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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 establishes international emergency bursary

Program to support students from countries experiencing war or environmental catastrophe

Polonsky Commons at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa campus location.
Polonsky Commons at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa campus location.

To underscore its commitment to champion student success and provide greater access to educational opportunities, Ontario Tech University has created an international emergency bursary for students transferring to Canada due to war or environmental catastrophe. This bursary builds upon past university humanitarian efforts, such as providing scholarships for Caribbean students affected by hurricanes, as well as sponsoring international students through the World University Service of Canada program.

There are 10 International Emergency bursaries valued at C$20,000 each and available to full-time international undergraduate and graduate students. Each bursary is renewable annually for a maximum of four years, provided students are in good academic standing. The funds will be applied directly to offset the cost of international tuition.

International students who may be eligible for this time-limited bursary should contact Ontario Tech’s Student Awards and Financial Aid office, or email for further information. Students interested in transferring to Ontario Tech should contact


“Student success is a core principle at Ontario Tech and we are committed to further supporting our international student community. This bursary will aid students who are fleeing their country, as we’re currently witnessing in Ukraine, as well as those experiencing humanitarian crises in other parts of the world.”
-Dr. Joe Stokes, Registrar, Ontario Tech University