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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

Mental Health Workshops and Events

safeTALK training opportunity

Ontario Tech has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) to offer students the opportunity to be certified in the safeTALK suicide alertness program. Training is three hours, in-person, and participants receive a certificate from LivingWorks. safeTALK participants will learn that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided. Participants will learn the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe, and will learn to activate a suicide alert.

Stay tuned for fall 2022 training dates!

Better Together workshop series

Ontario Tech University and Durham College are partnering to run a regular workshop series to mediate social isolation and grief among students. You'll have opportunities to connect with other students through a series of creative workshops, volunteer opportunities and informational sessions. Grounded in identity, shared interest, meaningful relationships, involvement and belongingness, the Better Together workshop series will employ action-based activities and integrate mental health education to foster social growth and resilience, and promote the wellness of students on and off-campus.

Snacks with Sylvia

Wednesday, July 13
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ever take your hangry out on a friend, when all you really need is a little snack? If so, join Durham College’s Sylvia Emmorey—a Registered Nutritionist—for Snacks with Sylvia, as she teaches us two tasty, nutritious, affordable and easy-to-prepare recipes that can help you stay well-nourished, and budget-friendly. 

A list of ingredients will be emailed to you ahead of time and only a few pieces of cooking equipment are required: 

  • Baking tray
  • Blender
  • Mixing bowl
  • Oven 

Please register using your student (ontariotechu.net) email address. This session will be taking place over Zoom; the link will be sent to you one hour prior to it beginning. 

As an attendee, your name will be automatically entered into a draw for a chance to win a prize.   

The Health Promotions team looks forward to seeing you there!

Register for Snacks with Sylvia