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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


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! 

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Upcoming Events

  • Giving Tuesday - November 28, 2023
    This Giving Tuesday, you can make an immediate difference in students’ lives.

    With the holidays around the corner and Giving Tuesday taking place on November 28, you can give a gift that helps Ontario Tech students who have urgent financial needs.

    As the cost of living continues to rise, with steady increases in food and housing expenses, a record number of students are feeling financially stretched. They are under pressure and at times may feel they have to forfeit their academic dreams. 

    We hope you will consider joining Giving Tuesday by make a gift to our Student Relief Fund. All funds raised go directly to help our students who are struggling to cover the costs of housing, food, tuition, and other expenses.

    Every single gift will be matched, doubling the impact of your contribution.  Consider making a gift in honor of a loved one, it is a wonderful way to show you care while helping to support a student who is experiencing need. Every bit helps and we will send a note to let the honoree know about your gift.


  • Continuous Learning Scholarship - Application opens on December 11, 2023

    Ontario Tech University is proud to introduce the Continuous Learning Scholarship, a unique initiative for our alumni. This scholarship offers three registrations per semester, on a first-come, first-served basis, for graduates to enroll in various courses, workshops, or micro-credentials at no cost. Whether you're an undergraduate, graduate, or doctorate alumni, this is a fantastic chance to continue your educational journey and expand your expertise. Application dates for upcoming semesters are approaching, so don't miss this opportunity to grow and excel in your professional and personal development!

    Learn more about the scholarship program here.

  • Carriage Cup - January 11, 2024

    The Ontario Tech Ridgebacks are proud to announce the first annual Carriage Cup game at the Tribute Communities Centre on January 11, 2024 at 7 p.m. against the York Lions.

    The name Carriage Cup came from a collaboration with the Ontario Tech Student Union (OTSU) and pays homage to the innovative and entrepreneurial history of automobile manufacturing in Oshawa. It will also mark the first game of a new tradition that will see the Ridgebacks play at the Tribute Communities Centre yearly.

    Join us and be part of history as we kick-start this new tradition! Get your tickets now and let's make some noise together at the Carriage Cup. Discounted tickets available for groups of 20 or more.  Go Ridgebacks Go!