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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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Materials Science

Materials Science is an exciting, multi-disciplinary field that investigates matter and materials across a broad range of scales, interactions and applications. From nanotechnology to biomaterials, materials scientists develop new materials and techniques, and improve existing ones. To meet the demand for researchers and scientists in this field, Ontario Tech University and Trent University jointly offer the Materials Science PhD and MSc programs.

Designed for graduates of science or engineering programs who want a career in interdisciplinary research, the Materials Science graduate programs enable you to develop knowledge and research experience at the interface of chemistry, physics, biology and engineering.

Our program emphasizes core science and an emphasis on the development of science communication skills. This program will also engage you in hands-on, fundamental materials research. The focus on basic science will give graduates the flexibility to stay on top of their field and to move into emerging areas of research. This program will be attractive to you if you are interested in moving directly into the industry or public sector.

At its core, this program is interdisciplinary. It will bring together students and faculty with a diverse range of interests and backgrounds. This program is built around two core multi-disciplinary courses, which provide you with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of materials science research. In addition, the thesis component of the degree affords you an opportunity for in-depth study of a particular problem in materials science. You will undertake thesis research under the guidance of a thesis advisor and a multi-disciplinary team of faculty from Ontario Tech University and Trent University. 

To obtain further information, please submit an Information Request Form.