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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

Professional development

Students within the University Works program are encouraged to take part in additional workshops throughout the term. These workshops are designed to improve confidence, hone your ability to communicate with professional networks, and overall prepare you for your career. Workshops aim to educate students in areas of wellness, career development, equity, communication and leadership.


Student Life workshops

The Office of Student Life offers a series of professional development workshops for summer work study students. These workshops aim to educate students in the areas of wellness, career, equity, communication and leadership. We invite all summer work study students to attend.

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Upcoming workshops may include:

  • RISE: Let’s Talk Equity!
  • Stride: Goal-Setting - How to get What You Want
  • Healthy Living in the Workplace
  • Communicate Great
  • From Contact ‘Til Now
  • Star Power
  • Career Counselling
  • Stride: Procrastination Nation 
  • Back to What’s Important
  • Content Creation and Building Your Brand
  • Building the Road to Reconciliation
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Careers - Resumeés and Cover Letters
  • How to Thrive as a Student Leader

 More information and dates will be available soon.

Please visit the Equity and Inclusion website to learn more about the resources and workshops available to students.

Career Centre workshops

The Career Centre runs workshops that provide students with immediate and long-term added value. They are designed to help students feel more confident, improve their ability to communicate with professional networks, and overall, help them to feel more prepared to take on their careers.

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Available workshops include:

  • Resume and Cover Letters - June 13, 15, and 20 
  • Linkedin - June 21, 27 and 29 
  • Interviews - July 4, 6, and 11 
  • Networking - July 13 and 18 and 20 
  • Leadership and Careers - July 25 
  • Presenting with Confidence - July 27  

Please visit the Career Readiness website to register and learn more about the resources and workshops available to students. 

Campus Connected

The Campus Connected workshop is a two-hour session focused on caring, kindness and listening with empathy and without judgement.

If you attend this brief interactive workshop you will receive a Campus Connected logo for your email signature. When we return to campus you will also receive Campus Connected stickers for your laptop/phone and buttons for your bag/clothing (optional). 

Register now! - Campus Connected

Lack of social connection is a common theme that contributes to challenges experienced by university students. Students in need of connection feel profound loneliness, isolation, shame and fear of being judged negatively. Similarly, the lack of connection also contributes to staff and faculty’s compromised well-being.

Please register today by following four easy steps:

  1. Go to the Student Life Portal
  2. Click on the Upcoming Events tab on the top of the navigation panel
  3. Scroll through the calendar and click on the Student Engagement and Equity - Campus Connected event for the date and time you want to attend
  4. Click Register for this event

Learn more about Campus Connected.