approaches in post-secondary education, and in the discovery and application of knowledge in 2021, the university reflects on moments and milestones from the past year.

Ontario Tech University researchers Dr. Janette Hughes (left) and Dr. Sheldon Williamson will serve a second five-year term as Canada Research Chairs.

Influential Ontario Tech researchers reappointed as Canada Research Chairs

For their outstanding records of research achievement and discovery, the Government of Canada is renewing the Canada Research Chair appointments of Ontario Tech University researchers Dr. Janette Hughes of the Faculty of Education, and Dr. Sheldon Williamson of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science to new five-year terms.

Ontario Tech University researchers Dr. Janette Hughes (left) and Dr. Sheldon Williamson will serve a second five-year term as Canada Research Chairs.

December 15 accident on campus

With great sadness, Ontario Tech University shares information about a December 15 accident on campus at the new building construction site.