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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


The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) offers Graduate Professional Skills training and workshops for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the university. SGPS has made training graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in professional skills a top priority because we believe that you benefit from comprehensive, well-rounded training to ensure your success and innovation in diverse workplace settings.

During your time at the university, acquire disciplinary expertise but also develop the professional skills needed for a successful future career in industry, government and non-government organizations, or academia. We aim to address the different needs of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and diversify your experience through professional development workshops in these five areas:

  • Professional communication
  • Research and knowledge mobilization
  • Teaching and learning
  • Entrepreneurship and leadership
  • 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.

On behalf of SGPS, I am pleased to invite you to register for these freely available workshops.

Aziz Douai, PhD
Assistant Dean of Graduate Engagement
School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies