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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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Convocation 2019

On Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7, 2019, Ontario Tech University hosted its 16th Convocation, honouring our graduating students' commitment and dedication to academic success. 

Your Alumni Association Council Chair Angelo Pineda and Vice-Chair Shaikh Farhan Rashid were on hand to address the graduates at every ceremony. They encouraged new alumni to stay connected with their alma mater.

Our Alumni Association is now over 19,000 strong! View a summary of the celebration below. 

 

Honorary degrees 2019

The university presented honorary Doctor of Laws to four outstanding individuals who embody Ontario Tech's vision and mission:

* Ms. Kate Beirness, Class of 2009, was the first graduate of Ontario Tech University to receive an honorary degree from the university! Ms. Beirness was presented with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for her outstanding work as a Canadian television sportscaster, her dedication as a role model to inspire the next generation of female leaders, and her ongoing support in promoting her alma mater. 

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