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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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Ontario Tech University and Fleming College partner with Horizon Aircraft for aviation research project


Ontario Tech and Fleming College have partnered with Horizon Aircraft, officiated by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The three-year research project will have both institutions assist Horizon Aircraft with the development of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) technology. This is the second research project undertaken by both institutions and Horizon Aircraft.

Horizon Aircraft’s prototype Cavorite X5 is a hybrid electric eVTOL aircraft, potentially capable of speeds up to 450 km/h, a 500-kilometre range, and five-passenger capacity. 

Ontario Tech University engineering researchers Dr. Sayyed Ali Hosseini, and Dr. Ahmad Barari are contributing their expertise in design, optimization, additive, and subtractive manufacturing, modelling and simulation, and materials behaviour.