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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 Leadership Showcase

Student Leadership Showcase: Nuriam Abam

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
My experience as a WUSC graduate

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
Student Leadership Showcase: Erin Mattes

Student Leadership Showcase: Erin Mattes

"University is what you make of it."
April 14, 2020
Student Leadership Showcase: Caitlin Morgan

Student Leadership Showcase: Caitlin Morgan

GET INVOLVED. In capitals, highlight, bold, everything!
April 7, 2020
Student Leadership Showcase: Maria Garcia

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
Student Leadership Showcase: Alexandra Macbain

Student Leadership Showcase: Alexandra Macbain

"Don’t stress so much about the little things."
November 26, 2019
Student Leadership Showcase: Joely Brown

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
Student Leadership Showcase: Alex Biancaniello

Student Leadership Showcase: Alex Biancaniello

“The thing I enjoy most is helping out first-year students with the things that I had trouble with as a first year and knowing that at least maybe they won't have trouble with the same thing."
June 25, 2019
Looking back: Honoline's experience at Ontario Tech

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
Student Leadership Showcase: Mikaila Nesbitt

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
Student Leadership Showcase: Mitchell Ng

Student Leadership Showcase: Mitchell Ng

Mitchell is the Peer Leader of the Month for February, 2019.
March 5, 2019
Student Leadership Showcase: Olivia Leavitt

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
Student Leadership Showcase: Marisa Narotam

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
Student Leadership Showcase: Nadia Zarei

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

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
Student Leadership Showcase: Babita Sital

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