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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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Ontario Tech has a commitment to participate in three distinct surveys on a three-year cycle along with the other Ontario publically-assisted universities. This agreement allows Ontario Tech to not only measure performance against Ontario peers, but also to benchmark internal progress over time. Here is a brief overview of each survey:


The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) focuses on the nature of first-year and senior students' undergraduate experience. The questions allow institutions to measure how successful they are at engaging students in activities and programs that they provide for students' academic and personal development.


The Canadian University Survey Consortium (CUSC) surveys measure the level of student satisfaction with various aspects of the university experience. The survey targets specific undergraduate sub-samples based on a three-year cycle, alternating between first year students, all undergraduates, and graduating students. Currently, Ontario Tech participates in the year for surveying graduating students.


The Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS) is administered to graduate level students in both regular and professional programs. The questions focus on various aspects of the graduate student experience and measure both engagement, as well as satisfaction. Beginning in 2010, all 19 publicly-assisted Ontario universities took part in the CGPSS survey as part of their commitment to the Ontario government to improve accountability and focus on the quality of the student's learning experience.