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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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Remembrance scholarship in honour of Iran plane crash victims

Engineering Building, Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa location.
Engineering Building, Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa location.

On January 8, 2020, a Ukrainian airliner crashed near Tehran, Iran. Ontario Tech alumnus Razgar Rahimi and his family were among the victims. Dr. Rahimi, a Sessional Instructor with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, received a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ontario Tech in 2018.

In remembrance of the victims and to commemorate the educational talent that has been lost, the Province of Ontario will provide various publicly-assisted post-secondary institutions with funding for 57 dedicated scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year, each valued at $10,000.

Ontario Tech University is honoured to be able to offer one of these scholarships, to be paid towards the recipient’s tuition fees.


Ontario Tech undergraduate students (full-time, part-time, international and domestic) are eligible to apply. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need, as well as academic achievement and community involvement.

How to apply

Students can find the application within MyCampus, on the OT Awards and Financial Aid tab.


Applications must be received no later than Thursday, November 12.  

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