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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 4: September 9, 2021

Update on COVID-19 vaccination clinic and rapid testing

Effective Monday, September 13, individuals coming to campus must provide proof of vaccination by uploading their documentation using the university’s screening questionnaire (via the mobile app or website) prior to receiving permission to come to campus. Individuals who are partially vaccinated, and those with an approved accommodation, will also need to provide proof of a negative rapid test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival on campus.

Rapid testing is not a replacement for vaccination, and this service will be available while supplies last.

After Sunday, October 17, only those who have provided proof of a double-dose vaccine or Johnson & Johnson single dose, or have an approved accommodation plan, will be permitted on campus.


If you require a first or second dose of the vaccine, you can:

  • Book an appointment at:
    • The CIC through Lakeridge Health’s vaccine-booking system ( Note: Please go to the CIC main entrance once you arrive. 
    • Another mass immunization clinic or participating pharmacy through the Ontario vaccine-booking portal (  
  • Attend the upcoming on-campus vaccination event hosted by the Ontario Tech Student Union and Durham College Student Association (no appointment needed; bring your valid photo ID).
    • When: Monday, September 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Where: Founders Lot 4, directly south of the Campus Ice Centre.

Rapid tests

Previously, the university communicated that on-campus COVID-19 rapid tests would be available in the UL Building. Rapid tests will not be available at the UL Building. With Lakeridge Health continuing its vaccination clinic, on-campus rapid tests will now take place at the CIC only. Testing will be offered beginning Monday, September 13 and will operate Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This service is only available for faculty, staff and students. Appointments can be booked through Lakeridge Health’s screening booking system ( When you arrive for your rapid test, please enter through the south doors (the main entrance is for vaccinations only).

Negative rapid-test results are valid for 72 hours, after which time another test is required.

There is no alternative plan for a downtown Oshawa testing centre at this time.


Double vaccinated: If you are double vaccinated, you will only need to upload your proof of vaccination once through the university’s daily online COVID-19 screening questionnaire (via the mobile app or the website). You will still need to complete the screening questionnaire (via the mobile app or the website) each day you come to campus, prior to your arrival, and until further notice.

Partially vaccinated: After you upload your most recent vaccination receipt, you will still need to complete the screening questionnaire (via the mobile app or the website) each day you come to campus, prior to your arrival, and until further notice. You will also be required to show a negative rapid test taken within 72 hours prior to your arrival on campus. Until you are double vaccinated, security will ask to see your electronic receipt indicating permission to come to campus, as well as your negative rapid test results. Reminder: You must receive your second dose before Sunday, October 17.

Thank you for doing your part to keep one another safe and to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, now and over the long term.

Please see our list of frequently asked questions on the Ready for You website for more information related to COVID-19 vaccines, and the university’s mandatory vaccination directive.

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