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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


You're Invited!

We are looking forward to Alumni Day on October 5, but that is not the only event happening on campus this Fall! Consider coming back to campus for one, or both, of these impactful events.  

Women for STEM Summit  - Brave the Future 

On October 17, celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers and have the opportunity to develop your network of STEM professionals at a one-day conference.  The event will feature distinguished speakers and panelists exploring the challenges women face in STEM disciplines and how gender diversity will build a better future. Discussions will also focus on the benefit of greater diversity for research, innovation and the future of our society as a whole.

The Women for STEM Council is proud to present keynote speaker Beth Wilson, FCPA, CPA and Canada Chief Executive Officer at Dentons. Wilson is widely known and respected in the Canadian business community, and is an accomplished and dedicated community leader.  

Learn more about the university's Women for STEM program

Songs and Stories of Revolution - An Evening with Tanya Tagaq   

Tanya Tagaq

Inuk throat singer, artist and bestselling author Tanya Tagaq will visit Ontario Tech University as part of this year’s Faculty of Social Science and Humanities Dean’s Lecture.  A member of the Order of Canada, Polaris Music Prize and JUNO Award winner and recipient of multiple honourary doctorates, Tagaq is one of the country’s most original and celebrated artists.

Tagaq’s improvisational approach lends itself to collaboration across genres and forms. Her work includes original avant-garde classical compositions (Kronos Quartet, Toronto Symphony Orchestra), commissions, guest vocal appearances with Björk, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Weaves, A Tribe Called Red and more. Her music also appears in film soundtracks (Thoroughbreds, Searchers) and television (Vikings, Sirens).

For a list of all Ontario Tech alumni events, please visit our Events and Receptions page

For additional events, view the university's event calendar.

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