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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Ontario Tech Ucard

The Ontario Tech Ucard is one of the most important pieces of identification (ID) that students, faculty and staff have. It identifies you as a member of the Ontario Tech community, and gives you access to various facilities, resources and services, both on- and off-campus.

As a student, your Ucard can also be used as identification during mid-terms, exams, etc. However, if you do not have your Ucard, your valid government-issued ID will be accepted. For more information on our examination policy in relation to your Ucard, visit our Procedures for Final Examination Administration web page. 

If you are new to our campus community, picture yourself on our Ucard and remember to visit our How to get a Ucard web page for more information.

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digital id card

Important changes for the 2021/2022 academic year!

  • Students, faculty and staff with an approved photo on file can now access 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.
  • Due to the ongoing closure of on-campus services, in-person Ucard services are unavailable at this time, however you can still contact us at
  • Ucards will now be issued to new students on a one-time basis. Your credentials will be valid for the duration of your program at Ontario Tech.
  • Returning students are no longer required to update their Ucard annually. Instead, you must retain your existing Ucard for future use on-campus.
  • The U-Pass fee will be charged for the 2021/2022 academic year. The U-Pass is no longer part of the Ucard and will be offered in an alternative format. More information will be made available by mid-August. Please note: In the meantime, you are responsible for paying your own fare when taking public transit.


What does this mean for you?


New Students

New Students

Returning Students

Returning Students

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff