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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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IBET Momentum Fellowship

ibetcapture.jpgThe Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) is committed to increasing the diversity of the Canadian workforce in the engineering and technology sector, especially, the participation of Indigenous and Black communities.

Partnering with the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology Ph.D. Project (IBET), the Faculty will provide financial support, mentorship, training and networking opportunities to foster a robust professional community for participating Ph.D. candidates through the IBET Momentum Fellowship.

The Fellowship recipient will receive $25,000 per year for four years to pursue a doctorate degree and specialized engineering research; in addition, the recipient will also receive a minimum GRA $5,000 per year from the supervisor and a full TAship commitment from the Faculty.

If you have any additional questions about the Fellowship, please email the FEAS Graduate Program Office:


  • Value
    • One award valued at $25,000 per year for a maximum of four years.
  • Eligibility
    • Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who self-identify as Indigenous* or Black**.
    • Meet the minimum admissions requirements for the full-time Ph.D. program in their chosen engineering program.
    • Has submitted a complete application to apply for an Ontario Tech engineering Ph.D. program and received an applicant number (100xxxxxx). 
    • Planning to start their Ph.D. program in January 2023.
    • Students transferring from the Master’s program to Ph.D. are not eligible.

    * For the purposes of this Fellowship, a person who self-identifies as First Nations (Status/Non-Status), Métis, or Inuit as defined in the Canadian Constitution Act 1982.

    ** For the purposes of this Fellowship, a person who self-identifies as African-Canadian, Caribbean-Canadian, or Afro-Caribbean heritage.

  • Deadline and how to apply

    If you are interested in applying to the IBET Momentum Fellowship, please apply through the online form.

    Deadline: October 11, 2022, at 11:59 pm.