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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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If you have legally changed your name or want to update your preferred name with the university, please read through these frequently asked questions.

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Human Resources

  • If I am working at the university, do I need to contact Human Resources to let them know about changes to my first name?

    Changes to your name will be updated with Human Resources only if you make a legal name change. Many of the documents used through a work placement will be used in conjunction with the government, like the Canadian Revenue Agency. Because of this, it's important that the name on your student record matches the legal name that is used in your government identification. 

    Once you complete the Name/Gender Change form and it has been processed, your new legal name will be updated automatically with Human Resources.

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