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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

Volunteer note takers

Volunteer note taker holding a certificate of achievement  About the note taking program

Volunteer note takers write complete notes that they share with students who are registered with Student Accessibility Services and whose disability impacts their ability to take notes.

It is important to note that this program is anonymous on both sides. As well, recipient students still attend classes; the notes will simply supplement their in-class learning. 

Why become a volunteer note taker?

  • Support a fellow student in need.
  • Enhance your own note taking skills and make it easier to prepare for your own tests and exams.
  • Gain valuable volunteer experience, which will appear on your Involvement Record, which can be used for employment purposes.
  • Your contributions will be recognized in a letter of recognition, which is signed by the manager of Student Accessibility Services.
  • Bonus: Your name is entered in a draw to win $350 and a piece of university apparel of your choice.

Your generosity can make the difference between academic success and frustration for the student who benefits. 

How to sign up

Sign up on the Self Service Portal by logging in with your student number and network password.

SIGN UP TO BE A VOLUNTEER NOTE TAKER

Most volunteers are selected just a few weeks before midterms, so everyone is encouraged to apply even after the semester is in full swing. We ask you to be patient with this process and continue to take notes on a regular basis so that you are ready to upload when a student needs you.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding this program, please email notetakers@ontariotechu.ca.