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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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News and Events

OER Day 2021

As a part of our efforts to promote the use of open access material, Ontario Tech University will be hosting OER Day on January 20th from 11 am to 2 pm.

This will be a great opportunity to learn about the benefits of OER as well as to receive guidance on accessing these resources. 

Professors interested in gaining some insight on incorporating OER into their classes will be able to hear from leading advocates in the field, as well as some of our own faculty members who have had success with free alternatives to traditional course materials.

Watch this space for updates!

International Open Education Week is March 2-6, 2020

In celebration of this week, we've combed the campus for our favourite open and affordable resources for faculty, staff, and students. We're happy to provide you with the Top 10 for each of our academic Faculties here at Ontario Tech!

Tweet us with the hashtag #OT_OEWeek to be entered into a draw to win an OE Prize Pack!

March 2, 2020: Top 10 Open and Affordable Resources for the Faculty of Science

March 3, 2020: Top 10 Open and Affordable Resources for the Faculty of Eduation and Top 10 Open and Affordable Resources for the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

March 4, 2020: Top 10 Open and Affordable Resources for the Faculty of Health Sciences

March 5, 2020: Top 10 Open and Affordable Resources for the Faculties of Engineering and Applied Science and Energy Systems and Nuclear Science and Top 10 Open and Affordable Resources for the Faculty of Business and Information Technology.

OER in the News

Ontario Tech University adapts to the ever-changing educational landscape by exploring the most effective ways to deliver flexible and dynamic learning.

One approach Ontario Tech champions is the deployment of open educational resources (OER) in academic programs. Part of a larger, global strategy called ‘open education’, OER is free educational material hosted online and available to anyone.

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A Year of Open at Ontario Tech.

A Year of Open

A Year of Open at Ontario Tech is an initiative to celebrate and promote the university's steps towards open. Learn more about the events and how you can participate in a Year of Open!

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I Heart Open

Open Education Day

Open Education Day is an exciting, full-day event on November 1 2019, showcasing our achievements in open education. Click below to check out our site for details.

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