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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.

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News from the Faculty of Education:


  • Winter 2018

    Dr. Janette Hughes, Canada Research Chair, Technology and Pedagogy, is travelling across Ontario with her STEAM 3D Maker Team, working with students and educators to establish makerspaces and innovation centres in their schools. To date, the research team has visited more than 60 schools across Ontario from Kenora to Niagara Falls and Ottawa to Windsor. The STEAM Team engages students, teachers, parents and administrators, in STEAM challenges that focus on the design thinking process. Participants must use transferable skills such as critical and creative thinking, collaboration, communication, perseverance and problem-solving to work through the inquiry-based, participant driven challenges.

    Local sessions are offered in the STEAM 3D Maker Lab located at the Faculty of Education, 11 Simcoe St. N. in Oshawa. Students of all ages and their teachers visit the lab to work with new tools and technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality, 3D printing, programmable robots, coding with microcontrollers like Micro:Bits, circuit building and green screen video production. This makerspace focuses on making as well as low and no-tech making such as working with fabrics and yarns to build an e-textile component to the by adding LED lights or sensors. To visit the STEAM 3D Maker Lab, which is open to the public, contact Laura Morrison, Lab Manager