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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Ontario Tech gratefully acknowledges province’s pandemic-related support of post-secondary institutions

University receiving $4.8 million to offset financial impact of COVID-19

Lindsey Park (MPP for Durham, second from left) with Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University (right), with Ontario Tech University students during a visit to ACE, the university's one-of-a-kind climatic wind tunnel and R&D facility.
Lindsey Park (MPP for Durham, second from left) with Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University (right), with Ontario Tech University students during a visit to ACE, the university's one-of-a-kind climatic wind tunnel and R&D facility.

The Ontario government will invest $106.4 million in universities and colleges to help ensure students continue to get the skills and education they need for the in-demand jobs of today and tomorrow.

The funding announced March 19 supports the sustainability of the post-secondary sector, underscoring its importance as a leading contributor to Ontario’s economic recovery.

Ontario Tech University will receive $4.8 million from the Post-secondary Education Support Fund to address some of the impact resulting from:

  • Decreases in commercial revenues.
  • Increased expenses associated with student supports, online learning and maintaining safe operations.

Quotes

“Ontario Tech University expresses thanks to the Province for its investment in maintaining Ontario’s position as a global leader in higher education. The post-secondary sector is essential to the province’s economic recovery as a key source of job creation, skills training, research, innovation and commercialization. Ontario Tech is committed to delivering high-quality programs to ensure students get the skills they need to get good jobs.”
-Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University

“We want Ontario Tech to remain strong and vibrant as it recovers from the impacts of COVID-19. The university will play a key leadership role in our local economic recovery.”
-Lindsey Park, MPP for Durham

Did you know?

  • As economic and social anchors in communities, Ontario’s universities are large employers and purchasers of local goods and services, keeping our industries growing and our diverse regions thriving.
  • Ontario’s universities have an economic impact of nearly $116 billion.
  • According to the Conference Board of Canada, every $1 invested in post-secondary education generates a positive economic return on investment estimated at $1.36.

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