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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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Donald Family Entrance Award


Donald Family Entrance Award




Business and Information Technology
Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
Engineering and Applied Science
Health Sciences
Social Science and Humanities




First year



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General information

Two awards of $1,000 are available to eligible students. Students must:

  • Be enrolled in their first year of full-time studies at Ontario Tech University.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have achieved a minimum average of 75 per cent in their last year of high school.

About the Donor

Mr. and Mrs. Donald are longtime Oshawa residents and have been supportive of post-secondary education in Oshawa for many years. Mr. Donald served on the founding Board of Governors for Durham College from 1966 to 1976. Mr. Donald has been a strong supporter of education during his career as a lawyer and provincial court judge. Mr. and Mrs. Donald have been community leaders and supporters of numerous local charities.

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