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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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Celebrate Teaching! Awards

Updated February 24, 2021

The Celebrate Teaching! Awards program highlights excellence in teaching, teaching innovation, and educational leadership at the university. The program acknowledges the impact instructors of all kinds have on our campus and our community.  

Due to various circumstances associated with COVID-19, the only 2020 award category will be: "Student Choice": 

Student Choice Awards are given to Faculty and Teaching Assistants (TAs) who show an outstanding commitment to teaching and student success at Ontario Tech University. Students can nominate their favourite instructors (Undergraduate or Graduate) and Teaching Assistants (TAs) for their contributions to learning during the 2020 calendar year. 

undergraduate Faculty Nomination Graduate Faculty Nomination Teaching Assistant Nomination

Stay tuned to the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) Twitterfeed @OT_TLC and use the hashtag #CelebrateTeaching to share updates about the awards, see the most up-to-date information or ask questions about the exciting Celebrate Teaching! Awards Ceremony, which will be announced in April.

 Nominations are due on March 31st, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. 

Questions and comments can also be directed to

Most Recent Winners

Most Recent Winners

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Past Awards

Past Awards

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