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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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Upcoming Events

Ridgebacks Golf Classic

Golf FORE student athletes at our inaugural Ridgebacks Golf Classic Tournament

Be a driving force for change and help tee up our student athletes for success! Register as a team or as an individual. It will be a great day on the course featuring Hunter the Ridgeback, contests, Ridgebacks swag bags, raffle prizes and more. Help us raise a little green and have fun while doing it!

Where: Kedron Dells Golf Club, Oshawa

When: September 1

Tee Times: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Format: First tee start, best ball tournament

Cost: $150 per player

Register by August 19, limited spots available

Find more information and register.

Chancellor Mitch FrazerChancellor's Challenge Run/Walk on September 24

Are you up for a challenge? Ontario Tech University’s Chancellor Mitch Frazer invites all alumni back to campus for the 2022 Chancellor’s Challenge, a five-kilometre run or walk to raise funds for student bursaries and scholarships. As a champion of students and STEM education, Chancellor Mitch Frazer has created the Chancellors Fund with a $1 million goal. Supporting this goal, this year's Chancellor's Challenge will connect faculty, staff, alumni, students and the community in having fun while helping deserving students.

Keep the fun going and show your Ridgeback spirit by heading across campus to Vaso's Field after the Challenge. Cheer on the Ontario Tech Women's Varsity Soccer Team as they take on the Ottawa Gee-Gee's at 1 p.m. Food concessions are open and a BBQ will be available starting at noon.

Can’t make it back to campus for the run? Participate virtually and become a Champion. Create a fundraising page, share your training progress, fundraising progress and your pre-run/walk routine on social media!

Register for the Chancellor's Challenge now!

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Fourth Annual Women for STEM Summit on October 12

Join us on Wednesday, October 12 for our fourth annual Women for STEM Summit where we will hear from leaders who are helping their organizations and employees succeed and move forward from COVID-19.

The theme of this year’s Summit is Journey to Sustainable Equity, exploring what the next steps need to be to achieve sustainable equity and how women in STEM careers are helping to shape that future. 

Learn more about the keynote speakers and register for the summit now!

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