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Ontario Tech marks Black History Month

February marks Black History Month: a time for acknowledgement, celebration and empowerment of Black community members in Canada, and around the world.

Ontario Tech students in the Dixon-Alger Fireside Reading Room in the Campus Library at the university's north Oshawa location.

Ontario Tech climbs again in annual Maclean’s university rankings

For one of Canada’s youngest research-intensive universities now celebrating its 20th anniversary, Ontario Tech University once again celebrates its remarkable trajectory in the 2024 Canadian post-secondary rankings published by Maclean’s magazine.

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Ontario Tech marks Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time to honour and celebrate the experiences, accomplishments, culture and rich history of Black Canadians. Black History Month also shines a spotlight on efforts to eliminate societal systemic anti-Black racism and provides opportunities to discuss how to advocate for and work toward change. This year, Ontario Tech will celebrate Black History Month by highlighting Black Canadian culture, promoting an awareness of history, and providing an open space for conversations.

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Ontario Tech University marks Black History Month

Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are fundamental values for Ontario Tech University. This year, the university will celebrate Black History Month in a variety of ways, including virtual programs, events, initiatives and resources that celebrate Black Canadian culture, promote an awareness of history, and provide an open space for conversations about EDI:

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

Participate in Treaties Recognition Week – November 2 to 6

At Ontario Tech University, Treaties Recognition Week from November 2 to 6 will raise awareness of the treaties agreed to between Indigenous nations and the Crown (government) in Right of Ontario over the last 250 years.

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Bring the Campus Library into your class using Canvas

To support online and blended course delivery, Ontario Tech's Librarians have developed three e-learning modules instructors can import into their Canvas courses. The text, images, videos, interactive quizzes and activities included in these modules support the development of information literacy skills in your class so students are prepared to find, evaluate and ethically use information from a variety of sources in their assignments.

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North Oshawa Campus Library opening September 8

As the Ontario Tech University community prepares for blended learning and primarily online course delivery this fall, the Campus Library team is ready to support teaching, learning and research with a mix of in-person and online services.

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Campus Library addressing commercial textbook-access challenges in online environment

The traditionally high cost of textbooks and other course materials represents a major financial hurdle for many university students. As part of Ontario Tech University’s commitment to encouraging an engaging and barrier-free student learning experience, the university’s Campus Library offers a print Course Reserve service. Each semester, more than 900 items are available for students to borrow for a one- or three-day period.

Red dresses displayed in Ontario Tech University's North Oshawa Campus Library.

REDress Campus Campaign to shine spotlight on MMIWG2S crisis – February 10 to 14

From Monday, February 10 to Friday, February 14, the REDress Campus Campaign at Ontario Tech University and Durham College will raise awareness, generate conversation, inspire action and honour those who have been touched by the historic and ongoing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S) crisis.

3D modelling in Ontario Tech University's Laboratory for Advanced User Interfaces and Virtual Reality.

Ontario Tech a university on the rise: 2020 Maclean’s magazine rankings

The 2020 Maclean’s magazine rankings of Canada’s universities affirms Ontario Tech University’s place in the top 10 of primarily undergraduate institutions. The new survey marks the first time the university appears in the Maclean’s rankings with its new Ontario Tech University brand.

Fireside reading room at the North Oshawa Library.

Campus Library space enhancements coming soon

A number of key projects are underway to create enhanced spaces and additional seating on the second and third floors of the university’s North Oshawa Library.

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Workshop: Finding and Using Open Textbooks – June 11

Have you ever considered replacing your course textbook with something more affordable and flexible? In this hands-on workshop, explore open textbooks (free online textbooks released under an open copyright license) and open educational resource collections, including supplementary materials such as quizzes and slides for specific courses.

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Want to start a podcast? The Campus Library can help

Discover how easy it is to produce a podcast with the Behringer Podcastudio recording kit! You can borrow this kit from the Campus Library for two weeks at a time. The kit includes everything you need for a simple podcast setup.