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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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Science Council

The original Science Society was founded during Ontario Tech's very first academic semester, in the fall of 2003. Officially sanctioned and supported by the Faculty of Science, membership is open to all Science students.

Renamed the Science Council in Fall 2009, the group's mandate is to:

  • Provide a channel of communication between the faculty and undergraduate body of the Faculty of Science.
  • Initiate, encourage and support academic, social and athletic activities within the Faculty of Science.
  • Promote, in general, the interests and welfare of the undergraduate body of the Faculty of Science.
  • Create awareness and interest in the Science programs through Open House events.


The Science Council is a division of the Ontario Tech Student Union. It is designed to cater to the needs of each and every Science student. We work as a team to make sure all students are satisfied with the services provided by our student union as well as providing an additional link with the Faculty of Science.

As a division of the university's Student Union, we want to make sure you are enjoying your non-academic experience. In the past, the Science Society hosted social events and gatherings such as a barbeque, bake sales and a semi-formal for science students. As the Science Council, we will still offer these events, and hope to receive more dynamic ideas from you as to what you would like to see happen. Any support is great to better the stressful and busy lives of all Science students!

We provide support for students and act as a link between you and the Student Union. We also continue to have a representative on the Faculty of Science's Faculty Council. If you have any questions or concerns about the Student Union, such as how they operate, decisions affecting your life as a student, policies, etc., we are happy to help. If you have any questions about being a student in the Faculty of Science, come ask one of our students with experience!

The Science Council is always open to new members. We encourage you to join and get involved so you can implement the changes you want to see, and help all students enjoy their lives outside of the lab and huge textbooks!

Student societies have a rich tradition, and have often played an instrumental role in establishing the course of a scientist's career. A pivotal event can arise from a chance meeting or an unexpected encounter with an unusual idea. The Council can invite researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators, activists or other students doing work you find interesting, locally or abroad, to campus for meetings, lectures and debates.

Let the other faculties at our university know what Science is up to—and why they should care! The only limits are those of the imagination: getting involved in the Science Council is sure to expand your horizons and make for a lot of fun.
  • Introductory BBQ for Science faculty and students in mid-September
  • Fundraisers
  • Science clothing orders and sales (one near end of each semester)
  • Pub night
  • Christmas Banquet
  • Vernal Equinox Semi-Formal at the end of March