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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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More students applying to Ontario Tech than ever before

Ontario Tech’s year-over-year application percentage increase leads the province

Ontario Tech Faculty of Business and Information Technology student Colleen Linton, outside Shawenjigewining Hall at the university's north Oshawa location.
Ontario Tech Faculty of Business and Information Technology student Colleen Linton, outside Shawenjigewining Hall at the university's north Oshawa location.

Great degree programs, powerful links with industry and a tradition of job-ready graduates are making more students choose Ontario Tech University.

After the January 12 deadline for Ontario secondary school students to apply to an undergraduate program at an Ontario university, the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre reports Ontario Tech is leading the province in two key metrics. Ontario Tech saw a province-leading 33.4 per cent increase in overall applications, along with a 28.2 per cent increase among students indicating Ontario Tech University as their first choice.

“We are really encouraged by these outstanding numbers and how they align with the in-demand program mix that Ontario Tech offers,” says Dr. Joe Stokes, Ontario Tech Registrar. “This year also marks the first time in Ontario Tech’s history that we’ve exceeded 10,000 domestic secondary applications (10,317). Applications have increased across all seven of our faculties, with growth across most degree programs.”

Over the coming months, applicants can expect to see offers of admission rolling out, as they are welcomed into Ontario Tech’s leading degree programs and award-winning campus.

Some of the most popular Ontario Tech programs among future students this year include: Computer Science, Mechatronics Engineering, Public Health, Business, and Affective Science and Mental Health.

“Future Ontario Tech students are attracted to our university as they learn about our campus culture, as well as the successes of our current students and the impact they make after graduation,” adds Dr. Stokes. “They are seeing Ontario Tech make its mark in national and international rankings, and demonstrate strength in reputation, academic advising, mental health services, high-quality and dynamic experiential learning, and overall student satisfaction.”

Did you know?
  • Overall applications to all Ontario universities have increased 1.6 per cent; however, students are making more application choices than in previous years, contributing to a system-wide application increase of 8.4 per cent.

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Ontario Tech University