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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

Groups and Workshops

two people talking at a tableLife Hacks

Life Hacks is a new group on campus for students to develop cooking, budgeting, and coping skills in a way that is interactive. Registration is required.

Dollars to Donuts

Students will learn how to budget and manage their finances while in university. Donuts will be provided to all of those who attend.

Dollars to Donuts was on Thursday, March 12. Stay tuned for information regarding the next Life Hacks session. REGISTER FOR DOLLARS TO DONUTS (closed)

Express your Stress

Students will learn the importance of self-care while participating in a painting tutorial. Snacks will be provided to all of those who attend.

Express your Stress has been cancelled as the university is closed. Stay tuned for information regarding the next Life Hacks session.

Register for Express your Stress (cLosed)

Taco Tuesday

Students will learn how to cook safely and healthfully on a budget. All who attend will have the opportunity to practice these skills through the preparation of their own taco creation. Deadline to register is Friday, March 20. 

Taco Tuesday has been cancelled as the university is closed. Stay tuned for information regarding the next Life Hacks session.

Register for Taco Tuesday (Closed)

For more information, contact studentaccessibility@ontariotechu.ca


Employment Readiness Group

Student speaking with career counselor at Employment Readiness Group

The Employment Readiness Group is a space where students can work with career counsellors, learning strategies counsellors and their peers to develop employment-specific social skills. Students can get career guidance and learn how to act in professional environments.

The 2018/2019 Employment Readiness Group took place on Wednesdays from January to March. Stay tuned for information on the 2019/2020 group. For more information, contact jill.wantola@ontariotechu.ca, Learning Strategies Counsellor.


Social Activity Group

Students connecting in social activity group

The Social Activity group is a welcoming space where students can connect with their peers over board games, light refreshments and conversation. All are welcome to attend.

The 2018/2019 Social Activity Group took place on Thursdays from January to March. Stay tuned for information on the 2019/2020 group. For more information, contact jill.wantola@ontariotechu.ca, Learning Strategies Counsellor.