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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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Ready to change the world: Check out FUTURENG, an all-girl engineering conference at Ontario Tech University

Engineering Outreach in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science hosted a Go ENG Girl event at Ontario Tech University on February 8, 2020.
Engineering Outreach in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science hosted a Go ENG Girl event at Ontario Tech University on February 8, 2020.

More than 50 girls in grades 10 and 11 from across the Greater Toronto Area will convene at Ontario Tech University on February 22 to learn about what it takes to be an engineer at the 2020 FUTURENG All-Girl Engineering Conference.

Made possible by Hydro One and hosted by Ontario Tech’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, FUTURENG is designed to inspire girls who are curious about engineering. Girls will participate in hands-on workshops, meet current engineering students and learn about a variety of engineering careers. They will hear directly from female engineering professionals and researchers about why they chose engineering, hear about some of the amazing things engineers do, and learn about what their life as an engineer could be like.

The day will conclude with parents joining their students to view #TurningTablesinSTEM, a photo-research exhibit celebrating girls and women in science by Wilfrid Laurier University researcher Dr. Eden Hennessey.

  • What – FUTURENG, An All-Girl Engineering Conference
  • When – Saturday, February 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where – Ontario Tech University north Oshawa location, Software and Informatics Research Centre, 40 Conlin Road West, Oshawa

Visual opportunities for media:

  • Hands-on workshops highlighting engineering design and physics
  • Speed mentoring session: Connecting high school students with female engineering professionals
  • #TurningTablesinSTEM: A photo-research exhibit celebrating girls and women in science

Interview opportunities for media:

  • High school participants
  • Industry professionals from companies such as Hydro One, General Motors Canada, TD, and Lakeside Process Controls
  • Ontario Tech University engineering students

Ontario Tech’s Engineering Outreach team is committed to addressing gender disparity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (‘STEM’ disciplines). Other regular activities include free initiatives like Girls STEM Club, Go ENG Girl, Go CODE Girl, c_wonder just for girls programming, and more!

Media contact

Samantha Munro
Communications Co-ordinator
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Ontario Tech University
905.721.8668 ext. 3568