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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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Looking back, looking forward: Ontario Tech University in 2022

Outdoor Convocation ceremony at Polonsky Commons at Ontario Tech University (June 2022).
Outdoor Convocation ceremony at Polonsky Commons at Ontario Tech University (June 2022).

Ontario Tech has carved out a powerful niche in Canadian post-secondary education. The university’s more than 25,000 degree-holders (undergraduate and graduate) are making their mark in the modern workplace. A strong team of academics hailing from around the globe call Ontario Tech home as they advance knowledge and discovery and contribute to the university’s impressive research imprint.

As the university reaches the midpoint of its 20th academic year, we look back at a few highlights from 2022:

High energy on campus
  • Convocation is one of the most celebrated Ontario Tech events. This year, the university began a new tradition—hosting the ceremony outdoors on Polonsky Commons.

  • Ontario Tech’s Brilliant Energy Institute gained momentum as it builds upon the energy research and expertise at the university to meaningfully contribute to Canada’s leadership in reducing carbon emissions, and to strengthen energy sector outcomes regionally, provincially and nationally, here at home. 

  • The Chancellor’s Challenge 5 km event brought the campus community together to raise funds to support students. This year’s challenge raised almost $80,000 which is matched by the Board of Governor’s Matching Fund, creating $160,000 for student scholarships and bursaries.
Ontario Tech: Where students want to be
Research activities and appointments
Community connections through partnerships
Student success and creativity
Thinking globally, acting locally

Upholding its tradition of uncovering community-based solutions to societal challenges, and promoting technology for ethical purposes, Ontario Tech hosted a substantial number of workshops and roundtables including:

Special 2022 milestones