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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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Level 4 Ambassador Projects

Ambassador Level 4 provides students with the opportunity to showcase their leadership skills in a culminating project that highlights the knowledge, skills and abilities developed throughout the program. Ambassador Level 4 takes the span of a whole academic school year and students are expected to complete their project deliverables by the end of the school year.

Level 4 Ambassadors work in small groups and participate in a culminating project that showcases the leadership skills they have gained over the course of their university experience, and highlight the knowledge, skills and abilities they have developed throughout their participation in the Ambassador Program. Check out the projects our Level 4 Ambassadors are currently working on that reflect the following five domains:

Communication project

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Appropriate and effective communication is essential for students’ educational experiences and skills beyond post-secondary. Throughout the Communication portfolio, students will become engaged in the important process of both speaking and listening.

In past communication projects, our Ambassadors have conducted student interviews discussing what would make students stay in Durham Region past graduation and present this information to the Municipal government. 

Community Project

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Collaborating to address challenges, identify barriers and build relationships can create opportunities for enhanced knowledge and experiences in a group environment. Through the Community portfolio, students will realize their potential impact within the community by building relationships and working together to foster trust. 

For the 2022-2023 academic year, Student Life has partnered with CityStudio Durham to connect students to the municipal government and their community. Our Ambassadors anonymously surveyed the Ontario Tech population to learn more about how people travel within Durham Region. The survey consiststed of questions connected to using Durham Region Transit, driving, biking, walking and general well-being.

Leadership Project

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As leaders, students are constantly evolving, learning and growing. Acknowledging the various types of leadership allows for continued development and achievement of personal goals. The Leadership portfolio will challenge and empower students to develop their own leadership style, and learn from others. The Leadership project typically involves the coordination and delivery of Student Life’s annual Student Leadership Conference.