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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 University to host its first-ever Fall Convocation on October 12

More than 250 degrees and two honorary doctorates to be conferred during ceremonies

Ontario Tech University hosts its first-ever Fall Convocation on Thursday, October 12.
Ontario Tech University hosts its first-ever Fall Convocation on Thursday, October 12.

OSHAWA, ONTARIO – As Ontario Tech University celebrates its 20th anniversary, it will begin a new annual tradition on Thursday, October 12 as it hosts its first-ever Fall Convocation.

During two ceremonies at the university’s Regent Theatre in downtown Oshawa, Ontario Tech will celebrate the achievements and milestones of its Summer-semester graduates from each faculty and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. The conferral of more than 250 degrees will grow the university’s alumni base to nearly 30,000. 

Ontario Tech will also confer honorary doctorate degrees to recognize individuals for their outstanding scholarly and public service contributions, and who embody the university’s vision, mission and values. The university will present honorary degrees to:

To learn more about this year’s honorary doctorate recipients, and see the full October ceremony schedule and other details, visit

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About Ontario Tech University: Celebrating 20 years
A modern, forwarding-thinking university, Ontario Tech advances the discovery and application of knowledge to accelerate economic growth, regional development and social innovation. We inspire and equip our students and our graduates to make a positive impact in a tech-focused world. For us, it’s not only about developing the next tech breakthrough. Understanding and integrating the social and ethical implications of technology differentiates us as university. Learn more at