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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

Sense of Purpose

Sense of purpose is defined as the motivation to achieve your academic goals. The following resources are available to support your sense of purpose during your academic career at Ontario Tech University.


Stride is a learning skills program to help you develop learning strategies and study skills. Various topics are offered to help you reach your full potential, including:

  • Academic literacy (note taking, reading textbooks and journal articles)
  • Learning strategies (study strategies, mind mapping, memory techniques)
  • Time management (goal setting, exam preparation, procrastination)
  • Self-awareness and resilience (growth mindset, presentation skills, exam anxiety)

Learn more about Stride workshops

The Career Centre offers a range of events, opportunities and support to guide students in their career preparation and exploration, including:

  • Job fairs, workshops, and information sessions
  • Internships and co-ops
  • Job preparation
  • One-on-one support with Career Counsellors and Employment Advisors

Learn more about Career Readiness

Experiential learning is your chance to apply the skills learned in class to real scenarios. Some forms of experiential learning are optional for students (e.g., co-ops) while some are mandatory (e.g., clinical placements). Experiential learning opportunities include:

  • Co-op
  • Internship
  • Practicum

Students can also participate in various experiential learning opportunities outside of their program of study, including:

  • Brilliant Catalyst
  • International Exchange
  • Student Ambassadors

Learn more about Experiential Learning

If you would like to learn more about your program and the courses within your program, you are encouraged to:

  • Familiarize yourself with the Academic Calendar
  • Visit your Faculty website
  • Meet with your Academic Advisor
  • Learn about the career opportunities within your program

Learn more about programs and courses

The following are additional resources to support your sense of purpose at Ontario Tech University:

In addition to these resources, the university has also created the MySuccess Plan to help you find services quickly and conveniently. We invite you to visit and add this site as a bookmark so you can return to the site regularly.