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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

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

 

Academic support from peer tutors and academic specialists is also available by appointment on the Student Life Portal.

What is a Peer Assisted Study Session?

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are weekly review sessions that are available to students in historically challenging courses. Sessions are informal, fun and interactive. They are designed to help students succeed by improving understanding of course material, developing study strategies, and preparing for tests and exams.

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Why should I attend?

Students who attend PASS regularly gain a better understanding of course content, earn better grades and learn useful study strategies for other courses.

PASS sessions provide students with an opportunity to:

  •        Ask questions
  •        Compare lecture notes
  •        Discuss course content
  •        Interact with other students
  •        Solve practice problems
  •        Study smarter
What is a PASS leader?

PASS sessions are led by trained peer facilitators, known as PASS leaders. These are students who have already taken and earned an A in the class. They attend every class all over again, then go over the difficult concepts and help new students in an interactive learning environment.

 If you need further details, please contact studentlearning@ontariotechu.ca or call 905.721.8668 ext. 6578.