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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

Campus Walk program

The Campus Walk program enables students, staff, faculty or visitors to have a trained escort accompany them to their car, residence or other campus location on weeknights. Escorts are provided by student teams who are employed and trained through Career Services. All members work in pairs and can be identified by their vests with Campus Walk printed on the back. Campus Security provides escorts at all other times.

This program is supported by the Ontario Work Study Program, the University Works Program and the Women's Campus Safety Grants.

Why Campus Walk?

Campus Walk seeks to ensure a strong sense of security among the individuals studying, visiting and working at Ontario Tech University. Campus Walk offers a proactive approach to keeping the campus a safe place for all students, staff and visitors.

How do I request a Campus Walk escort?

To request an escort, please contact Campus Security.

North Oshawa location:

  • Gordon Willey Building security desk, 905.721.8668 ext. 2400 or 905.721.3211

Downtown Oshawa location:

  • Charles Hall - 905.721.8668 ext. 5616.

You may also call the security desks directly to ask if Campus Walk team members can meet you at a specific location.

Hours of operation: September through April

North Oshawa location

  • Monday to Friday from 7 to 11 p.m.

Downtown Oshawa location

  • Charles Hall: Monday to Thursday from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.