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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

Hubert H. Harshman Award

The Hubert H. Harshman Award will be awarded to a full-time graduate student in the Faculty of Education. 

  • Value
    • Value: $4,800
    • Quota: one per year
  • Eligibility

    Candidates must: 

    • Demonstrate financial need.
    • Be an Ontario resident and Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
    • Demonstrate good citizenship, good social responsibility and leadership in society.
    • Be studying full-time at a graduate level in the Faculty of Education.
    • Not have received an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS).
  • Requirements

    The student must submit two letters of reference (faculty member and a community contact) with at least one of them highlighting the candidate’s citizenship qualities.

    • The letters of reference must be submitted to Student Awards and Financial Aid or by email to
    • Please advise your references that their letter must be received by the application deadline date or your application will be incomplete and will not be reviewed.
  • How to Apply
    1. Navigate to the MyOntarioTech homepage.
    2. Click the 'Current students' option.
    3. Under Student Awards and Financial Aid, select apply for student aid/university works. 
    4. Enter your network ID and password. 
    5. Enter the applicable term and year, select continue.
    6. From the list, select the appropriate award.