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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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Student testimonials

Our students know best! Here are some examples of what they have to say about their choice to study in our health sciences faculty programs.

“The Faculty of Health Science at Ontario Tech excels greatly not only in academic quality but also in student-focused teaching. The quality of professors is unparalleled, yet while maintaining this quality, the members of this faculty do not fail to be very personable and approachable. The Faculty of Health Science strives to ensure the success of each and every student by doing its part to provide its students with all necessary resources. This faculty greatly recognizes ambition and hard work, and clearly teaches students in practice and by example that genius is none other than a ‘great capacity for hard work’ (Henry Ford).” 

Joseph Guirguis, Kinesiology, class of 2014

“Attending a university should be more than obtaining a degree.  At Ontario Tech I am not only learning kinesiology, I am also learning how to become a professional. I believe Ontario Tech has provided me with an advantage in going above and beyond mere textbook education. I am more than confident in my education and my skills as I prepare myself for a career in Physiotherapy.”

Matthew Follett, Kinesiology, class of 2013