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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 26: April 7, 2021

University operations during provincial emergency and stay-at-home order effective Thursday, April 8 at 12:01 a.m.

Following the April 7 emergency and stay-at-home order announced by the Province of Ontario, Ontario Tech University will continue to limit access to buildings and facilities to those attending previously approved in-person classes, labs and exams, and on-campus essential services (see list below). In addition:

  • Athletics facilities (Campus Ice Centre, Campus Field House and Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre (CRWC)) will close for indoor and outdoor recreational use as of Thursday, April 8 at 12:01 a.m. Note: The Campus Ice Centre remains open for vaccination appointments.
  • The North Oshawa Campus Library will close as of Thursday, April 8 at 12:01 a.m. Curbside pickup will be available. Please visit the library’s website for more information.

Online classes and exams will continue as scheduled. Those few students with in-person classes, labs or exams will receive separate communications from their instructor.

Individuals considered on-campus essential services or approved research supports will also continue to 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.

Building access will continue to be restricted to the following on-campus essential services:

  • Information Technology 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.

If you need to come to campus

Don’t forget to complete the mandatory COVID-19 screening questionnaire on the same day, prior to arriving on campus. 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. Even if you have received a vaccination, please continue to wear a non-medical mask or face covering.

Mental health services

We understand this continues to be a challenging time. Please know that there are support services available to help. 

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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 COVIDOTF@ontariotechu.ca.