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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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Update 16: December 21, 2020

Campus buildings to close December 26 with exception of on-campus essential services and limited research access

What is this about?
All campus buildings and facilities will close on December 26 at 12:01 a.m. due to the Provincewide Shutdown announced today by Premier Doug Ford.

Only those individuals considered on-campus essential services or approved research supports will be granted access to campus buildings.

What do I need to do?
Please do not come to campus unless you are part of on-campus essential services or approved research supports. If you need to come to campus, follow the access instructions below.

This message is sent on behalf of the Pandemic Response Team. Please direct inquiries to

Following today’s Provincewide Shutdown announcement from Premier Doug Ford, effective December 26, Ontario Tech campus buildings and facilities will close until further notice, with access restricted to the following on-campus essential services:

  • IT Services.
  • Security.
  • Facilities (includes mail service, HVAC maintenance, cleaning).
  • Student residence (with takeout food services); for more information, contact the residence front desk at 905.728.8700 ext. 8000 or at
  • Select research projects and supports.
  • Animal care.
  • Activities predicated on regulatory requirements.
  • Construction work and services.

All building entrance doors will be locked. 

Note: Online classes will resume on Monday, January 11. We will communicate in early January regarding classes and labs that were to be in person. If you are part of on-campus essential services or approved research supports and you require building access during the closure, you must use your proximity card to gain access.

Reminder: If you need to come to campus, complete the mandatory COVID-19 screening questionnaire on the same day, prior to arriving. Only come to campus if you receive an email confirmation permitting you to do so. You must wear a non-medical mask or face covering when inside buildings on campus, and maintain physical distancing at all times.

Staff and faculty will continue working from home to ensure academic programming, student services and business operations remain functional.

Our ability to provide a safe on-campus experience depends upon each member of the university community doing their part for our collective health and safety. Thank you for your co-operation.

For more information, contact

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