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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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Microsoft’s Canada Skills Program


At this crucial point as the economy emerges from the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario Tech University is equipping students with high-demand fundamental digital skills and cloud certifications as it was the first university in the province to partner with Microsoft Canada on this new program.

Launched in September 2020, Microsoft’s Canada Skills Program will enable students to graduate with both a Microsoft certification, as well as an Ontario Tech credential. Ontario Tech is one of 12 Canadian post-secondary institutions joining the program to bolster the employability of students in degree, diploma, and continuing-education programs.  

As a Canada Skills Program participant, Ontario Tech will combine Microsoft's curriculum alongside existing coursework, preparing students to take industry-recognized Microsoft certifications in data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

This latest initiative is one of many Ontario Tech has created aimed at giving Canadians the skills they need for the digital economy. This initiative also allows recent graduates to upgrade and evolve their skills with the changing economy.