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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

Wild Goose Chase Challenges

It's not Orientation without a few university traditions! The Wild Goose Chase is an annual tradition where faculties work together to earn points by competing in a wide variety of activities. Each year after an epic battle, one faculty is crowned with the Great Goose Award

The Wild Goose Chase is made up of various activities. The Faculty that accumulates the highest total points during the course of the events is the winner. The Great Goose Award (Stanley) will go to the winning faculty. In addition to bragging rights, Stanley can be proudly displayed for the year by the winning faculty. 

Last year's winner of the Wild Goose Chase is...

Faculty of Science

View each of the faculty's Wild Goose Chase submissions for The Flight Song activity:

Fall 2021 Orientation Challenges


Digital Scavenger Hunt

Search through the Digital Community website for Stanley the Goose. When you find a goose, click on it to reveal a letter! Find all the letters and unscramble them to determine the code word and submit the word to earn your faculty points towards the Great Goose Award.

Submit the word

Photo Like Contest

At 12 p.m. on September 6, Ontario Tech Student Life will be posting a photo of each faculty on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Every like = a point towards the Great Goose Award.

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#RidgebackPride Photo Submission

Show us your Ridgeback Pride! Submit your photo of you in your Ridgeback swag to earn your faculty points. BONUS: Share your photo and tag us @otstudentlife on Instagram for a chance to win an Ontario Tech prize!

Submit your photo