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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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MyStart: Orientation

What is MyStart: Orientation?

students celebrating at orientation

MyStart: Orientation is the university's largest transition program specifically geared toward students who are beginning classes in September. Fall Orientation activities provide fun and exciting opportunities for all incoming students in the university's diverse student population. MyStart: Orientation is a great way to make new friends prior to starting classes and learn about the university's vibrant campus culture.

What to Expect

  • Connect with your Peer Leader, make new friends, connect with faculty and staff.
  • Learn about the university experiences of upper-year students and Peer Leaders.
  • Learn how to get the most out of your university experience.
  • Participate in engaging activities and traditions unique to the university.

Peer Leader Program

All first-year and new incoming students are matched with a Peer Leader, who is an upper-year student mentor from the same program or faculty. These leaders are trained to provide students with a variety of strategies and referrals that can assist with the social, cultural and academic transition into university. To learn more about the Peer Leader program, visit the transition website.


Contact Us

If you have any questions, email, or call 905.721.8668 ext. 5380