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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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Academic advising

Academic advisors are committed to helping students make choices that will lead to their academic success. Your advisor can support you throughout your educational journey, from selecting a program to planning for the future. Teams of academic advisors are available in each faculty.

Aerial  view of Academic Advisors with President and Provost

Find your advisor


From left: Front row: Nicole Suss, Faculty of Science (FSci); Deborah Treftlin, FSci; Alexandra Davidson, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH); Susan Snelling, Faculty of Education (FEd); Jenny Epaminondas, Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS). Second row: Kerry Morrison, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS); Shelly Windsor, FSci; Robin Secord, FESNS; Emily McKnight, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT); Sadia Pirzada, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS); Amy Anderson, FSSH. Third row, left of Hunter: Brittany McFarlane, FEAS; Stephanie Costanza, FBIT; Emily Laverty, FSSH. Third row, right of Hunter: Cyndi Hillis, FBIT; Theeben Jegatheesan, FEAS; Patricia MacMillan, FSSH. Fourth row: Dan Crouse, FHS; Holly MacPherson, FEAS; Andrea Mars, FHS; Darci Aylward, FHS.
Not pictured: Tara Bailey-Taylor, FBIT; Jessica Clarke, FBIT (on leave); Julie Downes, FSci; Tara Funston, FSci (on leave); Brianna McKay, FBIT; Kellie Smith, FSSH; Sharleen Ward, FHS. 

What we do

An academic advisor can assist you with:

  • Reviewing academic progress and standing.
  • Addressing issues that affect your academic performance.
  • Establishing goals and planning for the future.
  • Exploring the curriculum and choosing a program.
  • Providing guidance for successful progression to graduation.
  • Selecting appropriate classes and electives.
  • Understanding academic policies and procedures.
  • Withdrawing from a program, adding or dropping a course(s).
  • Referrals to campus services and resources for additional assistance.