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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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The Faculty of Health Sciences provides career-oriented undergraduate programs with a primary focus on those programs that are innovative and responsive to the needs of students and employers. This approach creates continuity in our relationships with our community partners while providing students with the research and program implementation skills to pursue either employment or graduate studies in area of public health.

The Public Health specialization program provides career-oriented undergraduate programs that were developed using the 36 Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada which is deemed essential for all public health workers and professionals in Canada. The primary focus on those courses are to be innovative and responsive to the needs of students and employers. Public Health investigates and seeks innovative solutions to some of the major health challenges in Canada, and globally, via courses in health promotion, health-care initiatives, policies and legislations.

Possible employers and agencies may include:

  • Minister of Health and Long Term Care
  • Durham Public Health
  • Toronto Public Health
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Health Canada
  • World Health Organization
  • Infection Prevention and Control, Ontario Public Health
  • NGO’s, eg Alzheimer’s society of Canada, Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Bill Gates foundation, CAMH

Career opportunities for graduates in public health include:

  • Community health programming
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Promotion Program Co-ordinator
  • Injury prevention specialist
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Policy analyst
  • Program evaluation
  • Public and non-profit sector administration and/or policy development (such as Health Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Educator
  • Infection Control Specialist

Graduate studies in:

  • Community or Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Gerontology
  • Health Informatics
  • Global Health and/or International Affairs
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Research
  • Health Policy
  • Public Administration