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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

Available all summer. 

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MyStart is a series of online modules and live workshops that provide new students with a head start in their university career. The modules will be accessible on Canvas starting on July 13 and will be available all summer for you to learn at your own pace. Faculty specific live workshops will be scheduled throughout the summer and hosted on Canvas.

MyStart 2020

What to expect

  • Connect with academic support staff and other students in your program.
  • Discover the many programs and services in place to support student success.
  • Engage with fellow first-year students and learn about the experiences of upper-year students. 
  • Find out what you need to know before starting classes in September.
  • Gain foundational academic skills needed to be successful in your classes, including active study strategies, planning and time management, and mindset and resilience strategies.
  • Learn how you can cultivate a unique university experience.
  • Learn how to navigate learning online, including common assignments you can expect and how to access and navigate the library website.
  • Participate in faculty-specific online modules and live workshops such as math and chemistry* review and writing and research skills.

*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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Online workshop schedules

View the online workshop schedule for your faculty.  Instructions for how to access the online workshops can be found in the MyStart course on Canvas.