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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 connecting international students to local opportunities

University collaborates with Toronto Catholic District School Board on student recruitment initiatives

International student enrolment and success is a top priority for Ontario Tech.
International student enrolment and success is a top priority for Ontario Tech.

International students represent a vital and growing presence at Ontario Tech University. Ensuring international student retention and success is one of the university’s top priorities.

In support of this, Ontario Tech recently signed a new agreement with the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), which will give international students new opportunities to complete their post-secondary studies in Canada.

The agreement provides conditional offers of admission to students recruited by TCDSB from many countries worldwide, including those recognized by Canada’s International Education Strategy. Admission offers are solidified after students graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma along with a competitive program grade point average. The TCDSB, in turn, will promote Ontario Tech while recruiting abroad. 





“Ontario Tech University acknowledges the mutual commitment it shares with the Toronto Catholic District School Board towards offering quality education to international students. We look forward to working together to promote and enhance international student enrolment and cultural diversity on campus, and in our community.”
- Lori Livingston, PhD
, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, Ontario Tech University

“At the Toronto Catholic District School Board, our goal is to offer students from diverse cultural backgrounds with opportunities for growth and development and prepare them for the future. This partnership with Ontario Tech University will ease the transition from secondary school to post-secondary education for our international students and support their long-term educational goals.”
- Toronto Catholic District School Board