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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

Student Experience

Motivational memes for finals season

Need some finals studying motivation? You’ve come to the right place!
April 8, 2021

Connecting with my heritage

"I definitely feel like the journey of reconnecting with my culture has helped me ground myself and be a little more introspective."
March 25, 2021

Connecting With My Heritage

My relationship with my heritage is kind of complex. Both my parents were always like “You have some native roots, some Irish roots, some welsh roots. You’re a mix of everything.”
March 18, 2021

Things I learned this week

Here are some things that Ontario Tech students have learned about this week!
February 24, 2021

Is your remote learning experience accessible?

Here are some ways to make online learning more accessible for you!
February 18, 2021

Making the most out of university: Securing your health

After all, health is wealth.
January 21, 2021

What it’s like being a Nursing student during COVID-19

“This was an unsettling experience for me because none of my clinical placements could have prepared me for this.”
January 19, 2021

Making the most out of university: Securing your education

Learn how to ace the whole semester and not just one midterm.
January 15, 2021

Sounds we’ll miss from the lecture hall

Background noise is a crucial part of our lives. Here’s what you’re missing out on this semester.
January 15, 2021

Student Leadership Showcase: Chikodili Odinakachukwu

“Prioritize, Organize, Strategize, and Actualize!”
January 5, 2021

Life of a medical laboratory technologist student during the pandemic

“You have to put in the work, stay on top of your studies, and want to succeed.”
January 4, 2021

A compilation of relatable quotes by the ‘Grinch’

Here are some of the Grinch’s most relatable and comical moments!
December 15, 2020

Finals season memes

20 relatable memes to make finals season a little better!
December 8, 2020

My experience with the Indigenous Student Centre

Ryan Laurie, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Alumnus
December 2, 2020

My cross-cultural exchange to Malaysia

Experience Malaysian travel and culture with me and learn about cross-cultural exchanges.
November 27, 2020

Student Leadership Showcase: Angelique Dack

"It's okay to not be okay"
November 25, 2020

President’s Award of Excellence in Student Leadership: Vic Beaumont

"Where does a journey like this begin? It starts in reflection and pursuing what you’re passionate about."
November 23, 2020

Student Leadership Showcase: Kiyarash Kiyani

"I learned two important lessons: believe in yourself and be yourself."
November 11, 2020

Putting the YOU in university: How to make the most out of your experience

How to make the most out of your university experience.
November 4, 2020

Quotes that will take you from ordinary to extraordinary

Quotes from great leaders of the world.
October 23, 2020

Student Leadership Showcase: Nuriam Abam

"I always wondered how I can mark my time in university, and I was totally right in choosing this role to attempt that mark."
October 23, 2020

13 times Rory Gilmore was me during midterm season

Check out some of “Gilmore Girls” Rory Gilmore’s most relatable study moments.
October 16, 2020

Discord servers you may want to join

A collection of some fantastic Discord servers hosted by student groups!
September 17, 2020

Enhance your student experience by getting involved

A little information guide about the different ways I got involved.
September 9, 2020

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