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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)

LEAP is a highly interactive program, specifically designed to provide students with the skills to ensure a successful transition back into our university community and beyond. Students 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.

Students who successfully complete LEAP will be able to:

  1. Apply design thinking to identify barriers to successful progression through the post-secondary program
  2. Create a framework for personal, career, and academic development
  3. Develop a series of personally-relevant tools that can be used to overcome barriers
  4. Apply best practices for learning and personal development to discipline-specific scenarios 

Who is LEAP for?

LEAP is for students who are struggling to maintain clear academic standing (a GPA above 2.0). Students who receive the academic standing of "suspension" are eligible for LEAP. Students with other circumstances and academic standings, based on recommendations by their Faculty or academic advisors, may also be eligible.

When is LEAP offered?

LEAP runs for 12 weeks in each of the Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer semesters, with three hours of classes per week. Classes are held in-person on the North Oshawa campus.

How do I get involved in LEAP?

If you become eligible for LEAP, you will receive an email at your email address with instructions about how to join the program. Do not share this email with others, as they may not be eligible for the program. If you have other questions about whether or not your academic standing makes you eligible, contact your academic advisor.

Can I participate in LEAP if I am not eligible?

No. Only those eligible for LEAP will be enrolled in the program. If you are ineligible for LEAP but interested in resources for academic success, contact your Academic Advisor.