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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


University opens its newest building

As one of Canada’s newest research universities, and as a vibrant centre of teaching, research and innovation, the university proudly opened our newest building, the Software and Informatics Research Centre (SIRC), last month.

The Software and Informatics Research Centre (SIRC) accommodates the university’s need for new spaces for research, study and future active learning.

The four-storey building houses:

• Flexible learning spaces featuring multiple seating configurations, room divisibility and the newest audio-visual technology.

• Approximately 280 square metres of student study space.

• Engineering labs in electronics, mechatronics, and robotics as well as a design/makerspace featuring 3D printers, and soldering and electronics stations.

Read more about the official opening.

There are many ways for individuals, companies and foundations to support the work of our students and researchers in this new facility.  Find out how you can support SIRC.

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