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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 is a series of faculty-specific online modules and live workshops that provide new students with a head start in their university career. The program will be offered throughout July and August to help students prepare for classes in September. In addition to the asynchronous course content, students can also attend interactive, live workshops. To view your faculty's Online Workshop Schedule, visit your MyStart module on Canvas.

First, register for your faculty's MyStart module:

Next, visit and log in using your student number and network password. You'll see your MyStart module and can start preparing.


MyStart 2020

What to expect

    • Engage with fellow first-year students and learn about the experiences of upper-year students.
    • Gain foundational academic skills needed to be successful in your classes, including active study strategies, math, writing and more.
    • Learn how to navigate learning online, including common assignments you can expect.
    • Discover the many programs and services in place to support student success.
    • Learn how to cultivate a unique university experience.
    • Connect with academic support staff and other students in your program.

    This is a great opportunity to strengthen your skills and make new connections!

*For students in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, or Faculty of Science faculties, MyStart will focus on practicing math skills required for entry-level university math and science courses. Students will have the opportunity to review algebra, equations, inequalities, trigonometry, functions, and vectors as well as meet their math professors.  Faculty of Business and Information Technology students will also review business math skills.

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