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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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New international survey places Ontario Tech second among Canada’s ‘youngest’ universities

Dr. Horia Hangan (upper right), Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is Ontario Tech University's Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Adaptive Aerodynamics.
Dr. Horia Hangan (upper right), Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is Ontario Tech University's Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Adaptive Aerodynamics.

Ontario Tech University is keeping strong international company in the latest list of the world’s best young universities, as compiled by influential international ranking organization Times Higher Education (THE). The compilation for 2023, announced on July 3, places Ontario Tech No. 2 among Canada’s youngest universities.

THE ranks all international research institutions under 50 years old (founded no earlier than 1973) using 13 performance criteria, including teaching, research, academic citations and international outlook. Ontario Tech, which will begin its 21st academic year in September, is one of the youngest universities in the survey.

A major component of Ontario Tech’s rapid upward trajectory is its record for new research grants and awards, and industry funding. In 2022-2023, the university attracted more than $24.3 million in research grants and contracts, continuing its strong growth in research excellence. Ontario Tech has also generated significant research partnerships and relationships with other universities ranked by THE, including Australia’s University of Technology Sydney (No. 9 in the newest report).

THE’s academic citation database is the same one Research Infosource used for its ranking of Ontario Tech in the latest Research Universities of the Year compilation. Earlier this year, Ontario Tech was again named one of Canada’s Research Universities of the Year for 2022 by Research Infosource (No. 2 among smaller universities, and No. 1 in Ontario).

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“Ontario Tech’s ranking within the community of the world’s top young research universities reflects our fundamental commitment to research excellence, our enormous contributions to regional economic development and the strength of our expanding international connections. Ontario Tech’s research-intensive leadership in various fields such as clean energy, electric vehicles, digital technologies, data science, human performance, community wellness and more, points to a bright future for the university and the broader community in the coming decades.”  
-Dr. Les Jacobs, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Ontario Tech University

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