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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.

Ontario Tech Alumni Day 2023 returned as an in-person event on Saturday, June 24 for the first time since 2019. We also offered a hybrid format for those unable to join us on campus.

We prepared a great schedule including our Annual General Meeting (AGM), the presentation of our Alumni Achievement Awards, and tours of some of our spectacular spaces on campus. We will also had an amazing guest speaker, Rachel Radyk. Rachel graduated in 2021 from the Faculty of Health Sciences and was awarded the Up and Coming Alumni Achievement Award in 2022.

Save The Date - Alumni Day - Saturday, June 22, 2024 (Details to come)

Thank you to our Alumni Day sponsor Johnson Insurance! 


Timing Event
9 a.m. Parking opens
9:30 a.m. Networking and light breakfast
10:30 a.m.


  • Alumni Association Council Annual General Meeting
  • Elections
  • Presentation of the 2023 Alumni Association Awards
  • Guest Speaker - Rachel Radyk
12:30 p.m. Lunch & Social
1:30 p.m. Closing Remarks




About our guest speaker:
Rachel Radyk, Class of 2021, Faculty of Health Science Photo of woman

Rachel Radyk (WaabanoKwe) is an AnishinaabeKwe and a proud member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island. As a Registered Nurse with a passion for Indigenous health and leadership, Rachel has delivered 40+ presentations and workshops for a wide range of organizations at provincial, national, and international levels, such as the International Council of Nurses Student Assembly, Indspire National Gathering for Indigenous Education, Nursing Students of Ontario, and Native Women’s Association of Canada. 

A well-known advocate and award-winning healthcare leader, Rachel strives to bring awareness and positive change within nursing education and organizations. Key examples of Rachel’s impact include pioneering the COVID-19 vaccine rollout within the Indigenous space, serving as the head delegate for the Young Diplomats of Canada for the OECD delegation, and championing Indigenous patient navigation in the local hospitals in the Waterloo-Wellington area.