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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 agreement with airline takes flight for international students

Arrangement with Air Canada assisting international students with airfare discount

Students at Polonsky Commons at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa location (note: archival image from pre-pandemic).
Students at Polonsky Commons at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa location (note: archival image from pre-pandemic).

Ontario Tech international students booking air travel to Canada are eligible for a special flight discount thanks to a new university partnership with Air Canada. Air Canada serves more than 200 airports on six continents.

“Ontario Tech University is proud to extend this opportunity for assistance with flight affordability for our international students,” says Shannon Bracken, Director, Admissions and Recruitment, Office of the Registrar. “In addition to supporting our students as pandemic restrictions evolve, this agreement with the country’s largest airline is also supportive of the Canadian economy.”

Promo codes are valid only for travel to Canada through December 31. Tickets must be issued by Tuesday, August 31. The Ontario Tech Registrar’s office will contact international students with agreement details and information on how to book qualifying flights.

International students can enrol and travel to Canada provided they hold a study permit. Through its approved COVID-19 readiness plan, Ontario Tech University is recognized by the Government of Canada as a Designated Learning Institution.

Did you know?
  • Ontario Tech University’s international student enrolment in the 2020-2021 academic year was 605 (representing 6.1 per cent of overall university enrolment).