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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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Meet the Team


Jill is a Social Worker, registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She did her BA in Psychology at Bishop’s University and her M.Ed. in Counselling at McGill University. A fun fact about Jill is that she loves golf. Jill is passionate about working with students with disabilities and supporting them to reach their full potential.  


Kaleigh is a registered Occupational Therapist with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. After graduating from the Ontario Tech BHSc Kinesiology program, she then completed her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. As an Ontario Tech alumni, Kaleigh is delighted to return to the University and serve its community of learners through an accessibility lens. Outside of the office, Kaleigh enjoys going on hikes, playing piano, travelling, and baking (especially cookies!)  


Kelly is a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario. She is also an Ontario Tech alumni, having graduated from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in 2021. She then went on to complete her Master of Nursing degree at Western University. A fun fact about Kelly is that she played competitive hockey for over 10 years and was a hockey referee. Kelly is passionate about creating equal educational opportunities for students who identify as having a disability and helping them meet their academic goals.


Kelsey is a Registered Recreation Therapist and completed her degree in Disability Studies from Toronto Metropolitan University. Prior to joining the team at Ontario Tech, Kelsey worked in the not-for-profit space creating and managing skill development programs for individuals with disabilities. Kelsey is an avid runner and is currently training to complete her second half marathon. Kelsey has strong passion for improving the lives of individuals with disabilities through advocacy, training and awareness and encourages all to continue to take steps to break down disability stigma in our communities.


Marina is a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). Having graduated from the University of Toronto with her Bachelor’s of Science, she then completed her Master’s of Clinical Science at Western University. She enjoys spending time with friends and discovering new music and local food spots. Marina wants to ensure that each student is seen as an individual and is given the necessary supports to help them succeed! 


Mindy completed her bachelor’s degree at Trent University, an Advanced Child and Youth Worker Diploma and a Addictions and Mental Health Graduate Certificate at Durham College. Mindy has over 10 years experience supporting students in a post-secondary institution. Mindy enjoys exploring the outdoors, some of her favourite activities are hiking, canoeing and paddle boarding. Mindy is passionate about breaking down barriers for students with disabilities and creating learning strategies that aid in student success.