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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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Why Physics?

  • Why Study Physics?

    Physics is the ultimate science of nature. It’s the study of all-natural phenomena, from the smallest particles that make up matter, to the largest scales of the universe. It’s the foundation for all other sciences and engineering.

    It tries to answer questions about the universe like:

    Career options for physicists - research and development, teaching, computing, health sciences, product development
    • Why is the sky blue?
    • Why does the sunshine?
    • Why do things move?

    Physics uses tools like mathematics and computers to better understand the world around us.

    It’ll give you a wide range of skills to prepare you for almost any career. Students with physics degrees end up in different fields like finance, law, teaching, and computing.

    Reasons to study physics:

    • It’ll get you a career. Physicists are problem solvers and they are inventive thinkers. This makes them desirable in any field.
    • A competitive skill set will put you a step ahead of other students. Physics opens the door to a wide variety of well-paying career options.
    • It can get you into other programs. Physics students excel at entrance exams like the MCATs, LSATs, and the GRE.
  • Why study physics at Ontario Tech University?
    • Cutting-edge programs: the Bachelor of Science physics program combines a comprehensive study of central topics in physics or students can choose a specialization in Nanotechnology and Clean Energy, or Astrophysics.
    • Small class sizes: students will have the opportunity to work closely with our renowned and highly-qualified professors and they will get hands-on experience by working with the innovative technology in our labs.
    • Open and engaging faculty: whether it’s in the classroom or out, our physics faculty members are always approachable and dedicated to student learning, they care about your academic success.
    • Participate in research: students get hands-on research training from our experienced and highly qualified faculty.
    • Technology Focused: we focus on modern techniques like numerical analysis and computational physics so that you’ll have the skills you need in the workforce or graduate school.
    • Student-led Physics Society: we have a close-knit group of physics students who provide peer support and fun activities.