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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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Communicating with you

In response to your feedback requesting more timely, personalized and accessible messaging—our communication with you will be relevant information that’s pertinent to your academic and personal success.

We provide information regarding academic, administrative and extracurricular university events.

Your two main modes of official communication from the university are MyCampus and your student email. For a more detailed look at the kinds of messages you can expect to receive through our official channels, review the below matrix on student-facing communications.

  • MyCampus

    MyCampus is your central hub for official university announcements, campus events and other notifications. Be sure to check MyCampus regularly to keep up-to-date on these important messages.

    You will also find student forms and other documents on MyCampus, by going to the documents tab.

  • Student email

    It's important that you check your student email account regularly for emergency notifications, updates about your finances, messages from the President and Provost, and other important notices from the Office of the Registrar.

    Ridgeback Report

    The Ridgeback Report is a monthly newsletter from the university sent to your student email, where you will find information on:

    • academic services
    • athletics
    • financial support
    • getting involved on campus
    • tips for success
    • upcoming events
    • wellness opportunities
    • other news

    Look out for the Ridgeback Report each month for the latest information on what’s happening on campus and how you can get involved.


This matrix outlines  appropriate content for student communications and matches it with the appropriate communication mode, following the student communication framework. 

Legend:

Primary
Primary source of communication
Alternative
Potential alternative source of communication

Type of communication

Website

Student email

Segmented
email

Bi-weekly
newsletter

MyCampus

Canvas

Print

Digital signage

Mobile App*

Social Media

Emergency

Campus closures

Primary Primary Alternative Primary Alternative Alternative Alternative Alternative

Impact to operations

Primary Primary Alternative Primary Alternative Alternative Alternative Alternative

Threat on campus

Primary Primary Alternative Primary Alternative Primary Alternative Alternative

Academic

Academic advising announcements

Alternative Alternative Alternative Primary Alternative Alternative Alternative Alternative

Class cancellation

Alternative Alternative Primary Alternative Alternative

Course-related announcements and events

Alternative Alternative Alternative Primary Alternative Alternative Alternative Alternative

Announcements and events

Services

Alternative Primary Alternative Alternative Alternative Alternative

Student Life

Primary Alternative Primary Alternative Alternative Alternative Alternative Alternative

Student Union

Alternative Alternative Alternative Alternative

Feedback

Are you OK?

Alternative Alternative Primary Alternative Alternative

Official university feedback

Alternative Primary Alternative Alternative

Important information

Financial notifications

Primary Alternative Primary Alternative Alternative Alternative Alternative

Messages from the President and Provost

Primary Alternative Primary Alternative Alternative

Registrarial notifications

Alternative Primary Alternative Primary Alternative Alternative Alternative Alternative

Research

Academic research

Alternative Alternative Primary Alternative Alternative Alternative

Official university surveys

Alternative Alternative Alternative Primary Alternative Alternative Alternative

*Please note that you must download the app to receive communications. The channels you choose to opt into are at your own discretion and reflect the communications you’d like to receive (e.g. athletics).