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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

I have legally changed my name

Your legal name is the one used on official university documents and records, such as:

  • Confirmation of enrolment
  • Degree parchments and certificates
  • Graduation letters
  • Reports to government
  • Transcript

If your name has been legally changed, there are several steps you can take to have your name updated in various areas across the university.

  • Updating your legal name

    To update your legal first, middle or last name on your student record:

    1. Complete the legal name section of the Name/Gender Change form found on MyCampus under the Documents tab.

    It can take up to three working days to process your documentation. During peak times, it may take a bit longer than usual.

    Your confidentiality is of the highest importance to us. You can update your record online, or if you would prefer to make an appointment, please contact Mhairy McLachlan, Manager Information and Client Services.

    If you ever feel as though you are experiencing discrimination or harassment while at Ontario Tech and would like additional support, please contact an Equity and Inclusivity Advisor.

  • University student email

    To update your school email, you must first submit a Name/Gender Change form with your updated legal name. The form can be found on MyCampus under the Documents tab

    The university will then submit a request to the Service Desk on your behalf to begin the process of updating your email.

    The Office of the Registrar will be notified when the name change has been completed and reach out through your university student email to let you know.

  • University student email display name

    To display name on your university student email account will be automatically updated after your Name/Gender Change form has been processed.

  • Canvas
    Canvas will be automatically updated after the Name/Gender Change form with your new legal name has been submitted and processed.
  • Class lists

    Your class list will be automatically updated after the Name/Gender Change form with your new legal name has been submitted and processed.

  • Student ID card

    After you have updated your legal name, you can get a new student ID card at no cost. Visit the Office of the Registrar to return your old card and obtain an updated one.

  • MyCampus

    MyCampus will be automatically updated with your new legal name after the Name/Gender Change form has been submitted and processed.

  • Alumni card

    The name used on your alumni card will be automatically updated after the Name/Gender Change form with your new legal name has been submitted and processed.

  • Human Resources

    If you work for the university, your new name will be updated with Human Resources. 

    Your information will be automatically updated with your new legal name after the Name/Gender Change form is submitted and processed.

  • Student Awards and Financial Aid

    It is important that the legal name on your student record matches the information you share with the government. This includes if you are currently receiving OSAP or another form of government financial aid. 

    To inform the Student Awards and Financial Aid office of a change to the legal name on your student record, please contact connect@ontariotechu.ca.

  • Official university documentation

    ­After the Name/Gender Change form with your new legal name has been submitted and processed, your official university documentation will automatically reflect the update.

    Your legal name is the one used on official university documents and records, such as:

    • Confirmation of enrolment
    • Degree parchments and certificates
    • Graduation letters
    • Reports to government
    • Transcript