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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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Science and technology

The various research and collaboration facilities at Ontario Tech will contribute to the university's role as the International Atomic Energy Agency's first Collaborating Centre in Canada, as part of Ontario Tech's Brilliant Energy Institute.

Ontario Tech launches Canada’s International Atomic Energy Agency Collaborating Centre

Recognizing the university’s strong reputation as a prominent centre of innovation, in Spring 2021 the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) designated Ontario Tech as the first Collaborating Centre in Canada to support IAEA activities on advanced nuclear power technology. The Collaborating Centre, formally launched during a virtual event November 2 and 3, 2021, is part of the university’s Brilliant Energy Institute.

Fraser Dunn, Chief Engineer, Project Arrow (centre), with Paula Ambra, ACE Project Manager (left) at the ACE Innovation Garage, Ontario Tech University.

Pointing Canada’s Project Arrow zero-emissions concept vehicle forward at Ontario Tech

Behind the walls of the five-storey Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) at Ontario Tech University in Oshawa, Ontario, a visionary and ambitious automotive project of national interest is moving into high gear. The mission inside the ACE Innovation Garage: build an all-Canadian, zero-emissions, electric prototype vehicle by the end of 2022.

Aerodynamic testing of a vehicle in front of the nozzle of the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel at Ontario Tech University.

Ontario Tech University partnering with the University of Miami on high-performance computing research

One-quadrillion measurements per second represents the scale of what scientists call ‘Big Data’. And it’s a term that goes a long way toward explaining the scale of a Big Data research project involving ACE (Automotive Centre of Excellence) at Ontario Tech University, the University of Miami’s Institute for Data Science and Computing, and high-performance computing (HPC) leader GlassHouse Systems.

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.

Ontario Tech University researcher sets the record straight on vaccine facts and myths

While a small percentage of immunocompromised patients may not be eligible for the shots, vaccine hesitancy or refusal threatens to limit the overall effectiveness of vaccination programs. Competing opinions over the merits, and even safety of, vaccines continue to swirl in social media channels. Dr. Wally Bartfay of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ontario Tech University looks to break down the facts in a myth-busting discussion.