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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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Strategic Research Plan

Our entrepreneurial spirit, combined with an unwavering dedication to research excellence and innovation, continues to propel our research agenda, which is detailed in our current Strategic Research Plan 2020-2025 Driving the Future with Research Excellence showcasing our strengths and providing strategic direction through 2025.

Our research strengths include:

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
  • Automotive Engineering, Transportation and Electrification Systems
  • Community Wellness, Human Performance and Health Promotion
  • Crime, Justice and Forensics Sciences
  • Digital Technologies, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Energy, Applied Bioscience and Environmental Sustainability

Ontario Tech University has six specific strategic research priority areas that will help us to become research leaders by 2025:

  • Autonomous Vehicles and Systems
  • Canada’s Energy and Environmental Future
  • Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and New Technologies
  • Healthy Populations, Community Well-Being and Social Justice
  • Intelligent Manufacturing and Materials Innovation
  • Social Innovation, Disruptive Technologies and the New Economy

 SRP 2020-2025

Strategic Research Plan 2020-2025