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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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Peer Mentorship Program

Four students sitting at a table working together.What is the Peer Mentorship program?

The Peer Mentorship program is a peer-mentoring initiative that matches upper-year student mentors with first-year student mentees in their second semester. The aim is to help students achieve greater academic success by establishing meaningful relationships with peers. 

This initiative is geared toward first-year students, however, any student who thinks they could benefit from individualized peer support is welcome to sign up! 

How can my Peer Mentor support me?

Where the Peer Leader program focuses more broadly on transitional support for incoming students in the fall semester, the Peer Mentorship program is much more individualized. Mentors and mentees will meet one-to-one over the course of the winter semester to participate in goal-setting activities and develop a personal plan for success.  

The Peer Mentorship program will: 

  • Contribute to a safe and inclusive campus culture by demonstrating a commitment to equity in all forms.

  • Create greater access to relevant campus services and resources.

  • Motivate students towards engagement and greater academic success.

  • Support students in improving their overall student experience.

Apply to be a mentee: 

If you're interested in working one-on-one with a Peer Mentor through the program, applications for the Winter 2024 semester will open November 2023.

If you have any questions about the Peer Mentoring program, contact