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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

Get involved on campus

Getting involved in the campus community and connecting with other students can help with the transition to life at Ontario Tech University. On this page, you will find information on groups that promote educational opportunities for refugees around the world and how you can join.

World University Services of Canada

World University Services of Canada (WUSC) at Ontario Tech is a student group that is dedicated to providing and improving education, employment, and empowerment opportunities for young refugees around the world. 

Our aim is to: 

  • Advocate for social change through campaigns and events
  • Raise awareness and educate the campus on global refugee issues
  • Sponsor and support a WUSC student who newly immigrated to Canada through the Student Refugee Program
Student Refugee Program

Within WUSC, there is a youth-to-youth sponsorship program called Student Refugee Program (SRP) is the only one of its kind to combine resettlement with opportunities for higher education for young refugees.

We sponsor a student every other year from a refugee background to have the opportunity to study at Ontario Tech. You currently support a WUSC student financially through your ancillary fees. We couldn’t have made this happen without your support!

Learn about our WUSC alumnus:

For more information about our international programs and development work across the country and around the world, please visit the World University Services of Canada (WUSC) website.

WUSC at Ontario Tech

Applications are now closed. However, you can sign up to be a general member. Sign up by filling out our registration form.

Contact us at wusc@ontariotechu.ca.