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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 2021-2022 Founder's Scholarship recipient Hana Haytaoglu (Trenton, Ontario). Note: Available photos of other award recipients can be found below in the gallery section of the story.

2021-2022 Ontario Tech University major scholarship recipients

Each year, seven outstanding incoming students are awarded to Ontario Tech University’s most prestigious entrance scholarships. The university’s scholarship program recognizes secondary school students for exceptional achievements in academics, leadership and community involvement throughout their high school career.

Ontario Tech Nursing grad Rachel Radyk’s inspiring academic journey

It is often said that no two students take the same academic journey. When Rachel Radyk earned her Bachelor of Nursing degree from Ontario Tech University in June 2021, it was a moment of both celebration and of deep reflection on where her journey began and where it has taken her.

From left: Ontario Tech's Scott Barker, Director, Athletics, with university mascot Hunter the Ridgeback and Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor.

Ontario Tech President appointed to U SPORTS Board of Directors

Dr. Steven Murphy, Ontario Tech’s University's President and Vice-Chancellor, has been involved with return to sport at the provincial level, and he’ll now add the national university sport profile to his priorities. Dr. Murphy has joined the U SPORTS Board of Directors as the representative for Ontario University Athletics (OUA). He has served as OUA Vice-Chair since November 2020.

Ontario Tech entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators win national awards

A key component of experiential learning opportunities at Ontario Tech is the campus community group Enactus (derived from ‘Entrepreneurial, Action, Us’), which rallies the energy, ideas and passion of the best and brightest students to create and implement local empowerment projects and business ventures.

Ontario Tech recognizes Seniors Month

Each June during Seniors Month, Canadians celebrate and honour the immense contributions of older adults who have shaped our communities. Seniors are our friends and family, neighbours, coworkers and role models, and they have laid the foundation for a better life for all of us.

Ontario Tech honours pride month this June.

Celebrating Pride Month at Ontario Tech

Every June, Ontario Tech University celebrates Pride Month in recognition of the progress made to achieve equal rights and inclusion for LGBTQ2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer or Questioning, and Two-Spirit) individuals, and to affirm and honour their lives.

Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre at Ontario Tech University's downtown Oshawa campus location.

Ontario Tech honours National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to honour the diverse heritages, languages, cultural practices, and worldview of the First Peoples of this land, and acknowledge their historic contributions to the development of Canada. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, held annually on June 21.

Community message: Kamloops Indian Residential School burial site

The recent news of the 215 children whose lives were taken at the former Kamloops residential school is heartbreaking. It’s a tragic reminder of the terrible and reprehensible legacy of residential schools and the shameful acts that occurred.