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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


Are you looking for ways to get involved as a graduate student? We encourage you to seek out opportunities to further develop your teamwork, leadership and networking skills, and to give back to our community!

SGPS Volunteers

Our volunteers help us set up for events, welcome students and guests, promote the university and share their experiences. We seek volunteers for the following events:

Email us at to inquire about these opportunities and to sign up!

Graduate Student Council

The Graduate Student Council hires five executive members and multiple student representatives for each faculty (maximum three students per graduate program).

The council ensures that the university is aware of the concerns of graduate students and advocates for resolutions and changes where applicable. The GSC also coordinates some graduate student events and services.

For more information and details on how you can get involved in the GSC, please talk to your Graduate Program Director and visit the Ontario Tech Student Union (OTSU) website


If you want to volunteer with other departments, faculties and events on campus, become an Ambassador at the university! As an Ambassador you will be emailed with events to volunteer at. You can also apply for a specialty role of your choosing.

You can become an Ambassador at any time by applying and completing training. Visit the university's Ambassadors website for more information.

Keep record of your experiences

Ontario Tech University offers an Involvement Record to document your on-campus extra-curricular involvement. It is a printed record that highlights your volunteerism and the skills you learned—a great addition to your portfolio, CV or resumé.

For more information on the Involvement Record, visit the Student Life website.