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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 not legally changed my name

If your name has not been legally changed, you can update your preferred first name on your student record. You also have the option of removing your middle name.

It’s important to note that changing the preferred first name on your student record will not change the legal named used on official university documentation. Your legal name used in official organizations outside of our school will not be updated either.

If you want to change your preferred first name, there are several steps you can take to have it updated in various areas across the university.

  • Updating your preferred first name and/or removing your middle name

    To update your student record with your preferred first name and/or remove your middle name, complete the preferred first 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

    Your university student email account will only be updated if you have legally changed your name.

  • University student email display name

    To change the display name on your university student email account: 

    1. Once you have signed into your university student email, click the gear icon in the top right corner.
    2. Select Settings.
    3. Click the Accounts tab.
    4. In the 'Send mail as:' section, click edit info next to your email address.
    5. In the 'Name:' section, specify the name you would like to display when you send and receive messages.
    6. Click save changes.
  • Canvas

    Canvas will be automatically updated after the Name/Gender Change form with your preferred first name has been submitted and processed.

  • Class lists

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

    If you change your name during the school year, an updated class list will be available for your professorrs to download.

  • Student ID

    After you have updated your preferred first name, you can get a new student ID card at no cost. Once your preferred first name update has been submitted and processed, the Office of the Registrar will let Campus ID Services know that you will be requiring a new ID.

    Visit the Campus ID Services office at our north location, in Room C128 of the Gordon Willey Building. Let the staff know you have had your name changed and they will give you a new student ID.

  • Alumni card

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