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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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Study abroad

We have undergraduate exchange programs in Physics with the University of Leipzig in Germany and the Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy. Donald McGillivray, Physics, class of 2011, participated in the Leipzig exchange program  and was selected by the German Academic Exchange Service (Germany's federal equivalent to the Ontario's Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities) to be a young ambassador to promote study in Germany.

Financial assistance is available to students participating in these programs.

“The experience of living, studying and playing in Germany blew me away. The environment there was very different to what I was used to back home but I quickly adapted. I succeeded in their very challenging physics program and came back to my school with many more tricks and a greater knowledge of the subject.”
Donald McGillivray, Physics, class of 2011