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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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The Region of Durham, in partnership with Durham Regional Police Service, has launched City Studio Durham – an online portal where municipal staff post regional projects for engagement with post-secondary faculty and students to engage in and co-create solutions.  

This initiative is a great way to provide your students with experiential learning opportunities and apply their skills, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit to challenges facing our community to shape a better future for our region.

Interested in collaborating? Regional projects can be found at

Some collaboration opportunities include:

  • Child care is flexible when it meets the needs of parents who work non-standard or variable hours. How do we offer flexible child care in Durham Region and balance the needs of families with cost efficiency?
  • Can a remotely operated vehicle concept be developed to patrol the Region's network of large diameter feedermains and complete both visual inspection and non-intrusive condition inspection/assessment of pipes and valves?
  • How can we improve safety on multi-use trails throughout Durham Region?
  • How could the Region use data on local economic activity and local socio-economic indicators to create a single economic index for measuring the health of our local economy?
  • How can Durham Region develop its employment land parcel in the Clarington Energy Park to attract businesses in the energy-related value-chain and professional service sectors?
Fall 2020 projects
  • Community Hubs for Vulnerable Populations
  • Social/Medical Restoration and Recovery Strategy
  • The Economic Impact of Municipal Investments
  • How can Durham Prepare for Decommissioning of the Pickering Nuclear Facility?
  • Advancing Vision Zero by Influencing Driver Attitudes and Behaviours
  • Barriers to Accessing Services for People with Disabilities
  • Impact of Digital Transformation on Urban Growth
Winter 2021 projects
  • Black History Month Virtual Event
  • The social and economic impact of the Child Care Fee Subsidy Program
  • Measuring the health of our local economy
  • Preparing Durham for District Energy
  • Comprehensive Waste Management Plan and Assessment
  • Advancing Vision Zero by Influencing Driver Attitudes and Behaviours
  • Community Hubs for Vulnerable Populations
  • Virtual Medicine for Seniors
  • Staffing Stability in Long-Term Care

For additional information, please reach out to our team at