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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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Frequently asked questions

Below are our most frequently asked questions about Ontario Tech Ucard services.

General Questions

  • What is an Ontario Tech Ucard?
    Our Ucard identifies you as an Ontario Tech student, faculty or staff member. The Ucard is now available digitally through our Ontario Tech mobile app, as well as a physical card for those requiring access to certain services on-campus.
  • Who is eligible for a Ucard?

    New undergraduate/graduate students, faculty and staff are eligible to submit a photo and apply for their Ucard. Once approved, you will receive access to your digital Ucard through our Ontario Tech mobile app. If you require the physical card and have not already had one issued to you, please contact

    Returning students, faculty and staff can also access their digital Ucard. If you require a physical card to access on-campus areas and/or services, make sure you retain your previously issued ID card. Any services you would access with a physical Ucard are automatically linked to your account.

  • How do I apply for my Ucard?

    New students, faculty and staff must submit their photo online and wait for further communication which will outline how to schedule a Google Meet session where you'll be asked present one piece of valid government-issued photo ID for verification. Once your photo is verified, you'll receive access to your Ontario Tech digital Ucard

    Returning students are no longer required to update their Ucard annually. You may access your digital Ucard through the Ontario Tech mobile app. Make sure you retain your previously issued physical Ucard if you require access to on-campus areas and/or services.

Digital Ucard

  • How do I access my digital Ucard?

    All students, faculty and staff who have a verified photo on file, now have access to their digital Ucard through our Ontario Tech mobile app. If you have not yet downloaded the app, search for Ontario Tech Mobile in your device's app store.

    Once you've signed in to the app using your network credentials, select the Menu icon in the top right corner. Under Quick Links, select Digital ID.

  • How secure is the digital Ucard?
    Rest assured, the same security measures are being followed when issuing the mobile credential as for physical cards. Government-issued photo ID is verified before releasing the digital Ucard to each cardholder. Furthermore, all users must sign in to the Ontario Tech mobile app using their secure network credentials in order to view/access the digital Ucard.
  • Where can I use my digital Ucard?
    Your digital Ucard will contain your photo, ID number and barcode for use wherever the barcode is currently accepted.

Physical Ucards

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