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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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After completing their undergraduate degree in Chemistry, students can choose to pursue graduate studies. The Faculty of Science currently offers Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in the following fields: 

  • Applied Bioscience

    The primary objective of the Applied Bioscience (APBS) program is to train students to become high-quality researchers in both chemistry and biology. The program will equip students with a wide array of both theoretical and practical skills that will prepare them for careers in life sciences. Students will complete the APBS program through a combination of independent research and rigorous interdisciplinary coursework.

    The program brings together students and Faculty from a variety of scientific backgrounds, which will further enrich the learning experience of the students. In keeping with the university's strategic plan, our research aims to create innovations that will improve the lives of Canadians.

    Our program incorporates the Faculty’s current research in the following areas:

    • Biomolecular Science
    • Ecosystem Health
    • Forensic Bioscience
    • Human Health Biology

    For more information about the Applied Bioscience graduate programs please see:

  • Materials Science

    The Master of Science (MSc) program in Materials Science is offered jointly by Ontario Tech University and Trent University. Materials Science is an interdisciplinary area of science that incorporates concepts from physics and chemistry, and includes many other fields such as nanotechnology, electronic materials, surface science, biomaterials and materials characterization.

    The Materials Science program aims to advance the understanding and prediction of the properties of matter. This understanding helps with the design of new materials with certain properties. Students will have the opportunity to conduct an in-depth study of a particular problem under the guidance of a research supervisor.

    Sample research areas include:

    • Biomaterials and computational nanobiophysics
    • Corrosion science and oxidation technologies and applications
    • Computer simulation in nanoscience and renewable energy
    • Materials for photovoltaics and other energy-related applications
    • Materials growth and characterization
    • Proton exchange membrane fuel cell materials and processes
    • Reinforced composites with superior mechanical properties

    For more information about the Modelling and Computational Science graduate programs please see:

  • Modelling and Computational Science

    Mathematical modelling is an important tool in the study of physical and biological phenomena. The field of computational science combines the implementation of mathematical models, computer algorithms and knowledge in a particular area of application to provide an additional tool for the study of phenomena and, in particular, to facilitate the study of problems that are intractable or difficult to study using other approaches.

    Mathematical models and computational science are powerful methods to study problems such as:

    • Atmospheric phenomena
    • Climate variability
    • Molecular behaviour of matter
    • Protein folding
    • Option pricing in financial markets
    • Many other physical, biological, medical, environmental and economic problems

    The graduate program in Modelling and Computational Science uses an interdisciplinary approach to learning, to offer a program of study that introduces students to all aspects of the modelling process.

    Our university's membership in the Shared Hierarchical Research Computer Network (SHARCNET), the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) and the advanced local computing infrastructure provides access to state-of-the-art computational facilities. 

    For more information about the Modelling and Computational Science graduate programs please see: