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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

Student clubs

Ontario Tech Pre-Medical Society

The Ontario Tech Pre-Medical Society is a student-run organization that serves to educate, guide and provide unique resources to all students who wish to pursue an altruistically rewarding career in medicine. The primary goal of the society is to establish unity and a collegial environment among our members, which we believe to be of the utmost importance in accomplishing this daunting task. The society holds a number of events including:

  • MCAT sessions;
  • Medical school information sessions;
  • Mock interview and CV workshops; and
  • Physician and medical student presentations;
  • A variety of diverse fundraising and volunteer opportunities.

E: uoitmedical@gmail.com

Interprofessional Health Student Network

Interprofessional Health Student Network (IHSN) is an all-inclusive group at the Ontario Tech University (Ontario Tech). We promote interprofessional amongst the Health Sciences students as well as students outside of the program who wish to pursue a career in the field of health.


We welcome all students at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels of study. Our main goal and objective is to help students build a network with faculty members, fellow students, and members of the local community who work in the field of health care.

Furthermore, IHSN is keen on unifying those within the student body who are studying towards a career in the field of health care. IHSN aims to help our members enrich their educational experience by offering a variety of opportunities to contribute to our campus, as well as our community.

E: ihsn.uoit@gmail.com

Student Involved in Global Health Today

Students Involved in Global Health Today (SIGHT) is an organization of Ontario Tech students from variety of faculties whose main interest is to increase awareness and knowledge on issues of international/global health.

E: sightatuoit@gmail.com

Med Lab United

Med Lab United (MLU) focuses on uniting all Medical Laboratory Science students and representing the Medical Laboratory program and the profession at student association events and meetings. Members of MLU:

  • Discuss current issues regarding the program and the profession;
  • Share information regarding bursaries, scholarships, volunteering and research Promote the Med Lab program and profession at campus through activities and events.; and
  • opportunities; and

E: medlabunited@gmail.com

Campus Emergency Response Team

The Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a group of student volunteers trained as advanced medical first responders. The team responds to medical- and first-aid related situations on campus to help keep our campus safe and provide emergency care to those in need.

CERT was founded in 2005 by Robert Nayer. Over the last few years, the team has grown dramatically.

CERT provides coverage to many special events on and off campus. CERT makes up St. John Ambulance community service unit D1206 and is trained by St. John Ambulance certified instructors. Responders are trained at the health-care provider level and carry:

  • Automatic external defibrillators;
  • Essentials needed to handle any medical emergency; and
  • Oxygen tanks.

E: CERT@dc-uoit.ca

Canadian Nursing Students' Association

The Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA) is the voice of Canadian nursing students in provincial, federal and international governments. For more than 30 years, CNSA has represented the interests of nursing students to these governments and other nursing and health-care organizations. The Ontario Tech chapter intends to:

  • Address and keep them informed with nursing issues;
  • Provide educational resources and many other nursing opportunities; and
  • Unite all nursing students.
E: uoit@cnsa.com