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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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Core Research Facilities

Core research facilities enhance research promotion and impact by being utilized by researchers from across all seven Faculties at Ontario Tech U. These facilities are reflective of Ontario Tech's desire to deter silos and to encourage vanguard research through cross-pollination of ideas between our world-class researchers.
  • ACE

    cold weather testing wind tunnel in the ACE lab with a car being testedA world-leading, multi-purpose facility, ACE houses one of the world’s most sophisticated climatic wind tunnels, climatic chambers, a climatic four-post shaker and a multi-axis shaker table. It has garnered $18 million in research and development funding with 125 different companies over the past five years. Each year more than 100 tours and 40 community/outreach events take place at ACE.

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  • Borehole Thermal Energy Storage System

    3D model of Borehole Thermal Energy Storage system


    The university serves as an innovator in clean energy and energy efficient infrastructure with our Borehole Thermal Energy Storage System. The system comprises 384 holes, each 213 metres deep, providing the basis for a highly efficient and environmentally friendly heating and cooling system capable of regulating eight of the university’s buildings.


  • Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre

    ERC building exteriorERC houses our unique-in-Canada education programs and leading-edge research in geothermal, hydraulic, hydrogen, natural gas, nuclear, solar and wind energy. The centre also promotes Canada’s entrepreneurial advantage through public-private research and commercialization partnerships.