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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

Student Life

  • What services are available from Student Life?

    We are here to support you—Student Life has many virtual services and resources available for students. You can find out more and get your questions answered by visiting the Student Life FAQ website.

    Visit our online support website to learn more and find out how to contact us.

  • Will I be able to get peer tutoring or other types of academic support to help with my courses?

    You will have access to academic support through virtual study halls, online workshops, 1:1 appointments, Peer Assisted Study Sessions with academic subject specialists or peer tutors, and an array of online resources found at

    There are no additional costs for Student Learning Centre services. Explore the group and one-on-one supports in math, writing, physics, chemistry, engineering, business, study skills, and more on the academic support website.  

  • Will there be an orientation for incoming students?

    Yes! Starting July 2020, MyStart, a summer orientation program will be delivered on Canvas, Ontario Tech’s new learning management system. MyStart is designed to introduce you to university life and help connect you with your classmates, upper-year student leaders, faculty and staff. The transition to blended learning will be supported through a faculty-specific review of fundamental concepts including math, writing, chemistry and study skills. 

    September Orientation will begin on Wednesday, September 2 and is an interactive transition program geared to all undergraduate students who are beginning their studies in the Fall. This virtual programming will highlight the campus community through engaging social programs, opportunities to connect with faculty members outside of the classroom as well as unique and long-standing orientation traditions such as the Wild Goose Chase. 

    More information on MyStart and Orientation can be found at

  • Will there be career events and services?

    Yes, you will have several opportunities to participate in career readiness activities: 

    • From September 28 to October 3, you'll have the opportunity to explore your options and ask all of your further education questions during Further Education Week! This event will feature a panel of Ontario Tech alumni from different fields who will share their experiences and answer questions about pursuing post-graduate options. Learn more and find out how to attend on the Further Education Week website.

    • Students from the faculties of Business and Information Technology, Engineering and Applied Science, and Energy Systems and Nuclear Science will be invited to register for the Virtual Reverse Career Fair from October 13 to 16. Employers will be hosting virtual sessions for students interested in co-op, internship, or graduate opportunities. Learn more and register to attend on the Virtual Reverse Career Fair website.

    Visit the Career Readiness Events page for more information on upcoming events.

    Contact us

    Career Centre staff are here to help! Book a virtual appointment through the Student Life Portal.