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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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Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence

The Vector Institute will drive excellence and leadership in Canada’s knowledge, creation and use of artificial intelligence (AI) to foster economic growth and improve the lives of Canadians. Vector strives to attract the best global talent focused on research excellence in deep learning and machine learning.

This competition is now closed

  • Value and duration

    $17,500 for one year

  • Quota

    Open competition: No quota

    Open to students entering any master’s program at Ontario Tech University who are pursuing studies in an AI field (Vector endorsement of the program is not required). While there is no quota for the open competition, the university will determine the number of candidates submitted to the Vector Institute based on total number and quality of applications received. 

  • Deadline

    The online Vector Scholarship in AI application must be submitted and supporting documentation received by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) no later than February 28.

    This competition is now closed.

  • Eligibility

    To be considered for a scholarship, you must:

    • Be applying for entrance into a full-time master’s program in an AI-related field at Ontario Tech University for the 2021-2022 academic year. You may be applying to a Vector-recognized program or be pursuing an individualized study plan that is demonstrably AI-focused.
    • Be entering your first year of full-time study and be nominated by an academic program (students cannot directly apply).
    • Have achieved a first-class average (minimum A- in your last two years of full-time study).
  • How to apply

    Review scholarship information on the Vector website.

    A complete application includes the following:
    • Submission of the online Vector Scholarship in AI application form.
    • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate studies.
    • Two referee reports
    • An up-to-date one to two-page CV.
    • 250-word statement outlining your reason for pursuing a master’s in AI, relevant AI-related experience and career aspirations.
    • If you plan to enrol in a program other than MITS, you will also be required to submit an approved study plan including a course list and description of thesis/capstone project.
    • Visit the Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence website site for a list of forms and templates required for submission.
  • Important note for prospective students
    Prospective students who are interested in holding an award at Ontario Tech University must apply for admission into a graduate program by February 1, 2021.
  • Next steps
    All application files will be accepted, reviewed and processed by SGPS. Eligible applications are reviewed by the Departmental Selection Committee prior to nomination to the Vector Institute.