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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

Current Students

As a registered student with Student Accessibility Services (SAS), you can work directly with a counsellor, and access a number of different accommodations. You can use the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Portal to access accommodations, book appointments and tests, and renew your accommodations. 

Student Responsibilities

  • Renew your accommodations each semester through the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Portal. 
  • Maintain contact with SAS throughout the school year.
  • Inform your specialist if there are any changes to your health status. 
  • Contact SAS and the Test Centre if you have scheduled an assesment and dropped the course. 
  • Are considering an Academic Appeal or Deferred Exam due to disability related reasons.

Contact your Accessibility and Accommodations Specialist if:

  1.  You are falling behind in your work due to disability related reasons.
  2.  You are feeling overwhelmed and need support.
  3.  You need to make changes to your accommodations (including in class, testing or experiential learning). 

Remember REACH:

  • Respond proactively
  • Explore your options
  • Ask for help
  • Contact us
  • Heed the advice given by our staff

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning provides students the opportunity to learn by doing and empowers them to apply their knowledge, skills, experience, and creativity to authentic challenges, including workplace and volunteer settings. It is also a critical component of some programs. Experiential learning may be optional for students (e.g., co-operative education placements) or may be mandatory (e.g., clinical and practicum placements). The success of experiential learning is dependent on the collaboration between students, faculty and community partners.

To ensure accommodations on-site, we encourage you to follow the recommended timelines below. However, should your health status change (e.g. accident, injury) throughout the semester we can still support you in implementing experiential learning accommodations.

Fall semester | Thursday, June 1
Winter semester | Sunday, October 1
Spring/Summer semester | Thursday, February 1

If you are not already registered with SAS you will have to schedule an intake appointment with our office. Book an appointment by calling 905.721.3266 or via email at studentaccessibility@ontariotechu.ca.

Program specific co-ops, internships and practicums

  • Education placement

    As a teacher candidate, you will participate in three field experience placements, providing you with a minimum of 80 days of first-hand experience in both observing and teaching. Under the supervision of an experienced practicing teacher, you will gradually increase responsibility for teaching classes. Please download the field experience handbook for detailed information about your placements. Visit the Bachelor of Education website for further information about practicum.

  • Engineering co-op
    Explore the Engineering co-op web page for information about the co-op program and what it offers. For enquiries, contact engineering.co-op@ontariotechu.ca.
  • Nursing Placement (Practicum)

    Students in nursing programs need to begin the accommodations process as early as possible. This process engages both the Nursing Program Office (NPO) and SAS and has three steps.

    One: Book an intake appointment with SAS if you are not already registered. 
    If required, the following will be included:

    • Accommodation planning meeting with student
    • Planning between NPO and SAS 

    Two: SAS will provide the NPO with details of your accommodations and these will be communicated to the site supervisor, with your help. 

    Three: Your accommodations will be reviewed each semester. This will ensure that any changes to your health status are reviewed and adequate accommodations are put in place. 

    For more information regarding the nursing placement process please review the NPO website and guidelines.

  • Social Science and Humanities Internship

    The internship is a fourth year elective course which consists of a minimum 280-hour paid/unpaid position with a partner-organization, and an accompanying academic component with reflective assignments. 

    You can explore the program and guidelines on the Social Science and Humanities website, or email ssh.elo@ontariotechu.ca.

  • Social Science and Humanities Practicum

    The practicum is a fourth year elective course which includes a 100-hour unpaid placement with a partner-organization and accompanying class with a series of academic assignments. 

    You can explore the program and guidelines on the Social Science and Humanities website, or email ssh.elo@ontariotechu.ca.


Explore our resources page for more information about renewing accommodations, booking an appointment and more.