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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

Leadership positions

Ambassador talking to students at International OrientationIn order to be eligible for a Student Leadership Volunteer position, you must:

  • Be able to attend your assigned interview date and any position-specific retreats, team meetings and training dates, as required by your role.
  • Remain in good standing with the university.
  • All successful applicants are required to complete Leadership Foundations. (If you have already completed Ambassador Level 1 you do not need to complete this step.) Candidates who require this training will be contacted with further information on next steps.
  • At the end of the year, you are able to add these roles to your Student Experience Record.

All our positions are currently full. Check back regularly, as we are frequently looking for student volunteers!

Leadership Positions

  • Digital Community Crew

    Members of the Digital Community Crew are students passionate about strengthening and fostering feelings of pride and community at the university. These students work as a team to plan digital campaigns and physical activations that are accessible and engaging, with the goal of giving students the opportunity to interact with each other outside of the classroom and bridge the divide between online and offline interactions.

    Digital Community Crew Job Description

  • Equity Advocate

    Equity Advocates are students interested in a broad range of human rights issues, including sexism, racism, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, sexual violence and more. The Equity Advocates develop and deliver student-led initiatives to promote an equitable living, learning and working environment within the campus community. This position is for upper-year students interested in collaborative and community-engaged learning, to gain greater self-knowledge and leadership skills in the realm of equity.

    Equity Advocate Job Description

    The Senior Equity Advocate is a returning Equity Advocate who leads and supervises a team of Equity Advocates in their role aimed at addressing human rights issues such as sexism, racism, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, sexual violence, and more in their role. The Senior Equity Advocate oversees the Equity Advocates as they develop and deliver student-led initiatives to promote an equitable living, learning, and working environment for Ontario Tech students. This position is for a student who has been an Ontario Tech Equity Advocate for at least one prior year.

    Senior Equity Advocate job description

  • International Student Leader

    International Student Leaders (ISL) are student leaders who support incoming international students through their new arrival and transitional needs. ISLs are vital in creating a welcoming and supportive environment for new students. This is an opportunity to engage with peers in an enriching way by sharing about your own culture and learning about theirs.


  • Peer Leader / Senior Peer Leader

    Peer Leaders are trained, upper-year student leaders within the Peer Leader Program who primarily offer support to first-year and incoming students as they transition into the university.

    Peer Leaders play an integral role in supporting incoming first-year students during Orientation. Peer Leaders enthusiastically welcome new students to the university, help them to get oriented to campus, and are available to their students throughout the year to answer questions, make referrals to campus services, attend campus events, and more.

    Peer Leader Job Description

    Senior Peer Leaders are upper-year students with the Peer Leader Program who support and motivate a group of Peer Leaders from their respective academic faculty. Seniors are considered to be the ‘leaders of the leaders’, acting as a knowledgeable resource for the volunteers within the program, advising Peer leaders, and reporting on student engagement.  Senior Peer Leaders are responsible for liaising between Student Engagement and Equity Staff and the Peer Leaders, ensuring that the students registered within the program are receiving up-to-date information about campus life, and feeling connected to the campus community. Senior Peer Leaders who are being considered for the role will be invited to an interview and will be required to complete additional training on top of the training required by Peer Leaders.

    Senior Peer Leader job Description

  • Peer Wellness Educator

    Peer Wellness Educators are students interested in contributing to health promotion activities on campus that help foster a healthy community. Peer Wellness Educators are responsible for advocating and educating Ontario Tech students on a variety of health topics including emotional well-being, self-care, sleep, active living, food and nutrition, substance use and sexual health. The Peer Wellness Educators develop and deliver workshops and displays, support events, disseminate evidence-based information and implement campaigns to promote health and wellness related resources available on- and off-campus.

    Peer Wellness Educator Job Description

Paid opportunities within Student Life include: