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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

Student Experience Record (SER)

What is the SER?

The Ontario Tech SER is a comprehensive record of your involvement in co-curricular experiences throughout your Ridgeback journey. It's used to highlight your diverse university experiences, and showcases your personal involvement and commitment to growing outside of the classroom.

Your personal SER can be added to your resumé, and be a supplemental piece that highlights your skills that are easily transferable to the professional industry.

As you apply for jobs, future education or volunteer experiences, your SER will be a great tool to showcase soft skills that are important to employers in today's market.

Please note: In 2023, you'll be able to automatically add your SER experiences to LinkedIn, becoming easily identifiable by employers with one click of a button! Stay tuned for more information. 

The deadline to add positions to your SER is Monday, May 1. 


Value of Participating

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Value of participating in co-curricular experiences

Becoming involved in co-curricular university experiences will help you: 

  • Build up and complement your resumé with hands-on work experience. 

  • Complement your classroom academics to help build your employability skills.

  • Demonstrate your personal growth to enhance your skills and commitment to holistic learning.

  • Discover the types of work-related experiences you're passionate about and guide your future learning. 

  • Highlight your initiative and dedication to becoming involved within the Ontario Tech community.

We know as a student, you're committed to your studies and may have obligations outside of your courses that are important to you, or required of you. Therefore, your SER will help you to further demonstrate your soft and industry-related skills, giving you a competitive edge in the job market while allowing you to draw on solid co-curricular experiences that can be connected to any upcoming interviews. 

Experiential Catalogue

The Experiential Catalogue captures and houses all available experiential opportunities at the university.

This interactive platform allows you to search for specific opportunities based on your interests, as well as for specific skill development. It's easy to find a club, society, student group or other opportunity that's right for you.

Search the Experiential Catalogue

Guidelines for what can appear on your SER

For a position to be eligible to appear on your SER, the experience must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an ongoing commitment and/or training workshop. 

  • Be linked to—and support—the development of at least five relevant competencies. 

  • Have a connection to the Ontario Tech community. 

  • Showcase involvement, not just attendance. 

If you have any questions about your SER , please contact