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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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From left: John Henry, Durham Regional Chair; Don Lovisa, President, Durham College; Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University; Karim Mamdani, President and CEO, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences; and Warren Anderson (Roger Anderson’s son).

Roger Anderson’s legacy lives on with Regional Chair’s Classic

This year’s event raised $290,000 for students in financial need at Durham College and Ontario Tech University. Funds will also go towards youth programs at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. Thanks to the generosity of participants and supporters, the event has raised over $7.2 million since the Classic first began.

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.

Solar panels cover the west-side promenade at Polonsky Commons at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa location.

Ontario Tech University part of global effort to take climate action connected with COP26

Ontario Tech University is one of more than a thousand universities and colleges from 68 countries that have pledged to half their emissions by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050 at the latest. This global effort impacting more than 10 million students worldwide was announced October 28 at the Times Higher Education Climate Impact Forum, showing the education sector’s leadership ahead of the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, UK.

Orange light illuminated Ontario Tech University's Software and Informatics Research Centre to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30, 2021).

Ontario Tech University observes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30

On September 30, Ontario Tech University observed the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a day of recognition, remembrance and respect for survivors of residential schools, and a day to learn about the intergenerational impacts residential schools have had on Indigenous communities. The university will annually observe this day.

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.

Heidi Hulan, Ambassador of Canada to Austria, and Chair, IAEA Board of Governors (left) and Mikhail Chudakov, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy hold plaque confirming Ontario Tech University's designation as an IAEA Collaborating Centre (virtual ceremony in Vienna, Austria, April 22, 2021).

International Atomic Energy Agency designates Ontario Tech as a Collaborating Centre

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirms Ontario Tech’s designation as an official Collaborating Centre in support of IAEA activities on integrated Energy Systems with advanced nuclear power reactors including small modular reactors (SMRs) as well as initiatives such as non electric applications of nuclear energy.