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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 6: October 4, 2021

Update: vaccination directive extended to Fall 2022; everyone must upload proof of vaccination

What is this about?
The university has extended its mandatory vaccination directive to at least Fall 2022. A reminder that all students (in person or online) are required to be double vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 17. Not complying with the mandatory vaccine directive also puts you at risk of being deregistered from in-person courses as well as potentially being ineligible to register for the Winter 2022 term.

What do I need to do?
In order to ensure access to on-campus services, activities and resources, upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination or approved accommodation for essential in-person learning using the university’s daily online COVID-19 screening questionnaire (via the mobile app or the website) as soon as possible, if you haven’t done so already.

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During the summer the university communicated that we would implement a mandatory vaccination directive as an additional measure to keep our campus community safe from COVID-19 through 2021. This directive has been extended to at least Fall 2022.

Since September 3, only individuals with at least their first dose of the vaccine have been permitted on campus. As of Sunday, October 17, only those who have received their second dose (in the case of a two-dose series) or their complete single dose (in the case of a single-dose vaccine), will be permitted on campus. Those with proof of an approved accommodation for essential in-person learning will also be permitted on campus.

If you haven’t already done so, we request that you upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of approved accommodation for essential in-person learning using the university’s daily online COVID-19 screening questionnaire (via the mobile app or the website) as soon as possible.

The university plans to offer a larger suite of on-campus courses and activities (as public-health guidelines permit). Providing proof of your vaccination status will ensure that you have access to services, activities and resources such as the Campus Libraries, study spaces, IT Services, on-campus exams, varsity games, the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre, student support offices, residences and more.


  • Proof of vaccination status must be in the form of an official government-issued document or the document received from the organization that administered your vaccine.
  • You only need to upload your vaccination proof once.
  • After you upload your documentation, you still need to complete the screening questionnaire (via the mobile app and the website) each day you come to campus, prior to your arrival, until further notice.

The university will continue to follow existing health and safety protocols, including mask wearing, hand hygiene, physical distancing, and other possible measures. We will continue to re-evaluate these processes based on measures put in place by the Province of Ontario and Durham Region Health Department guidelines. 

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 outlining further details related to Ontario Tech’s mandatory vaccination directive.

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