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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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Faculties of Engineering/Nuclear Science

Senior Peer Leaders
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Senior Peer Leaders

David and Jess are Senior Peer Leaders
David
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David

David

Pronouns: He/Him

Program: Mechatronics Engineering

Year: Fourth

Favourite Memory at Ontario Tech: 2018 Orientation when my faculty (FEAS) won the wild goose chase (for the first time in their history) in my first year

One Piece of Advice for First Year Students: Make as many connections as you can early on so that you have many options to choose from when it comes to knowing who to hang out with and who to make your close friends

 

Jess
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Jess

Jess

Pronouns: They/She

Program: Software Engineering

Year: Third

Favourite Memory at Ontario Tech: An early morning row with my doubles partner Alexie and seeing a MASSIVE meteor. We were just getting into a hard practice and the sky lit up, it was such a cool experience to share with such a close friend.

One Piece of Advice for First Year Students: Don't be afraid to ask questions in lectures! No questions are silly, and chances are LOTS of other people are wondering the same thing!!



Senior Peer Leader
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Senior Peer Leader

Senior Peer Leader
Arzika
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Arzika

Arzika

Pronouns: She/Her

Program: Software Engineering

Year: Third

Favourite Memory at Ontario Tech: My favourite memory is meeting Arlene Dickson virtually and seeing Bill Nye in person. I could say I could meet a celebrity. Also joining clubs and meeting new people.

One Piece of Advice for First Year Students: Do not be Afraid to join clubs on campus or use any resources on campus, they are here to help you make your journey at Ontario Tech as easy as possible.

Daimen
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Daimen

Daimen

Pronouns: He/Him

Program: Mechatronics Engineering

Year: Third

Favourite Memory at Ontario Tech: Getting chocolate milk before every physics lecture

One Piece of Advice for First Year Students: Never feel like you need to "keep up" with other people's course schedules. If you need to drop a course in order to succeed, don't be afraid to do it.

 

Evans
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Evans

Evans

Pronouns: He/Him

Program: Software Engineering

Year: Fourth

Favourite Memory at Ontario Tech: Co-founding Ontario Tech Coffeehouse Sessions

One Piece of Advice for First Year Students: Seek support even when you think you don't need it; it gives you an edge!

 

Faiza
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Faiza

Faiza

Program: Mechanical Engineering

Year: Third

One Piece of Advice for First Year Students: Never be afraid to ask questions!

Ghadeer
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Ghadeer

Ghadeer

Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Year: Third

Favourite Memory at Ontario Tech: The orientation day is the first day at the university where I get to meet all the faculty and enrolled students as well. Everyone was extremely welcoming and answered all my questions. I established lifetime friendships in this event. 

One Piece of Advice for First Year Students: Be a risk taker and trust your abilities that you can take any challenges that you might face. Engage in many activities and events. Build memories and experiences that will last a lifetime. 

Karen
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Karen

Karen

Pronouns: She/Her

Program: Mechanical Engineering

Year: Third

Favourite Memory at Ontario Tech: On the first day of orientation when everyone is in the gym, and chanting for their faculty to see who has the most spirit. Then touring the campus from class to class yelling ENGINEERS.

One Piece of Advice for First Year Students: Never be afraid to ask questions and never feel that you need to do it all by yourself.

Kinjal
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Kinjal

Kinjal

Pronouns: She/Her

Program: Software Engineering

Year: Third

Favourite Memory at Ontario Tech: Going ice skating with friends at the Campus Ice Center.

One Piece of Advice for First Year Students: Be yourself, socialize, and remember to have fun. The time at university will fly by before you know it so make the most of it. 

Mary Ann
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Mary Ann

Mary Ann

Pronouns: She/Her

Program: Electrical Engineering

Year: Third

Favourite Memory at Ontario Tech: My favourite memory at Ontario Tech was going to orientation and making new friends! I had a lot of fun attending different events held by the school, especially going to the Durham College esports arena with my friends and playing VR games at the stations they had set up during orientation. It was a great night of attempting to beat each other's high scores and meeting other people who liked the same video games as us.

One Piece of Advice for First Year Students: Don't be afraid to ask questions! Starting university is a big transition from high school and other forms of education, and no question is too silly or dumb to ask. You may even help someone else out that was too scared to ask it by stepping up and doing it yourself!

Sydney
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Sydney

Sydney

Pronouns: She/Her

Program: Software Engineering

Year: Fifth

Favourite Memory at Ontario Tech: Getting mozza sticks at rez express every weekend

One Piece of Advice for First Year Students: Take lots of pictures! I love seeing my snapchat memories of first year and all the fun times I had. 

Vernoth
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Vernoth

Vernoth

Program: Automotive Engineering

Year: Fifth

Favourite Memory at Ontario Tech: Hanging out and grabbing pizza and movie nights with the boys and joining clubs and hanging out with meaningful people

One Piece of Advice for First Year Students: Practice not only focusing on yourself but also knowing yourself and using that to plan your life ahead of you to become successful and achieve happiness



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