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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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Students celebrating their win of the wild goose chaseYour Ontario Tech experience begins in July with MyStart: Connect where all incoming students and their families are provided with information and resources to start your first-year off right! Orientation takes place over Labour Day weekend and is your chance to connect with other new students, get familiar with your academic program, and get to know your way around campus! Ontario Tech also hosts a Winter Orientation in January and Spring Orientation in May.

In addition to our orientation programs, we offer a Peer Leader Program that matches first-year students with an upper-year mentor.