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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Experience It!

We want you to be a part of our university community and are committed to welcoming you to our campus. We offer virtual and in-person events that create opportunities for you to get to know students, meet our world-class researchers, and visit some of our unique facilities. There are always opportunities to visit our campus and experience what our students, faculty, and staff do every day!

Below are some examples of ways you can experience being a member of our Ontario Tech Community! 

 

Experience Athletics and Become a Senior Ridgeback

Be a part of the Ridgeback family by either attending live sporting events or participating in sports on campus. We encourage you to explore the Ridgebacks varsity website to see when our student-athletes are playing, attend a sporting event and show your support!

There are many health and recreation opportunities at our campus, including the gym, indoor track, and arena. Please visit these sites for more information:

Ontario Tech Ridgebacks

Campus Recreation Centre 

Campus Recreation Resource Library

We also have a Senior Ridgebacks committee aimed at facilitating sport and recreation opportunities on campus and in the community. If you are or know of an older adult interested in starting up a sports group, please reach out. We would be happy to provide space and students to assist!

 

Experience Our Facilities

  • ACE

    ACE is the first commercial, automotive research, development and innovation centre of its kind in the world. This facility, located on Ontario Tech's north Oshawa campus location, is where industry, researchers, and students collaborate to create, test, and validate paradigm-shifting innovations, focusing on bringing them to market as rapidly as possible.

    ACE has an array of testing equipment, including one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated climatic wind tunnels. ACE has three additional climate chambers that enable users to conduct research and test everything from first responders to electric vehicles to heat pumps to drones in controlled conditions from -40𐩑C to +60𐩑C.

    The facility offers open house opportunities each year for members of the community to visit and learn about the centre’s research and testing activities. However, currently, ACE is not open to the public for group tours due to COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Windfields Farm lands

    The Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability (OCIS), located north of Ontario Tech’s north Oshawa campus location on the university 's Windfields Farm lands, is committed to providing students, faculty and staff with a functional, sustainable and safe facility. Our mission is to develop and support sustainability initiatives, apply best practices during infrastructure planning, and create a sustainability culture for the university's staff, students and faculty.

    The university's Windfield Farm lands is home to more than 40 bee hives, hectares of planted wildflower gardens, a vegetable farm field, and a tree nursery of over 500 native and fruit trees. Fresh produce is harvested and used to prepare meals in the campus cafeteria and donated to a local food bank. Ontario Tech Wildflower Honey is sold on campus or online (for curbside pickup). The office strives to create a sustainable campus through a variety of initiatives. Visit their website for more information.

    The OCIS office and university's Windfield Farm lands are only open to the public during specific tours and events. Visit their events page for upcoming events.

 

Experience Our Events

Annual Campus Community Connect Event

Coming this summer! Stay tuned for more details about this open house for older adults. 

 

Student and Senior Game Night

Friday, March 25 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Ontario Tech Community Ambassadors and Committee for an Age-Friendly University invite you to a game night! This free event will connect community members and Ontario Tech students, and will take place virtually on Friday, March 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be opportunities for connecting with students, playing board games and bingo, and winning prizes. 

If you are interested, please complete a short form

Please contact Raina Hubley at raina.hubley@ontariotechu.net for more information. 

*This event is pending COVID-19 restrictions/regulations and may be moved to an in-person format at the north Oshawa campus location (2000 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5).