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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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Power Academic Writing

Student sitting at a table typing on a Macbook laptop.Workshops take place in the Spring/Summer semester each year. The next sessions will take place in 2021.

Power Academic Writing is an online synchronous workshop series that takes place during the Spring/Summer semester to provide students, especially English as Second Language and English as Additional Language learners, with the opportunity to learn important topics in academic writing in a risk-free environment.

Students who participate in the Power Academic Writing program will be presented with content, apply it in practical writing assignments, and receive feedback from the instructor. The program is divided into five modules, and students can choose to take all of them or just the ones that are of more interest to them. Registration is required.

Power Academic Writing modules

Each workshop is organized into two or three parts. To see workshop dates and times and to register, visit the Student Life Portal.

  • Oral presentations: proper preparation and signposting language.
  • Structuring an essay and using APA 7th edition style.
  • Understanding rubrics, finding reliable sources, and summarizing main points.
  • Writing an annotated bibliography.
  • Writing literature reviews and reviewing peers' work.

If you have any questions about Power Academic Writing, contact studentlearning@ontariotechu.ca.