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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

Update 17: January 13, 2021

University operations during province’s COVID-19 state of emergency

Following the January 12 state of emergency and stay-at-home order announcement from Premier Doug Ford, Ontario Tech will limit access to buildings and facilities to those attending previously approved in-person classes and labs, and on-campus essential services (see list below).

  • Online classes will continue as scheduled.
  • Those few students with in-person classes and labs will receive separate communications.
  • Individuals considered on-campus essential services or approved research supports will also be granted access to campus buildings.

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

Please do not come to campus unless you are part of on-campus essential services or approved research supports, or you are a student attending previously approved in-person classes and labs. If you need to come to campus, follow the access instructions below.

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.

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 info@dc-otresidence.ca.
  • Select research projects and supports.
  • Animal care.
  • Activities predicated on regulatory requirements.
  • Construction work and services.

Prior to arriving to campus

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 outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Mental health services

We understand the additional measures announced yesterday may pose challenges for many students, staff and faculty, including those with elementary school-aged children. As you balance school, work and parental responsibilities over the next few weeks, please know that there are support services available to help. 

Important links

For more information, contact the university's Pandemic Response Team at COVIDOTF@ontariotechu.ca.