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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

  • Panteha Babelmorad, Class of 2017
    Currently pursuing a Doctorate of Medicine, University of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada)
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    Why did you choose the Biological Science program at Ontario Tech University?

    "Beyond personal reasons including proximity to home, I chose the Biological Science program because the curriculum was well aligned with my educational and career goals. I found it to be an excellent program for premedical students as it covered many of the courses required for the MCAT and medical school admissions."

  • Kenneth Clarke, Class of 2018
    Currently enrolled in the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada)
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    What did you enjoy most about the program and your time at Ontario Tech University?

    "Most of all, I enjoyed how well the program prepared me for dental school.We covered many concepts during the degree that are still relevant for me in dental school. I also really enjoyed the professors we had during undergrad. They were so passionate about teaching and were always approachable for consultation outside of class. The student experience at Ontario Tech was another one of my favourite parts because of how easy it was to get involved and start new clubs."

  • Hasan Farid, Class of 2017
    Currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Physiology and Neuroscience at Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio, USA)
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    How has the Biological Science program prepared you for your career?

    "I feel that the Biological Science program has provided me with the background knowledge in different disciplines of science and work ethic skills, which allows me to be productive in any scientific setting."

  • Danielle Lewis, Class of 2020
    What have you enjoyed most about the program and your time at Ontario Tech University thus far?
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    "I am deeply grateful for my time spent at Ontario Tech. The Biological Sciences with a specialization in Life Sciences program has provided me with an excellent basis for successfully completing my Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). The program map included all of the courses necessary to advance my medical school applications. I have also had the opportunity to pursue research in molecular biology in my undergraduate studies. It is a unique opportunity to be able to research alongside graduate students and professors in only my third year of studies. Through the research, I have gained phenomenal experiential learning experiences transferable to future careers in the field of research."

  • Intisar Qamar, Class of 2020
    What do you think is unique about the Ontario Tech University student experience?
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    "Being a small university, it is really easy to get to know students, from a diverse range of programs and faculties, especially if you live on campus. Ontario Tech is also currently expanding very fast and that provides the students a great opportunity to provide their input in the future directions this school takes and see the growth of this university in real time."

  • Alyssa Williams, Class of 2020
    Why did you choose the Biological science program at Ontario Tech University?
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    "I chose the Biological Science program because of the diversity of the courses offered within the program. The core courses in this program have a great mix of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics courses with the opportunity to take electives in other fields to further expand the student learning experience."