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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Health Promotion Events and Workshops

Our variety of in-person and virtual events and workshops:

  • Aim to provide you with opportunities to learn tips and skills to improve your health and well-being.

  • Are free for all students. 

  • Connect you with other students and professionals in the field of health and wellness. 

Check out the calendar of events to see what's happening in the Fall 2022 semester:

Catch some Zzz's: Healthy Sleep Workshop

  • Wednesday, October 5
  • 11 a.m. to noon
  • Shawenjigewining Hall, Room 024

Good quality sleep is linked to good mental health, reduced stress and improved academic performance. Join Dr. Efrosini Papaconstantinou to learn about sleep importance and tips to help you get a better night's sleep.


Eating for Energy

  • Tuesday, October 25
  • noon to 1 p.m.
  • Shawenjigewining Hall, Room 024

Do you wake up feeling tired, and find you're always looking for more coffee or that boost of energy throughout the day? If you experience energy lulls and would like to learn ways to maximize your energy throughout the day, join Holistic Nutritionist—Sylvia Emmorey—for this interactive session.

Sylvia will discuss foods and eating habits that affect energy levels—both positively and negatively—and provide you with many food options and ideas. Sylvia will be demonstrating how to make energy bites that participants can enjoy!


Touch of Culture Cooking Workshop

  • Wednesday, October 26
  • 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Simcoe Village Residence, Fourth Floor Kitchen

Join your classmates and peers to learn how to prepare quick, easy, inexpensive, and healthy recipes from various cultures. This workshop will highlight Japanese cuisine and will teach you about the culture through cooking.

Workshop recipe: Tonkatsu (breaded and fried pork cutlet) served with fresh vegetables and rice. Chicken and tofu will also be available as alternatives to pork. 

All students are welcome regardless of skill level in the kitchen and all ingredients will be provided free of cost. The maximum number of registrants is 16 people and you will work in pairs. 


Natural Mood Boosters

Join Holistic Nutritionist, Sylvia Emmorey, for a Natural Mood Boosters session to learn how what you eat—affects how you feel.

Sylvia will discuss gut health and hormones, and how they affect your brain and diet. She will be sharing information on the foods that help balance and boost your mood, and decrease stress, anxiety and depression.


Fall 2022 ongoing

There are many events and initiatives that will run regularly, all semester long, to keep you active and engaged. These options will be available from September to December and are a sure way to get you moving!
Learn more - Fall 2022 ongoing

Wellness Walks

Get moving, get grounded and get lifted! 

These one-hour walks are a free and fun opportunity that promotes physical and mental health by getting mindful walking breaks during the busy school, and workday. Come out for a walk to restore your concentration, uplift your mood, decrease your stress and be a part of your campus community. 

Meeting location: Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre, Front Desk

Fall Schedule


  • Thursday, September 8 at 2 p.m.*
  • Tuesday, September 27 at 1 p.m.

*For this walk only, please meet outside the Hive Café. 


  • Wednesday, October 5 at noon
  • Tuesday, October 18 at 1 p.m. 


  • Wednesday, November 2 at noon
  • Tuesday, November 15 at 1 p.m. 

Check back in the new year to see the winter schedule!

Mindful Movement

Do you ever feel overwhelmed, worried, exhausted, anxious, self-conscious and critical, and/or lacking self-esteem and confidence? These days most of us experience a degree of stress in our lives due to the ever-increasing demands on us and our time. Luckily, things like mindful movement can help us manage these aspects of our life. You're invited to join Siobhan O’Connor, Registered Yoga Therapist, to practice mindful movement and become more aware of your life as it is. 

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a reusable water bottle! Yoga mats will be provided.

Location: North Campus Library, Dixon/Alger Fireside Reading Room

Fall Schedule - Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • October 5 and 26
  • November 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30


Campus display booths

The Peer Wellness Educators will be running health education display booths in the atriums of the Business and Information Technology Building, the Science Building, and Shawenjigewining Hall throughout the fall semester.

If you see us, stop to chat to learn strategies to improve your wellness, and pick up helpful resources and giveaways!