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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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What is the Student Mental Health Advisory Committee?

The Student Mental Health Advisory Committee is a group of students passionate about wellness and advocating for mental health. The committee provides an opportunity for any student at the university, including individuals with lived experiences, to develop and review mental health initiatives.


Application process

Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are now open. Interviews will be held between April and July with an expected start date of September 2021.

Write a one-page letter of intent that addresses the three points below. Once it has been submitted you will be contacted with the next steps.

Points to cover in your letter of intent:

  • Describe why mental health and wellness are important to you.
  • List qualities you have that can help create a mentally healthy Ontario Tech community.
  • Explain at least one idea or event that can help your specific faculty or department (for example, FEAS or FBIT) to be more involved in students’ mental health and wellness. Please be specific and detailed.

Applications must be emailed to You will be contacted if selected for an interview. Interviews will be held virtually, instructions will be delivered over email.


Need more information?

If you have more questions or would like more information about the Student Mental Health Advisory Committee, please email