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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’s Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research is a founding member of the WHO World Rehabilitation Alliance

Ontario Tech’s Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research becomes a founding member of WHO World Rehabilitation Alliance

Researchers at the Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research at Ontario Tech University are poised to play an enhanced role in uncovering new solutions to ensure that patients in-need and the general public receive the best rehabilitation services. The World Health Organization has named the IDRR at Ontario Tech a founding member of the WHO World Rehabilitation Alliance.

E-bike rider near Windfields Farm at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa location.

Ontario Tech research supports a green light on electrifying active transportation options

Through funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Infrastructure Canada, Ontario Tech University researchers are exploring ways to better understand what we know about e-bikes. In a recently published paper in the journal Transport Policy, they say e-bike use has the potential to transform personal transportation towards a mode that is eco-friendly, age-friendly, barrier-free, healthy, and cost-effective.

Ontario Tech University 2022-2023 Chancellor’s Scholarship recipient Pritika Lally (Biological Science). Note: Available photos of other award recipients can be found below in the gallery section of the story.

Announcing Ontario Tech University’s major scholarship recipients for 2022-2023

Each year, seven outstanding incoming students receive 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.

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

Another amazing year of research growth at Ontario Tech University

There’s further evidence of Ontario Tech’s impressive research growth this Spring after Canada’s research funding Tri-agencies announced a further $4.3 million in new grants for nearly 30 new multidisciplinary projects being led by the university’s experts.

Ontario Tech sign at the university's downtown Oshawa location.

Ontario Tech University to host Opioid Crisis Symposium on June 16

On Thursday, June 16, Ontario Tech’s Faculty of Social Science and Humanities will team with the Faculty of Health Sciences to host an Opioid Crisis Symposium. Professors and experts from a range of community organizations and service providers, including Lakeridge Health, the Region of Durham’s departments of Health and Social Services, the John Howard Society, and the Canadian Mental Health Association of Durham will each present their latest research and initiatives.

Ontario Tech on-campus Pi Day Pie Party at Shawenjigewining Hall: Hunter the Ridgeback with Amrutha Elanko, Vice-President Ontario Tech Student Union (centre) and Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor (March 14, 2022).

Let’s count the ways Ontario Tech’s annual Pi Day of Giving was a success!

Over the past month, Ontario Tech alumni, faculty, staff, students and members of our community came together for our students raising more than $156,000. Donors gave to scholarships, bursaries, athletics and in support of the Student Relief Fund, which provides assistance to students in many different ways.

Hour time and your time: Take a moment to plan for the change to Daylight Saving Time

For about a century, most Canadian communities have been adjusting clocks in the spring to take greater advantage of longer daylight hours afforded to the northern hemisphere in the warmer summer months. But with the time change comes a brief physiological adjustment, says Ontario Tech University sleep researcher Dr. Efrosini Papaconstantinou of the Faculty of Health Sciences.