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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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Maclean’s magazine 2022 university rankings moves Ontario Tech to its highest overall placing to date

Latest annual summary shines light on strengths in reputation, student services, student satisfaction, and more

Shawenjigewining Hall at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa location.
Shawenjigewining Hall at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa location.

For the first time in its history, Ontario Tech University has moved inside the top 10 of the Maclean’s magazine rankings of Canada’s universities in the category of ‘primarily undergraduate institutions’. The latest annual survey places Ontario Tech in a ninth-place tie in the overall ranking of 19, continuing the university’s rising trajectory over the past decade.

Among the most significant jumps over the past two years is Ontario -Tech’s move from No. 14 to No. 8 in the sub-category of student satisfaction.  

Ontario Tech’s strong performance in the rankings include top-third placings in: 

  • Reputational survey
  • Mental health services
  • Academic advising
  • Social science and humanities grants (No. 1)
  • Medical/science grants
  • Total research dollars (No. 2)
  • Library acquisitions

Ontario Tech also ranked competitively in the categories of experiential learning, student retention, Student Life staff, innovative universities and leaders of tomorrow.

While Ontario Tech distinguishes itself as an undergraduate university with 55 programs and 23 college-to-university transfer programs, its graduate program offerings have expanded widely since the 2005 creation of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. The university now offers 35 master’s and doctoral programs and is the academic destination for a growing number of postdoctoral fellows.

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  • This survey also marks the third year the university appears in the Maclean’s rankings with its new Ontario Tech University brand.

“Ontario Tech University punches well above its weight in the delivery of high-quality, flexible and dynamic learning opportunities. We are a university on the rise, and a place where students want to be. Our growing success in student satisfaction connects to our commitment to building an inclusive culture that promotes positive social change. Our very impressive research achievements also demonstrate how Ontario Tech is improving lives through the ethical application of technology, efforts that extend to all of our teaching and learning practices.”
-Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University

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Bryan Oliver
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Ontario Tech University
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