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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.   

Speakers Series | Ongoing

Your Alumni Association Council officially launched a Speakers Series on June 19, 2019.   

Registration is open for these upcoming Speakers Series installments: 

Read speaker bios.

iLaunch | March 7, 2020 

 iLaunch is an annual one-day conference to help graduating students and recent graduates launch their careers. 

Participants will:

  • Learn practical work readiness skills.
  • Discover recruiting tips from employers.
  • Hear a keynote speaker discussing career pathways.
  • Get professional LinkedIn photos taken.

When: Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Software and Informatics Research Centre (SIRC) 

Registration now open! Learn more at

This event is posted on behalf of the Career Centre.  

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

March 14 is the university's third annual Pi Day of Giving: a day devoted to supporting our students and growing our circle. Pi Day 2020 events will once again include a Pi Day Movie Night, as well as other exciting opportunities to show your Ridgeback Pride and help raise awareness for Ontario Tech. 

More information to come! 

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. 

Thursday, March 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Banquet to follow.  

Regent Theatre
50 King St East
Oshawa, ON L1H 1B3

Register: Make a $10 donation in support of a student athlete and receive a complimentary ticket to the Alumni Reception and Athletic Banquet. 

New for 2020 -- Ridgeback Pride Alumni of Distinction Award!

The Ridgeback Pride alumni of distinction award is aimed to honour distinguished alumni who represented the heart, soul and spirit of the Ridgebacks throughout their varsity career and continue to do so in their professional career.

Submit a nomination online by February 28, 2020. The award will be presented to a deserving recipient at the annual awards gala, which takes place after the alumni reception. 

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