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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

Alumni Day

Alumni Day is a celebration of the best of our university and alumni community. This year the event will be virtual but will still include the same great agenda, as well as opportunities for networking with fellow alumni.

Please join President Murphy, the Ontario Tech Alumni Council and our guest speaker Shannon Galea, Faculty of Education, Class of 2011 for a morning of celebration. We’ll also congratulate the Alumni Association Award winners and welcome your new Alumni Association Council members.

The Alumni Council will be sending an exclusive $20 Uber Eats code to all attendees so that you can enjoy brunch during the event!


Saturday, June 25, 2022
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Virtual Event using Zoom meeting format.

Alumni Day Schedule
Timing Event
10 a.m. 

Welcome Remarks and Introductions

10:10 a.m.

Guest speaker, Shannon Galea, Faculty of Education, Class of 2011.

10:40 a.m.

Alumni Association Council Annual General Meeting 

11:10 a.m. Presentation of the 2022 Alumni Association Awards 
11:30 a.m. Networking in Breakout Rooms

Registration for Alumni Day 2022 is complimentary. Alumni and students in their final year of study are invited to register online by June 22.

Faculty and staff may email to RSVP. 

Shannon Galea PhotoShannon Galea

Faculty of Education
Class of 2011

Shannon Galea is a Game Plan Specialist with the Canadian Olympic Committee. Shannon has an extremely diverse background in sport, education, research and marketing as a former high performance athlete herself. 

As a dual citizen to Malta, Shannon worked avidly as a builder of sport through formalized development strategies for local sport organizations within Malta and took part in the European Commission’s “Be Active” campaign to promote healthy active living across European communities. In April 2021, Shannon established the Malta Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation in her pursuit of competing at the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games as a skeleton athlete. Shannon attended the 2022 Paralympic Winter games as a photographer.

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 2022 Alumni Association Awards and celebrate all of the nominees. 

Achievement Award

Our goal in creating the Achievement Award was to inspire alumni to reflect the values (integrity and respect, honesty and accountability, dedication to quality and intellectual rigour, and pursuit of innovation) that were integral during their studies at the university. We want to recognize individuals who continue to demonstrate these values while making a difference and achieving success in fields of study, careers, or completing other successful goals.

Up and Coming Award

Our goal in creating the Up and Coming Award was to inspire new alumni to succeed by recognizing up-and-comers for their dedication, hard work and achievements early in their careers.

Philanthropic Award

Our goal in creating the Philanthropic Award was to recognize the efforts of alumni who are making significant contributions to improve society through their generosity, dedication and commitment.