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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 University mascot Hunter the Ridgeback at the inaugural Ridgebacks varsity basketball games vs Queen's at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre (November 3, 2019).

Moments and milestones: Ontario Tech University in 2019

As Ontario Tech readies itself for the promise of new opportunities in the discovery and application of knowledge at the dawn of a new decade, the university reflects on the past transformative year.

Ontario Tech University's new logo.

Dawn of a new era: Say hello to Ontario Tech University

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology will begin writing a new chapter in the coming months as it transitions to a distinct new brand. Between now and the start of the next academic year in September, the campus will transform into Ontario Tech University. The university will sport a new look and feel with an exciting new visual identity and market positioning.

Spin Through the Seasons participants will progress through four separate one-hour spin classes, each featuring one of four seasons: winter, fall, spring or summer.

Spin bike riders bracing for all extreme weather conditions during spectacular indoor charity event

On Sunday, March 24, the university’s Athletics department invites faculty, staff, students and community members to participate in Spin Through the Seasons inside the university’s powerful ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel. The event supports the Ridgeback Leadership Council’s goals to increase athlete engagement, get more involved in the community and develop leadership among the university’s student-athletes.

UOIT Motorsports will participate  in the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (Formula SAE) international student engineering design competition in Lincoln, Nebraska in June 2019.

UOIT Motorsports defines accelerated learning outside the classroom

Hands-on opportunities to apply knowledge in a real-world environment aptly describes the student-learning atmosphere at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). Among many examples of students venturing beyond the boundaries of labs, lecture theatres and curriculum is an enterprising group known as UOIT Motorsports.

From left: Carlos Sainz, Renault Sport Formula One™ driver; Chase Pelletier, 2018 INFINITI Engineering Academy Canadian winner and Automotive Engineering graduate, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, class of 2018; Tomasso Volpe, Global Motorsport Director, INFINITI (June 2018, Montreal, Quebec. Image courtesy INFINITI Canada).

Big wheels turning for Automotive Engineering graduate Chase Pelletier

Great opportunities in the world of auto racing await 2018 University Ontario of Institute Technology graduate Chase Pelletier. Only weeks after completing his Automotive Engineering degree, Pelletier has earned a highly coveted and exclusive opportunity to work in automotive and Formula One™ racing with the acclaimed INFINITI Engineering Academy and Renault Sport Formula One™ Team.

From left: Riley Anderson; Sarah Anderson; Warren Anderson; Bruce Smith (Roger Anderson Charity Classic Organizing Committee Chair); Don Lovisa, President, Durham College; Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology;  Karim Mamdani, President and CEO, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (June 14, 2018).

Roger Anderson Charity Classic celebrates another successful year

Roger Anderson’s legacy was remembered by all who took to the greens during the 21st-annual tournament that bears his name. Held on June 14 at the Deer Creek Golf and Country Club, the Roger Anderson Charity Classic is one of Durham Region’s most popular and well-established fundraising events.

Vaso's Field, home to a number of Ridgebacks varsity sports programs, will have a new artificial turf installed in time for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Artificial turf coming to Vaso’s Field

Vaso’s Field, home to a number of Ridgeback varsity athletic teams at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, will have a brand new look this fall.