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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

Events and Receptions

Throughout the year, the university and the Alumni Association Council organize a variety of events that provide opportunities to catch up with old friends and network with fellow alumni. We hope you will join us! 

Stay up-to-date about #OTAlumni activities by following us on OTAlumni Facebook, OTAlumni Instagram and OTAlumni Twitter.   

Speaker Series | Virtual 

The Alumni Association Council is pleased to be able to move the Alumni Speaker Series Events to a virtual format. Although the networking portion of the events won't be possible, we will still have the opportunity for questions and answers from our speakers.

  • Aug 7, 2020 | BSc, Now Medical School and Beyond! Emma Blackwood, Class of 2017 and Keegan Guidolin, Class of 2013, will be hosting a virtual session to discuss the paths they have taken since graduation and their decisions to pursue careers in the medical field. To join us, please register here.

Past events

  • May 5, 2020 | Thank you to Jaclyn Gibson, Class of 2014, Human Resources Analyst, County of Northumberland for hosting a virtual session.
  • April 16, 2020| Thank you to Wayne Cuervo, Director of Innovation, Cisco Canada for hosting a virtual session 

Read speaker bios.


Pi Day of Giving Events | March 12, 14 & 15, 2020

March 14 was the university's third annual Pi Day of Giving: a day devoted to supporting our students and growing our circle. 

Skyzone Jump | Thursday, March 12, 2020 

Have a great time and support Ontario Tech's Pi Day of Giving at the same time! Skyzone Whitby will donate $4 from each jump fee on Thursday, March 12, between 4 and 9 p.m. Simply let them know that you are 'jumping for Ontario Tech' and then hop to it! 

Cancelled Community Skate | Saturday, March 14, 2020 

Bring your friends and family back to campus to take a spin around the ice at our Campus Ice Centre. 

Cancelled | Movie Matinee | Sunday, March 15, 2020 

Enjoy some family fun with one of the most-anticipated animated sequels in years - Frozen II!  

Cancelled | Graduating Class Challenge Student-Alumni Pub Night | March 19, 2020 

This year, our annual pub night at Riley's has been combined with the event previously known as the Graduating Class Challenge Student-Alumni Connect Happy Hour. Come out to Riley's Pub to network and share your expertise about life after graduation with the Class of 2020. Snacks and pool are on us! 

You can still complete your questionnaire and purchase your class of 2020 mugs!

Cancelled | Varsity Alumni Reception & Athletic Banquet | March 26, 2020

Varsity alumni are invited to a reception that will take place right before the annual athletic banquet. 


Ontario Tech Ridgebacks | Ongoing

Ridgebacks Varsity games are held throughout the academic year.  Attend a game and show your Ridgeback pride! 

2019 Events - Thank you for joining us! 

  • Student-Alumni Connect Happy Hour | February 28, 2019
  • Free Pi Day Community Movie Night! | March 12, 2019 
  • Ridgebacks Alumni Reception and Athletic Awards Night | March 28, 2019
  • Alumni Night at Riley's Pub | April 25, 2019
  • Alumni Reception in Bruce County | May 10, 2019
  • Alumni Speakers Series featuring Michele Cox | June 19, 2019 
  • iLaunch My Career: Conference for Ontario Tech Graduates | June 20, 2019 
  • Alumni Reception in Calgary | July 2, 2019  
  • Alumni Night at the Blue Jays | July 24, 2019 
  • Alumni Day | October 5, 2019
  • Women for STEM Summit | October 17, 2019 
  • Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Alumni Event | November 25, 2019
  • Alumni "Breakfast & Learn" at 360 Insights | December 4, 2019