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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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Championing Women in STEM careers

Ontario Tech runs an amazing and integral program called Women for STEM, where we encourage success for our women students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, with the ultimate goal of increasing gender parity in STEM careers.

Supported by industry leaders from IBM Canada, Ontario Power Generation, Bank of Montreal, Microsoft and TD Bank Group, the Women for STEM program is built on three pillars to engage and empower women:

  • Mentorship and networking opportunities.
  • Scholarships and bursaries for women in STEM.
  • Celebrating and promoting the achievements of women students, alumni, faculty and staff throughout the university community and greater community. 

Click here for more information on the program.