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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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The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) is excited to offer Graduate Professional Skills training through face-to-face workshops and self-directed e-learning designed to supplement course-based and research-based experiences.  Whether your path will lead you to industry, academia, government or non-government organizations, GradProSkills will help you diversify your experiences and build capacity through research-informed professional development and enhance the 21st century competencies needed for a successful future.

SGPS has made cultivating the professional skills of Graduate Students and Postdoctoral a top priority. We believe in the importance of comprehensive, well-rounded educational experiences for every student, which is why GradProSkills offerings are flexible, inclusive, and differentiated to meet the distinct needs of our many students and fellows. We offer weekly face-to-face workshops and self-directed online professional development in these five areas:

  • Research and knowledge mobilization
  • Teaching and learning
  • Entrepreneurship and leadership
  • Professional communication
  • Career management skills

In addition, you have the opportunity to obtain a certificate in Professional Communication or Teaching (in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Centre). Professional certificates formally recognize the effort and time commitment you invest in completing professional skills training.

SGPS is pleased to invite you to register for these freely available opportunities.

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