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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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Student Experience

My experience as a WUSC graduate

I thought people were exaggerating when they told me that there’s a Tim Horton’s on every corner.
July 24, 2020

The story of "Humans of Ontario Tech"

My class project that turned into my fight against COVID-19
May 6, 2020

A letter to class of 2020

You feel like you're behind and you're dreading the months to come but you don't have to. Take it one step at a time.
April 21, 2020

Student Leadership Showcase: Erin Mattes

"University is what you make of it."
April 14, 2020

Student Leadership Showcase: Caitlin Morgan

GET INVOLVED. In capitals, highlight, bold, everything!
April 7, 2020

It takes a village

Sometimes it takes a village to help you become the person you are today.
March 12, 2020

Shifting the story in science: Meet Sarah Habibi

Women disrupting societal norms - I'm here for it!
March 9, 2020

Tips to manage your everyday responsibilities

We might be Ridgebacks, but we're also Busy Bees.
February 26, 2020

Things I started doing once I started university

How have I changed in my time here?
February 21, 2020

Student Leadership Showcase: Maria Garcia

"Just having someone by your side and knowing you can rely on someone is important, and I want my mentees to have that experience."
February 5, 2020

How getting involved allowed me to travel to Vancouver

I don’t think I’m ever going to forget an experience like this.
January 9, 2020

Things I learned about Canada as an International student

Debunking myths about transitioning to Canada
December 23, 2019

Student Leadership Showcase: Alexandra Macbain

"Don’t stress so much about the little things."
November 26, 2019

10 things you know are true if you're a downtown student

It's a whole different world down here.
November 8, 2019

Benefits of the Ambassador Program

I'm here to convince you that you should be an Ambassador, too
November 1, 2019

Student Leadership Showcase: Joely Brown

I think I have grown up being very self-critical and I have learned to now tell myself that I just need to do my best and that’s all that matters.
October 25, 2019

Five places at the North campus location that every student should know about

If you don’t know where these buildings are, make sure you find out.
September 25, 2019

How I get ready for back to school

It's not too late to get yourself organized for the school year!
September 16, 2019

How to start university on the right track

An important part of university is creating good habits early. Here are five things you should consider in September.
September 11, 2019

First week of school hacks and must dos

Six things that you can do that will make your year less stressful.
September 3, 2019

I went through first year. Twice

And saved ten thousand dollars in the process.
August 21, 2019

Transitioning to university as an International student

My transition wasn’t easy, but it made me who I am as a person.
August 14, 2019

10 unexpected things you’ll wish you packed for your dorm room

Add these things to your packing list ASAP.
July 25, 2019

Looking back: Honoline's experience at Ontario Tech

Honoline Francis was sponsored by the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) four years ago and is now graduating.
June 13, 2019

Shawn Mendes makes an appearance at our office

Shawn Mendes didn't just visit our office once, he visited 20 times.
May 24, 2019

Student Leadership Showcase: Mikaila Nesbitt

"Naturally, I kind of wanted to be that "Peer Leader" to someone else; that person that people come to and ask questions"
May 22, 2019

The difference between living on and off campus

The hard truths about living off campus compared to living on campus.
April 23, 2019

Taking the lead at the Student Leadership Conference

I took a step out of my comfort zone, I am here to share my experience presenting at the Student Leadership Conference.
April 12, 2019

Learning to lead: Advice from student leaders

Some of our school's award recipients at the Student Leadership Awards ceremony give you their top tips to becoming great leaders.
March 18, 2019

Student Leadership Showcase: Mitchell Ng

Mitchell is the Peer Leader of the Month for February, 2019.
March 5, 2019

How to make the most of your last semester

You're going to wish these days hadn't gone by so fast. Take it all in, grads.
February 25, 2019

It's fourth year...and I'm freaking out

I'm a fourth-year student, so it's safe to say the stress of the "real world" is hitting me pretty hard.
February 7, 2019

ONTech who?

The good, the bad, the ugly - everything you should know about #ONTechU.
January 28, 2019

An introvert's first week at university

I hope my experience as an introverted university student helps incoming students in the same situation.
January 18, 2019

Things about university I learned the hard way

Take the easier route and learn from my experience.
January 17, 2019

Student Leadership Showcase: Olivia Leavitt

"It's good to be involved in things that can take your mind off the stress of classes sometimes."
January 11, 2019

From being a mentee to being a mentor: The importance of mentorship

I get by with a little help from my friends... and a mentor. How can mentorship help you in your university experience?
January 11, 2019

Student Leadership Showcase: Marisa Narotam

"I think getting involved has taught me a lot about leadership, responsibility, and being a part of something bigger than myself."
December 17, 2018

After two years in biology, I completely changed direction

I followed my heart, and I'm confident in my decision.
December 5, 2018

Student Leadership Showcase: Nadia Zarei

"I had a great experience with my transition to university, and I wanted to have that impact on other students."
November 20, 2018

Student Leadership Showcase: Madison Haynes

"I honestly feel that with hard work and effort I can excel in anything I try or want to do."
November 15, 2018

Equity and equality: My experience with these terms

#LetsTalkEquity
November 13, 2018

Student Leadership Showcase: Babita Sital

For her many efforts to engage first-year students, Babita Sital is September's Peer Leader of the Month!
October 30, 2018

How ENGSOC pulls off a car smash on campus

What is perhaps the best stress-reliever of all time comes with months of planning (and stress) for Engineering Society executives.
October 3, 2018

New year new me...right?

Here we go again. Another year to set goals and not follow through with them.
September 13, 2018

How getting involved on campus will change your life for the better

I made the most out of my time at this university by getting involved, and you should too.
September 3, 2018

What I wish someone told me before I started university

I learned the hard way but now you don't have to.
August 23, 2018

How to get the most out of your residence experience

The advice you need if you're living in residence.
July 18, 2018