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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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As an up-and-coming university, Ontario Tech is so proud to already have:
  • 2 Endowed and Honorific Research Chairs
  • 2 Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
  • 6 Ontario Tech University Research Excellence Chairs
  • 2 NSERC Industrial Chairs
  • 11 Canada Research Chairs
Our Research Chairs specialize in fields like:
  • Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Internet of Things
  • Digital Life, Media and Culture
  • Electric Energy Storage Systems for Transportation Electrification

We are home to more than 80 specialized research labs and facilities, including the Aquatic Toxicology Lab, the Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) and the Climatic Wind Tunnel.  Find us on the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) – Research Facilities Navigator.

In 2023, Maclean’s ranked Ontario Tech as #2 in Total Research Dollars for a primarily undergraduate institution. Maclean’s has also ranked us as #1 in Social Sciences & Humanities Grants and #4 in Medical/Science Grants.

Our total university research income now surpasses $23 million annually with about eight per cent growth every year.

Re$earch Infosource awarded us a #1 ranking as Research University of the Year (Undergraduate) for 2023. We are also ranked as:

  • #1 in Canada in cross-sector collaboration publications percentage growth (261 per cent increase between 2017 and 2021)
  • #2 in Canada in corporate research income percentage growth (497 per cent increase between 2018 and 2022)
  • #2 in Canada in international collaboration publications percentage growth (165 per cent increase between 2017 and 2021)
  • #1 in Canada for publication intensity among smaller universities (research published in peer-reviewed journals)
  • Read our full release on our FY 2021-2022 achievements.
Our Brilliant Catalyst entrepreneurship program has:
  • Provided more than $390K in funding
  • Incubated over 200 start-up companies
  • Mentored 450 entrepreneurs
During the five-year period between 2014 and 2018, Ontario Tech received 155 partnership grants with Canadian companies through one or more of three federal agencies: 
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

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