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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.

The event will begin with introductions from President Murphy and Chancellor Frazer, followed by our guest speaker Dr. Naheed Dosani, Faculty of Science, Class of 2008. We’ll also congratulate the Alumni Association Award winners and welcome your new Alumni Association Council members. 

This year we will be sending an exclusive Uber Eats code to all attendees so that you can enjoy lunch during the event!

When: 

Saturday, June 12, 2021
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:  

Virtual Event using Zoom meeting format.

Alumni Day Schedule
Timing Event
11 a.m. 

Welcome Remarks and Introductions

11:10 a.m.

Guest speaker, Dr. Naheed Dosani, Faculty of Science, Class of 2008.

11:35 a.m.

Alumni Association Council Annual General Meeting 

12:05 p.m. Presentation of the 2021 Alumni Association Awards 
12:25 p.m. iPad Draw, Yvonne Brady, Johnson Insurance
12:30 p.m. Networking in Breakout Rooms

Registration for Alumni Day 2021 is complimentary. Alumni and students in their final year of study are invited to register online by June 9.

Faculty and staff may email alumni@ontariotechu.ca to RSVP. 

Naheed Dosani PhotoDr. Naheed Dosani

Faculty of Science
Class of 2008

Our special guest speaker is alumnus Dr. Naheed Dosani.

As a palliative care physician, Dr. Naheed Dosani is passionate about advancing equitable access to health care for people experiencing homelessness. A transformative experience providing care to a Toronto homeless man at the end of his life motivated Dr. Dosani to develop Palliative Education And Care for the Homeless (PEACH), a program of the Inner City Health Associates.

PEACH delivers community-based hospice palliative care to society’s most vulnerable individuals regardless of their housing status or factors such as poverty or substance use. The program brings housing, mental health and healthcare providers together to plan an individual’s care while recognizing, but not judging, that person’s circumstances.

This care model has inspired similar programs in cities across the continent and the development of Journey Home Hospice, Toronto’s first hospice for people experiencing homelessness, which opened in May 2018.

With COVID-19, Dr. Dosani’s leadership efforts include serving as Medical Director for the Region of Peel’s COVID-19 Isolation/Homeless Program.

A tireless advocate, Dr. Dosani brings attention to the correlation between health and a wide range of social issues through social media, public speaking and national media.

He is also co-founder of Doctors for Defunding Police, Doctors for Justice in Long-Term Care and holds faculty appointments at the University of Toronto and McMaster University.

Dr. Dosani has received many prestigious honours for his trailblazing work. These awards include the Meritorious Service Cross for Humanitarianism from Canada’s Governor General in 2018, a humanitarian award from the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians in May 2019 and the Early Career Leader award from the Canadian Medical Association in 2020.

 

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 2021 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.