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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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Alumni Day

Alumni Day is a celebration of the best of our university and alumni community. The day begins with a networking reception, followed by lunch with guest speaker Robina Brah, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Class of 2017.
Then we’ll congratulate the Alumni Association Award winners and welcome your new Alumni Association Council members. 


Saturday, October 5, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Ontario Tech University
Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC), first-floor atrium
2000 Simcoe St. N, Oshawa, ON
L1G 0C5
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Timing Event
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Registration

Networking reception 
12:30 p.m.

Alumni luncheon with President Steven Murphy featuring guest speaker, Robina Brah, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Class of 2017.

Presentation of the 2019 Alumni Association Awards 

2:30 p.m.

Alumni Association Council Annual General Meeting 

3 p.m.  Formal program concludes

Registration for Alumni Day is $10 a person. Alumni and students in their final year of study are invited to register online by September 27.

Faculty and staff may email to RSVP. 

Robina BrahRobina Brah

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
Class of 2017

Our special guest speaker is alumna and Durham Region resident Robina Brah.

She is a role model for others in her community. Robina feeds members of the homeless community, mentors at the Children’s Aid Society, and has written a children’s book, A Porcupine in a Pig’s Town, which aims to teach children about diversity and inclusion. Known as an ambitious activist and dedicated volunteer, Robina’s philanthropic efforts have earned her a nomination for the 2019 Alumni Association Awards.

Robina obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology and a Minor in Criminology from Ontario Tech in 2017. She intends to pursue further education in leadership.

We look forward to welcoming Robina back to campus on October 5, 2019, to learn more about her accomplishments since graduation.  

Each year the Alumni Association recognizes the achievements and contributions of successful Ontario Tech alumni with three special awards: The Achievement Award; the Up and Coming Award; and the Philanthropic Award. 

At Alumni Day, we will announce the winners of the 2019 Alumni Association Awards and celebrate all of the nominees. 


Achievement Award
  • Bahar (Karbalaei) Karimi, BScN (Hons), class of 2013
Up and Coming Award
  • Kunwar Aditya, Doctor of Philosophy (Electrical and Computer Engineering), class of 2017
  • Janamejaya Channegowda, Doctor of Philosophy (Electrical and Computer Engineering), class of 2018
  • Arun Damodharan, Master of Applied Science, class of 2015
  • Marco De Ciantis, Master of Health Sciences, class of 2017
  • Carmen Jweda, BHSc (Hons), class of 2014
  • Humza Nusrat, BSc (Hons), class of 2013
  • Vamsi Krishna Pathipati, Master of Applied Science, class of 2016
  • Megan Weales, BA (Hons), class of 2018
Philanthropic Award
  • Christie Attwood, BHSc (Hons), class of 2012
  • Robina Brah, BA (Hons), class of 2017
  • Timothy Chen, BSc (Hons), class of 2010