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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Textbook Broke: October 23 - 27

The Open Education (OE) Lab, Ontario Tech Student Union, and Teaching and Learning Centre invite you to participate in Textbook Broke: a week-long campaign to raise awareness of open education as a tool to make education more affordable and accessible to everyone.

All members of the Ontario Tech community are invited to attend events throughout the week to learn about open education and how they can contribute to the movement!

All questions about the Textbook Broke campaign can be directed to the OE Lab by email at

Open Education and Action Conference

As part of the campaign, the OE Lab invites you to attend a short conference on Open Education and Action. The conference is open to all members of the Ontario Tech community who are interested in learning about and sharing their experiences with open pedagogy, open educational resources (OER), and the open initiatives taking place on campus.

Conference attendees will participate in faculty- and student-hosted panel discussions, engage with the OE Lab student-staff and their contributions to the open education movement at Ontario Tech, and enjoy a catered lunch. 

When: Tuesday October 24th, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Where: UA Atrium, North Campus

Please register by Thursday October 19th to save your place!

Conference schedule

Open Education and Action Conference
Time Session
9:30 am - 10:00 am Welcome + Meet and greet
10:00 am - 11:00 am About Open Educational Resources and the OE Lab
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Faculty Panel
Dr. Anna Rodrigues, Dr. Elita Partosoedarso
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Lunch break
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm OE Lab Project Showcase
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Student Panel
Samantha Brown
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Closing

Open Education Information Booths

Visit our booths throughout the week to learn more about open education, make a pledge towards open, and meet our OE Lab team!

Open Education Information Booths
Date Time Location
Wednesday October 25 10:00 am - 2:00 pm UB Atrium, North Campus
Thursday October 26 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Charles Hall, Downtown Campus