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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

Academic dress

The following policy is based on the Intercollegiate Code of Academic Costume.

Academic Council designates the academic dress to be worn at all ceremonial functions. The academic dress symbolizes a graduate's achievement in attaining a degree and becoming a member of the university's alumni community.

Degree graduates must wear an academic gown, hat and hood. The gowns of bachelor's and master's graduates shall be black. Their hoods shall be black, with an inside lining of royal blue. The hoods shall be trimmed with velvet in the colour distinctive of the faculty or degree. Doctoral graduates wear a custom-designed blue gown and blue hood. Graduate diploma graduates wear a black gown.

Degree

Hood trim

Master of Applied Science

Orange

Master of Arts

White

Master of Business Administration

Light olive brown

Master of Education

Light blue

Master of Engineering

Orange

Master of Health Sciences 

Salmon

Master of Information Technology Security

Light olive brown

Master of Science

Golden yellow

Bachelor of  Arts (Honours)

White

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours)

Orange

Bachelor of Applied Science and Management (Honours)

Orange

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Light olive brown

Bachelor of Education

Light blue

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Orange

Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours)

Orange

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours), Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences (Honours)

Salmon

Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

Light olive brown

Bachelor of Science

Golden yellow

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Golden yellow

Bachelor of Science and Management (Honours)

Golden yellow

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Honours)

Apricot

The university President and Chancellor shall wear gowns that are distinctive of the positions they hold in the community.

University governors, officers, faculty and staff who participate in the convocation ceremony shall wear the academic dress distinctive of the institution from which they graduated and the degree they received. Members of the academic procession who have not been awarded a degree shall wear a black gown.