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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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COVID-19

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science students took part in the Student Insights on Remote Learning Experience webinar in February 2021.

Ontario Tech Engineering students share insights on how to maximize the remote-learning experience

A panel comprising students across the university’s different Engineering programs and spanning different years of study, answered questions from Engineering faculty members as they reflected on their remote-learning experiences over the past two semesters. The feedback will help gain a better understanding of the successes and challenges students face with the switch to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aerial view of the Campus Ice Centre.

Campus Ice Centre to become COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

As part of its COVID-19 vaccination rollout plan, the Regional Municipality of Durham and Durham Region Public Health have selected the Campus Ice Centre (CIC) at Ontario Tech University and Durham College as the Region’s Oshawa COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic location.

Testing wastewater samples in a Faculty of Science laboratory at Ontario Tech University (September 2020).

Ontario Tech’s COVID-19 wastewater surveillance initiative welcomes next research partner

Since November, tracked information has been shared weekly with Durham Region Health Department officials to help health experts determine appropriate steps to limit or prevent further infection in the community. The early success of the program has now led to the City of Barrie, and Towns of Orillia, Midland and Collingwood to get samples tested three times per week at Ontario Tech.

Start earning micro-credentials today at Ontario Tech University

As labour markets adjust, displaced workers and people looking to shift career paths seek quick ways to update their skills and knowledge to expand their employability. Ontario Tech University is answering this demand through a series of micro-credentials: short, competency-based learning opportunities focusing on specific skill sets based on criteria defined on approved industry.

In retrospect: Ontario Tech University in 2020

As Ontario Tech positions itself for the promise of new opportunities and innovative approaches in post-secondary education, and in the discovery and application of knowledge in 2021, the university reflects on moments and milestones from the past year.

Ontario Tech welcomes province’s investment in bridging the skills gap

Ontario Tech University is positioned as a post-secondary leader in the development and delivery of new high-quality, short-duration programs to help students, new graduates and non-traditional learners enhance their job readiness skills and improve employment prospects.

Globe sitting on top of a book, depicting international studies

Ontario Tech University ready to welcome international students

On November 3, Ontario Tech University received approval for its COVID-19 readiness plan from Ontario’s Ministry of Colleges and Universities, putting Ontario Tech on Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s list of Designated Learning Institutions that are allowed to reopen to international students who are not already in Canada.

Person in front of three computer screens

Will the COVID-19 pandemic permanently change how people interact?

Don't miss the business and futurist perspectives of award-winning science fiction author Madeline Ashby and cybersecurity expert Ira Goldstein on Monday, November 2 as Ontario Tech University’s Faculty of Social Science and Humanities and Digital Life Institute co-host The Pandemic, Online Migration and the Future of Human Interaction.

Dr. Carolyn McGregor, Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (right) is the Inaugural Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Health and Wellness at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. With Tim Pauley, Director, Research and Academics, Ontario Shores (left) and Elaina Niciforos, Research and Academics co-op student, Ontario Shores (centre).

Remarkable COVID-19 observation: Fewer incidents of aggression in a mental health-care setting

A research partnership involving Ontario Shores and Ontario Tech University is documenting a reduction in aggressive incidents at the hospital during the pandemic, along with the decreased need to use restraints and seclusion to manage patient behaviour. These unexpected learnings could have significant impact on future approaches to mental health support and preventing aggression. The data suggests that health care should not necessarily return to ‘normal’ post-pandemic.