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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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Application procedure

Before registering for a thesis course, you must submit an application to your Program Director by April 30 in the third year of your program. Please use the following application forms for your registration:

Applications will be forwarded to potential supervisors who will decide on the students they will accept as project students. Most faculty members don’t take more than two project students per year, so spots are limited.

Once decisions have been made, the Program Director will notify you if you have been accepted so you can register for the appropriate course in the following semester. Once registered, you will meet with your supervisor. They will confirm the thesis project and develop a strategy and timetable for the project's successful completion.