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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

Browse the latest news and events from the Student Success Initiative.

Open Forum on Student Success, Session #3

April 24, 2019

The spring Open Forum was the third institution-wide discussion on key priorities for enhancing the success of students at Ontario Tech University. Faculty, staff and students were hard at work brainstorming student success initiatives aligned with the University Priority Areas (UPAs).

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Recipients of the Student Success Innovation Fund

October 19, 2018

Congratulations to our campus recipients of the newly launched Student Success Innovation Fund (SSIF). These projects and innovations show dedication to student success and foster a collaborative and strategic approach to engagement and community building. 


Open Forum on Student Success, Session #2

October 10, 2018

Continuing our campus-wide dialogue on student success, the second Open Forum session was held the morning of October 10, 2018. This time, we focused our discussion on the newest developments in first-year and learner supports from Student Life and other Faculties and units, as well as updates on key projects. 

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Open Forum on Student Success, Session #1

May 3, 2018

The first in a series of open discussions, the Open Forum on Student Success was held on Thursday, May 3. Participants from all university Faculties and units engaged in reflection and discourse about Ontario Tech University students and how we can work together to help them succeed. If you were unable to attend the event, you can watch the recorded session at the links below. Presentation material will be available on our site shortly.