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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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OER Lab for Students

Why OER?

Open educational resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation, and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. These often include digital textbooks, which are created and distributed free of charge, and allow users to keep and modify the files as they choose. OER have the potential to reduce or eliminate the costs of textbooks for students.

However, the human resources needed to create OER can be high. That's why we created the OER Lab.

The OER Lab is an on-campus student-run publisher that creates OER that will be used directly in an Ontario Tech undergraduate course by Ontario Tech students. Students working with us gain valuable project management, content development (e.g., writing, editing, media creation) and communication skills which can be implemented in their coursework and on the job. OER Lab jobs are paid positions that will run from May-August 2020.

OER Lab Services

The OER Lab provides:

  • Figure/table generation and formatting
  • APA or other appropriate style formatting
  • Sourcing or creation of images, photographs, and illustrations
  • Question writing and answer checking
  • Fact checking and/or research
  • Multimedia creation

The OER Lab is an ideal place for a summer job for students from any Ontario Tech Faculty. If you have a special interest in education, design, publishing, digital media, or communications, we want to hear from you.

If you are interested in working with the OER Lab, check back soon for application details.