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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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Faculty of Education Peer Leaders

Senior Peer Leader
mystart orientation

Senior Peer Leader

Your Senior Peer Leaders are Caitlin and Peter!
Caitlin M.
mystart orientation

Caitlin M.

Caitlin M.

Pronouns: She/Her

Program: Primary/Junior

Year: Second

Favourite Memory at Ontario Tech: My favourite memory at Ontario Tech is getting involved throughout the years of my undergraduate at Ontario Tech, such as being an ambassador, peer leader and executive member of a club that I started and I was fortunate enough to make so many friends along the way.

One Piece of Advice for First Year Students: Get involved and try out everything that the university has to offer. Make sure to find what you are passionate about and join a club that is targeted towards that and if there is not a club already offered, then make one! The university experience is what you make of it and my one piece of advice for first-year students is to explore the university in its fullest.

Peter
mystart orientation

Peter

Peter

Pronouns: He/Him

Program: Intermediate/Senior Education

Year: Second

Favourite Memory at Ontario Tech: Orientation. It’s a great place to meet your fellow peers and the upper years. We also have plenty of fun activities and competitions prepared for the incoming students!

One Piece of Advice for First Year Students:  Get involved! I just finished my first degree in chemistry and starting my degree in education and throughout my chemistry degree I got involved on campus. Getting involved helps you learn so much about the university, students of all faculties as well as yourself.

Senior Peer Leaders
mystart orientation

Senior Peer Leaders

Your Senior Peer Leaders are Caitlin and Peter!
Chantal M.
mystart orientation

Chantal M.

Chantal M.

Pronouns: She/Her

Program: Early Childhood Studies

Year: Fourth

Favourite Memory at Ontario Tech: Receiving the president's award

One Piece of Advice for First Year Students:  My one piece of advice for a first year student would be to enjoy the process. While it may seem difficult at first, once you get into a rhythm or pattern, the process becomes easier and more enjoyable.

 

Lasandra C.
mystart orientation

Lasandra C.

Lasandra C.

Pronouns: She/Her

Program: Educational Studies and Digital Tech-Adult Education Specialization

Year: Fourth

Favourite Memory at Ontario Tech: Being a part of new student orientation

One Piece of Advice for First Year Students:  Don't be afraid to ask questions

Sanya C.
mystart orientation

Sanya C.

Sanya C.

Pronouns: She/Her

Program: Educational Studies and Digital Technology with a specialization in Early Childhood Studies

Year: Fourth

Favourite Memory at Ontario Tech: Collaborating and connecting with peers and faculty

One Piece of Advice for First Year Students: Having a growth mindset is essential to progress professionally and personally.

Peer Leaders
mystart orientation

Peer Leaders