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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

About us

In-person appointments are by appointment only and can be booked on the Student Life Portal

If you are looking for mental health support, please complete the self-referral form and review the support options offered.

Contact Student Accessibility Services at 905.721. 3266 or

North Oshawa campus location

Shawenjigewining Hall
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5

Second floor services:
  • Career Centre
  • Learning Lab
  • Math Study Hall
  • Mukwa’s Den
  • Peer Tutoring Support
  • Student Engagement and Equity
  • Student Learning Centre
  • Writing Room
Third floor services:
  • Stepped Care 
    • Student Accessibility Services
    • Student Mental Health Services
    • Test Centre and Integrated Services

Downtown Oshawa campus locations

Student Life
Charles Hall, Room 218
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 4X8

Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre
151 Athol Street East
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1K2


  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed each day between noon and 1 p.m.

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Office of Student Life

  • Office of Student Life
    Student Life is the university's student support network outside of the classroom. We are made up of several teams that provide students with the services and resources they need to succeed academically, personally and socially.
  • Athletics and Recreation

    Athletics and Recreation is a multifaceted department, focusing on competitive sport for varsity athletes as well as general health, fitness and community for all students.

    Ridgeback Athletics delivers a first-class intercollegiate program made up of 16 varsity teams and two sports club teams that contend at institutional, provincial, national and international levels. Our teams create a sense of pride and school spirit on campus.

    For information on tryouts, game recaps and opportunities to cheer on the Ridgebacks at upcoming competitions, visit

    Athletics and Recreation also has a number of opportunities for students to get involved in recreational sport through intramural and extramural teams. They also offer free skating for students at the Campus Ice Centre, and they help students to prioritize fitness through the Flex fitness centre, which includes weight and cardio machines, an indoor track and a number of training programs.

    For information on intramural and extramural sports, skating and the Flex fitness centre, visit the campus recreation website

  • Career Centre

    Contact the Career Centre by phone at 905.721.8668 ext. 3824 or by email at

    Securing employment after university is a top priority for our students, and the Career Centre is there to help with that transition. They assist our students and graduates with job search and career exploration, provide employers with a variety of recruitment services and host a number of events to build connections between students and employers.

    Through the Career Centre, students can access career counsellors to discuss their anxieties and find clarity in their career paths, and they can work with employment advisors to talk about internships and co-ops, get help with resumés, cover letters, interview skills and job searches. It is recommended that students visit the Student Life Portal to get the most up-to-date information about upcoming opportunities.

    Employers looking to hire students, build their brand on campus and post their employment opportunities should consider registering with the Student Life Portal.

  • Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

    Contact Indigenous Education and Cultural Services by email at

    Indigenous Education and Cultural Services is located in the Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre at 151 Athol Street East at our downtown Oshawa campus location.

    You can also visit Mukwa’s den located in Shawenjigewining Hall, Room 217. Mukwa's den is a designated student space for Indigenous students to access culturally-relevant resources, support and programming and be an additional study space and/or lounge.

    Indigenous Education and Cultural Services offers cultural workshops, ceremonies, events and programming to educate Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, faculty, staff members and the broader community about Indigenous culture. They encourage Indigenous students to embrace their culture through the Indigenous self-identification process, and they lead the university in its journey toward reconciliation.

  • Student Accessibility Services

    Contact Student Accessibility Services by phone at 905.721.3266 or by email at

    Student Accessibility Services will support students with disabilities who require accommodations as legally required by the Ontario Human Rights Code. The university is committed to facilitating accommodations for students with disabilities. Supports may include, but are not limited to, alternative testing arrangements, FM hearing systems, training and access to computers and adaptive software, alternative text formats, interpreters, counselling, and learning strategies instruction. Students can access these services by going to the SAS self-service portal.

  • Student Engagement and Equity

    Contact Student Engagement and Equity by email at

    Student Engagement and Equity endeavours to support students’ positive transition into university and their ongoing success and engagement throughout their academic careers. Student Engagement and Equity provides various learning and leadership programs, events and opportunities—such as Orientation, the Ambassador Program, and the Peer Leader program—which help students to feel a sense of community at the university while also allowing them to build their skillsets for personal and professional success.

    The Student Engagement and Equity team works hard to make the university a more equitable and inclusive community. Through the discussions they facilitate and the equity campaigns they run, they advocate for a more welcoming campus community that is built on empathy and understanding.

  • Student Learning Centre

    Contact the Student Learning Centre by phone at 905.721.8668 ext. 6578 or by email at

    The Student Learning Centre supplements classroom experience by providing students with a number of services that help to strengthen academic skills and learning strategies.

    Through workshops, fun events and one-on-one sessions, Student Learning Centre specialists support students in core areas such as writing, math, science and English as a second language. If students wish to have more personalized assistance, one-on-one sessions with both subject specialists and trained peer tutors are available.

  • Student Mental Health Services

    Contact Student Mental Health Services by phone at 905.721.3392 or by email at

    Student Mental Health Services exists to support students’ mental wellness during their time at the university. They offer professional, short-term counselling and therapy to help students in one-on-one environments; they run a variety of support groups to care for students in community-based settings, and they run campaigns that aim to fight the stigma against mental illness.

    Student Life acknowledges that university can be a stressful and difficult time, and helps to nurture students’ wellbeing by ensuring they feel supported mentally and emotionally.

  • Test Centre and Integrated Services

    Contact the Test Centre and Integrated Services by email at

    Test Centre and Integrated Services (TCIS) co-ordinates accessible services such as accommodated testing, note taking services, assistive technology and alternate formats for students with disabilities who are registered with Student Accessibility Services.

    During in-person assessments our dedicated invigilators supervise the process and are available to provide immediate support as required, ensuring a smooth and comfortable testing experience. During at home assessments the TCIS ensures that students' time-based accommodations, including additional writing time and break time (as applicable), are applied.

    To book an assessment with TCIS, you must already be registered with SAS to receive your full accommodations. You can book your exams, tests or quizzes through the SAS self-service portal in advance of the deadlines.