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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.

University vision, mission and values

Vision

With its foundation in technology, the sciences and professional practice, Ontario Tech University advances the discovery and application of knowledge that accelerates economic growth, regional development and social innovation and inspires graduates who will continue to make an impact on the world, as it is and as it will be.

Mission

  • Provide superior undergraduate and graduate programs that are technology-enriched and responsive to the needs of students and the evolving workplace.
  • Conduct research that creates knowledge, solves problems, results in economic and social innovation and engages students.
  • Facilitate life-long learning that is flexible, inclusive and emphasizes college university transfers.
  • Develop academic and research collaborations with industry and community that stimulate and enhance the region and university at home and abroad.
  • Cultivate a dynamic learning environment for students by promoting social engagement, fostering critical thinking and integrating experiences inside and outside the classroom.

Values

Integrity and Respect
We embrace honesty, inclusivity, and equity in all that we do.

Honesty and Accountability
Our actions reflect our values, and we are accountable for both.

Dedication to Quality and Intellectual Rigour 
We strive for excellence with energy, commitment and passion.

Pursuit of Innovation
We cultivate creativity, adaptability and flexibility in our students, faculty and staff.