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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

Age-Friendly University

Welcome to our Age-Friendly University 

Ontario Tech is one of a handful of Canadian universities to receive the Age-Friendly University (AFU) designation from the AFU Global Network. We're committed to becoming a more inclusive and accessible part of our community. We want to showcase some of the programs and services available to the older adults in our community and more importantly, have you to tell us what we can do for you! We want your voice at the table so we can offer programs, services and events that work for you.

Live session

Ask our team your specific questions about our age-friendly community. Join the video session below.

Age Friendly Communit...

Age Friendly Community

Open from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  

Age Friendly Community session

We’re excited to say hello to you virtually! Join our sessions to get in on the conversation—we’ll be here from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  

Please view our session schedule below:

  • 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. - AGE is Not a Four-Letter Word! A mini-lecture by Dr. Tess Pierce. 
  • 2 to 2:30 p.m. - Lecture discussion and activity. 
  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Age Friendly University Initiatives and Opportunities.  

Please note, this session is open to prospective students, parents, grandparents and community members.

A few friendly reminders: 

  • mute your microphone
  • be respectful
  • don't be shy - ask your questions via the chat function
    • write your name in the chat window and we will call out your name for your question
    • if you prefer to have your question read out by the moderator, type your question in the chat window directly 

Sessions are now over.  Thank you for joining us today!

  • Continuous Learning
    About us

    About us

    About us

    Student Life is the university's student support network outside of the classroom. We're made up of eight teams that provide students with the services and resources they need to succeed academically, personally and socially.

    Our team includes: 

    • Athletics and Recreation
    • Career Centre
    • Indigenous Education and Cultural Services
    • Student Accessibility Services
    • Student Engagement and Equity
    • Student Learning Centre
    • Student Mental Health Services



    We know you're thinking about becoming a student at Ontario Tech; we can't wait to meet you! Here's what we have to offer:

    • Academic support
      • Strengthen your academic skillset and inspire future academic success. 
    • Accessibility
      • Accommodations, financial support and events to build a fully accessible university, and to ensure all students have equal opportunities to succeed. 
    • Career readiness
      • A range of events, internship and co-op opportunities to guide you in your career exploration, and preparation.
    • Community
      • Engage and unite on our campus with a diverse group of students; we encourage community engagement through athletics, Indigenous Education and Cultural Services, international education, peer support, and more. 
    • Equity and Inclusion
      • We aim to have an equitable and inclusive campus. Help us create a more inclusive campus through workshops and a variety of other supports.
    • Health and Wellness
      • We are dedicated to supporting your mental and physical health, and offer a multitude of supports and recreation activities on campus. 

    Learn more on our Student Services web page

    Parents and Families

    Parents and Families

    Parents and families

    We welcome the support system of every student. We hope that you continue to be engaged in your student's success and development. 

    Support your student through their:

    • Academics
    • Accessibility needs
    • Career
    • Health and well being
    • Transition

    Learn more about how you can provide support on the Student Life web page

    Student Life FAQs

    Student Life FAQs

    Student Life FAQs

    Making the transition to university is a big investment in your future; we're here to help!

    We've gathered up our FAQs for: 

    • International education
    • Student Engagement and Equity
    • Athletics
    • Student Accessibility Services
    • Career Centre
    • Indigenous education
    • Mental health services
    • Student Learning Centre

    Have a question for us? See if we've already answered it for you on our Student Life FAQ web page

  • Health and Recreation

    There are many health and recreation opportunities on our campus, including the gym, indoor track and arena. Learn more:

    Senior Ridgebacks:

    Our varsity mascot is a Rhodesian Ridgeback, and we want you to be part of the Ridgeback family by either attending live sporting events or by becoming a Senior Ridgeback by participating in sports on campus.

    Our Senior Ridgeback Committee is being formed and hopes to offer on-campus opportunities for pickleball, skating, ice-hockey, frisbee, badminton and more!

    For more information, contact

  • Experience it!

    Our campus has so much to offer. From North America’s largest wind tunnel to our very own bees and honey, there will be lots of opportunities to visit our campus and experience what our students, faculty, and staff do every day once it is safe to welcome you. We can’t wait to show you what we have to offer. In the meantime, be sure to check out our Virtual Tours.

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