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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 University

For New Faculty 

Welcome to Ontario Tech! 


The New To Ontario Tech orientation programming provides in introduction to teaching techniques and strategies, educational technology, student experience and faculty services. 

In this workshop, we explore topics such as academic integrity, critical incidents, first day of classes, accessibility and AODA and inclusive teaching strategies. Participants learn how to engage students through the use of  various educational technologies such as Adobe Connect, Kaltura, Turning Point, and Google Tools. In addition, we provide in-depth knowledge on the use of Canvas and focus on posting and organizing content, posting assignments, communication tool, grade centre and how to use analytics to improve student success.

Throughout the workshop there is a focus on our students and how we help them to succeed. We highlight the importance of student mental health and equity and inclusivity and how we can enhance the student experience. Participants are also provided the opportunity  to meet and connect with their teaching peers in an interactive, collaborative learning setting by engaging with a faculty and student panels.

Finally, participants learn about various services at Ontario Tech such as Campus and Health Safety, Research Services, Academic Affairs, Faculty Association and PSAC Union.

Before your program begins, please use the resources on this site. Check this page often for new updates.