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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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Introducing Ontario Tech’s renewed Integrated Academic-Research Plan

Guiding document supported by new Vision, Mission and Values

Students sitting outside the Software and Informatics Research Centre at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa campus location (Note: Image taken prior to physical-distancing and mask protocols).
Students sitting outside the Software and Informatics Research Centre at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa campus location (Note: Image taken prior to physical-distancing and mask protocols).

Ontario Tech University may be one of the youngest universities in Canada, but it has established an impressive track record over its short history. Ontario Tech’s commitment to research excellence, flexible and dynamic academic programs, and entrepreneurial spirit set it apart as a modern and forward-thinking. Through partnerships, hands-on learning and the ethical application of technology, the university focuses on building a better future for students and the community.

To help share its story with the world and support future planning, the university has unveiled two important documents: a recently renewed 2021-2023 Integrated Academic-Research Plan, and a new Vision, Mission and Values. Both publications are now available for download on the university’s Planning office website.

“These documents are the linchpin to telling our story, while aligning our academic- and research-focused activities with our strategic priorities,” says Dr. Lori Livingston, Provost and Vice-President, Academic. “They help us remain focused on our future and what we believe we need to do to get there, and they inform our campus community, donors, partners, stakeholders and the general public about what we value.”