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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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Health Promotion Events and Workshops

Nutrition Sessions

Learn more - Nutrition Sessions

Winter 2024

How to 'healthify' your diet 

Tuesday, January 16 from noon to 1 p.m. | Shawenjigewining Hall, Room 024 

Join Holistic Nutritionist Sylvia Emmorey to learn realistic, manageable changes you can make to your diet that will create a significant, positive impact on your everyday health and wellbeing. Sylvia will be demonstrating how to create a bean dip that participants can enjoy, and all participants will be entered to win a grocery store gift card! 

Students can either register or drop-in for this event, so bring your friends!


Eating for stress

Tuesday, February 13 from noon to 1 p.m. | Shawenjigewining Hall, Room 024

Are you a stress eater? Stress affects how and what we eat. Join nutritionist Sylvia Emmorey to learn how to manage stress through your diet and stop stress eating for good. Remember, ‘stressed’ spelled backwards is ‘desserts’, which can be made healthy too! During this session, Sylvia will lead participants through a mindful eating activity with dark chocolate and raisins. All participants will be entered to win a grocery store gift card! 

Students can either register or drop-in for this event, so bring your friends!


Healthy snacks

Monday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to noon | Shawenjigewining Hall, Room 024

Snacking is not a bad thing, and can actually be an important part of a healthy diet. If you have a busy schedule and would like to learn about snack foods that are both convenient and healthy, join Holistic Nutritionist Sylvia Emmorey, who will discuss how we can use snacks to our advantage while still keeping some treats in our lives. Sylvia will be demonstrating a variety of hummus recipes for participants to enjoy! All participants will be entered to win a prize draw for a grocery store gift card!

Students can either register or drop-in for this event, so bring your friends!


Paint Night

Looking for more creative opportunities on campus? Want to decompress after a long day of classes? Join us for Paint Night! Art is a great outlet for stress and anxiety, and provides us with a great opportunity to make connections. At Paint Night, you're welcome to paint a flower pot or canvas, enjoy some snacks and drinks and visit the display created by our Peer Wellness Educators. Register in advance or drop in.

Check back soon for the next event.

Wellness Walks

Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre, Front Desk

Get moving, get grounded and get lifted! 

These one-hour walks are a free and fun opportunity that promotes physical and mental health by getting mindful walking breaks during the busy school, and workday. Come out for a walk to restore your concentration, uplift your mood, decrease your stress and be a part of your campus community.

Check back soon for 2024 dates!