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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

Summer Academic Transition

MyStart is a summer transition program that provides new students with a head start in their university career. Students have the choice to attend an in-person event or participate online in faculty-specific modules and live workshops (MyStart online). Whether online or in-person, academic modules in MyStart will review foundational knowledge and study strategies to help students prepare for university.

students studyingMyStart’s academic prep modules include an introduction to:

  • Active study strategies
  • Common assignments and critical thinking
  • Learning online
  • Managing university expectations
  • Math and chemistry* review
  • Mindset and resilience strategies
  • Navigating the library website and accessing library resources and tools
  • Planning and time management
  • Writing and research skills

*For students in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, or Faculty of Science Faculties, MyStart: Academic will focus on practicing math skills required for entry-level university math and science courses. Students will have the opportunity to review algebra, equations, inequalities, trigonometry, functions, and vectors as well as meet their math professors.  

Faculty of Business and Information Technology students will also review business math skills.

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