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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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New to Ontario Tech Orientation

Welcome to Ontario Tech University! 

The New To Ontario Tech orientation programming provides new instructors and teaching assistants with an introduction to teaching techniques and strategies, educational technology, the student experience, and teaching and learning services and support. 

We will explore a variety of topics designed to help you achieve teaching excellence and introduce you to the Ontario Tech experience, including:

  • Ontario Tech students and how to best support them 
  • A tour of the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Current topics in higher education
  • Diversity, inclusion, and belonging at Ontario Tech
  • Teaching and Learning Centre services
  • Library services
  • Campus Health and Safety
  • Public Service Alliance of Canada

New to Ontario Tech orientation is offered annually in August. Stay tuned for more details in 2024!

All orientation-related questions can be directed to