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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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Grad Student Engagement

Get Further Ahead

As a graduate student at our university, you will not only acquire disciplinary expertise but also develop the professional skills needed for a successful future career in industry or academia. We aim to diversify your graduate school experience through professional development workshops and by encouraging you to participate in academic conferences and professional organizations to strengthen your networking, career and soft skills. There are also opportunities to get involved in the campus community.

Grad engagement team

Aziz Douai, PhD
Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Kait Nienhuis
Graduate Student Engagement Coordinator

Contact us at gradengage@ontariotechu.ca