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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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Student Success Stories

Three Minute Thesis 

Our recent graduates have excelled at many competitions, including the Three Minute ThesisThree Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a university-wide competition for graduate students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in three minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research in an engaging, accessible and compelling way, using only one static slide. 

Eryn Frawley was the winner of the 3MT in 2018 - she represented Ontario Tech University at the Provincial Competition. 

Sancgeetha Kulaseharan was the runner-up of the 2017 university-wide 3MT.  

Faculty of Science Student Research Showcase 

The Office of the Vice-President, Research, Innovation and International hosts this event every August to bring the Ontario Tech undergraduate students together to present and discuss the research projects they have worked on with faculty supervisors throughout the year. 

Student research showcase

Student research showcase

Our undergraduate student Leanna Calla was the Faculty of Science Student Research Showcase prize recipient in both 2017 and was the runner up in 2018.