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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.

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Transition

Students celebrating their win of the wild goose chaseOrientation and transition programs are available throughout the year, providing all incoming students and their families with the information and resources necessary to have a successful first-year experience. Specialized programs are also offered through our various Student Life departments, including International Education, Student Learning Centre and Student Accessibility Services in order to meet the needs of the university's diverse student population. The university has three major student intakes, with specialized Orientation programs offered for each: Fall intake (September), Winter intake (January) and Spring Intake for Bridge Students (May).

In addition to our orientation programs, we offer a Peer Leader Program that matches first-year students with an upper-year mentor.

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