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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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Ontario Tech University receives record number of applications for 2015-2016

Science Building, facing Polonsky Commons
Science Building, facing Polonsky Commons

More students than ever before are applying for acceptance to the wide range of innovative programs at the Ontario Tech University.

Despite a downward trend this year in applications from high school students across the entire Ontario university system (0.7 per cent lower), the number of students selecting Ontario Tech University as one of their top-three choices has increased by 3.3 per cent. Ontario Tech University joins other universities in the Greater Toronto Area that have reported a rise in applications.

Application to many Ontario Tech University programs is higher when compared to a year ago, particularly in areas such as engineering, science (especially digital media), legal studies and health sciences.

“Ontario Tech University’s strong focus on student experience and proven career outcomes continue to make us a popular choice for students seeking undergraduate education,” said Brad MacIsaac, Registrar and Assistant Vice-President, Planning and Analysis. “Our main increases in high school applicants have come to our Engineering, Science, and Health Sciences programs. It is encouraging to see further growth in our applications in spite of the current provincial demographic shift.”

Many students appear to be attracted to the university’s emphasis on gaining real-world experience from industry partners. In 2013-2014, more than four out of five graduating students participated in work-integrated learning through opportunities such as co-ops, internships and practicums.

Applications for admission to undergraduate programs at Ontario's universities are processed by the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).

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