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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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Mitacs Accelerate Program

The Mitacs Accelerate Program connects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who in turn apply their skills to organizational challenges. Interns gain real-world experience, while companies are connected with high-quality researchers.
  • Eligibility
    • Students – from college students to undergrads and graduate students – and post-doctoral fellows at Mitacs partner colleges and universities in Canada
    • Recent graduates from a Canadian college or university, within two years of graduation for 2021-22 and 2022-23 (see the Accelerate FAQ page for more information about eligibility for recent grads) 
    • Full-time graduate students in select Mitacs partner countries (visit the Accelerate International tab for more details)
    • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students over the age of 18
    • All academic disciplines

    For a full list of eligibility requirements, please visit the Mitacs Accelerate website. 

  • Deadline

    Applications are accepted throughout the year and projects may begin at any time. However, please allow 6-8 weeks for proposal review. 

    For more information, please visit the Mitacs Accelerate website.