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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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Phase 2 of the Bring-Your-Own-Device model

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As announced last spring, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology has begun the transition of its Technology-enriched Learning Environment (TELE) program for undergraduate students to a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) model. Under BYOD, the university provides the same curriculum-specific software but the student provides his or her own personal computer. In so doing, we provide the student with device choice and a much lower TELE ancillary fee.

Last September, the university successfully introduced BYOD TELE to Faculty of Education and Faculty of Social Science and Humanities students.

In continuation of this transition, effective September 2017, all undergraduate students in three additional faculties will embrace the BYOD TELE model:

As in the first phase of BYOD, Information Technology (IT) Services will identify minimum hardware standards to guide students’ choice of technology. Returning students have an opportunity to buy their existing university-provided TELE device. For students whose own device becomes unavailable, a short-term rental program will be available through the Library.

Please note: This change does not affect students in Faculty of Business and Information TechnologyGame Development and Entrepreneurship program, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, and Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Those programs and faculties will continue to participate in the Full TELE model as in previous years.

The university will continue to provide laptops to faculty members, teaching assistants and administrative staff.

The university remains committed to providing the best software solutions to students in all faculties. IT Services will continue to provide technical support—face-to-face, online and by phone—as well as in-room support for online exams.

If you have questions about this change, please contact or visit You can also follow @UOIT_ITS on Twitter for regular updates.