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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.

Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre at Ontario Tech University's downtown Oshawa campus location.

Ontario Tech University marks National Indigenous History Month

Each June, Canada celebrates National Indigenous History Month, a time to reflect upon and learn the history, cultures, sacrifices, contributions and strength of the First Peoples of this land and acknowledge their historic contributions to the development of Canada. June also marks National Indigenous Peoples Day, held annually on June 21.

Ontario Tech University will celebrate the class of 2022 during Convocation ceremonies on June 8, 9 and 10.

Ontario Tech unveils plans for Convocation 2022

From Wednesday, June 8 to Friday, June 10, Ontario Tech University will celebrate the achievements and milestones of its class of 2022 along with six honorary degree recipients during in-person ceremonies.

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Ontario Tech celebrates World Health Day

On April 7, Ontario Tech University joins the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Health Day. Held annually, the campaign draws attention to specific health topics of concern to people all over the world.

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).

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

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Ontario Tech students experiment in a science lab at the university's north Oshawa campus location.

Ontario Tech celebrates International Women’s Day

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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 and associated communities. This year, Ontario Tech University will celebrate Black History Month in a variety of ways, including virtual programs and events, initiatives and resources that highlight Black Canadian culture, promote an awareness of history, and provide an open space for conversations.

Left: Ontario Tech University graduate Dr. Emily Bremer is now a faculty member at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Right: Convocation 2014 at Ontario Tech with her Faculty of Health Sciences master's degree supervisor, Dr. Meghann Lloyd.

Double Ontario Tech grad now a Canada Research Chair at Acadia University

One of Ontario Tech University’s earliest students is now a member of a elite group of Canadian researchers. On January 12, Dr. Emily Bremer became one of the newest academics across the country to be appointed a Canada Research Chair (CRC), designated with the portfolio of Healthy Inclusive Communities.