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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services


Our research team supports our undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students in transforming their knowledge, experience, innovative ideas and creative vision into action through real-world research opportunities that make a difference in the Durham Region, Northumberland, and beyond.

As a student researcher, you will have access to extensive resources including state-of-the-art facilities, faculty experts, modern technology and industry professionals who have a vested interest in your learning and success. 

The opportunity to work alongside expert faculty and business leaders who share your interests provides an invaluable experience that will help take your research to new heights. These relationships also provide an excellent avenue to launch your career even before graduation.

You will have opportunities to:

We integrate research with innovation, entrepreneurship, education and professional collaboration to create a synthesized approach to academics and inspire the generation of today to be the leaders of tomorrow. 


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Highly Qualified People (HQP) Initiative

A variety of programs exist to support enriched experiences for students to carry out research programs with industry partners as part of their training including: 

  • Mitacs: A national, not-for-profit research organization dedicated to developing the next generation of innovators with vital scientific and business skills.
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs): Designed to stimulate interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering fields with NSERC contributing financial support to undergraduate students who would like to gain research work experience in an industrial setting.
  • Other graduate and post-graduate opportunities are available.



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