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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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Zilinsky Graduate Scholarship

The Zilinsky Graduate Scholarship will be offered to full-time graduate students in the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Health Sciences. Candidates must be conducting research that will lead to new knowledge and ultimately benefit the learning outcomes and quality of life for children and youth with special needs.

  • Value
    • Value: $2,500
    • Quota: four per year (two per faculty)
  • Eligibility

    Candidates must be:

    • Pursuing full-time, graduate-level studies in the Faculty of Education (Master of Arts) or Faculty of Health Sciences (Master of Health Sciences or PhD in Health Sciences).
    • Conducting research that will lead to new knowledge and ultimately benefit the learning outcomes and quality of life for children and youth with special needs.
    • Achieved a minimum GPA of 3.70 (A-) in the last two years of completed study.
    • Within their standard program length (for example, two years for master’s).
    • Preference will be given to students with:
      • Leadership experience.
      • Volunteerism and community outreach.
  • How to apply

    A complete application includes the following:

    • Award application
    • Two reference reports:  Confidential letters from two assessors are required. The applicant must ask each assessor to transmit the appraisal electronically to gradscholarships@ontariotechu.ca or by hard copy to SGPS in a signed, sealed envelope.
  • Deadline
    Application deadline is December 15, 2019.