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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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Learner Engagement Academic Program (LEAP)

Program Overview

What is LEAP?

The Learner Engagement Academic Program (LEAP) combines the innovative principles of Burnett & Evans (2016) Designing Your Life with Covey’s (2019) 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. As part of the curriculum, you will be introduced to design thinking processes common in entrepreneurial communities. This highly interactive program is specifically designed to provide you with the skills to ensure a successful transition back into our university community and beyond. You can expect to apply in-class hands-on activities with external experiential learning opportunities that can include interactions with guest professionals, individual mentoring, and academic support.

LEAP runs in an online format, delivered via Canvas. Participants attend a one-hour lecture per week, either in synchronous or asynchronous format, as well as a one-hour online coaching workshop. Additional "homework" such as reflective writing and other exercises, are completed weekly. LEAP runs most semesters at the university.

Who is LEAP for?

LEAP is mainly for first and second year students who are struggling to maintain clear academic standing. Completion of LEAP will enable students to continue with their academic programs rather than face academic probation and/or suspension. LEAP is intended for students in any program.

How do I get involved in LEAP?

If you become eligible for LEAP, you will receive an email with instructions about how to join the program. If you have other questions about whether or not your academic standing makes you eligible, contact your Academic Advisor.