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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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Undergraduate research

Enhanced learning opportunities abound in the research laboratories of our professors, including an extensive program of faculty-supervised paid summer research assistantships.

Awarded on a competitive basis, more than two dozen undergraduate students undertake research internships with our professors each summer. A number of our students have already co-authored and published research papers with their supervising professors and their groundbreaking research teams.

These collaborative research opportunities with our professors contribute to the advanced training of Canada's next generation of science workers. Available research awards include:

  • Natural Resources and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Awards.
  • Science Undergraduate Student Research Awards (SUSRA).
  • Ontario Tech's Student Training Assistantships in Research (STAR) Awards.