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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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Financial assistance for students

Ontario Tech University recognizes the emotional, financial and social toll COVID-19 is taking on its students. We know there will be financial challenges for many students starting or returning to school this September. We are here to help you.

Over the summer months, the university's Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) office has pulled together institutional, provincial and donor funds to provide financial assistance for our students. We have provided some part-time student-employment opportunities, and developed a robust financial-assistance program to help students attending Ontario Tech in the fall. Visit  MyCampus to learn more about how to apply for available bursaries and awards.

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for this academic year includes doubled federal grants and increased funding caps for students. OSAP appeals have been streamlined for students whose families have been impacted financially due to COVID-19.

SAFA is here to help you find the financial supports you need as you navigate through the new realities of post-secondary education. If you have any questions or concerns, contact connect@ontariotechu.ca.